If you struggle to find time to cook for yourself and your family (who doesn’t?) then you probably don’t have a Crockpot in your life! If you have ever used a slow cooker, you know just how much time can be saved and just how delicious the meals can be.
I really don’t know what I would do without mine, it’s probably the most essential piece of equipment I have in my kitchen. You can even batch prepare some meals ahead of time and freeze them, and then in the morning dump them into your Crockpot. This way during the week you can have fresh hot dinners already made for you when you get home.
Instant hero status!
Not only are slow cookers really simple to use, they also make your meals taste waaayyy better than they would have without one. Basically all the juices from whatever you’re cooking get to hang out and meld together. And since they’re cooking low and slow with a lid on, all the juices stay in the pot. This make everything come out super tender and never dry!
Easy Slow Cooker Recipes
There are so many great keto crockpot recipes it’s pretty crazy, and if you are trying to eat better and healthier there is no excuse not to use one.
Below I’ve complied a list of really tasty Ketogenic approved slow cooker recipes. What’s great about the keto diet is that you can still eat lots of your favorite foods and satisfying meals.
So it’s a complete win-win; slow cookers are super easy to use. Just put in the ingredients and set the time. Your super tasty and healthy food is ready when you are. You can even buy slow cooker liners if you really want to make clean up easy.
These recipes may be keto friendly but they may not get you to your macros. Make sure you have some Fat Bombs prepared and you are good to go.
I love Pulled Pork. There, I said it! Pulled pork is always welcome on my plate and you won’t find many people who don’t like it, unless they are vegetarian/vegan. This pulled pork recipe also includes a sauce, and I don’t know about you but the sauce is really what makes pulled pork stand out.
You shouldn’t really have to add very much to this dish, maybe a salad or crunchy slaw would be a great side dish. Or, just enjoy by itself! It’s made in a crockpot so I guarantee this dish will have maximum flavor.
Net Carbs: 3.2g
Pork Roast is a super filling dish that I think really tastes great. This one comes with a chimmichurri sauce that really enhances the flavor even more. What’s awesome about this recipe is you can use cheaper cuts of pork that would otherwise be hard to cook, and you can make them amazing. Throw in some vegetables and you have a wonderful meal that can satisfy any family!
Net Carbs: 4.4g
This looks so good! I haven’t tried this one yet, but I think I need to! I’m a huge fan of Mexican food and since I don’t eat rice and beans anymore, it can be kinda hard for me to get in on all that flavor. Luckily there is this recipe which is a Chipotle copy cat. If you like Chipotle, you will have to check this one out!
If you’ve never had barbocoa before it’s basically just meat (beef usually) that is marinaded and slow cooked to really lock in all the flavors that the spices have. This is a perfect keto crockpot recipe.
Bonus points for Guacamole!
Net Carbs: 1g
This creamy buffalo chicken dish will really fill you up, but what’s great about keto is you can eat this and still lose weight and feel great! Your best friend cauliflower is in this dish to deliver some tasty texture and fiber.
This recipe is ready in only a few minutes. After you get home, you add the dairy ingredients, the sauce and cream cheese. Cheese and dairy products in general don’t do very well in a crockpot or slowcooker so it’s just a little extra work, but once you get to eat this masterpiece then you will know it’s so worth it.
Net Carbs: 5.4g
Sometimes you just need some curry in your life. That’s when this recipe comes into play. Tikka masala is bursting with spices and flavor. I know not every one likes curry, and that fine. But sometimes it’s awesome to be able to warm up on a cold day with curry. Strangely, it’s also great on a hot day… I’m not sure why!
Letting all the spices like ginger and smoked paprika blend together in the crockpot for hours is really something magical. Don’t forget the cilantro and cauliflower rice for a complete meal you can easily eat for lunch the next day!
Net Carbs: 5.8g
Chili and slow cookers go hand n’ hand, so how do you make chili without the carbs? Make Chili con carne. If you have the right ingredients and a slow cooker, you won’t even miss the beans. Seriously, check out this recipe for some comfort food. And… as you know, sour cream and cheese are great toppers for chili!
Chili is really easy to freeze and reheat for leftovers. So you will be eating at least twice and only cooking once. The only catch is that you will want to brown the beef in a skillet first before you add it to the crockpot. But that’s all!
Net Carbs: 4.7g
Not only can you have lasagna, but you get to make it in a crockpot…lucky you. Lasagna for me is the ultimate comfort food. It reminds me of my grandma’s house and was my favorite growing up. I really can’t ever get enough! Instead of traditional lasagna noodle, you are gonna use slices of zucchini! It brings a whole new meaning to zucchini lasagna!
This recipe is a paleo recipe and they use some honey but you can just omit that to reduce the carbs even further.
Net Carbs: 15.9g (Omit Honey for less)
This is a breakfast dish but you can eat it any time you want. That’s right! Eat it for lunch, dinner or at 3am… it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that it’s tasty and easy to make!
Just dump in your vegetables and sausage and them cover them with the beaten eggs. Done.
This would be a great way to feed a lot of people. Since cooking eggs can require constant attention, this is a great way to free up your time for better things.
Net Carbs: 4.21g
I’m always looking for new ways to try chicken and this looks so good. Kind of a Mediterranean inspired vibe here. Chicken thighs make this a budget friendly option, but you can use pork tenderloin or chicken breast if you like. You might be noticing some cauliflower rice making a nice bed for that chicken to rest on, and you are probably gonna see that a lot while eating a ketogenic diet.
Net Carbs: 4g
This is definitely some fall/winter comfort food! But with your crockpot rocking out while you’re out being busy, you know that you will have an amazing flavor-packed meal when you are hungry. Chowder is one of the foods I miss the most but this keto crockpot recipe doesn’t have any potato or flour in it, so we’re good to go.
Net Carbs: 5.75g
Slow cooked pork of any kind is going to be a winner in my book. This Pork Adobado is another fantastic variation on this theme. You are going to want to taste the chilies separately to bring out the full flavor profile. That’s right, I said flavor profile.
The recipes says to trim the fat off the pork, but I would leave it on. You are on a high fat diet after all!
Net Carbs: 4g
Cheese stuffed meat balls. You really gotta love this diet! Weight loss, mental clarity and feeling better… and you can still eat cheese stuffed meat balls! It’s a crazy world we live in. I’m sure these wouldn’t last long but they would make great leftovers or a lunch.
Net Carbs: 3.9g
This mouth watering dish is just bursting with flavor! (I’m kinda hungry after writing this article btw). Garlic and lime really are gonna take the flavor up to the next level, and don’t forget the smoky chipoltle powder. My mouth is definitely watering just thinking about it.
You will need a food processor to make the sauce, but after it’s blended up, all you have to do is add the chicken to your crockpot, cover it in the sauce, put the lid on and wait. Waiting is gonna be the hardest part with this meal.
If You Need More time in your Life… Get a Crockpot
Seriously you are busy enough. you don’t need to add more stress by starting a diet that is going to take some getting used to. These keto crockpot recipes are easy and are sure to help satisfy even picky eaters!