10 Easy Keto-Friendly Dinners to Make in the Slow Cooker

updated Dec 10, 2020
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Whether you’re keto-curious or a ketone-checking pro, the slow cooker can be your BFF in getting all the healthy fats, protein, and low-carb vegetables you need. Yes, these keto Crock-Pot recipes are low in carbs, but better yet, they make enough for meal prep so you’ve got several meals throughout the week covered. And keto diet plan or not, batch-cooking is always helpful.

Although it’s different for everyone, to get your body into ketosis, you need to consume roughly fewer than 20 grams of net carbs per day. Break that out even further, into three meals a day, and you’re looking at around six to seven grams of net carbs per meal. Of course nutritional requirements can vary from person to person, so we have a range of recipes to choose from, including shredded chicken, pot roast, pork chops, and salmon. Some naturally clock in with six to seven grams of net carbs per serving (some lower!), while others are a touch higher. We’ve also included smart ingredient swaps for some recipes to help make them a more keto-friendly choice.

Here are 10 easy keto slow cooker dinners to try right now.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ragù
To keep this cozy dinner keto-friendly, you'll want to be sure to pick up a pack of bacon with no sugar added. Serve it over mashed cauliflower and you're all set. (Estimated carbs per serving: 6.8 grams)
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Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast
Made with a couple seasoning packets, butter, and pepperoncini peppers, this is nothing like classic pot roast, but trust us when we say you’ll fall in love with it all the same. Serve it with steamed asparagus or riced or mashed cauliflower to keep it low-carb. (Estimated carbs per serving: 4.0 grams)
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Slow Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken Breast
This very basic chicken breast recipe is the perfect entry point for keto cooks. You can make a big batch, and the bright flavor of the lemony olive oil keeps the chicken moist and tasty all week long. (Estimated carbs per serving: 7.9 grams)
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Slow Cooker Poached Salmon
Salmon is a great keto-diet staple. This one needs nothing but salt, lemon, and time in the slow cooker to end up tasting delicious. It's moist and tender, and in the slow cooker there's almost zero risk of overcooking it. (Estimated carbs per serving: 6.2 grams)
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Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Chicken
Combine your favorite salsa with chicken breast and slow cook until tender, and you've got deliciously seasoned, shredded chicken that’s perfect for lettuce wraps, burrito bowls, and taco salads. (Estimated carbs per serving: 2.5 grams)
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Slow Cooker Pork Chops
These pork chops turn out tender and juicy every single time. And because this is a chose-your-own-adventure recipe — you pick the vegetables, cooking liquid, and more — you can keep these keto without any guesswork! (Estimated carbs per serving: 7.7 grams)
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Full of luscious coconut milk, slow cooker chicken tikka masala is absolutely keto-friendly. The white rice? Not so much. Trade it for cauliflower rice, though, and you're all set. (Estimated carbs per serving: 9.6 grams)
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Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker
With minimal work and just one ingredient, this recipe makes chicken so tender and juicy it practically falls right off the bone. (Estimated carbs per serving: 0.2 grams)
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Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions
This one can be keto-riffic as long as you skip the Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce. I pinkie-promise you won't miss either, given the flavor you get from the caramelized onions. (Estimated carbs per serving: 8.8 grams)
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Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
You can halve and cook spaghetti squash in the slow cooker and then make this delicious, cheesy broiled side dish. Fill it with your favorite pulled meat and it totally counts as bowl food too. (Estimated carbs per serving: 10.9 grams)
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