This slow cooker soup is going to be your new fall favorite! It’s full of vegetables, lean protein and healthy carbs that will keep you feeling full and happy.
I am all about slow cookers when the weather starts getting cooler. Not only do you arrive home from work to a mouth-watering smell of deliciousness, but with a little bit of prep, you have a nutritious meal ready in no time! Slow cookers are perfect for making soups, cooking a roast and, one of my favorites, homemade rotisserie chicken. You just throw the ingredients in, turn it on, and voila, dinner is cookin’. I have come to love my slow cooker more than ever before, and I decided it was time to share one of my new favorite recipes with y’all.
This recipe is another addition to my fall recipe series… Which means I used some of my favorite in-season veggies, lean protein and healthy carbs, giving you a nutritious and balanced meal that you will love. When I was at the store picking out my groceries, the butternut squash caught my eye. Lately I have been eating these bad boys like they’re going out of business, mostly because they are so darn delicious. I love the nutty flavor the squash gives to my recipes, and they are so easy to prep that adding it to a recipe takes no time at all. I also picked up some carrots, kale, zucchini and bella mushrooms to complete my vegetable slow cooker soup. I also added some shredded rotisserie chicken breast (which I picked up at Costco) for some protein, and wild rice for some healthy carbs. Guys… this soup was the bomb!
Not only was it filling and easy to throw together, but it was also full of nutrients and vitamins that my body needs. Don’t believe me? Then check out these stats… Butternut Squash: low in fat, high in fiber, contains potassium and Vitamin B6, and high levels of beta-carotene (antioxidant)1 Carrots (depending on the color): contain beta and alpha carotene, Vitamin A, Lycopene (reduces the risk of certain cancers), support eye health and high in fiber2 Kale: low calorie and high in fiber, iron and Vitamin K (helps in blood clotting), filled with antioxidants, and a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calcium3 Zucchini: low calorie and high in fiber, great source of manganese and Vitamin C, supports cardiovascular health and contains Vitamin A, magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus4 Bella Mushrooms: low calorie and low fat, good source of fiber, potassium, and B Vitamins, helps lower cholesterol and maintain steady blood sugar5
Vegetables are amazing, right?! Now I see why my mom always told me to eat my veggies at dinner. I always knew they were good for me, but it’s so cool to see how our bodies use them to function and thrive.
What is your favorite vegetable? And do you have a slow cooker recipe you use all the time? Let me know in the comments below! : )
Ahhh, I love veggies. I crave them like crazy. This soup looks so good I’m going to Pin it. Thank you you for sharing!! :)
Thank you for the share!! You will love this soup, I promise.
Oh my gosh – totally trying this one! Love using a slow cooker, especially as the days become cooler, and this soup looks fantastic!
Thank you so much! This recipe is perfect for cold fall days. :)
Becca – this looks amazing! I am pinning and going to make as soon as we move and settle into the new place. Even if my husband fights me on all those vegetables! :) I love them!
Aw thanks Sarah! I’m sure he’ll love it- I promise the soup is delicious!
This looks delicious! I love soups and stews like this in the winter time
So do I! Colder weather makes me want to eat soup 24/7.
Looks great! I love rotisserie chicken!
So do I! Makes it so easy to cook weeknight meals.
This looks like the perfect Winter meal!! so good!!
Oh my goodness, yes! It’s so delicious, and perfect for cold winter nights.
Looks like a nice comfort food for cool weather.
It definitely is. Thanks for visiting!
This looks perfect for fall!! I will for sure be saving this for the future. :)
Awesome! It’s perfect for colder nights.
Delightful and delicious! Thank you, now on the list for a lunch on a colder autumn day.
Awesome! I know you will love the soup. :)
I love fall….I love my slow cooker…this recipe looks so good! Thanks!
Thank you Jennifer! You won’t regret making this recipe, that’s for sure.
I love how healthy this soup is and that it can be made in my slow cooker! Definitely trying this out!
Yes! You will love this soup, I promise!
This looks so yummy and cozy.
It definitely is! Perfect for colder nights.
This looks delicious for a chilly fall day!!
Oh yes! So yummy and warming.
This looks sooo good! OMG I can’t wait to try this this weekend – it’s the perfect cold day meal!
Thank you! It is definitely perfect for colder weather.
Soup is always a good idea in the fall. Can’t wait to try this one :)
I agree! Soup is my go-to meal when the weather is cooler.
Yum! I think even my meat loving husband would like this. Pinning this!
Definitely! That’s why I snuck in some chicken too… Because I knew my meat-loving husband would greatly appreciate it haha!
This looks really good. I’m all about soups, especially in the fall.
Me too, girl! Soup is one of my favorite meals to enjoy when the weather gets cooler.
Yum! I love using the slow cooker and I can easily make this fit my needs by leaving out the chicken. Thanks for the idea!
Awesome! I know it would be just as filling without the chicken, which is another reason I love this soup.
Oh my goodness, the apartment smelled wonderful while this soup was cooking! I know you would LOVE this recipe, too.
Awesome! It’s such an easy recipe.
I agree! I can’t wait to enjoy this on a cold winter night soon.
This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.