What’s up, everyone? Last week, I had a few of my Insta followers ask me for keto crock pot recipe suggestions. I sent along some recipes to those people, but I figured it would be good to have a recipe roundup of my favorites on my blog, too! If you’re on keto and looking for some easy dinner ideas that don’t require a lot of cleanup, then you’ve found the right place. Bookmark this page now so you know to come back to it, and go ahead and follow me on social media to see more of my favorite recipes during the week.
Why the lack of crock pot recipes on your blog?
Ok, so it’s not that I don’t like using a crock pot, because I really do. But most of the time, I just lack the creativity to do anything special with it! I typically look to others who kick ass with crock pot recipe development for guidance, because some things just aren’t for me. But I promise I’ll try to be better so you guys have access to great recipes without having to bounce around to different websites to find what you need.
Also, am I the only one who’s still scarred by that episode of This Is Us? I won’t spoil anything for those of you who haven’t seen it, but just know that a faulty crock pot caused some serious destruction for that family. Even though the company has assured consumers that this would probably never happen, I still haven’t stopped thinking about it. Because of that, I’m very particular about what I leave plugged in when I leave home.
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Helpful tips for browsing this list
Now, I know some of these recipe sites can bog you down with ads and so many popups (listen, there’s a whole speel about adspace and affilliate links, etc, but just know that those posts are so lengthy because it helps those recipes get picked up by search engines and those creators receive more ad revenue based on the amount of ads they serve to visitors). If this is super annoying to you, I recommend that you check for a “Jump to Recipe” button at the top of the page, which will help you skip through all of the introductory stuff and get straight to the recipe. Another option, if you’re using Google Chrome to browse, is to download the Recipe Filter extension, which will overlay detected recipe cards at the top the page you’re browsing. It’s super helpful when you need to find the info quick.
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My 10 Favorite Keto Crock Pot Recipes for No-Stress Dinner Prep
We’re going to go in reverse order here, so make sure you read through all of them to get to my favorite keto crock pot recipe of all time. It’s an oldie but a goodie, because it uses simple ingredients and everyone raves about it when I make it- no exaggeration. Keto-ers and non-keto-ers rejoice for it. Let’s get into this list!
10. Slow Cooker Lemon Custard from All Day I Dream About Food
This one is so good that you’re probably never going to make lemon custard the same way again. My old go-to was on the stove, and I usually made this when I whipped up some sort of meringue or when making Diet Doctor rolls, which call for a large amount of egg whites. This custard recipe is just light and airy and really feels like a treat. It also only calls for a small amount of ingredients, which makes it pretty painless to prep, IMO. Set this up before you make dinner and you’ll have a really great post-meal sweet to finish off your night.
9. Low Carb Stuffed Pepper Soup from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Stuffed peppers are great. Soups are great. Combine the two and you’ve got a winner for sure. I really like this recipe because there are instructions to prep in the crock pot, on the stove, and in the instant pot (which you all know I absolutely love). In this recipe, Brianne swaps out the usual rice that goes in stuffed peppers for riced cauliflower, and since you can use fresh or frozen, you can either save a couple bucks at the store by buying a whole head and ricing it yourself, or save lots of time and cleanup by just buying a bag from the freezer. I’ll admit, when I began keto, I was that bitch that never bought frozen veggies. I learned over time, though, that the freezer bags last longer, are more consistent with flavor, and are usually only a little higher-priced than fresh. Either way, this recipe is a winner, and is perfect for making that transition from summer-to-fall, when you find the best deals on summer produce.
8. Crock Pot Slow Cooker Crack Chicken from WholesomeYum
I’ll admit, the first few times I tried to make crack chicken, I absolutely hated it. It was so frustrating, because this is basically a keto cult classic. But here’s the thing: I learned after a while that everyone has a different preference of how much cream cheese you put in this thing. I prefer to only use one block, because after that, it gets too thick for my liking. I need texture! I guess I prefer my chicken to be more “chicken salad” like than this written recipe calls for. And I think I’m not the only one, as a lot of the comments suggest adding broth to lighten this up just a little bit. What’s really great about this one is that you can freeze it for later! That makes it super easy to whip up a huge batch for now and avoid the cleanup when you just don’t feel like cooking a month from now.
Something else I’ve done to mix up my crack chicken recipes is throwing in a little hot sauce or dijon mustard for a little extra kick in the pants. Not quite enough to turn this into buffalo chicken dip, but just enough for a little zing.
7. Low Carb Chocolate Cake from All Day I Dream About Food
If you’ve ever tried to bake keto desserts, you know the results can be finnicky and watching the oven is just unrealistic sometimes, since life can get pretty unexpected once you put something in the oven (or is that just me?) and start your timer. I like this particular recipe because it’s easy to throw together and you can top it with a lot of different stuff so your leftovers don’t leave you bored. My favorite topping is just like the photo, a little bit of keto vanilla ice cream (Rebel is my preferred pick) and keto fudge (I just buy sugar free hersheys, the bottle lasts me forever). You can also try peanut butter, maple syrup, mint chocolate chip ice cream, fresh raspberries, whipped cream… the list goes on. Make this one totally your own.
6. Crock Pot Crustless Pizza from Recipes that Crock
Repeat after me: Crock Pot Crustless Pizza, Is The Pizza, For You And Me
There are so many keto crust options (and tbh, most of them take a lot of work to prep) out there, but if you want to save some calories and carbs, ditch the crust altogether. This recipe slaps and you can customize it with your favorite toppings. I usually prefer to eat supreme pizzas, so I throw in a few of every veggie I can get my hands on. If you like your pizza with a little bit of ranch, add some to the side when you serve it. I’m telling you, there are crustless options at delivery chains out there (bless u for the options, Marco’s), but you can save some coin by preparing this yourself.
5. Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteaks from Fit Slow Cooker Queen
This one doesn’t need much explanation. If you love a philly cheesesteak but hate the cook process (and messiness) that comes with frying all that beef, then opt for this recipe! I don’t usually add the provolone in the slow cooker. I find that the meat is hot enough when served that provolone is a better fresh add-in. These are great on Diet Doctor rolls and in lettuce wraps. Go try it now and thank me later.
4. Slow Cooker Ratatouille from Eating Bird Food
I find that a lot of slow cooker recipes can get really heavy, really fast. This is because we naturally want to keep protein sources (read: meat) from getting too dried out from overcooking and fats just add such a rich flavor. But, I think we forget that the crock pot can be used for more than just meats. I really like this recipe because it’s light and flavorful. I usually shy away from ratatouille recipes because I don’t want to fuss with layering all the veggies together and baking for forever. I do love the flavor, though, and this version takes all of the perfectionism out of it. These veggies end up so tender and it’s the perfect sidekick to a light entree (think fish or chicken) or it can be served as a vegetarian keto main.
3. CROCK POT GRAIN-FREE LOW-CARB SUGAR-FREE GRANOLA from Sugar-Free Mom
Whew, we got all the keywords in that title. This is the recipe you didn’t know you needed. If you’re tired of tossing lots of dollars at your local grocer for low carb granola (that may have some questionable sweeteners in the mix) then I suggest you give this one a try! I like to put my granola on yogurt and ice cream, but you can also just eat it by the handful. If you throw some of this in with roasted peanuts, Lily’s or ChocZero chocolate chips, (and maybe a little popcorn, as a treat), you’ve got a bomb af trail mix.
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2. Buffalo Chicken Dip from Low Carb Maven
You can use this recipe or whatever your family’s old favorite is to get a really great low carb crock pot staple. We all have our favorite variation of buffalo chicken dip, so feel free to experiment a little with the recipe to find your favorite ratio of creamy-to-spicy. I prefer mine spicier, so I add in some red pepper flakes and chili powder from time to time. I never use yogurt as a cream cheese sub, though, because that just sounds like it’s breaking some sort of law. Bring this to your tailgate party, baby showers, thanksgiving dinner, and girls night. Serve with celery sticks, sliced red peppers, low carb crackers, and even roasted pecans. I use the leftovers for quesadillas. Everyone loves a good buffalo chicken dip.
1. Mississippi Pot Roast
If you’ve never made this before, then whew lord, strap yourself in for a ride to flavortown. I only hate myself a little for saying that. Mississippi Pot Roast is everything that’s right with the world. This is best made on a day when you really have no time for prep and want to come home to something wonderful already in the crock pot. You can cook this on high if you forget to put everything in the crock pot before work, but I prefer to get this started early in the day to let all of the fat melt down into this really rich liquid. I use leftover juices on some cauliflower mash or sauteed zucchini as a side. Grab some Omega Buns (review here) and you’ve got yourself a whole meal.
I usually try to share great recipes from other creators in these roundups, but I just couldn’t find one with the same ingredients and method as mine. You can find loads of Mississippi Pot Roast recipes out there, but I hope you give this one a try first!
Wrapping it up
That was a pretty big list! I tried to give you some variety in sweet/salty/hot/savory, so I hope you feel inspired to go try these in your own crock pot. Keto crock pot meals just make me happy, because they’re super affordable and anyone can do them. They’re all pretty beginner-level recipes, which are awesome to make if you’re just starting keto and aren’t ready for the olympics of figuring out carb swaps yet.
I really hope you enjoyed this, and if you want to see more of these, let me know in the comments below.
Until next time,