If you’ve recently started the ketogenic diet, you’re probably looking for some dinner inspiration. So if you’re a set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker type, you’ll love these 16 keto-approved recipes.
If you have a slow cooker in your kitchen, you are officially set. It’s tough to beat awesome slow cooker recipes. If you can combine the slow cooker with keto then you are good to go!
You can cook anything you want. The limits of a slow cooker are endless. If you for some reason don’t have a slow cooker, you need to get one ASAP. Here’s the one I use and love.
Slow Cooker Tip: for easier cleanup I use these plastic bags that line the slow cooker and you can cook in for hours. Once you are ready to clean just remove the lining and throw it away. No scrubbing or soaking overnight, its quick and simple. I highly recommend getting them. You can find them here!
This can probably be one of the most important cooking items anybody can have in their kitchen because of their versatility. Slow cookers even work well for someone who is new to cooking or doesn’t cook all the time. Using a slow cooker gives you the ability to make healthy, delicious, home cooked meals!
I mean you can make anything like soup, meats, vegetables, desserts, can be cooked in a slow cooker.
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The recipes you are about to see in this post are simple and delicious ketogenic friendly meals. Here are 16 easy ketogenic slow cooker recipes you can’t wait to make!
Let’s Get Cooking!
1. Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Chimichurri Sauce
Found from My Natural Family
Typically on a healthy diet pork roast doesn’t come to mind right away but think again! This slow cooker pork roast is so tender and the homemade chimichurri sauce on top is bright and tangy that cut through the fatty taste. It’s insanely good!
2. Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken
Found from Against All Grain
When eating healthy spices and marinades are key. When substitute other ingredients you never want to sacrifice flavor. This moroccan chicken is full of flavor and so easy to make from scratch. Serve over cauliflower “couscous” to be keto friendly!
3. Slow Cooker Fire Roasted Shrimp Tacos
Found from Cotter Crunch
Slow cooker shrimp with fire roasted tomatoes produces delicious flavor and preserves nutrients. This recipe is perfect for meal planning or serving at a party like Taco Tuesday. Shrimp doesn’t take a long time to cook but slow cooking shrimp in sures you’ll never overcook them!
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4. Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers
Found from Everyday Maven
Sausage and peppers is a classic italian dish that is reinvented to be keto approved here. I love the spicy so I use spicy italian local sausages and crushed red pepper flakes but if you’re not crazy about the heat use traditional italian sausages are use a little crushed red pepper flakes!
5. Slow Cooker Sour Cream Enchiladas
Found from Kalyn’s Kitchen
I can eat mexican food all day everyday! Now saying that it is easy to make mexican foods healthier and this slow cooker sour cream enchilada is a perfect example of that. In the slow cooker you cook the delicious and perfectly seasoned chicken. Then you bake the low carb enchiladas in the oven to crisp them up!
6. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Found from All Day I Dream About Food
If you are craving comfort foods like spaghetti and meatballs on the ketogenic diet then you are in luck. Don’t give into your cravings unless its a low carb friendly version. You seriously can’t go wrong without this recipe!
7. Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken with Lemon Parsley Butter
Found from I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Chicken and lemon is a classic combination that you can have on the keto diet. Don’t sacrifice flavor. This lemon butter sauce is insanely good you will basically lick the bowl with this recipe!
8. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup
Found from The Flavours of Kitchen
One of the best things to make in your slow cooker is soup and/or stews. Usually it’s everyone in the pot at once and slowly cooking down to develop flavor. This slow cooker mexican chicken soup is no different and keto friendly!
9. Slow Cooker Carne Asada
Found from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
This slow cooker carne asada is insanely good. I put this low carb carne asada recipe over salad and low carb tortillas for keto approved nachos! You can make this for any party and you don’t have to feel guilty about it!
10. Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup
Found from Galona Mission
This low carb zuppa toscana soup is not only keto friendly but an easy prep recipe. Make a large batch of this soup and freeze it into portions ao you will always have restaurant quality delicious soup!
11. Slow Cooker Chuck Roast Chili
Found from The Modern Proper
Chili is perfect for the slow cooker. Using chuck roast is healthy and perfect for the keto diet! The robastic flavor is so good and is filled with lots of fresh vegetables. I love spicy spicy so I add jalapenos and green chilies! Also spicy foods help burn fat quickly!
12. Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Chicken
Found from Real Food Whole Life
Here is a succulent chicken recipe that is so juicy and only has 5 ingredients. This is an effortless dish that you can’t get enough of. This is an amazing recipe for planning your meals for the week!
13. Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Cauliflower
Found from PureWow
If you are missing comfort foods like mashed potatoes, here is a keto friendly recipe that is an amazing substitute. Start with cauliflower heads chopped up and placed into the slow cooker that you cook in vegetable broth and garlic. Treat like potatoes and once the cauliflower is cooked all the way strain and reserve some of the broth. Fold in herbs, greek yogurt (for creaminess), butter and smash in the slow cooker. You can keep it there until serving!
14. Low Carb Pizza Casserole
Found from Glue Sticks & Gum Drops
This low carb pizza casserole is crustless but still packs a lot of flavor because it’s filled with your favorite toppings (and lots of cheese). You won’t miss pizza with this low carb pizza casserole!
15. Thai Slow Cooker Zucchini Lasagna
Found from Food Faith Fitness
This ketogenic slow cooker recipe is not only freezer-friendly it’s a gluten free zucchini lasagna that has a Thai peanut twist! This keto recipe is low carb weeknight meal that you and your family will love!
16. Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde
Found from Ambitious Kitchen
This keto recipe is healthy and comforting. In the morning, start this chicken chile verde soup in the slow cooker and let the delicious smell take over your home. This low carb recipe is hartt and will keep you fuller longer! Freeze and left overs for an anytime ready made meal!
So now that you have seen all the recipes, what more could you want out of a recipe? Everyone wants something that’s easy to make but tastes like it came out of a fancy kitchen.
All you need to do is follow the instructions and you’ll see that the ease and convenience of a slow cooker is something you’ll never get tired of.
Happy Slow Cooking!
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