easy slow cooker recipes

Our Favorite Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter

Chilly weather means lots of cozy, stick-to-your-bones types of meals that warm you from the inside out. There is no easier way to cook up a delicious meal than with a slow cooker! Simply add your ingredients, set the heat and timer, and enjoy your free time while your crock pot does the cooking for you. Below, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite healthy, easy slow cooker recipes for you to try this winter season!

Hearty Minestrone

Minestrone is a cold-weather classic that is super nutritious and filling. It’s a complete meal that will keep you full all day and is easy to store in the freezer to eat later on when you don’t feel like cooking! Low in calories and fat, this vegetable, bean and pasta soup makes the perfect lunch or dinner.

Try this recipe: The Chunky Chef

Delicious Pot Roast

Pot roast is another staple for cooler months. This melt-in-your-mouth meal is hearty, flavorful and rich. Even though it’s made with simple ingredients, the final result will wow you (and have you going back for seconds!) Once you try this recipe in a crock pot, you’ll never look back. Plus, beef is iron-rich which helps to improve cognitive function and immune function which helps maintain overall health.

Try this recipe: AllRecipes

Mouthwatering Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing says comfort like a steaming bowl of macaroni with cheese. Adding bacon simply adds to that feeling of home, enhancing this creamy dish with an extra layer of flavor in every bite. This slow cooker recipe is easy and delicious, perfect for special occasions or a simple winter dinner!

Try this recipe: Tammilee Tips 

Warming Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup can be an acquired taste, but trust us when we say this crockpot version is too delicious to pass up! You can make this with ham or bacon for a smokier flavor, but it tastes just as incredible vegetarian if you choose to forgo the meat. However you choose to alter the recipe, this dish is healthy, inexpensive and cooks in just a few hours.

Try this recipe: Family Fresh Meals

Healthy Vegetarian Chili

For a steaming dish that is also plant-based, nothing is heartier or healthier than vegetarian chili. Absolutely jam-packed with vegetables and beans, this stew will warm you right up. The best part about this recipe is that it’s so customizable! Leave out any veggies you don’t like and replace with your favorites, add more spice (or take it out) – the options are endless and delicious!

Try this recipe: Show Me the Yummy

Even with these easy slow cooker recipes, sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking! When you move to our active senior living community at Cumberland Crossing by OceanView, consider it one less thing you have to plan for! We have a variety of meal options, from fine dining at OceanView’s Whipple Farmhouse to freshly prepared Good-to-Go meals, so you have plenty of delicious meals to choose from.

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