We’ve been scouring the internet for the best ketogenic crockpot recipes, and this giant list is the culmination of our hard work. All the recipes are Paleo, low-carb, keto, and can be made in your favorite crockpot or slow cooker.
One of the toughest things about any diet is sticking to it, and the easier your meal prep is, the more likely you won’t fall off the wagon. That’s why meals cooked in the crockpot (AKA slow cooker) is one of our favorite recommendations for those starting a ketogenic diet. Prep time is usually super fast (many recipes require you just to dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker), and then you can leave the slow cooker to do its thing while you go to work, go to sleep, or go play with your kids. Your house will be filled with delicious aromas when you return. And your plate will be filled with nutritious tender meats and/or vegetables.
We know it’s tough browsing through a giant list of recipes, so we’ve tried to group all of these ketogenic crockpot recipes by meat type – use our handy table of contents below to jump straight to a specific category. Or click on the green button below and we’ll email you this entire list of ketogenic crockpot recipes as an interactive PDFa.
Just one word of caution before you get started. The amount of carbohydrates each person can eat on a ketogenic diet and still stay in nutritional ketosis will vary. So, while some people may be able to eat an apple and still stay in ketosis, other people won’t. So, please experiment and see what your tolerance levels are. Many of the recipes contain ingredients like onions, tomatoes, carrots that are fairly low in carbs, but if you eat too much of them, they could still kick some people out of ketosis. If you need to stay lower in carbs, then pick recipes that don’t include those ingredients or else decease the amount you add into the recipe.
Who says you can make pasta on a Paleo diet! There are tons of different ways to cook pasta on Paleo, and I’ve tried this recipe with both shirataki noodles and with cucumber noodles. You can also use spaghetti squash, kelp noodles, or shredded zucchinis.
So, if you don’t have much time for dinner, then give this easy Paleo spaghetti recipe a try – it’s also low carb and keto-friendly!
As the summer approaches, firing up the grill is an excellent option for creating fast and delicious meals. These grilled chicken skewers are easy to make and the garlic sauce is simply delicious with it.
Pasta was one of my staples during college. You just boil some pasta and dump some store-bought tomato sauce on top and dinner was ready. It was fast, easy, and quite delicious. Just not very healthy…
Then I realized I could recreate the same meal almost as quickly but with low carb, ketogenic, and Paleo ingredients!
There are tons of different ways to create Paleo pasta – from shirataki noodles, to cucumber noodles, to spiralized zucchini, to sweet potato noodles, to even using Paleo flours to roll out noodles of your own. And as for the tomato sauce, well that’s pretty easy too especially with some fresh basil leaves, which you can grow in a pot on your kitchen window sill.
And to make this recipe even more tasty and to add in some healthy fats, I added coconut milk into the tomato sauce.
So, next time you’re strapped for time to make dinner, try this creamy Paleo pasta recipe – it takes just 25 minutes from start to finish.
I often forget just how refreshing and delicious peaches are, and they are fantastic in smoothies like this one. The avocado and nuts in this recipe also add in more fat to slow the absorption of the sugars. And if you want to add in some extra protein after your workout, choose a whey protein powder that doesn’t have added ingredients like this one.
This veggie kugel recipe is from The New Yiddish Kitchen by Jennifer Robins and Simone Miller.
I have to admit, I googled what kugel was. Despite being friends with many Jewish people and having eaten at a variety of kosher restaurants in NYC, I had never had a kugel.
So, if you’re also wondering, a kugel is a baked casserole-type dish. And the name actually refers to the round shape that kugels typically used to be. There can actually be sweet and savory kugel dishes, but this paleo kugel recipe is a savory one with sauteed veggies. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it whether you’re Jewish or not.
“Everybody loves banana nut muffins.”
LOL – that’s what Jeremy said when I asked him what he liked about them. So, with that, how could you fail to enjoy this healthier version that’s made with delicious spices and sweetened with a tad of raw honey as well as the bananas.
Enjoy these Paleo banana nut muffins warm for a soft muffin texture with a nutty crunch. Personally, I like them with a cup of black tea for an afternoon snack.
I know some of you are into CrossFit, HIIT, Spartan racing, weight-lifting, and various other intense forms of exercise – so I came up with this raw egg shake especially for you – it’s packed with protein, fat, a small amount of carbohydrates, and a dash of caffeine (which you can omit if you prefer).
As always, when making anything with raw eggs, be careful of food safety – I would wash the egg shells and then wash my hands after cracking the eggs. I would also make sure to use very fresh eggs, and I wouldn’t use any cracked or dirty eggs. I know I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to food safety, but I really hate food poisoning so that little bit of extra effort seems worth it to me.
This paleo smoothie is seriously delicious. Enjoy for an easy and fast breakfast or brunch meal. I like adding coconut oil to the smoothie to help slow the digestion of the sugars in the fruits and carrots. Coconut oil will also help you to stay full for longer.
These make for a fantastic savory Paleo breakfast. And what’s even better is you can make these muffins in advance and heat one or two up in the morning as a quick meal. Or take them with you as a snack.
I used lemon thyme as the herb in this Paleo breakfast muffin recipe, but you can switch that with another herb of your choice – rosemary, Italian seasoning, chili pepper flakes could all work well.
This breakfast muffin recipe is also ketogenic-friendly and low carb, so it’s a great way to start your day.
My friend was telling about an amazing vietnamese avocado shake and so I had to look it up and make one!
Sinh To Bo is a pretty easy, but it is traditionally made with sweetened condensed milk, making it not very Paleo or healthy.
My Paleo version of this delicious drink cuts down on the sugar and uses coconut milk instead. I hope you enjoy it!
If you’re a fan of smoothies, but not a fan of eating meat, then this is a great recipe for getting more protein into your diet. The raw egg makes the smoothie super creamy (it’s as if you added in cream!).
The idea for this recipe came to me after seeing Mark’s Primal Egg Coffee which uses raw egg yolks to make coffee creamy and nutritious.
Note: Always make sure your eggs are fresh!
This delicious Paleo doughnut recipe is from Elizabeth Barbone’s new book, World’s Easiest Paleo Baking. (You can read our review of the book here). Her book is filled with absolutely amazing Paleo desserts, breads, and snacks, and all of them are really simple to make. So, if you’re looking to do some baking with Paleo flours, then check out this new cookbook – you can get the book from Amazon here.
This is an easy breakfast “granola” recipe, and it’s great if you’re looking to go sugar-free or on a ketogenic diet. You can also make a large batch of this ketogenic granola recipe in advance and eat it in the mornings like you would with other granola (except this recipe doesn’t contain oats).
And if you’re wondering why oats are not Paleo, then check out this article.
Kaylie Johnson is a teenage home chef and is author at Joyful Bite. She has fallen in love with the beauty of whole foods and the paleo lifestyle as she has walked out of auto-immune health disorders and into vibrant health! Creating healthy paleo dishes is one of her passions and she’s thrilled to share this love of holistic health and good food with others! You can learn more about Kaylie here. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.