Are you looking for easy and delicious keto crockpot recipes? Here are 25 amazing keto recipe ideas you can cook for dinner tonight in your slow cooker.
Ah, the slow cooker. We all love this great invention, don’t we? After a busy day at work or running errands, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as coming home to a tasty keto crockpot recipe simmering away.
Whipping up delicious keto crockpot recipes is easy. Many different meats from pork to chicken or fish work well in your slow cooker. The low and slow cooking process means meat turns out juicy, tender, and succulent every time. The crockpot is also a great way to cook yummy soups and chilis as well as delicious side dishes.
So, if you’re wondering what’s for dinner tonight, toss one of these great keto crockpot recipes in your slow cooker for an easy meal your whole family will love. These recipes are keto, paleo, low-carb, and many can be prepped ahead. It doesn’t get much easier than this!
Easy Keto Crockpot Recipes
Soups, main dishes, and side dishes—here are the best keto recipes to make in your slow cooker. These recipes are free from dairy and gluten, making them paleo-friendly and great clean options for those with allergies or dietary preferences. And they're all easy and delicious making them perfect keto crockpot recipes for busy weekdays.
Keto Crockpot Soups
When it comes to keto crockpot recipes, soup is always a go-to option. These slow cooker soups are perfectly filling on their own, but also would taste delicious paired with a side salad or quick keto bread.
Paleo Crockpot Chicken Soup from Cook Eat Well
This is my favorite soup recipe. Some days call for a hearty, comforting bowl of delicious chicken soup. This recipe is simple to pull together and turns out perfectly every time. The combination of vegetables and herbs add the extra special flavor, making this soup an instant classic your family will love. Enjoy this soup on a cold winter day to warm you right up!
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili from The Real Food Dietitians
This delicious comforting chicken chili is made without the cream cheese seen in most keto white chicken chili recipes so it's keto and paleo-friendly. This hearty chili uses one of my favorite dairy swaps---full-fat coconut milk. Top with a little avocado or cilantro for an extra special treat.
Keto Low Carb Chili Recipe - Crockpot or Instant Pot from Wholesome Yum
This keto chili can be made in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot (in fact, many of these recipes are easily adapted to the Instant Pot for a quick and easy meal). With plenty of meat and spice, this chili will keep your whole family full and satisfied. Sometimes a high-protein, low-carb recipe is what you need for an extra energy boost. This no-bean keto crockpot recipe is also great for parties.
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup from Real Simple Good
Get your Tex-Mex fix with this delicious crockpot chicken enchilada soup. This soup is simple with chicken, peppers, and spice, but it looks especially beautiful when topped off with diced avocado. This is a low-carb, paleo, and keto-friendly recipe that can be cooked in the slow cooker OR the Instant Pot, making it a perfect option any day or night of the week.
Paleo Crockpot French Onion Soup from Paleo Gone Sassy
French onion soup is a classic dish. This version skips the topping and keeps the good stuff—the sweet and delicious onion cooked in savory beef broth. This is a perfect starter for a roasted chicken or any Julia Child inspired dish.
Crockpot Chicken Stock (Bone Broth) from Cook Eat Well
Slow cooker bone broth is another easy recipe that's so handy to have in your fridge or freezer. This crockpot chicken stock is super simple to make (use the bones from the slow cooker whole chicken below). And it's perfect for adding flavor to recipes or whipping up a quick dinner like this like this fast and easy rotisserie chicken soup.
Main Dish Keto Crockpot Recipes
Main dishes are where keto crockpot recipes really shine. You can cook all kinds of yummy protein-rich dishes in your trusty slow cooker without any effort. These dishes come together fast and are super simple. Toss them in the crockpot in the morning and enjoy a healthy dinner tonight!
Crockpot Whole Chicken from Cook Eat Well
This crockpot whole chicken recipe is one of my tried and true slow cooker recipes. A whole chicken is impressive for any dinner or get-together, it makes great leftovers, and the recipe is SO easy. This chicken turns out perfectly every single time with no fuss. Try it and I promise it will be your new favorite way to cook chicken.
Slow Cooker Sesame Beef from Keto Summit
This sesame beef is a healthy riff on a classic takeout dish. The beef cooks up fork-tender in the crockpot and the melt-in-your-mouth flavors are perfect for the whole family. Serve this slow cooker sesame beef with cauliflower rice for a perfect better-than-a-restaurant meal.
Chipotle Barbacoa from Meals Made Simple
This barbacoa recipe from Danielle Walker's Meals Made Simple is an easy crock pot dinner. It's perfect for make-ahead meals and works with beef, pork or lamb roast. Serve it up over a bed of lettuce and top it with guacamole and cilantro.
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken from One Lovely Life
Despite the name, this recipe is dairy-free (and simply scrumptious)! Butter chicken is an Indian classic also called murgh makhani. It consists of chicken in a mildly spiced sauce. In the slow cooker, this dish is absolutely divine and easy to cook. This is another great match for cauliflower rice!
Beef Short Ribs from Sugar Free Mom
The slow cooker is the secret to fall-off-the-bone, meaty, tender short ribs. If you’re looking for a bowl of comfort, enjoy these ribs over cauliflower mash. These succulent, juicy beef rib tips are so easy and delicious, everyone will love them.
Salmon with Lemon and Dill from Fit Slow Cooker Queen
Believe it or not, you can cook tender, flaky salmon in the slow cooker! In fact, using a crockpot to make this delicious gluten-free, high-protein dish, helps keep the juices and flavor locked in. Using simple ingredients—lemon and dill—make this delightful keto crockpot dinner really taste bright and fresh.
Garlicky Shrimp from Washington Post
This spicy garlic shrimp recipe from the Washington Post is a bit more hands-on than some of the other slow cooker recipes. That said, the hands-on time isn’t too extensive (adding the shrimp to poach after 30 minutes, covering and uncovering the crockpot). There’s no complicated ingredients or instructions, just perfectly cooked, succulent shrimp!
Slow Cooker Green Chile Shredded Beef Cabbage Bowl with Avocado Salsa from Kalyn's Kitchen
This deconstructed keto beef and cabbage bowl incorporates some the same flavors as everyone's favorite tacos—beef, chiles, taco seasoning—and serves them up in an easy-to-eat one bowl meal your whole family will enjoy.
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas from A Clean Bake
Chicken, peppers, and onions simmer away in the crockpot for a dinner that’s a real crowd pleaser. Serve fajita chicken over cauliflower rice or in lettuce wraps and top with guacamole. The results are unbeatable. Everyone loves fajitas and this keto recipe makes cooking up a batch a breeze.
Slow Cooker Roast Beef from Dinner then Dessert
It doesn’t get much better than roast beef, does it? There’s a reason why roast beef is everyone’s favorite holiday dinner. With a seasoned crust and juicy interior, roast beef is a great meal for a special occasion. It also makes fabulous leftovers—who doesn’t love cold roast beef?
Stuffed Peppers from Farmstead Chic
Stuffed peppers are beautiful, fun, and high in protein. The peppers look really lovely when served on a platter and the ground beef stuffing is delicious. Oregano, sea salt, and fire roasted tomatoes add plenty of flavor to the meat. These low-carb, keto-friendly stuffed peppers are great for any weeknight dinner.
Paleo Slow Cooker Pork Recipe from Paleo Flourish
Pork butt or pork shoulder are often found on sale. When you add it to a crockpot with a small amount of liquid, the seasonings infuse into the meat resulting in a juicy, tender meat that’s full of flavor. This particular recipe uses Cajun seasonings for a different take on pork. This is a great recipe for parties and get-togethers.
Crockpot Egg Roll Bowl from Officially Gluten Free
Pork, cabbage, and mushrooms come together to re-create all your favorite egg roll flavors. Cook this keto and paleo-friendly recipe in the slow cooker and enjoy it with your family after a long day. This is a perfect swap for takeout that’s much easier and healthier.
Slow Cooker Spicy Indian Beef Roast from My Heart Beets
This beef recipe has so many wonderful, warming spices with a hint of coconut. The result is a different, spicy, and comforting take on dinner. This South Indian high-protein recipe for beef will become a family favorite. This is a great keto slow cooker recipe to break from the norm.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork from Cook Eat Well
Pulled pork is a dish made for the slow cooker. The pork gets amazing flavor and texture from being cooked with a little liquid long, slow, and low. The result is delicious, flaky pulled pork we all crave. Serve this pork over a bed of greens for a delicious, flavorful Southern classic.
Slow Cooker Keto Sides and Bowls
When we think of the slow cooker, everyone thinks of soups and main dishes, but don’t forget about the yummy sides, veggies, and toppings you can cook in the crockpot. There are plenty of keto crockpot recipes to round out your meal or serve as the base for your dinner bowl.
Easy Slow Cooker Garlic Mushrooms from PaleoHacks
Mushrooms are a great low carb side dish and these delicious slow-cooked crimini mushrooms are no exception. Cooking them in the crockpot with vegetable stock, garlic, grass-fed butter (or ghee) and herbs creates a rich buttery sauce making this a stand-out side dish or topping for your steak.
Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower (Dairy-Free) from Detoxinista
When you’re making a special meal, whether it’s for the holidays or Sunday dinner, your stove fills up fast. That’s why it’s so handy to have a few trusty keto slow cooker recipes for side dishes. This dairy-free mashed cauliflower is a perfect keto-friendly stand-in for potatoes or other mashed veggies. The ingredients are simple and you won’t believe how creamy cauliflower gets.
Slow Cooked Collard Greens from Moms with Crockpots
Collard greens are a traditional Southern classic. It’s one of those dishes that’s always ready for holidays, Sunday dinners, and pot-luck get-togethers. Greens are perfect for the slow cooker because they take quite a while to soften up. Add salty, smoky bacon to really deepen the flavors. When these greens come out of the crockpot, they’ll taste melt-in-your-mouth tender and delicious.
Slow Cooker Kale with Smoked Turkey from Fit Slow Cooker Queen
Kale is another hearty green that works well in the slow cooker. After simmering for a few hours (or all day) you have a flavorful, tender dish that makes a perfect keto side dish. Smoked turkey is a welcome addition adding a healthy protein fix to this yummy side dish.
If you’re wondering what to cook for dinner tonight, dust off your slow cooker and give one of these keto crockpot recipes a try. You’ll love how easy it is to prepare dinner ahead of time. Meals turn out flavorful and delicious with almost no effort. Fall in love with your crockpot again!