The Keto diet has proven to be more than just a fad. After years of keto meal plans in the spotlight, I’ve rounded up my favorite healthy keto crockpot recipes to make in the new year. And when you’re a new mom – or just a busy human in general – there is one kitchenware item that can help you save time while still delivering delicious home-cooked meals: the crockpot. In this blog, I wanted to share what happens when you marry these two subjects.
If you’ve never used a crockpot to cook, you’re really missing out! Not only does it simplify dinner time, it makes cooking in bulk easier and fills your home with delicious scents as if a professional cook lives there – and with these healthy keto crockpot meals, who’s to say you’re not one?
Since we’re entering 2020, let’s take a look at 20 of my favorite healthy keto crockpot meals that I’ll be cooking up this year.
20 Healthy Keto Crockpot Recipes
Thai Slow Cooker Zucchini Lasagna
Recipe and Photo From FoodFaithFitness.com
Keto Buffalo Chicken Soup
Recipe and Photo from Perfectketo.com
How does coming home to a hearty and healthy bowl of hot soup on a cold January night sound to you? With this amazingly easy keto crockpot recipe, that daydream can be a reality in about 6-8 hours. This particular recipe helps fight inflammation despite being tangy, creamy, and rich. Serve this in a cup or bowl with your favorite soup toppings and freeze the leftovers for later.
Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin
Recipe and Photo from WonkyWonderful.com
This delicious pork tenderloin crockpot recipe I found on Delish.com is not only keto, but paleo and whole 30 approved as well! I highly recommend strictly following the recipe here and using the balsamic blackberry sauce. This sweet and salty combo will satisfy all of your keto crockpot meal cravings.
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
I’m certain you’ve seen this recipe repinned over and over and over on Pinterest. There’s a reason: it’s addictive. As healthy keto crockpot recipes go, this one is pretty rich, but it’s too good to not share! Don’t worry, each 5.5 ounce serving is only 346 calories, so you can save yourself the guilt trip even if you have a little extra.
Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup
This classic Zuppa Toscana soup recipe can be easily simmered in the crockpot for multiple servings. With a creamy broth base and plenty of protein with ingredients like sausage and kale, this recipe has been modified to be keto friendly while still keeping it’s rich flavors.
Slow Cooker Low-Carb Beef Short Ribs
Recipe and Photo from SugarFreeMom.com
I’m pretty sure keto meals like this can cure any winter blues. It’s no wonder it was listed as one of the top healthy keto crockpot meals on WomensHealthMagazine.com. Serve these tender short ribs over mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes to keep it keto – you won’t be able to tell a difference!
Crockpot Whole Chicken Recipe With Garlic Herb Butter
Recipe and Photo from WholesomeYum.com
Who knew you could cook a whole chicken in a crockpot? This will quickly become your favorite way to cook chicken after seeing how juicy and tender it becomes. Top your chicken with a garlic herb butter and you’ve got yourself a tasty and healthy keto crockpot meal.
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
Photo and Recipe from MyModernCookery.com
Spaghetti squash is a delicious but often overlooked low carb option when you’re looking to fill your carb void. It’s very filling and flavorful. Paired with a parmesan topping, you’ll have a buttery, sweet, and savory main dish full of veggie servings.
Lemon Crockpot Cake
Recipe and photo from LowCarbYum.com
Life just isn’t fun without dessert. This lemony cake is easy to make and you can set it and forget it. Nice and sweet without tons of sugar, you’ll be making this over and over again for family gatherings or a special occasion treat.
Keto Crockpot Beef Stroganoff
Recipe and photo from KetoSummit.com
Beef stroganoff is traditionally served over a ton of noodles. Lucky for you, I found a delicious keto version! This dish is packed with protein and still delivers that home-cooked flavor.
Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Recipe and photo from Thatlowcarblife.com
You don’t have to skip Taco Tuesday with this low carb fajita recipe! A carb-less twist on the classic tex-mex dish, these fajitas are juicy and filled with dynamic flavors. You won’t even miss the tortillas after making this slow cooker version.
Crockpot Crustless Pizza Recipe
Recipe and photo from momswithcrockpots.com
The number one thing people miss when they’re on a keto diet – or any diet, really – is pizza. There are a ton of amazing recipes that ditch the crust and give you only the ingredients you need to satisfy that pizza flavor. So leave the guilt behind and dig in to this crustless crockpot pizza dinner!
Keto Crockpot Chili
Recipe and photo from thehealthcreative.com
Crockpots and chilis were basically made for each other. If you’re looking for a hearty chili that applies your keto diet, this is a recipe you nerd to save. The best part? Topping your chili with avocado, cheese, and sour cream for added protein and flavor.
Slow Cooker Keto Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Recipe and photo from sugarfreemom.com
Crockpot meals aren’t just for dinner! This breakfast recipe is a crowd pleaser all while being keto friendly. You can make this for a sleepy Saturday or on a holiday morning when serving guests.
Autumn Beef and Vegetable Stew
Recipe and photo from Ketodietapp.com
Autumn-themed or not, this beef and vegetable stew is perfect for any chilly night. With big, chunky meat and vegetables and that slow cooked flavor, you’ll feel like you’re eating grandma’s homemade recipe.
Low Carb Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake
Recipe and photo from Alldayidreamaboutfood.com
Another dessert option I couldn’t pass up was this chocolate cake. I can’t believe how easy it was to make in a crockpot! This recipe changes the dessert game and will have everyone asking for seconds. And with the low carb ingredients, I’d say it’s quite alright to have a second serving.
Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Cauliflower
Recipe and photo from mealpreponfleek.com
Going keto can be difficult for the carb-obsessed individual. Something most people miss is a good serving of mashed potatoes. To satisfy that craving, all you have to do is swap out potatoes for cauliflower – you can barely tell a difference! And with the flavors in this dish, you’ll have a classic recipe to have as a side dish or even on its own.
Crock Pot Meatball Parmesan
Recipe and photo from RecipesThatCrock.com
Meatballs are a must on the keto diet. They can be hard to get right, but, with this crockpot friendly recipe, you’ll have a tasty serving of parmesan-covered meatballs that have been sizzled to perfection.
Slow Cooker Asian Pot Roast
Recipe and photo from KetoSummit.com
The unique flavors in this recipe will be a welcomed break from your typical keto meals. Cooked low and slow, this Asian Pot Roast is a tender serving of beef with an addictive au jus that you’ll want to pour on all of your side dishes.
Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Chowder
Recipe and photo from peaceloveandlowcarb.com
Bacon is the best thing about keto diets in my opinion. And since chowders are usually too carb-heavy for a keto diet, this recipe that combines keto’s favorite topping in a chowder base is a must-try!
These easy and healthy keto crockpot recipes are just the tip of the iceberg. Going keto is a great way to keep a balanced diet without sacrificing any fun or flavor. Have you tried any of these recipes before? Have a spin on one of the healthy keto crockpot meals listed here you want to share? Let me know! And check out these other amazing keto recipes for more dinner inspiration.
What are your favorite healthy keto crockpot recipes? Let me know in a comment below!