No, I am not kidding, these are healthy meals for the old crock-pot! I have always used my slow cooker mainly in the fall and winter, but after looking at some of these recipes, click here to see more, I believe my Crock is about to become my new best kitchen buddy! And I have to say most of these sound delicious and like they will be a fabulous way to feed my family after a long and busy day. And the best part? These meals all are contained in that slow cooker, so less dishes, too!

Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Vegetables

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 8 hours minutes


  • • 3 lb. boneless pork sirloin roast
  • • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • • 1 acorn squash
  • • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
  • • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • • 3 Tbsp. prepared horseradish
  • • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • • 1 cup chicken broth
  • • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


  1. 1. Heat oil in a heavy skillet and cook pork roast until browned on all sides, turning occasionally. This should take about 10 minutes.
  2. 2. While that's cooking, cut the acorn squash into 8 wedges and remove seeds. Do not peel.
  3. 3. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into chunks. Place squash and sweet potatoes in 6-7 quart slow cooker. Top with browned pork roast.
  4. 4. In a small bowl, mix together apple butter, horseradish, cornstarch, allspice, pepper, chicken broth, and thyme. Pour into slow cooker.
  5. 5. Cover crock-pot and cook on low for 7-9 hours until pork and vegetables are tender. 8 servings

Nutrition Information

Calories: 410

Fat: 12g

Sodium: 200 mg Vitamin A: 100% DV Vitamin C: 30% DV