Maddie is a freelance writer and is certified in massage, aromatherapy, and health education.
Cooking With a Crock Pot
Following Weight Watchers is easy when you plan your meals in advance and use a crock pot. The soup, casserole, and stew possibilities are limitless!
Recipes in This Article
- Crockpot Lasanga
- Chicken Stroganoff
- Beef Stew
- Crockpot Tortilla Soup
Makes 8 servings, 7 points each.
- 1 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 lb fat free mozerella
- 12 oz. fat-free cottage cheese
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 8 oz. no-bake lasagna noodles
- 30 oz. tomato sauce
- 6 oz. tomato paste
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 green pepper, chopped
In a frying pan, brown turkey with onion and garlic. Add spices and tomato sauce and paste, stirring over medium heat until warm all the way through. Mix cheeses in separate container. Layer 1/3 meat sauce, 1/3 noodles, 1/3 cheese, and 1/3 vegetables in crockpot. Repeat two more times until all ingredients have been used. Cook on low 4-5 hours.
Makes 6 servings, 4 points each.
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken
- 1 container (16 oz) fat-free sour cream
- 1 packet powdered onion soup mix
- 1 can fat-free cream of chicken soup
- 1 small can mushrooms
Add all ingredients to crock pot. Cook on low for six hours.
Three points per cup.
- 3 potatoes, diced
- 5 carrots, diced
- 4 stalks celery, diced
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 1 whole head garlic, minced
- 1 tomato, blanched and chopped
- 4 Tbsp barley
- 4 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 3/4 lbs lean beef
- 1/2 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp savory
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 2 Tbsp corn starch
Cut beef into bite-sized cubes and brown in frying pan. Add flour and stir together, then add to crock pot. Add all ingredients except potatoes, rosemary, savory, and corn starch, and pour in enough water to cover. Cook 8-12 hours on high in crockpot. One hour before mealtime, add potatoes, rosemary, and savory. Continue cooking. Just before serving, thicken with corn starch as needed.
Crockpot Tortilla Soup
Makes six servings, six points each.
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 15 oz whole tomatoes
- 10 oz enchilada sauce
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 oz. chopped green chilies
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 cups water
- 14 1/2 oz. fat-free chicken broth
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 whole bay leaf
- 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
- 6 whole corn tortillas
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
Cook and shred chicken. Combine in crock pot with all ingredients except tortillas, oil, and cilantro. Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut tortillas into strips and place on baking sheet, brushing lightly with oil. Bake 5-10 minutes or until crisp. Immediately before serving, sprinkle tortilla strips and cilantro over soup.
Emily from GA on January 05, 2015:
Yum! I rarely use my crockpot and have been wanting too, so I can relax more haha :) thanks for the ideas! Gonna try the lasagna this week!
Dawn from Maryland, USA on November 09, 2014:
I can't wait to try the slow cooker lasagna. Thank you.
Renee Metzler on October 23, 2014:
I feed my family for $200 a month. I've added one of your crock pot meals to my NOVEMBER menu plan. Thanks so much for the healthy recipe with points!
paulcaron924 on May 12, 2014:
I know the frustration of being the Mother of a picky eater! Sometimes every bite of food requires major negotiating skills. It’s exhausting. I have now discovered a great cookbook on Kindle – Kid Approved Slow Cooker Meals – by Kelly Cook. My kids love the dinners and there’s 50 of them. Hooray! No food arguments for almost 2 months. Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/mcexgu4
Tiffany on April 18, 2013:
What is the serving size for these?
Rogene Robbins on March 03, 2013:
I'd never thought of slow cooker lasagna. Great idea!
Donna S. on July 03, 2012:
Saw your crock-pot recipes through Pinterst. I'm drooling as I write my grocery list. I can't wait to try them all!
misty on June 03, 2012:
This tortilla soup is THE best I've ever had!!! And so easy!! Thank you!!
Chantele Cross-Jones from Cardiff on April 03, 2012:
Oh the chicken stroganoff sounds yummy and simple!
marie v rich on February 09, 2012:
looking for healthy crock pot recipe for stuffed red bell peppers:)
Jilltravel from Indiana on February 02, 2012:
Hi! As a new hubber, I was so happy when I came across this hub! I LOVE cooking healthy meals in my crock pot! I will try these recipes! I've posted 2 hubs (healthy recipe reviews) so far, so maybe cooking these recipes in my crock pot will free up even more time for writing! By the way, I'm a certified massage therapist too! :)
Scott on December 13, 2011:
Ditto on the request for the info to determine the new Points Plus values.
hecate-horus from Rowland Woods on November 14, 2011:
Thanks, they look like good recipes!
hanwillingham on May 12, 2011:
Great hub, Thanks for the recipes, I love it.
jaime on January 02, 2011:
Is there any nutritional info to figure new points values on the new program??
Leigh on October 28, 2010:
These sound so good. I was looking for something low-cal for Halloween. The Tortilla Soup or the lasagna sound perfect!
belliott on September 02, 2010:
I am going to bookmark this and try the recipes. They sound good.
Wendy Henderson from Cape Coral on June 20, 2010:
Awesome. They all look yummy!
TN Girl on February 07, 2010:
The crock pot turkey lasagna was delicious! I did sub 1/2 the mozzarella for a few spoonfuls of low fat ricotta cheese. Yummy!
nikki1 on February 02, 2010:
Great hub/ Gotta try this :)
weightwatchersfan on January 28, 2010:
These look great. I love how it gives the ww points!!
LOVELY. Will be trying the beef stew, pretty cheap on the points.
Pollyannalana from US on January 22, 2010:
Great hub,always looking for great recipes, hate eating out,just not so safe anymore!
Karen Ellis from Central Oregon on December 05, 2009:
I love my crockpot.Fill it up in the morning, turn it on, go to work, come home and serve dinner. I can't wait to try some of these recipes.
Audrey Kirchner from Washington on November 08, 2009:
Oh no - more recipes~! Especially in a crock pot...awesome!
stars439 from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. on September 28, 2009:
great stuff.god bless
sheristeele from Siler City, NC on September 05, 2009:
May use a recipe here. I love cooking in the crock-pot. THANKS
ThePartyAnimal on September 03, 2009:
Ashley Joy on September 02, 2009:
They both sound good but right now especially the chicken stroganoff is tempting.
Dona Rosa from Tennessee on April 21, 2009:
Just what I was looking for, thanks!
Siu-Wai from Boston on October 13, 2008:
These are great! Excellent for a diabetic like me. Thanks!
dreamscaper from Vancouver, BC, Canada on August 04, 2008:
Great selection of tasty sounding recipes! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Tessali from United States on April 04, 2008:
Oh my goodness! My husband loves crockpot recipes and these are mouth watering. These are definitely going into my recipe collection. Great hub!
MarloByDesign from United States on March 10, 2008:
Wow, I did not know you can put cottage cheese in the crock pot. I will have to try your recipe and see how it turns out. I love my crockpot! Thanks for the recipe.
Bug Mee from Great Midwest on February 06, 2008:
Hub it up!!!!! Dinner Time...
weightloss2 on January 27, 2008:
I have used low carb recipes and been quite pleased with the results, however, I want to try these, they really look interesting. Thanks for a great and informative lens.
Mary White from Mobile, AL on October 21, 2007:
Yum, I'm goint to try the Chicken Stroganoff today! Thanks.
Robin Edmondson from San Francisco on July 30, 2007:
What a great hub! Thanks, Maddie.
Carol Bogart on July 30, 2007:
Can't wait to try them all!!!