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23 Classic Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You’ll Want to Make Again

No time to prep a full meal tonight? Whip up one of these easy, healthy slow cooker suppers--your family will thank you!

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Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

“The aroma of rosemary and garlic is mouthwatering, and this recipe could not be easier. A few minutes of prep and you’ll come home to a delicious dinner. Even a beginner cook could make this and have it turn out perfectly.” —Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee

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Sunday Pot Roast

“With the help of a slow cooker, you can prepare a down-home dinner any day of the week, not just on Sundays. The roast turns out tender and savory every time.” —Brandy Schaefer, Glen Carbon, Illinois

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Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers

“My favorite kitchen appliance is the slow-cooker, and I use mine more than anyone else I know. It does a great job with this good-for-you dish.” —Michelle Gurnsey, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Seafood Cioppino

“If you’re looking for a great seafood recipe to create in your slow cooker, this classic fish stew is just the ticket. It’s full to the brim with clams, crab, fish and shrimp, and is fancy enough to be an elegant meal.” —Lisa DiPrima, Milford, New Hampshire

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Easy Beans & Potatoes with Bacon

“I love the combination of green beans with bacon, so I created this recipe. It’s great for when you have company because you can start the side dish in the slow cooker and continue preparing the rest of your dinner.” —Barbara Brittain, Santee, California

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Slow Cooker Lime Chicken Chili

“Lime juice gives this chili a zesty twist, while canned tomatoes and beans make preparation a snap. Try serving bowls with toasted tortilla strips.” —Diane Randazzo, Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

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Slow-Cooked Pork Roast Dinner

“This delicious recipe will give you the most tender pork you have ever tasted! You can cut it with a fork, and it’s just as moist and tender the next day—if there are any leftovers.” —Jane Montgomery, Piqua, Ohio

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Black Bean ‘n’ Pumpkin Chili

“Our family loves this slow-cooked recipe, especially on cold days. It’s a wonderful variation on standard chili that freezes well and tastes even better as leftovers.” —Deborah Vliet, Holland, Michigan

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Beef & Veggie Sloppy Joes

“I’m always looking for ways to serve my family healthy and delicious food, so I started experimenting with my favorite veggies and ground beef. I came up with this favorite that my three kids actually request! This healthy take on sloppy joes reminds me of my own childhood.” —Megan Niebuhr, Yakima Washington

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Southwestern Chicken & Lima Bean Stew

“I always try to have my daughter, son-in-law, and my grandchildren over for this supper. They make me so happy by saying, ‘That was so good!’ or by just going to fill up their bowls. It’s a good-for-you hit.” —Pam Corder, Monroe, Louisiana

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Slow Cooker Frittata Provencal

“This recipe means that a delectable dinner is ready when I walk in the door from work. This slow cooker meal also makes an elegant breakfast for holiday mornings.” —Connie Eaton, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Butternut Squash with Whole Grains

“Fresh thyme really shines in this hearty slow-cooked side dish featuring tender butternut squash, nutritious whole grain pilaf and vitamin-packed baby spinach.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Slow-Cooked Turkey with Berry Compote

“We love to eat turkey at our house and this delicious dish is a great way to get all that yummy flavor without heating up the house; the berries make the perfect summer chutney.” —Margaret Bracher, Robertsdale, Alabama

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Chipotle Beef Chili

“I love spicy food, so I think this chili really hits the spot. If you are sensitive to chili peppers, start out with one or two chipotles and go up from there.” —Steven Schend, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Honey-Butter Peas and Carrots

“This classic combination of peas and carrots is enriched with a handful of flavor enhancers. Slow cooking allows the ingredients to meld for maximum richness.” —Theresa Kreyche, Tustin, California

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Lime-Chipotle Carnitas Tostadas

“Here’s a great recipe for your next party! Set out various toppings and garnishes so guests can custom-make their own tostadas with the lime-kissed shredded pork.” —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois

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Slow-Cooked Sunday Chicken

“This convenient slow-cooker dish makes a hearty supper for two that’s special any day of the week.” —Ruthann Martin, Louisville, Ohio

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Turkey Meatballs and Sauce

“My sweetie and I have fought the battle of the bulge forever. This is my less-fattening take on meatballs. They’re slow-cooker easy, and so flavorful!” — Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida

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Italian Pulled Pork Sandwiches

“Enjoy all the flavors of Italian sausage sandwiches with this healthier alternative.” —Lia Dellario, Middleport, New York

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Java Roast Beef

“Coffee adds richness to the gravy, which is perfect for sopping up with crusty bread or draping over mashed potatoes.” —Charla Sackmann, Orange City, Iowa

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Black-Eyed Peas & Ham

“Every New Year’s Day we have these slow-cooked black-eyed peas to bring good luck for the coming year.” —Dawn Frihauf, Fort Morgan, Colorado

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Tomato-Topped Italian Pork Chops

“Get out the slow cooker: You’re only seven ingredients away from a saucy, delicious meal.” —Krystie Chasse, Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

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Mushroom Meat Loaf

“Although I don’t consider myself much of a cook, this recipe is delicious. It’s moist, tender, and the sauce has a nice zip to it. The mushrooms and ground turkey are a nice combination.” —Tyler Sherman, Williamsburg, Virginia

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest