When I was little my Dad used to always say that the easiest way to cook was to simply throw things into a Crockpot and simply walk away. The problem was that I had no idea what a Crockpot was but I trusted my Dad.
What my Dad failed to mention was that using a Crockpot could save me a ridiculous amount of money. Instead of buying a ton of different tools or crazy ingredients, I could find simple Crockpot recipes that worked for me, throw them in and have a couple of meals lined up.
Seriously, the Crockpot is amazing.
When I decided to jump into the keto lifestyle I was a bit worried because I wasn’t sure if I would have to give up my Crockpot!
Thankfully I didn’t and now I get to save money and lose weight at the same time.
Low Carb Crock Pot Recipes to try this week
Cooking in the Crockpot has other benefits besides losing weight and saving money.
It frees up mental space. The space in your mind that is occupied by “what am I going to cook tonight?”
I can’t tell you how freeing this is knowing that my meal is already being cooked without burning my house down.
Who knew that this simple little appliance could have such a huge impact on your daily life?
Anyways, here are 9 of my favorite keto recipes that you can make in a Crockpot.
Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Bacon & Cheese
Image credit goes to Kasey Trenum
This super simple recipes comes in at 24.7g fat due to the butter, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, and cheese.
The Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Bacon & Cheese doesn’t have any vegetables, so you can serve your favorite low-carb veggies on the side.
I think this will work well with a salad made with baby spinach.
Bonus tip – once it is cooked, top with cheese and bacon and put in the oven on broil for a few minutes. You can thank me later!
- Calories: 302
- Fats: 24.7g
- Proteins: 17.2g
- Net Carbs: 2.5g
View this recipe on Kasey Trenum: Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Bacon & Cheese
Keto Slow-Cooker Beef & Broccoli
Image credit goes to Wicked Stuffed
Trying to eat out while following a keto diet can be a bit of a nightmare. You may think you’re choosing the low-carb options, but unless you see the actual nutrition information, you will never knows. This is often because of the sauces – many sauces used in restaurant and take-out meals contain a lot of sugar.
For example, the beef and broccoli at Panda Express is 11g net carbs, and at other places it can be as high as 30g. This Keto Slow-Cooker Beef & Broccoli only has 3g net carbs, by comparison.
Serve this alone, or over cauliflower rice.
- Calories: 430
- Fats: 19g
- Proteins: 54g
- Net Carbs: 3g
View this recipe on Wicked Stuffed: Keto Slow-Cooker Beef & Broccoli
Crock Pot Chicken Lo Mein
Image credit goes to Low Carb Yum
You’ve probably noticed that I like my Asian-inspired food.I really enjoy all the complex flavors, as well as how easy the meals are to put together.
This Crock Pot Chicken Lo Mein is no different.
The secret to making it low-carb is in the noodles. Kelp Noodles, to be specific.
Kelp noodles are made by steaming edible kelp, and then making noodles from the jelly-like extract left behind. They are rich in nutrients, free of cholesterol, fat, and gluten. They have zero fat and protein, and just 1g carb per 4oz serving.
- Calories: 174
- Fats: 8.1g
- Proteins: 24.5g
- Net Carbs: 1.5g
View this recipe on Low Carb Yum: Crock Pot Chicken Lo Mein
Image credit goes to Caveman Keto
The green peppers in this recipe add nutrients, without increasing carbs like other vegetables would. Beans are commonly used in a chili, but as they are quite high in carbs, they are not included in this recipe.
There is heated debate among chili lovers if a chili without beans can still be called ‘chili’. Especially in Texas. Texas chili is also known as chili con carne. This is basically peppers with meat. Chili con carne y frijoles is peppers with meat and beans. (Bonus fun fact – beans are not allowed to be used in chili competitions.)
Ground pork is used in this Caveman Chili due to the fat content, but you could use ground beef, too.
- Calories: 492
- Fats: 35g
- Proteins: 31g
- Net Carbs: 13g
View this recipe on Caveman Keto: Caveman Chili
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup
Image credit goes to Ruled.me
Making homemade soups is one of the best reasons to own a Crock Pot. And what better soup to make than a delicious chicken soup?
This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup is reminiscent of buffalo wings. Especially when you top it with a healthy serving of blue cheese!
- Calories: 523
- Fats: 44.2g
- Proteins: 20.8g
- Net Carbs: 3.4g
View this recipe on Ruled.me: Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup
Easy Crockpot Chicken Stew
Image credit goes to Gal on a Mission
One of the reasons I love using a Crock Pot is that I can just dump the ingredients in, switch the pot on, and just leave it for the day.
This Easy Crockpot Chicken Stew is one of those recipes (except for the spinach and cream, which can be added shortly before you are ready to eat).
There is no need to dice or chop up the chicken first – place the whole chicken thigh (including the bone) in the pot. This will add even more of the chicken flavor.
- Calories: 228
- Fats: 11g
- Proteins: 23g
- Net Carbs: 6g
View this recipe on Gal on a Mission: Easy Crockpot Chicken Stew
Low Carb Pork Chops in Crockpot with Spice Rub
Image credit goes to Ketogasm
If you’ve read any of my other recipe round ups, you will know I love pork chops. I am always looking for a new way to cook them.
Apart from being delicious, pork chops have zero carbs, and per 100g serving have 22.49g protein and 4.05g fat. Cooking Low Carb Pork Chops in Crockpot with Spice Rub in olive oil adds extra fat.
This recipe doesn’t include vegetables, so you can add you favorite low carb veggies on the side. Cheesy cauliflower mash will be a great accompaniment to this recipe!
- Calories: 247
- Fats: 15g
- Proteins: 24g
- Net Carbs: 1g
View this recipe on Ketogasm: Low Carb Pork Chops in Crockpot with Spice Rub
Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Image credit goes to Peace, Love, and Low Carb
This is the kind of recipe that brings back those memories of my mom’s cooking.
The great thing about a Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew is that you don’t need to follow a specific recipe. You can make it slightly different each time (and it will always taste good!)
Just take care to stick to lower carb veggies like mushrooms and peppers.
- Calories: 235
- Fats: 15g
- Proteins: 22g
- Net Carbs: 4g
View this recipe on Peace, Love, and Low Carb: Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
Image credit goes to I Breathe I’m Hungry
You don’t need a smoker or any fancy equipment to make pulled pork. All you need is your Crock Pot and a few simple ingredients and you can be whipping up this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe in no time.
Serve with a side of roasted broccoli for a filling meal.
- Calories: 265
- Fats: 16g
- Proteins: 20g
- Net Carbs: 1g
View this recipe on I Breathe I’m Hungry: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
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