Low-Carb Slow-Cooker Recipes

Find healthy, delicious low-carb slow-cooker recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Slow-Cooker Mushroom Soup with Sherry

Rating: 3.5 stars 28
This comforting and creamy slow-cooker soup is loaded with earthy, umami flavor from the mushrooms and soy sauce. Garnish with additional black pepper and chopped fresh thyme, if desired.
By Cooking Light

Slow-Cooker Balsamic Short Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 10
Now here's a healthy beef short ribs recipe you can serve to company—even on a holiday. Serve with mashed celeriac or mashed potatoes, steamed green beans and a bold Italian red wine that has a touch of sweetness (think amarone or brunello).
By Carolyn Malcoun

Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
This slow-cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe brings together tender beef and fresh mushrooms served over hot noodles with a creamy sauce.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Slow-Cooker Braised Beef with Carrots & Turnips

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
The spice blend in this healthy beef stew recipe--cinnamon, allspice and cloves--may conjure images of apple pie, but the combo is a great fit in savory applications too. Serve over creamy polenta or buttered whole-wheat egg noodles.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Slow-Cooker Herb & Mushroom Braised Beef

With its comforting flavors contributed by savory meat, mushrooms, onions, carrots and fresh herbs, this slow-cooker braised beef is a wonderful supper on cold-weather days. Consider freezing it into portions for busy weeknight meals. You could also shred the meat and serve it on sandwiches.
By Cooking Light

Slow-Cooker Turkey Thighs with Herb Gravy

Those who love tender, moist dark meat will love these slow-cooker turkey thighs. If turkey thighs aren't available, ask your butcher to cut up a whole turkey and give you the bone-in thighs. Feel free to substitute an equal weight of chicken thighs for the turkey thighs, if desired. This pairs well with a simple side of steamed green beans.
By Cooking Light

Slow-Cooker Lemon-Pepper Chicken Thighs with Broccolini

Rating: 5 stars 1
What if you could have tender, slow-cooker chicken thighs and crisp Broccolini to feed four with 10 minutes of hands-on time and eight common ingredients? Now, you can, and here's the recipe to prove it. Garnish with fresh oregano leaves and additional kosher salt and black pepper, if desired.
By Cooking Light

Spicy Tomato-Braised Pot Roast

Rating: 5 stars 1
This tomato sauce gets its heat from Calabrian chiles.
Devon-O'Brien
By Devon O'Brien

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Rating: 5 stars 1
This easy slow-cooker chicken noodle soup is chock-full of vegetables and noodles, and gets extra creaminess from a little light cream cheese.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Slow-Cooker Spicy Red Pepper Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 1
Inspired by piri piri chicken, this recipe braises the chicken in a slow cooker first before it hits the broiler to get a little char.
A portrait of Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Slow-Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 4
This easy load-and-go crock pot recipe is a great dinner to make with your kids. Let the kids stir the sauce while you rub the ribs, then just let the slow cooker do the rest of the work! Serve with a colorful coleslaw and brown rice.
By Carolyn Casner

Slow-Cooked Beef with Carrots & Cabbage

In this main-dish recipe, the pot roast is slow-cooked with carrots and low-sodium beef broth. Toward the end of the cooking time, shredded cabbage is added in to round out the meal. Each of the two servings has just 215 calories.
By Diabetic Living Magazine
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Inspiration and Ideas

13 Low-Carb Slow-Cooker Dinners for a Cozy Evening
Slow-cooker meals are simple and delicious, and these healthy options are perfect for any day of week. These dinners have no more than 14 grams of carbohydrates or less per serving and are packed with whole grains and protein for a satisfying and nourishing dish
5 Cozy Low-Carb Slow-Cooker Soups to Warm You Up
Break out your slow-cooker to set-it-and-forget-it for these delicious soups. Each recipe on this list contains 15 grams of carbs or less per serving, so that you can enjoy them without compromising your nutrition goals. From fan-favorites like our Slow-Cooker Mushroom Soup with Sherry to Curried Chicken Stew, these soups will keep you warm and cozy in any season.
No-Peel Slow-Cooker Marinara Sauce
Rating: 4.5 stars 3

Store-bought pasta sauce just can't compare to homemade marinara--and the slow cooker makes marinara from scratch much easier. This fresh tomato recipe was developed to preserve the summer bounty from your garden or farmers' market; it freezes well for up to 6 months so you can pull out pasta or pizza sauce anytime. Keeping the skins on makes it even easier, plus they contain pectin, which helps thicken the sauce.