Timesaving Healthy Fall Crockpot Recipes

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Originally published on September 30, 2019. Republished on September 28, 2023.

Every year there are all sorts of exciting Fall activities — several of which my family participates in regularly. Hiking, camping, biking, apple picking, watching football – the list goes on. However, trying to squeeze in all the fun stuff and find the time to feed the family a healthy meal can be challenging. Luckily, I have a solution that has saved my sanity, and I know it can do the same for you. What is it? It’s timesaving healthy fall crockpot recipes!

Instead of stressing over ingredients and recipes, you should be outside enjoying the crisp fall air, curled up with your family and some good books, or cheering on your team during Saturday or Sunday afternoons. So, to make the load a bit lighter on you this season, I’ve put together a collection of healthy and mouth-watering recipes that are super easy to make. How? You make them in a crockpot! These recipes will take the stress out of the kitchen and let you enjoy some delicious food this season. 

Try out these amazing healthy recipes below for the perfect fall meals. I encourage you to get creative with adding your favorite spices or ingredients to the dishes. Let me know if you come up with something great with one of these recipes!

Cool Recipes for a Tasty Fall

1. Slow-Cooked Chicken Italian

With a prep time of only 15 minutes, this slow cooker Italian meal by Camilla Hawkins of Fab Food 4 All will be the easiest dinner you’ve made in a while! This dish filled with herbs, vegetables, and chicken is perfect for serving over rice or pasta. You can substitute whatever veggies you have on hand too!

2. Espresso Pulled Pork

This recipe by Don Baiocchi of Paleo Gluten-Free Guy is calling out to all you gluten-free, paleo, or both people! It’s incredibly easy to make and full of amazing flavors. It is also a Whole30 meal, so you know you’re not using any processed ingredients here. And this dish is perfect for tailoring to your spice preferences. 

3. Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

I’ve got the perfect slow cooker meal for anyone on a time crunch. This Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs recipe by Sandy Clifton of Simply Happy Foodie uses frozen meatballs and jarred sauce. You save so much time using pre-made ingredients! All you have to do is put the ingredients in with the spaghetti squash. It can’t be any easier than that.

Healthy frozen meatballs are super easy to find at the store and make this dish really low maintenance. Spaghetti squash is also a healthy alternative to pasta because it’s delicious and low in calories. 

4. Mexican Chicken

Amanda Moring of Totally the Bomb has a fabulous crockpot meal for when you’re in the mood for Mexican food, but need it done quick. Simply throw three ingredients into the crockpot, and you’re all set for dinner! Try this with corn tortillas or rice to round out the dish. 

5. Complete Chicken Dinner in Crockpot

This dish by Dina-Marie Oswald of Cultured Palate is the best for keeping your dinners exciting. You’ll never get sick of this meal because of how much you can change in it. There are tons of options for what vegetables to use, so you can make a different version of this every week! With warm broth and juicy chicken, this chicken dinner will quickly become a fall favorite. 

6. Overnight Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Usually, when we think of our crockpot, a hearty and warm dinner comes to mind. But your crockpot can be used for a lot more than just dinners. Try this recipe for easy and timesaving overnight oats created by Charla Harris of That Girl Cooks Healthy. The apple and cinnamon are an ideal staple for a delicious fall breakfast. 

7. Pumpkin Chili

It truly wouldn’t be fall without a warm bowl of chili and nothing is more fall than pumpkin-flavored everything. Well, these two classics come together to make this delicious chili filled with beans, lean meat, and loads of flavor. Many thanks to Anne-Marie Nichols of This Mama Cooks for coming up with this perfect pairing.

8. Whole 30 Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash and Spinach

Whole 30 meals are great for utilizing fresh and basic ingredients. This dish by Robin Gagnon of Mom Foodie sticks to healthy favorites and only takes 8 minutes of prep! You’ll get in your serving of vegetables with the spinach and lots of nutrients like fiber, potassium, and vitamin A from the butternut squash. 

9. Red Beans and Rice

This Red Beans and Rice recipe by Jaime Gibbs of Bubbling Brook Budget is not only a super-fast meal to prep and cook but also an excellent meal for your budget. It uses common staple ingredients that are very inexpensive. This warm bowl of beans will leave you feeling very cozy this fall season. 

10. Stuffed Peppers

Jamie Yonash of Life is Sweeter by Design has a fun meal that is great to start eating healthy this fall. You get in your lean meats and veggies along with plenty of yummy flavors. This dish looks fancy and delicious while also being simple and nutritious!

11. Butternut Squash Harvest Bowl

Of course, I have a delectable timesaving healthy fall crockpot recipe of my own to share with you. My Butternut Squash Harvest Bowl will leave you feeling all warm and cozy this fall.

Let’s Get Cooking!

I hope you have found some great recipes above to try at home! Staying healthy and feeling your best is especially important in the fall and that’s why these recipes should give you some great options. I also want to make sure you have the least amount of stress possible, so simple meals should be your go-to! Get ready to make this fall your best and healthiest yet.

What was your favorite recipe you tried? Let me know what you try out in the comments below!

Want more tips on healthy eating during the fall? Get this free Healthy Fall Eating Guide for some fun, healthy tips about fall food and food-related activities! Get it here!

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