These are some of the best unofficial Slimming World slow cooker recipes that are packed full of flavour and cooked in my house regularly.

I absolutely love cooking with my slow cooker, in fact, I have two, at one point I had three! I also have a Ninja Foodi which has a slow cooker programme!

ingredients for a meatball soup in a slow cooker.

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Why do you need a slow cooker?

They are so useful when trying to lose weight whilst living a busy lifestyle. You will love these Unofficial Slimming World slow cooker recipes.

They are so quick to add to your meal ideas as they are budget-friendly and so easy to make.

Here I have an ultimate list of 30+ tasty recipes almost like a free slow cooker recipe book for you!

These should help you with Slimming World or other healthy lifestyles and not all stew-based recipes, which will surprise you as to what you can make in the slow cooker.

If you are looking for other recipes too then check out my recipes.

Unofficial Slimming World Slow Cooker Recipes and Tips

Before you start to think about recipes with your slow cooker here are a few tips for using your slow cooker which may help.

If you find your meal is a bit watery take the lid off the slow cooker and turn it up high for half an hour this can help evaporate some of the water.

Using slow cooker liners can save washing up if you are making something that often sticks. Did you know you can also buy silicone liners?

Remember that nothing evaporates so you may need less liquid than in other recipes eg on the hob.

Get the best size slow cooker for your family there are lots of great ones on Amazon with many under £30 for a good brand and good size!

Unofficial Slimming World Slow Cooker recipes

Here are lots of tasty main meals for you to try! Why not play around with other recipes too and see if you can make something in the slow cooker you normally would on the hob?

Italian meatball soup

This is an easy and popular recipe to make something a little more interesting with meatballs. Why not give this Italian Meatball soup a go?

Slow cooker Chicken and Mushroom Curry

This Chicken or Quorn and Mushroom Curry is healthy and packed full of flavour and full of vegetables.

Instead of on the hob just cook in the slow cooker for 4 hours on high, or 7 hours on low and stir the yoghurt in before serving.

Smoky Gammon Stew in the slow cooker

This Smoky Gammon Stew is usually syn-free on Slimming World and I can imagine it would be popular with the whole family!

Slow Cooker Caribbean Pepperpot Stew

This Caribbean Pepperpot Stew this syn free (I believe) provided all fat is removed from beef before cooking.

Caribbean pepperpot stew with rice and c mini corn on the cob
Caribbean pepperpot stew

Slow cooker Roast chicken

If you haven’t roasted a chicken in your slow cooker you really don’t know what you are missing it is so easy!

You can get a silicone lifter so it is so much easier to get your full chicken out of the slow cooker too!

If you follow Slimming World or another healthy eating lifestyle just remember to remove the skin as it is higher in fat!

Whole roast chicken on white background
Whole roast chicken

Slow cooker BBQ pulled pork

This is really easy to make and following this BBQ pulled pork recipe it is syn free too. I usually pull it apart with forks but you can buy claws that look so much easier!

Chicken curry in the slow cooker

This Chicken Curry could easily be made in the slow cooker. Much healthier than a takeaway!

Mild chicken curry
Mild chicken curry

Slow Cooker Spanish chicken

This recipe for Spanish Chicken is a great meal idea for all the family.

Chicken Tikka Masala with the slow cooker

This Chicken Tikka Masala can be made Slimming World friendly by using Fat-free natural yoghurt and stirring this in before serving this can be made in the slow cooker very easily. Another curry for a winter night!

Chicken tikka masala
Chicken tikka masala

Healthy slow cooker Sausage Casserole recipe

A tasty Sausage Casserole recipe that has syns based on the sausages you use as otherwise, it is all vegetables!

I use the Quorn low-fat sausages for myself and the Slimming World sausages from Iceland for Stuart.

Check out all the best sausages and both meat and vegetarian to keep you on plan!

Sweet and sour vegetables in the slow cooker

These tasty Sweet and Sour Vegetables are so easy to make, just put everything in the slow cooker for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.

Healthy slow cooker Chilli con Carne recipe

This is a slow cooker favourite Chilli Con Carne (Or vegetarian mince version).

Vegetarian chilli recipe in the slow cooker

One thing to be mindful of is those vegetarian ingredients unless they are dried beans, take less time to cook in the slow cooker than meat.

This can mean adjusting your cooking times if preferred.

Slow cooker Turkey Chilli

This turkey chilli recipe is a great alternative to beef and is so easy to make in the slow cooker.

Slow cooker homemade Baked beans

This recipe for Smoky Baked Beans is really tasty. They have a bit more oomph than normal baked beans!

Slow-cooked barbecue chicken

Barbecue Chicken is so easy to cook in the slow cooker and a firm favourite in our house!

Slow cooker roast beef

Did you know you can cook a joint of beef in the slow cooker?

I simply add around 1 litre of beef stock and 1 red onion quartered into the slow cooker then place the beef on top and cook on low for 12 hours, less for rare beef.

Boston baked beans recipe

A perfect Slimming World breakfast or main meal. These Boston baked beans are easy to make, budget-friendly and low syn too.

Healthy slow Cooker BBQ Jackfruit

This tasty vegan alternative to pulled pork is perfect for all the family. BBQ Pulled Jackfruit is really easy to make in the slow cooker and can be prepared in just 2 minutes!

Healthy slow cooker low-fat Thai green curry

This popular Low Fat Thai green curry can be low Syns but will depend on the brands used of curry paste and coconut milk.

white plate of white rice and thai green curry with chopsticks

Slow-cooked turkey stew – gluten and dairy-free

For those with allergies or intolerance, this could be the perfect Gluten and Dairy Free Turkey Stew recipe and it is really easy to make.

turkey stew

Slow-cooked herby chicken

This Herby Chicken is easy to make and very healthy.

Moroccan chicken casserole in the slow cooker

This Moroccan Chicken Casserole is adaptable, instead of on the hob just add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook for 7 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Moroccan chicken casserole
Moroccan chicken casserole

Slow-cooker Pork Carnitas

These Pork Carnitas are healthy if all visible fat is removed from the pork.

Slow cooker soups

An easy meal to make in the slow cooker is soup – most are predominantly vegetables so rarely contain any syns and are low calorie too.

Many soups can be made in the slow cooker and then blended if required afterwards.

Pasta soup with small pasta tubes, peas and a tomato sauce.
Pasta soup

Slow-cooked beef in red wine

This recipe for Beef in Red wine is quite reasonable syns per portion if using Frylight instead of oil and removing visible fat from beef before cooking. It is really easy and full of flavour!

beef in red wine being removed from slow cooker with metal tongs

Slow cooker Mushy Pea curry

This Mushy Pea Curry may sound weird but it is very tasty and healthy as it is full of vegetables.

Some people blend it up with fewer vegetables and use it as a curry sauce over chicken or your favourite veggies.

Jacket potatoes perfectly made in the slow cooker

Have you ever made jacket potatoes in a slow cooker? If not why not? It is a great way of making tasty potatoes! Here are lots of filling jacket potato ideas for you.

Jacket Potatoes can easily be cooked in a slow cooker. Just wrap each potato in foil and cook for around 4.5 hours on high or 7.5 hours on low.

Slow cooker Moroccan-inspired meatballs

These Moroccan Inspired Meatballs can easily be made with fewer syns with a few tweaks to ingredients.

If you like meatballs be sure to also try my spaghetti and meatballs recipe and Italian meatball soup.

Fakeaway slow cooker Doner Kebab

Fakeaway Doner Kebab – Usually this can be Syn free if using 5% fat lamb or beef mince, otherwise use 10% fat lamb mince (Aldi) 8 Syns (approx) for the whole recipe.

Slow-cooked beef casserole

This Beef Casserole is 3 Syns (approx) for the whole recipe or leave out the gravy granules to make it syn-free.

Keema Curry in the Slow cooker

This Quorn or Beef Keema Curry is really easy to make with vegetarian or beef mince and your kitchen will smell lovely while it is cooking too.

Slow Cooker stuffed peppers

These easy-to-make slow cooker stuffed peppers are easily adapted if necessary to your family’s needs and perfect for a winter meal made ready for when you get home!

Slow Cooker Desserts and Drinks

Slow cookers can be used for so many other dishes, not just main meals. Check out these drinks and desserts!

Slow cooker Hot chocolate

Hot Chocolate can be high in syns but depends on the brands used and is worth it! Recipe from The Mum Diaries.

These boozy hot chocolate recipes sound so good and quick to make but I guess you could do it in the slow cooker too if you wanted to but I would be concerned that they would cook off the alcohol and take the flavour with it?!

I’m not sure, let me know if you make them in the slow cooker or enjoy them whilst the slow cooker is making your tea!

A nice treat if you have eaten well and want to use your syns or calories wisely.

mug of hot chocolate

Slow cooker fudge

Mars bar fudge recipe

This Mars Bar Chocolate Fudge is approx 230.5 syns for the whole recipe but it sounds fantastic!

Chocolate fudge recipe

This Chocolate Fudge is approx 184.5 syns for the whole recipe.

Oreo fudge recipe

Oreo Fudge is again high syns but I am told it is worth it!

Christmas fudge recipe

This amazing Christmas Fudge recipe has so many syns but it is a Christmas flavour so does it count?

chocolate fudge

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You could also use a wok pan to make the process of cooking some meals easier and faster. Fortunately, our friends from Cookspot have lots of useful information on modern electric woks, which you can read here.

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  1. Love my slow cooker!

  2. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says:

    Aside from having yummy meals prepared in a slow cooker, I can save so much time!

  3. Ohhh thank you for sharing. It’s time to take out my mama’s slow cooker. She hasn’t used that in years! I wanna try cooking in it this weekend. 🙂

  4. David Elliott says:

    I will have to try a few of these recipes. They all sound delicious. The chicken and mushroom curry sounds out of this world. I will be trying it very soon.

  5. Agnes Dela Cruz says:

    Aside from having delicious meals prepared in a slow cooker, I can save so much time with other things! I love your listed recipes.

  6. I have read a lot about the advantages of slow cooker and this post truly made me decide to have one. I see the many benefits of a slow cooker.

  7. Thanks for including me Jen! There’s some amazing recipes I definitely need to try.
    Carly x

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