What’s the most challenging piece of your diet? I’d be willing to bet boredom. When you’re eating on a specific diet, it can be easy to get bored with your food.
Experimenting with new, fun recipes is a great way to avoid boredom and stick with your plan! This list is filled with high protein, low carb slow cooker recipes that are sure to mix up your dinner situation.
I chose keto crockpot recipes because they tend to be easiest and can be prepared in the morning, and are ready to eat by the time dinner rolls around with little to no effort.
None of these recipes skip on flavor and prove that you can eat keto and low carb and still enjoy your food!
There’s a wide array of options here, so make sure you scroll all the way to the end. Most of these recipes are family-friendly, ensuring you won’t have to make separate meals for yourself and your loved ones.
1. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cacciatore is one of those dishes that makes me feel like I’m eating a homecooked meal in Italy.
I like to serve this dish with pasta or a low carb option, zucchini noodles, and top it with some parmesan.
The secret here is balsamic vinegar. It adds a twang but also some sweetness that makes this recipe.
You can swap out the chicken breasts for boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Serve this over-baked spaghetti squash, and you won’t even miss the pasta!
2. Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip
This keto-friendly dip is sure to spice up your next party! This dish captures the flavors from hot wings with blue cheese dip.
Not a fan of blue cheese? Use cream cheese instead. Don’t skip the Franks RedHot, though! It’s a hot sauce that can be found at almost any grocery store and provides a perfectly balanced spice.
This dip is stretchy, creamy, and hot. Make it for game day, or take it to your next potluck!
3. Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
These chicken fajitas will not disappoint, and they are insanely easy! They are creamy and tangy with the addition of cream cheese, and the spice mixture brings a load of flavor.
I like to top these with sour cream and avocado. If you like a spicy kick, add in a diced jalapeno with the bell peppers.
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4. Crockpot Keto Taco Casserole
I’m not sure why putting things in casserole form is so tasty, but it marries the flavors together so wonderfully.
I love a casserole! Not to mention it makes the process of cooking much easier. This taco casserole is the perfect weeknight dinner.
Make sure to prepare extras as this dish reheats well and is great for lunch leftovers. Layout a whole spread of taco toppings like lettuce, sour cream, salsa, and cheese so everyone can make their own taco bowls!
5. Crockpot Meatball Parmesan
If you’ve had chicken parmesan, you’ll be familiar with the flavors of this dish.
Instead of taking the time to bread and fry chicken, you make meatballs and cook them in a delectable tomato sauce and top them with all the cheese.
Sneak in vegetables by serving this over zucchini noodles or hearts of palm.
Pro-tip: these meatballs are also great to freeze for quick dinners to have on hand. Toss the frozen meatballs in the crockpot with jarred marinara and cook low and slow!
6. Crockpot Crack Chicken
This crack chicken recipe is aptly named. It is addicting! It’s become one of my favorite keto summer crockpot recipes because it’s perfect for a potluck or picnic party.
Bring this with some chips and a vegetable tray, and you have the perfect handheld snack. To up the flavor, swap out the dried herbs for fresh ones!
The best part about this recipe is it’s a great base. You can put it on a sandwich, with crackers, raw veggies, or even in a tortilla. It’s an all-around crowd-pleaser.
7. Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas
I always shoot for recipes that have fewer ingredients, and for that reason, this recipe is always in rotation in my home! It only has seven ingredients, and most of them I almost always have on hand.
You can serve this with corn or flour tortillas, and for those limiting carb-heavy foods, serve with cauliflower rice.
The fajita seasoning blend really makes this recipe stand out! Buy a premade seasoning blend or follow the attached recipe in this blog, and make it in a large batch for future uses!
8. Slow-Cooker Meatballs and Zoodles
Just because you’re eating on a keto or paleo diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all your favorite dishes.
This recipe gives you a great option for spaghetti and meatballs that uses zucchini instead of traditional pasta.
I recommend using ground beef – it results in one of the most flavorful keto crockpot recipes with ground beef! It calls for crushed tomatoes, but feel free to use canned diced tomatoes or tomato sauce if that’s what you have. Don’t skip the fresh garlic, though. It’s the secret!
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9. Keto Beef Short Ribs
Short ribs are a high-quality cut of meat many are intimidated to cook at home, but it’s one of my favorites.
They cook down to be extremely tender, and the flavor is scrumptious. This recipe combines other umami-filled ingredients like Worcestershire to make a warm, comforting dish.
I recommend serving this with roasted vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower.
You want something to sop up the amazing sauce that the short ribs cook in. This recipe is so delicious it belongs in a keto slow cooker cookbook!
10. Crockpot Picadillo
Picadillo is one of those special dishes that combine flavors that mesh beautifully together.
The olives are briny and add a hit of acid that’s delightful. I also like to add a couple of tablespoons of capers to up the acid.
If you don’t like cilantro, you can substitute parsley in its place. I like to serve this with rice or a low-carb rice alternative.
You can also serve this with a large, veggie-filled salad.
11. Italian Pulled Pork Ragu
It’s hard to beat the flavors in a pulled pork. This recipe takes pulled pork and stews it in a luscious tomato and pepper-based sauce with plenty of fresh herbs.
It’s garlicky and umami-filled, and the sauce is perfect for soaking into mashed cauliflower.
Another option is to serve this over roasted eggplant, which is creamy and goes perfect with the flavors in this recipe. This dish is sure to leave you filled and satisfied!
12. Slow Cooker Stuffed Taco Peppers
This recipe is great to have in your rotation because it’s a fun twist on taco flavors. It’s cheesy, spicy, and the peppers come out tender.
While this recipe calls for turkey, you can easily make it plant-based. Sub tofu for the turkey, and you have one of the most delicious vegetarian keto crockpot recipes!
Make this recipe in place of tacos, and you’ll have a low-carb, keto recipe that the whole family will enjoy.
13. Keto Chicken Stew
This chicken stew is unlike any chicken stew you’ve had before. It’s creamy and filled with delicious herbs.
It’s also packed with nutrient-rich veggies like spinach, carrots, and celery. If you are avoiding dairy, use coconut cream in place of heavy cream.
This stew is comforting and is rich while still being low carb and keto. Make this when fall weather starts to creep in, and you begin to pull out those sweaters for the cooler months!
14. Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde
This recipe is packed with protein and a lot of flavors! It’s spicy but still has a great level of acidity that keeps you coming back for more.
The chicken stews in the delicious salsa-like green chile and breaks down to a delicious shredded, tender result.
I recommend looking for canned Hatch green chiles for this recipe. It makes it special. If you aren’t worried about carbs, add some large, diced potatoes to the crockpot, and you’ll have a delicious green chile stew!
15. Thai Slow Cooker Zucchini Lasagna
Who knew combining Thai flavors with an Italian lasagna would be so delicious?
This recipe may sound odd, but it’s a hit in my home! The peanut butter, fresh ginger, and soy sauce make this recipe unique.
The ricotta adds a richness and fatty flavor to all the Asian flavors. This recipe takes a little more time than many others on this list, but it’s worth it. Top with roasted peanuts and cilantro for a crunch and freshness!
16. Crockpot Chicken Fajita Soup
This is one of my all-time top keto crockpot recipes with chicken! Chicken fajitas are my favorite thing to order at a Mexican restaurant, and this recipe captures those delicious flavors but is a lot easier and healthier!
You can use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breast here for a cheaper option.
Top this recipe with your favorite fajita toppings like cilantro, guacamole, fresh jalapenos, and sour cream! If you aren’t eating keto, enjoy this with warm flour tortillas.
17. Keto Pork Carnitas Bowls
These keto carnitas bowls are a great meal prep option! You can prepare a large batch and portion out for multiple days.
To make it even easier, use frozen cauliflower rice to speed things up. Don’t skip the orange juice! OJ is the secret ingredient to great carnitas.
If you’re using fresh-squeezed, throw that orange peel in there too, and fish it out before serving. Serve with traditional toppings like cilantro, cabbage, and chopped onion.
18. Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers
Sausage and peppers are some of those classic combinations that never get old.
This recipe can be thrown together in practically no time. It’s super easy, and my whole family loves it every time I make it.
Use any of your favorite sausages here. Any of them will work. The spicier the sausage, the fewer red pepper flakes you need to add.
You can also use any colored peppers you prefer. This recipe is best served with some grain or grain alternative or creamy cauliflower.
19. Crockpot Fire-Roasted Shrimp Tacos
Shrimp tacos always make me feel like I’m sitting on a Mexican coast enjoying fresh seafood, and this recipe is no different!
Using fire-roasted tomatoes gives them that “roasted over a campfire” flavor.
Serve these with your favorite paleo-friendly tortillas and chopped green onion, jalapeno, and spicy mayo.
This is a great alternative if you’re tired of having the same old pork or chicken tacos. It can spice up your taco rotation, and everyone should have tacos in their dinner rotation!
20. Paleo Pork Roast with Chimichurri
If you haven’t had chimichurri before, make this recipe! Now! Chimichurri is one of my favorite sauces. It’s herbaceous, spicy, and fresh. It adds a load of flavor to any dish, and it should be a part of any kitchen rotation.
It takes this already delicious roasted pork and veggies to the next level!
This recipe uses carrots as roasted vegetables but tosses whatever vegetables you like.
I prefer to use brussels sprouts and cauliflower. This dish will impress anyone you make it for!
21. Crockpot Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
If you’re looking for a recipe you can make for yourself that your kiddos will love, this one is for you!
This has become one of my most made kid-friendly keto crockpot recipes. Can you go wrong with cheese-stuffed meatballs?
Nope! This isn’t just a recipe that kids will enjoy. Adults will find it great too.
The secret to the recipe is the stretchy fontina that fills each meatball. Can’t find fontina? Don’t worry. Mozzarella will work just as well. These meatballs get cooked in a delicious tomato sauce that your whole family will gobble up.
22. Slow Cooker Paleo Ranch Chicken
Is there a better pairing than ranch and chicken? Probably not. Let’s be honest. Ranch goes great with everything.
This recipe uses broccoli, so you don’t need to worry about fixing a vegetable side. My tip? Mix in some sour cream to the mayonnaise for a more complex flavor!
If you don’t have shallots, don’t make a special trip to the store. Just use a yellow or white onion instead. Make plenty of the ranch seasoning so you can use it in other recipes!
23. Slow Cooker Pork Stew with Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms are somewhat peculiar little fungus, but they are superb! They have a tender texture but a fabulous earthy flavor.
They can be difficult to find during certain seasons, so feel free to use button mushrooms if that’s all you can find.
What makes this recipe is the mustard and capers. They add a flavor you won’t find in other pork stews. The coconut milk leaves you with a creamy stew that will warm you up and keep you full.
24. Crockpot Mexican Chicken Soup
I love when a recipe includes nutritional information and is a balanced meal. This Mexican chicken soup is the perfect example of one of the easiest keto crockpot recipes with macros.
The best part about this dish? It’s only four ingredients! Use your favorite salsa to braise the chicken in and top with your favorite cheeses.
I like to top this soup with shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, and diced onions. Make this recipe on a cold fall afternoon, as it’s sure to warm you up!
24 Best Keto Crockpot Recipes
- 1. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
- 2. Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 3. Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
- 4. Crockpot Keto Taco Casserole
- 5. Crockpot Meatball Parmesan
- 6. Crockpot Crack Chicken
- 7. Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas
- 8. Slow-Cooker Meatballs and Zoodles
- 9. Keto Beef Short Ribs
- 10. Crockpot Picadillo
- 11. Italian Pulled Pork Ragu
- 12. Slow Cooker Stuffed Taco Peppers
- 13. Keto Chicken Stew
- 14. Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde
- 15. Thai Slow Cooker Zucchini Lasagna
- 16. Crockpot Chicken Fajita Soup
- 17. Keto Pork Carnitas Bowls
- 18. Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers
- 19. Crockpot Fire-Roasted Shrimp Tacos
- 20. Paleo Pork Roast with Chimichurri
- 21. Crockpot Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
- 22. Slow Cooker Paleo Ranch Chicken
- 23. Slow Cooker Pork Stew with Oyster Mushrooms
- 24. Crockpot Mexican Chicken Soup
- Choose your favorite keto crockpot dish!
- Prepare ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready in 30 minutes or less!