The Fall season is officially here and I know I’m not the only one feeling giddy about it. There are few things I love more than sweater weather, colorful leaves, and cozy Fall meals. Speaking of, the Fall season is the perfect time to take full advantage of the crockpot that’s been stored away in your kitchen cabinet all Summer long. This Fall Crockpot Recipe Roundup shares the best healthy, easy, and delicious Fall crockpot recipes!
Why I Love Crockpot Recipes
The crockpot is a game changer when it comes to healthy eating. In fact, there are many reasons why I love crockpot meals, but at the top of the list is the ability to prepare healthy meals in a time efficient manner. Yet, that’s not all. The benefits of cooking with a crockpot run far and wide, including:
- Convenient and affordable meals
- Thousands of recipes to choose from
- Year-round use
- Flavorful meals and tender meats
- Less energy use than a conventional oven
- Easy to transport (for potluck meals)
If you’ve ever used a crockpot, you’re well aware of the benefits of crockpot cooking. If you haven’t yet, you’re surely missing out.
Fall Seasonal Foods
Did you know seasonal eating is one of the best ways to consume nutrient-dense, flavorful foods? Each season welcomes the ripeness of different foods (mostly fruits and veggies). And in my opinion, the Fall season offers some of the most delicious foods. My favorite Fall seasonal foods include:
- Butternut squash
- Figs Okra
Many of these Fall crockpot recipes (shared below) include delicious combinations of these Fall seasonal foods.
Fall Crockpot Recipe Roundup
This Fall Crockpot Recipe Roundup is the best way to make use of your crockpot this season. Try these recipes for football Sundays, weeknight dinners, or weekend brunch!
Ground turkey provides a lean source of protein, while adding a savory flavor. The quinoa adds a nice complimenting flavor and a healthy dose of complex carbs. I recommend serving this chili topped with fresh or roasted jalapeno and avocado slices!
Minestrone soup is easily one of my favorite classic Fall dishes. Skinny Taste does a wonderful job creating the perfect blend of flavors. This recipe also makes for a delicious freezer meal!
Chicken noodle soup is a cold weather favorite to help fight off the sniffles. While my mom’s homemade chicken noodle soup is arguably the best ever, it’s a secret family recipe. Luckily, Well Plated’s version is a delicious and nutritious runner up. It’s rich in nutrients and flavor!
Butternut squash soup is a savory, hearty, and creamy treat during the Fall and Winter months. I love pairing it with a freshly made grilled cheese sandwich! Running on Real Food offers the perfect, basic butternut squash soup recipe, plus tons of different variations. Try it spicy with cayenne or make it sweet with ripe apple!
Without a doubt, pumpkin is a Fall staple. Believe it or not, it actually makes a hearty, creamy, and nutrient-dense addition to chili! You can make this recipe in a crock pot or instant pot, whichever you prefer.
While healthy crockpot dinner recipes are convenient and delicious, you can also get creative with your crockpot. Try making this homemade apple butter from Ambitious Kitchen for a tasty Fall treat. It’s absolutely mouth-watering over vanilla ice cream or spread onto cinnamon raisin toast.
Another fun way to make use of the slow cooker is with healthy, easy breakfast recipes. This Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal recipe is a go-to in my home. It’s packed with complex carbs and healthy fats to fuel your day. And, it’s extra delicious with a cup of hot coffee!
Chicken chili is a healthy and unique take on a classic chili recipe. When you’re craving something warm and hearty, try mixing it up with this Crockpot Chicken Chili recipe. Nothing says “Fall,” like homemade chicken chili.
These Fall crockpot recipes are cozy, nutritious, and delicious. Not only will they make your taste buds happy, but they’ll fuel your mind and body throughout the season! What’s your favorite Fall crockpot recipe?