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145+ Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

Use your slow cooker and make it easy to stick to the paleo or grain-free diet! With more than 145 recipes, you can't go wrong. :)

Welcome to our collection of the best paleo and grain-free slow cooker recipes around!

While this site is dedicated to feeding our families real food in its most traditional, basic forms – eat fresh foods, grown sustainably, in season, grown locally, without any processing beyond what you can do in your own kitchen (freezing, dehydrating, fermenting, etc) – there is an increasing need in the “real food” community for recipes that skip the grains, dairy, and other sometimes-difficult-to-digest foods.

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Also, as I looked around various social media platforms and other websites, I realized there are SO many fantastic Paleo and grain-free recipes, but very few one-stop, look-no-further collections of those great recipes.

Thus, I thought I’d gather some of the most delicious-looking, heartily inspiring recipes from around the real food community to give a good starting point to those who are new to those dietary needs or who want fresh inspiration.

And for those who aren’t Paleo or needing to be grain-free, you can dive into these recipes too, as Paleo or not, they’re simply delicious, nourishing meals. 🙂

If you like clean, wholesome, nourishing slow cooker recipes – be sure to follow our Slow Cooker Recipes for Real Food Lovers board on Pinterest!

What is paleo? What is grain-free? Let's define our terms, shall we?
Now, an important note before we get started. Since there are multiple definitions of what it means to adhere to a “grain-free” or “paleo” diet floating around, let’s define our terms. In collecting these recipes, these are the definitions I have used:

Grain-Free:

No grains including wheat, rice, corn, millet, barley,  triticale, rye, and oats. This includes no malt-derived products, such as malt vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, or grain alcohol, such vodka.

(If you follow a grain-free lifestyle, I highly highly recommend Kelly Smith’s new book, Everyday Grain-Free Baking. I didn’t know it was possible to get light, flaky biscuits and seriously good sandwich bread without grains, but Kelly shows you how!)

Paleo:

YES: vegetables, fruit, nuts, meats, and some seeds

NO: no grains (including rice), no dairy, no legumes, no beans, no starches (including potatoes, quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat), no unfermented soy

I have NOT examined these recipes for compliance with Autoimmune Protocol, GAPS, or other healing protocols.

Everyday Grain-Free Baking - a superb cookbook for... well, every day!

You’ll notice I HAVE allowed:

  • winter squash and small amounts of sweet potatoes
  • coffee and chocolate
  • recipes that are themselves paleo/grain-free even though the serving suggestion is to “serve over rice” or “serve on a bun” (If you REALLY want rice in those cases, just follow these quick instructions for how to make perfect cauliflower rice.)
  • those that offer acceptable substitutes for forbidden ingredients (such as recommending beef stock instead of beer in a chili recipe or arrowroot instead of cornstarch to thicken a sauce)
  • traditionally fermented soy, such as natto or traditional soy sauce
  • a few recipes that call for Worcestershire sauce, because this homemade Paleo Worcestershire sauce makes those recipes possible (or, substitute with coconut aminos if preferred)

Lastly, please remember that while I have spent hours upon hours scouring through these recipes to make sure they fit BOTH of the criteria above, I cannot take responsibility for the accuracy of each recipe or that they will not be edited by their own authors in the future. Please contact the original authors if there are any issues with a recipe.

With that, happy cooking!

 

Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

125+ Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

Swedish Meatballs: simple decadence at its best! #paleo #grain-free #traditional

Paleo Swedish Meatballs (pictured above)
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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
I *adore* this recipe – and obviously, to be paleo, use grain-free tortillas!
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork
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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
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Barbacoa Beef
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Slow Cooker Cioppino
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Cinnamon rolls AND coffee cake, all in one delicious grain-free breakfast? Yes, please!

Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake (pictured above)
This recipe is scrumptious. However, while it’s totally grain-free, it does include butter and cream cheese in the frosting, so it’s not entirely Paleo – just so you know. 🙂
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Paleo Crock Pot Lasagna
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Pot au Feu
This link includes 1 tablespoon of flour to thicken it, but you can totally skip this or substitute with arrowroot. We’re not going to skip this gorgeous recipe just because of that little quibble! 🙂
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Crockpot Fig Apple Butter
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plus a bonus…. Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
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125+ Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

Paleo Slow Cooker Oatmeal from Rubies & Radishes Paleo Slow Cooker N’Oatmeal – Photo Credit: Rubies & Radishes

Slow Cooker Breakfast Meatloaf
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Slow Cooker Breakfast Frittata
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Paleo Slow Cooker N’Oatmeal (pictured above)
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Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake
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Ham & Sweet Potato Slow Cooker Quittata
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Easy Crockpot Breakfast Pie
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Maple Blueberry Bacon Breakfast Carnitas
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Boneless Pork Short Rib Breakfast Tacos
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Easy Spin on Breakfast
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125+ Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

Homemade Traditional Corned Beef - healthy and scrumptious!

Easy Slow Cooker Taco Meat
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Homemade Traditional Corned Beef (pictured above)
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Maple Mustard Short Rib Bacon Burgers
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Balsamic Glazed Pot Roast
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Crock Pot Mocha Rubbed Pot Roast
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Sun Dried Tomato Balsamic Onion Pot Roast
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Slow Cooker Rosemary Roast
Just a quick note: this roast is slow-cooked in kombucha, which is then transformed into a kombucha jus! Nice one, Raia! 🙂
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Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples, Carrots, and Rosemary
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Crockpot Cabbage Rolls
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Bacon Cabbage Chuck Beef Stew: Paleo Comfort Food!
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Picadillo: A Recipe from The Paleo Slow Cooker
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125+ Paleo and Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes Garlic Roast Beef from Grass-Feed Beef – Photo Credit: Real Food RN

Garlic Roast Beef from Grass-Fed Beef (pictured above)
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Slow Cooker Paleo Italian Stuffed Peppers
This one looks BEYOND fantastic…. 🙂
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Crock Pot Paleo Italian Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
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Paleo Beef Shanks aka Ossobuco Della Rosy (My mom’s famous Ossobuco!)
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Slow Cooker Osso Bucco
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Balsamic & Onion Pot Roast
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Slow Cooked Beef Ragú
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Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
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Slow Cooker Paleo Ropa Vieja
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Slow Cooked Spicy Shredded Beef Tacos
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Slow Cooker Chili Verde
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Slow Cooker Italian Beef with Spicy Giardiniera
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125+ Paleo and Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes Easiest Crock Pot Taco Meat – Photo Credit: Delicious Obsessions

Easiest Crock Pot Taco Meat (pictured above)
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Crispy Carnitas
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Slow-Cooker Cuban Picadillo (with hidden heart, liver, and kidneys!)
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Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos
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Paleo Slow Cooker Ginger Beef
Like Chinese take-out – but waaaaaaaay better…..
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Slow Cooker Korean Grass Fed Short Ribs
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Paleo Crock Pot Beef Fajitas
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Crock Pot Carne Asada Lettuce Wraps
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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
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Crock Pot Moo Shu Beef
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125+ Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew from Eat Beautiful.... mmmmm...... Middle Eastern Lamb Stew – Photo Credit: Eat Beautiful

Slow Cooker Vindaloo
You use use pork, beef, chicken, goat, lamb, or pretty much any other meat for this very flavorful meal. It’s perpetually on our meal plan!
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Middle Eastern Lamb Stew (pictured above)
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Slow Cooker Curried Goat Shanks
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Slow Cooker Indian Goat Curry
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Slow Cooked Lamb Roast
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Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder
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Slow Cooker Lamb Curry
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Slow Cooker Lamb & Pumpkin Curry with Minted Yoghurt and Turmeric Cauliflower Rice
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Use your slow cooker and make it easy to stick to the paleo or grain-free diet! With more than 145 recipes, you can't go wrong. :) Pin now to make later!

Slow Cooker Lamb Shank
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Slow Cooker Mutton Tagine with Lemon And Olives
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Pine Nut Meatballs with assorted veggies and spinach
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Slow-Cooked Venison Neck Roast
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Venison Ragu
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Moroccan-Style Slow Cooked Lamb
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Rich and Meaty Lamb Ragù
Oh, my goodness – I totally swoon over this recipe! Scroll to the bottom for the slow cooker instructions.
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Crockpot-Honey-Pork-and-Apples2 Crockpot Honey Pork and Apples – Photo Credit: Stockpiling Moms

Real Food Pulled Pork
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Bold & Smoky Barbecue Sauce (for the sinfully scrumptious Pulled Pork above, if you so desired)
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Slow Cooker Pork Shanks
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Crockpot Honey Pork and Apples (pictured above)
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Hawaiian Pizza Salad
This is going on this meal plan TONIGHT – what a great way to enjoy the flavors of grain-free, paleo pizza!
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Slow Cooker Apple Cherry Pork Loin
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Crockpot Pork and Sauerkraut with Apples
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Easy Slow Cooker Maple Orange Pork
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Mexican Pulled Pork with Onions and Peppers
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Slow Cooker Kalua Pig
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5-Spice Slow Cooker Pork Ribs
These look OUT OF THIS WORLD! I can’t wait to try them….
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Stuffed Pork Chops with Bacon, Apples, and Garlic
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Slow Cooker Saffron Pork
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125+ Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken - part the collection of 125+ paleo and grain-free slow cooker recipes! Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken – Source: Just a Taste

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken (pictured above)
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Easy Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki
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Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken
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Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Pad Thai with Veggie Noodles
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Crockpot Enchilada Casserole (grain-free, not Paleo)
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Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken
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Slow Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole
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Slow Cooked Moroccan Chicken
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Summer Simple Meal: Crockpot Greek Chicken and Cold Zucchini Noodle Salad
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Slow Cooker Roast Chicken and Gravy
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Sweet & Sour Paleo Chicken   (can use photo)
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Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken
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Chinese 5-Spice Chicken
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Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken and Sausage
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Easy Slow Cooker Curry: Two Ways
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Slow Cooker Asian Style Wraps from The Nourishing Home Slow Cooker Asian-Style Chicken Wraps – Photo Credit: The Nourishing Home

Slow Cooker Asian-Style Chicken Wraps (pictured above)
This recipe is one of my all-time favorites, but FYI, it does include rice vinegar (just in case you’re avoiding rice at all costs).
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Paleo Sausage Stuffed Peppers
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Slow Cooker Lemongrass and Coconut Chicken Drumsticks
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Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
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Chicken Tikka Masala
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
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Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Yes, there are four tikka masala recipes, but they all look so good!
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Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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Crockpot Chicken with Butternut Squash, Pears, and Cranberries
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Coconut Turmeric Chicken
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Slow Cooker Lemon Feta Chicken
Skip the feta for a paleo version – this sounds easy and scrumptious!
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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Chicken
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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
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Orange Saffron Slow Cooker Roast Chicken
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125+ Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

Pulpo a la Gallega from Oh, The Things We'll Make! Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician-Style Octopus) – Source: Oh, The Things We’ll Make!

Slow Cooker Poached Salmon with Lemons & Fresh Herbs
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Crockpot Jambalaya
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Shrimp Fra Diavolo
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Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician-Style Octopus)
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Spicy Tomato Basil Mussels
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Slow Cooker Seafood Gumbo
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125+ Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

The easiest way to make cauliflower mashed potatoes. Period. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Garlic & Dill – Photo Credit: PaleoPot

Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs
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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Garlic & Dill (pictured above)
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Curried Kale Green Beans
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Make Ahead Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower
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How to Make Pumpkin Puree (or any other squash!)
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How to Cook Artichokes in the Slow Cooker
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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Slow Cooker
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125+ Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

Moroccan Beef Stew from And Here We Are Moroccan Beef Stew – Photo Credit: And Here We Are

Cantonese Ham and Lotus Root Soup
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Mama’s Ultimate Chuckwagon Chili
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Super Bowl Crock Pot Chili
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Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
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Butternut Squash Soup
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Roasted Pumpkin Coconut Soup
This looks HEAVENLY on a cool night!
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Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup
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Chicken Bacon Crock Pot Chowder
This one’s not paleo, but it’s definitely grain-free!
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Creamy Coconut Green Chili Chicken Soup
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Slow Cooker Sausage and Zucchini Stew
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Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew
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Freezer Crockpot Beef Stew
Obviously, skip the pearled barley, but I love Live Simply, so I just HAD to include this one… 🙂
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Coconut Milk Curry Beef Stew
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Slow Cooker Paleo Beef Stew
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Paleo Beef Stew
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Slow Cooker Classic Beef Soup with Roasted Cauliflower
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Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup
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Creamy Crockpot Lemon Chicken and Kale Soup
This soup uses an ingenious trick to make a “creamy” soup without cream or other typical substitutes! So smart.
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Crockpot Pulled Pork Chili
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Mexican Pork & Sweet Potato Stew
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Easy Moroccan Beef Stew (pictured above)
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Bone Broth Basics: How to Make Bone Broth in a Slow Cooker
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Back to Basics: Immune Boosting Turkey Broth
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Paleo Slow Cooker Fudge - wow, I didn't know you could make fudge in the slow cooker and that it would be EASY! Slow Cooker Fudge – Photo Credit: Skinny MS

Slow Cooker Fudge
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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds
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Spiced Apple Butter
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Spiced Pumpkin Butter
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Slow Cooker GAPS Apple Pie Filling
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Cinnamon Vanilla Crockpot Apple Butter
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Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Pecans
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Crockpot Sugar Detox Dessert Stuffed Apples
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Crockpot Lavender Rose Cocoa
This coconut milk cocoa sound rich and perfumy – yum!
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Easy Paleo Slow Cooker Meals by Arsy Vartanian of Rubies & Radishes
125+ Paleo & Grain-Free Slow Cooker Recipes
If you’re needing to cook grain-free, here are two cookbooks I can’t recommend HIGHLY ENOUGH. These two authors share their passion and their expertise is satisfying, delicious ways. 🙂

Everyday Grain-Free Baking – by Kelly Smith
click here to see the book

For grain-free baked goods that turn out every time, THIS is the book to turn to. My copy is already dog-earred and marked up and I’ve ordered extras to give as gifts. It’s seriously excellent.

And Here We Are At the Table – by Ariana Mullins
click here for the paperback
click here for the e-book

At the Table is so much more than a cookbook: it’s a travelogue, a memoir, a guide, and – of course – packed with 80+ grain-free recipes from around the world. This is a soulful book that will inspire you to linger long around the table and be nourished in body AND soul.

 

Don’t have a slow cooker yet? Here are a couple that I can recommend to you. Click on the images for more information.

 
The ability to brown meats and saute vegetables right in the pot is one of my absolute FAVORITE slow cooker features:

I use my 8-quart slow cooker nearly every day! Whether I need to feed a crowd, have enough room to place a bowl in it to steam our breakfast, or make a triple batch of pulled pork, I find a large size to be much more useful than a mid-size one, even though it requires a bit more storage space.

Happy Cooking!

 

Use your slow cooker and make it easy to stick to the paleo or grain-free diet! With more than 145 recipes, you can't go wrong. :) Pin now to make later!

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  1. says

    Thank you so much for the kind shout-outs, Kresha! You’re such a sweet friend! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying my grain-free baking cookbook. And I love this recipe round up! Definitely sharing it via social media! So many delicious recipes!!! With blessings and gratitude, Kelly

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