Pepper, date and harissa tagine

8 healthy slow cooker recipes

Get inspired to create healthy, nutritious meals in your slow cooker with our delicious recipes, from pepper and date tagine, to stuffed peppers and black bean chilli

Looking for healthy slow cooker recipes? Want to use your slow cooker to make well-balanced, nutritious meals? Try our recipes below, then check out even more of our favourite slow-cooker recipes.

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8 healthy slow cooker recipes

1. Pepper, date and harissa tagine

This tagine makes a feature of meltingly soft peppers, but you could add any summery veg to the base sauce – chunks of squash or courgette work great, or why not switch it up according to what’s in season?

Pepper, date and harissa tagine

2. Chickpeas with dates, turmeric, cinnamon and almonds

Check out our easy chickpea stew packed with dates, crunchy almonds and vibrant turmeric. Slow cooking chickpeas with a heady selection of spices really ramps up the flavour in this frugal dish. Try to get hold of the extra-large chickpeas in jars for superior texture.

Vegan Chickpea Stew Recipe with Almonds

3. Slow cooker prawn and chorizo paella

This slow cooker paella is packed with protein, and adds an Italian twist on the Spanish classic by using orzo or fregola instead of rice.

Sardinian prawn and chorizo paella

4. Oxtail with orange, Szechuan peppercorns and star anise

Check out our meltingly tender and nutrient-rich oxtail made in the slow cooker with Szechuan peppercorns, aromatic orange and star anise. Served with fibre-rich pak choi, it’s the perfect weekend warming recipe.

Oxtail Recipe with Orange and Szechuan Peppercorns

Check out our creamy chicken stew with peanut butter, all cooked in the slow cooker. Groundnut stew is a typically West African dish. Serve this slow-cooked chicken, with its mellow peanut butter and fiery ensemble of spices, alongside extra sliced red chilli for oomph.

African Peanut Stew with Chicken

6. Black bean slow cooker chilli

Check out our easy slow cooker chilli with fibre-rich black beans and fiery chipotle chilli paste. This is a low-calorie veggie recipe that the whole family will love.

Chipotle Black Bean Chilli Recipe

7. Moroccan-style stuffed peppers

Peppers are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. After roasting, their sweet flavour and soft texture pairs beautifully with chickpeas and rose harissa.

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Moroccan stuffed peppers

8. Warm aubergine, pomegranate and onion salad

A salad in a slow cooker? Once you’ve seen how easy it is to get squishy, soft aubergines without slaving over a griddle or risking tong burns over an open flame, you’ll make this again and again.

Warm aubergine, pomegranate and onion salad