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Low-Fat Recipes for Savory Slow-Cooker Suppers

Updated on March 8, 2011

Spicy Beef Chili


  • 3/4 lb lean beef stew meat
  • ½ Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 15-oz cans chili beans in sauce
  • 1 14.5-oz can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, including juices
  • 3 cups frozen chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup frozen chopped onion


Cut beef into 1/2-inch cubes. Add all ingredients to slow cooker, stir well. Cover and cook set on high for 4 hours or until beef is tender. Top with fat-free sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired (not included in point count for Weight Watchers).

Weight Watchers: 6 servings, 5 points per serving

Mediterranean Beef Stew


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 3/4 lb lean beef stew meat
  • 2 14.5-oz cans Italian-style diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 2-inch stick cinnamon


Cut zucchini into bite-sized chunks, and beef into ½-inch cubes. Place zucchini in bottom of slow cooker, then add beef and remaining ingredients in order. Cover and cook set on high for 5 hours or until meat is tender. Remove cinnamon stick before serving.

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 4 points per serving

Italian Crock Pot-Roast


  • 1 2.5-lb boneless beef round roast
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 8-oz cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 pkg dry Italian salad dressing mix


Dice onion and slice roast in half, placing in bottom of slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook set on high for 5 hours or until roast is tender and cooked through. Slice meat to serve.

Weight Watchers: 8 servings, 5 points per serving

Chicken Pepper Pot


  • 2 16-oz pkg frozen chopped mixed peppers
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 11-oz can low-fat, low-sodium tomato soup with herbs & peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp white wine Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic salt


Place all ingredients in slow cooker, stir. Cover and cook set on high for 4 hours. Serve over brown rice or whole-wheat pasta (not included in point count for Weight Watchers).

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 5 points per serving

Glazed Turkey & Sweet Potatoes


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 3/4-lb turkey tenderloin
  • 1 14.5-oz can fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • ½ cup no-sugar-added apricot fruit spread


Scrub sweet potatoes and place in bottom of slow cooker, then put turkey over potatoes. Pour broth over both, add bay leaves and fruit spread. Cover and cook set on high for 5 hours or until turkey is thoroughly cooked and tender. Slice meat and serve with potatoes.

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 6 points per serving


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    • saif113sb profile image


      8 years ago

      Great information hub. thanks

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      9 years ago

      Slow cooker is my life saver!

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      John Z 

      10 years ago from Midwest

      I'm bookmarking this article---these recipes sound wonderful and i can't wait to give 'em a try! Thank you!

    • dreamscaper profile image


      11 years ago from Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Those recipes sound like some real winners. Thanks for putting them out there.

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      Bob Ewing 

      11 years ago from New Brunswick

      The slow cooker what a great invention.

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      11 years ago

      Thanks Maddie for a great hub. I have a large collection of low carb recipes that I have used successfully, even cake and dessert recipes. I'm considering to make a hub of a selection of them


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