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21 Healthy Easter Slow Cooker Recipes – Don’t Eat This

21 Healthy Easter Slow Cooker Recipes - Don't Eat This

Cooking for Easter can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead of spending countless hours in the kitchen, try a few slow cooker recipes! Using your slow cooker is not only efficient, but often requires only a few minutes of prep time. Within a few hours you’ll have a delicious, healthy Easter meal, made entirely in your slow cooker. From a whole glazed ham and springy sides to dessert, here are some healthier holiday dishes that are great for Easter brunch or dinner. And for dessert, try these 21 Easter dessert recipes, ready in 20 minutes (or less!).

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Slow cooker chicken in red wine
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Red wine is a welcome feature in our chicken in red wine recipe that calls for tasty ingredients like sliced ​​bacon, pickled onions, and quartered mushrooms. This revamped version of coq au vin has just 365 calories per serving, making it a great choice for a holiday appetizer or weekend dish.

Get our chicken in red wine recipe.

maple balsamic chicken and vegetables on a white platemaple balsamic chicken and vegetables on a white plate
Jason Donnelly

Balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and a little maple syrup combine to create a delicious dish that’s great for Easter brunch or dinner. Best of all, it requires little to no prep — all you need to do is toss ingredients into a slow cooker and go about your day!

Get our recipe for Maple Balsamic Chicken with Vegetables.

Beef stew recipe in black-lined glass bowlBeef stew recipe in black-lined glass bowl
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Instead of heavy gravies or cream-based sauces, this aromatic beef dish uses red wine, chicken stock, tomato paste, and bay leaf to create an appealing holiday dish. We love how this easy recipe is packed with hearty veggies, including peas, potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Get our Beef Stew recipe.

Low calorie braised brisket with horseradish cream

Low calorie braised brisket with horseradish cream

This delectable brisket recipe uses Greek yogurt to create a smooth horseradish cream that is used as a garnish for this hearty meat dish. Tip: Give an inventive twist to the next day’s leftovers by making a French brisket dip, corned beef hash or brisket nachos.

Get our recipe for braised brisket with horseradish cream.

Healthy Basque chickenHealthy Basque chicken
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This slow cooker favorite, which is made with skin-on-chicken breasts, red wine vinegar, red bell pepper, and smoked paprika, is the perfect Easter Sunday meal. The secret ingredient? A bottle of dark beer.

Get our recipe for Basque chicken.

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Crockpot brown sugar hamCrockpot brown sugar ham
Thanks to Five Heart Home

Slow cooked in tangy pineapple juice and then smothered in a glaze made from honey, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard, this tasty ham recipe just might become your new holiday favorite. Serve it alongside roasted carrots, sautéed vegetables, and mashed potatoes for a truly decadent meal.

Get the recipe from Five Hearts Home

Slow roasted leg of lambSlow roasted leg of lamb
Courtesy of Recipe Tin Eats

If you’re looking for a holiday lamb recipe that’s both delicious and simple, look no further. This mouthwatering lamb, served with a rosemary-garlic gravy, ticks all the boxes.

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Garlic Balsamic Pork LoinGarlic Balsamic Pork Loin
Thanks to Diethood

Equal parts tender and tasty, this garlic balsamic pork loin recipe is ready in just 3 hours when cooked on high in the slow cooker. Be sure to serve it with a side of mashed cauliflower, garlicky spinach, and roasted sweet potatoes for a memorable holiday dinner.

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Slow Cooker Honey Cinnamon CarrotsSlow Cooker Honey Cinnamon Carrots
Thanks to Five Heart Home

Made with baby carrots, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and honey, this easy carrot side dish is the ideal accompaniment to baked ham, roasted chicken, slow-cooked pork loin and more. The best part? It’s about 130 calories per serving.

Get the recipe from Five Hearts Home

Dairy Free Mashed PotatoesDairy Free Mashed Potatoes
Thanks to Cotter Crunch

This dairy-free mashed potatoes recipe is packed with creamy white bean mash, making it a flavorful high-fiber side dish to serve on any festive table. Garnish with fresh herbs, such as rosemary and thyme, for the full effect.

Get the recipe from Cotter Crunch

Slow cooker stewSlow cooker stew
Thanks to Cooking Classy

Once you make this pot roast recipe, you’ll never want to go back. Filled with Yukon gold potatoes, chopped carrots and chopped garlic, and cooked to perfection, this slow-cooked dish blows all other roasts away.

Get the recipe from Stylish cooking

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew With VegetablesSlow Cooker Lamb Stew With Vegetables
Thanks to Run to the kitchen

Taking just 10 minutes to prepare, this lamb stew puts an inventive twist on traditional stews. Made with diced tomatoes, mushrooms, celery, Tuscan kale, and a little beer, this hearty dish is both tasty and aromatic.

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Beef from the slow cookerBeef from the slow cooker
Courtesy of Le Creme De La Crumb

This beef roast recipe, featuring crumbling steak, baby carrots, red potatoes, chopped celery, and beef stock, is bursting with flavor and texture. It is secret? It uses both steak seasoning and Italian seasoning to get that extra added flavor boost.

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb

Spinach cream from the slow cookerSpinach cream from the slow cooker
Thanks to Katie Cucina

Never eat boring spinach again with this slow cooker cream spinach recipe. This side dish is made with organic baby spinach, minced garlic, black pepper and organic milk and only takes 5 minutes to prepare. Feel free to swap the milk and cream for plant-based alternatives.

Get the recipe from Katie’s Cucina

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Slow Cooker Hot Cross BunsSlow Cooker Hot Cross Buns
Thanks to Sweet Phic

Dessert made in a slow cooker? Why not!? This delicious cinnamon roll recipe is healthier than store-bought alternatives, which are usually loaded with sugar and other additives. Also, one of the best parts is that you can control how much sugar goes in – for example, you can always skip the icing if you want.

Get the recipe from dear phi

Cauliflower soup from the slow cookerCauliflower soup from the slow cooker
Courtesy of Live Eat Learn

This creamy vegan cauliflower soup, which can be prepared in a short 5 minutes, is the perfect way to start the Easter dinner. Made with cashews, chickpeas and bell peppers, this just might become your new go-to.

Get the recipe from Live Eat Learn

Slow Cooker Guinness Short Ribs with Cheesy Cauliflower PureeSlow Cooker Guinness Short Ribs with Cheesy Cauliflower Puree
Courtesy of How Sweet Eats

Three words: Guinness. Short. ribs. Made with boneless short ribs, low-sodium beef stock and 8 ounces of Guinness, this exceptional dish takes slow-cooked short ribs to a whole other level. One of our favorite parts is the cheesy cauliflower puree it’s served with.

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Crockpot Green Beans With BaconCrockpot Green Beans With Bacon
Thanks to Julies Eats and Treats

Breathe some life into bland old green beans with this crockpot variation, which calls for crumbled bacon, garlic salt, and low-sodium soy sauce. Tip: If you want to go dairy-free, make sure to swap out the butter for a plant-based option.

Get the recipe from Julie’s food and treats

Slow Cooker Southern Green BeansSlow Cooker Southern Green Beans
Thanks to the seasoned mom

This delicious southern green bean recipe, which has only about 118 calories per serving, uses a touch of brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce to get its undeniably delicious flavor. Serve it alongside pot roast, glazed ham or marinated chicken for an unforgettable dining experience.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mother

Crockpot Spaghetti SquashCrockpot Spaghetti Squash
Thanks to Well Plated

This easy spaghetti squash recipe requires only two ingredients: spaghetti squash and kosher salt. We love how this allows us to get creative with toppings. For example, you can drizzle with olive oil and lemon for a frugal side, or serve with goat cheese, honey and chopped nuts for a more elaborate treat.

Get the recipe from well gilded

Honey Dijon Crockpot HamHoney Dijon Crockpot Ham
Courtesy of Show Me The Yummy

Is it just us, or do honey and Dijon mustard make everything tastier? Packed with flavour, this recipe is delicious served with fluffy mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables and a crisp salad.

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