From easy-to-make appetizers, to comfort food entrees to healthy makeover desserts, we have a great list of slow cooker recipes.

Healthy slow cooker recipes

Comfort food can have a bad rap. Too often we might venture into fatty meats and rich-with-fat stews. But your Crock Pot offers lots of opportunities to create healthy slow cooker recipes. The only issue is having to fight off cravings while you wait for it to cook.

Super Simple Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Make this slow cooker sauce ahead of time, so you have it ready to go for the week. Let it simmer in the slow cooker on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.A good tomato sauce is a pantry staple, but most store-bought versions are loaded with sugar and salt, plus so much garlic and basil that they can only be used on pasta. Not ours! This slow cooker sauce is beautifully balanced and not overwhelmingly spiced, so you can give it a new personality every night of the week with just a few added ingredients.

The Best Slow Cooker Beef Chili For A Cold Night In

Make cool nights warmer with this hearty, slow cooker beef chili. This make-ahead recipe is perfect for those busy weeknight dinners.

Healthiest Slow-Cooker Quinoa Cabbage Rolls

This cabbage rolls recipe isn’t just easy and quick to make, it’s healthy too.

Slow-Cooker Burgundy Lamb Shanks

Some cuts of meat are meant to be grilled fast; others are best simmered for hours. In this recipe, lamb shanks, vegetables, and herbs simmer for eight hours to reach a level of taste and tenderness that will please most everyone.In a small saucepan, sauté onion and carrot in oil for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour over lamb. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat is tender

Slow Cooker Cherry Berry Cheesecake

Skip turning on your oven and make these little red and white cheesecakes in your slow cooker for your barbecue – or any summer celebration!

Make-Your-Own Ketchup

Store-bought ketchup can be laden with sugar and sodium, so we like to make a batch of our own to control the amount we consume.

Immune Boosting Bone Broth

Boost your health with this easy-to-make bone broth recipe. Make a big batch and store it in the fridge in portable, single-serve containers.

Forget the name, and focus on what it can do for you. It is full of nutrients that not only boost your immune system and make you more resilient to colds and infections. Bone broth is also one of the most effective and natural ways of healing your gut.View it as a chicken soup with benefits – and we all know that chicken soup has been used to cure colds for centuries. So bone broth is really cool stuff.