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It’s always sad to see summer come to an end, but you better believe that my Crockpot comes out on September 1st every year! Even if it’s still 95 degrees outside, I’m slow cooking something! While I do indulge from time-to-time, especially if I’m on vacation, we mostly stick to a low carb or keto diet at home. I’ve found that it really helps with my anxiety — and my waistline! As such, I’m always on the hunt for keto slow cooker recipes!
If you’ve also adopted a healthier lifestyle, this is a great time of year to try new hearty, low carb, high fat slow cooker meals. They tend to be very filling and really delicious. Plus, I’m always thrilled when six o’clock rolls around and dinner is ready and waiting. With six kids, the evenings can be a real scramble!
While we always tweak anything we make, here are some of our favorite keto slow cooker recipes. I’ve also found that, through a little trial and error, you can make these work beautifully in an Instant Pot too! Give these a try and let us know what you think!
Mexican Low Carb Crockpot Chicken Soup
It’s so tasty and rich that you won’t believe it uses just four ingredients! On the side, I like to serve a big, green salad with thinly sliced jalapeño peppers and red onions.
Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken
While this Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken recipe doesn’t explicitly claim to be a keto slow cooker recipe, it does come in at 5g net carbs a serving, so it probably qualifies! Always check the macros and nutritional details for yourself, though!
I’m a huge fan of balsamic vinegar, so I love this! While this recipe recommends serving the chicken over angel hair pasta, you could substitute for spaghetti squash and it will still be every bit as yummy!
Easy Crockpot Chicken Stew
We really love a nice creamy Crockpot Chicken Stew on those cooler days of the year. While this one is great, it can be a little on the thin side like most keto soups (because there’s no flour to thicken it!).
If you’re cool with xantham gum, you can play around and find the ideal amount to add thickness. I happen to hate the taste of it, so I use a little cheese to thicken mine instead. Just add to the pot in the last 30 minutes and voila!
Autumn Beef and Vegetable Stew
Okay, truth time! A year ago, I would have never tried this keto slow cooker recipe for Autumn Beef and Vegetable Stew. The idea of eating zucchini and/or rutabaga would have been too much for me to overcome.
We still don’t love zucchini (even though cucumbers and pickles are fine – go figure!), but rutabaga has been a revelation. We absolutely love it!
Slow Cooker Low Carb Zuppa Toscana
Here’s another example of a meal that I would have never tried before going keto! This Slow Cooker Low Carb Zuppa Toscana will have you thinking you’re at Olive Garden, but I would have avoided it like the plague because of the cauliflower and kale.
People say that following a low carb, high fat diet limits your food options, but we’ve found that it’s actually expanded them. This soup is great, and if you try it, we hope you’ll enjoy it!
Slow Cooker Carne Asada
Meat, meat, meat, meat! Yes, it’s absolutely possible to eat a keto diet and be a vegetarian, but the eating style is mostly associated with consuming large quantities of meat. This Slow Cooker Carne Asada is perfect for those days when your belly is craving beef!
While this isn’t the lowest carb recipe, it’s tasty and works for those days when you have a little wiggle room in your macros. We have a fish allergy in the house, so instead of fish sauce, we use soy sauce and it works perfectly!
Low Carb Slow Cooker Meatballs
This recipe for Low Carb Slow Cooker Meatballs is fantastic. The meatballs come out lush, rich, and tender they will absolutely blow your mind. We can’t wait to eat these at our next Super Bowl Sunday party!
What I love is the combination of flavors in this dish. You’ve got beef, pork, jam, cheese… it doesn’t sound like it will work together, but it does!
Slow Cooker Sesame Ginger Chicken
We absolutely love Asian food, and while this recipe for Slow Cooker Sesame Ginger Chicken isn’t exactly authentic, the flavors are there. This is among our favorite keto slow cooker recipes!
When you adapt recipes to fit a certain diet, you’ll have to learn tricks for still making it taste good. My tip for this one is to use Monkfruit as the sweetener. It works better than any other type of sugar replacement, in our opinion!
Low Carb Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Have you been missing pasta? Then you’ll love this recipe for Low Carb Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs! I’d avoided spaghetti squash for my entire life and was absolutely terrified the first time I tried it, but then I realized that, like most of my food aversions, this was A-Okay!
While I’ve made mine mostly in the oven, doing it in the slow cooker is fantastic. It allows all of the flavors and aromas to seep into the fibers, making the spaghetti squash even tastier!
Slow Cooker Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
What’s a round up post of keto slow cooker recipes without dessert?! If you’ve been craving something sweet, but want to skip all the sugar (and carbs), check out this Slow Cooker Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Are you drooling, or is it just me?
It’s a little higher in carbs, but the smart use of fiber helps counteract that, bringing down the net carbs to around 5g. Not bad at all for something so delicious and decadent!
Tell us, do you use your slow cooker to make keto meals in the fall and winter months? What are your favorite recipes? We’d love to know!