What’s the difference between the a slow cooker and a crock pot? Nothing except for a brand name. That’s why this list of slow cooker and crockpot meals prove they can be healthy and comfort food at the same time.

Cozy in with these easy slow cooker soups and stews you can make any night of the week.  Because these 28 recipes will warm your soul and fill your belly on the chilliest of nights.

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Bitter cold temps never fail to spur serious cravings for comfort food, be it chicken pot pie, the silkiest carbonara, or a soul-soothing, cure-all soup.

But every winter, we’re not just searching for cozy eats, we’re searching for cozy eats we can feel good about, as part of our resolve to eat healthier in the new year.

That’s because nutritious and comforting don’t have to contradict one another. You can still have that broccoli and cheese soup you love, without falling off the healthy eating bandwagon, or costing yourself a day’s worth of calories.

Case in point? Last year’s 31 Days of Healthy Comfort Food Recipes to Make in January, and of course this month’s series edition, which is all about healthy weeknight-friendly soups and stews you can make in the slow cooker, because who doesn’t love a nutritious, filling meal that practically makes itself?

And so here are 28 healthy, easy soup and stew recipes you can make in the slow cooker and hunker down with all February-long!

For more cold weather cooking inspiration, check out these other posts from our 31 Days Series:

30 Easy Comfort Food Casseroles to Make in November

31 Days of Healthy Comfort Food Recipes to Make in January

31 Healthy Lunches to Make in January

28 Days of Lighter Pasta Recipes to Make in February

Here’s how to make meal planning your month of meals a snap.

First, download this free printable weekly meal planner/to-do list to fill in, tape to the fridge, take to the grocery store, or use for reference next year when you can’t remember what the heck were your fave recipes from this one.

And then sign up for your free weekly meal plan and prep list here.

You get the idea. Now get cooking!

Minestrone Soup from chelseasmessyapron.com on foodiecrush.com

February 1: Minestrone Soup

Chelsea’s Messy Apron

This classic Italian soup is loaded with beans and veggies, and made extra easy in the slow cooker, and mama mia, it’s just what the doctor ordered!

Short Cut Salsa Verde Turkey Soup from bevcooks.com on foodiecrush.com

February 2: Short Cut Salsa Verde Turkey Soup

Bev Cooks

Ground turkey and creamy white beans, serve as the base of this flavorful soup, featuring jarred salsa verde to save you more time. Don’t skimp on the fresh lime juice or cilantro at the end!

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

February 3: Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup

FoodieCrush

Throw everything in the slow cooker and cook on high for four hours, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a meal! Flavored with coconut milk, ginger, curry, lime juice, and cilantro, this Thai chicken soup is teeming with awesome aromatics, and couldn’t be simpler to make.

Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup from ambitiouskitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

February 4: Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup

Ambitious Kitchen

Protein-packed lentils sub in for meat in this healthy, taco-flavored soup which is both vegan and gluten-free.

Slow Cooker Hearty Tuscan Chicken Stew from realfoodwholelife.com on foodiecrush.com

February 5: Slow Cooker Hearty Tuscan Chicken Stew

Real Food Whole Life

This hearty and comforting stew is full of chicken and veggies, and seasoned with Italian spices.

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy from healthyseasonalrecipes.com on foodiecrush.com

February 6: Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

Healthy Seasonal Recipes

This French classic may be lightened-up with grass-fed beef and lots of veggies, but it still tastes just as rich and savory as ever, thanks to red wine and some bacon.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup from cookincanuck.com on foodiecrush.com

February 7: Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup

Cookin’ Canuck

You’ve got to love a meal where you can literally just throw everything into the slow cooker and let it work its magic — no browning or pre-cooking steps necessary for this homey, veggie-loaded soup!

Easy Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup from fedandfit.com on foodiecrush.com

February 8: Easy Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup

Fed and Fit

A lime-spiked chicken broth makes a killer base for this filling soup, but it’s really all about the toppings. Fresh avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, cheese, and crunchy tortilla strips bring awesome flavor and texture.

Slow Cooker Blissful Butternut Squash from skinnytaste.com on foodiecrush.com

February 9: Slow Cooker Blissful Butternut Squash Soup

Skinnytaste

All you need is 6 ingredients to make this creamy, dreamy soup, which also happens to be vegan. But the best part? No need to peel that butternut squash!

Slow Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Split Red Lentils from abeautifulplate.com on foodiecrush.com

February 10: Slow Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Split Red Lentils

A Beautiful Plate

A generous dose of hearty vegetables and split red lentils make this super comforting soup substantial without being heavy, and freshly-grated Parmigano-Reggiano cheese seals the deal.

Crockpot Chicken Veggie Quinoa Soup from chelseasmessyapron.com on foodiecrush.com

February 11: Crockpot Chicken Veggie Quinoa Soup

Chelsea’s Messy Apron

This soup takes just 10 minutes of prep, and is the perfect thing to throw together when you need to clean out your fridge. It’s super versatile, so you can use whatever beans and veggies you have. Add in some chicken and quinoa for protein, and you’ve got a healthy, nourishing meal with plenty of great leftovers!

Tuscan White Bean, Sausage and Kale Soup from gimmesomeoven.com on foodiecrush.com

February 12: Tuscan White Bean, Sausage and Kale Soup

Gimme Some Oven

This Italian-inspired soup is packed with serious flavor thanks to plenty of garlic, smoky sausage, parmesan, and fresh rosemary.

Crock Pot White Chicken Chili from lexiscleankitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

February 13: Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

This white chicken chili is a breeze to make (it only takes 5 minutes of prep), and it totally hits the spot on a brisk night.

The Best Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup from pinchofyum.com on foodiecrush.com

February 14: The Best Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup

Pinch of Yum

If you’re thinking this soup can’t possibly taste amazing because it has the word “detox” in it, think again. It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients like lentils, yellow split peas, butternut squash, and kale, but it’s also creamy, wonderfully savory, and oh so satisfying, especially when topped with Parmesan and eaten alongside some crusty bread (because balance, folks).

Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Kale from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

February 15: Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Kale

FoodieCrush

An herb-infused broth, Italian sausage, cheesy tortellini, and kale make up this irresistible soup, and it’s one you’ll definitely want to keep in your weeknight repertoire!

Slow Cooker Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Stew from centercutcook.com on foodiecrush.com

February 16: Slow Cooker Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Stew

CenterCutCook

Chicken pot pie is the quintessential comfort food dish, and the only possible way it could be improved upon is for it to be made into a soup! This recipe is spot on, boasting all of the creamy goodness and flavors we love about chicken pot pie, but made lighter with Greek yogurt, and made easier in the slow cooker. Game changer!

Crock Pot Chicken, Artichoke, and Kale Soup from theroastedroot.net on foodiecrush.com

February 17: Crock Pot Chicken, Artichoke, and Kale Soup

The Roasted Root

If chicken soup and risotto had a baby, it would be this recipe. Arborio rice, kale, chicken thighs, and artichoke hearts all take a nice crock pot bath in an herby, garlicky broth, and the result is coziness in a bowl.

Paleo Hamburger Soup from foodfaithfitness.com on foodiecrush.com

February 18: Paleo Hamburger Soup

Food, Faith, Fitness

This mouthwatering soup starts with sweet potatoes cooked in a beefy tomato broth, then more veggies and juicy, golden-brown bits of hamburger get added in (no goopy condensed soup here). Not only does it taste amazing, it also happens to be gluten-free, and Whole30-friendly!

Cozy Chicken Stew from gatheranddine.com on foodiecrush.com

February 19: Cozy Chicken Stew

Gather and Dine

This stew is comfort in a bowl. It’s comprised of egg noodles, carrots, potatoes, kale, and chicken thighs, and it features the most savory, garlicky white wine broth, scented with thyme.

Slow Cooker Beef Pho from sidewalkshoes.com on foodiecrush.com

February 20: Slow Cooker Beef Pho

Sidewalk Shoes

This totally slurp-able, authentic Vietnamese soup is full of wonderful aromatics and nuanced flavor, and is so easy to make in the slow cooker. Just try not going back for seconds…

Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup from zestfulkitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

February 21: Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Zestful Kitchen

This creamy soup is full of seared mushrooms, tender turkey, and hearty wild rice, and is brightened up with fresh herbs and lemon. Use chicken instead of turkey if you prefer, but either way, you can’t go wrong with a classic like this one.

Skinny Slow Cooker Kale and Turkey Meatball Soup from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

February 22: Skinny Slow Cooker Kale and Turkey Meatball Soup

FoodieCrush

A healthier riff on Italian Wedding soup, this recipe is made with lean turkey meatballs, white beans, hearty kale, and a light broth that’s full of great Italian flavors.

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup from wellplated.com on foodiecrush.com

February 23: Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

Well Plated

Broccoli and cheese soup isn’t exactly synonymous with the terms “light” or “healthy,” but this recipe (which takes just 10 minutes to prep), is made lighter, letting you have your creamy, cheesy soup without derailing your diet.

Comforting & Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup (with a hint of lemon & rosemary) from ambitiouskitchen.com on foodiekitchen.com

February 24: Comforting & Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup (with a Hint of Lemon & Rosemary)

Ambitious Kitchen

Chicken noodle soup is possibly the tastiest cure for whatever may be ailing you. This one gets a touch of sophistication and brightness from fresh rosemary and lemon juice, and we don’t hate it.

Winter Detox Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup (Slow Cooker) from littlespicejar.com on foodiecrush.com

February 25: Winter Detox Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Little Spice Jar

This vegan soup is loaded with lots of veggies and wonderful Moroccan flavors, including the super healthy, anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, and detoxifying turmeric. It’s also incredibly filling and comforting.

Clean Eating Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup from kimscravings.com on foodiecrush.com

February 26: Clean Eating Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Kim’s Cravings

This creamy and filling soup celebrates everything you love about enchiladas, but with fewer calories and carbs — win-win!

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna Soup from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

February 27: Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

FoodieCrush

Who doesn’t love seeing one of their favorite comfort food dishes get soupified? Inspired by a vegetarian lasagna, this soup is chock-full of healthy veggies and amazing Italian flavors.

 

Easy Chicken Posole Verde from gimmesomeoven.com on foodiecrush.com

February 28: Easy Chicken Posole Verde

Gimme Some Oven

This Mexican hominy stew is so simple to make, and full of awesome flavor, and we can’t decide what we love more — the spicy, aromatic chicken base, or the radish, avocado, lime, cilantro, and cotija cheese fixings!

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