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30 Whole30 Slow Cooker Recipes

The last couple of years I’ve started off each new year with a Whole30 challenge. If you’re curious, you can see my 2014 results here, and 2015’s too. For a bunch of different reasons like a lack of time (I’ve been picking up a lot of shifts this month), sheer exhaustion after the holidays, and kids who are really picky eaters, I didn’t get it together for a new challenge this time.

Every time I’ve done a Whole30 though, my slow cooker has been my best friend. When you’re making every meal from scratch, one pot set and forget meals are definitely the way to go! Even though I’m not participating this year, I know lots of you are kicking off 2016 with your own Whole30 challenge or clean eating resolution. So here I am, cheering from the sidelines, with thirty Whole30 slow cooker recipes to carry you through your thirty days.

30 Whole30 slow cooker recipes - gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. No grains, no artificial sweeteners, no legumes, no alcohol, no processed foods period.

All these recipes are Whole30 compliant which means gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. No grains, no artificial sweeteners, no legumes, no alcohol, no processed foods period. But of course you’re not limited to making these during your Whole30 only. These slow cooker meals are healthy and delicious anytime!

Here’s to your health!


Make delicious Thai green curry chicken in your slow cooker! Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and Whole30.

Whole30 Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry Chicken

Slow Cooker Brazilian Curry Chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Soup from Happy Mothering

Slow Cooker Paleo Jerk Chicken from Paleo Flourish

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic from Stuff I Make My Husband

Crockpot Mexican Shredded Chicken from Little Sous Chef

Chicken Lime Fiesta Soup from Hey Whitney

Easy Creamy Crock-Pot Coconut Curry Chicken from The Iron You


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Carnitas from Simply Mrs Edwards

Whole30 Pulled Pork Carnitas from Simply Mrs. Edwards

Roast Pork with Onion Apple Gravy from Phoenix Helix

Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork from Pain Free Kitchen

Slow Cooker Kalua Pig from Nom Nom Paleo (use sugar-free bacon)

Slow Cooker Korean Style Spare Ribs from Great Eats with Petes

BBQ Pulled Pork from Pretend It’s a Donut


Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Chili  from Goodie Godmother

Healthy Corned Beef and Cabbage from Wellness Mama

Lemon-Basil Shredded Beef from Eat Heal Thrive

Slow Cooker Spicy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole from Bowl of Delicious

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili from Boys Ahoy

Whole30 Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef from Gastography

Slow Cooker Beef Stew from One Lovely Life

Other Proteins

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast from Living Lou

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast from Living Lou

Spicy Marinated Slow Cooker Lamb Chops, Kale, and Potatoes from Salam Mama

Lamb and Apricot Curry from Adventures in Partaking

Venison Butternut Squash Chili from Jan’s Sushi Bar

Garlic Stuffed Balsamic Venison Roast from Kait’s Primal Kitchen

Bison Chili Masala from Paleo Periodical

Slow Cooker Buffalo Roast and Garlic Mashed Cauliflower from Crossfit Federal Way

Slow Cooker Goat Curry from My Heart Beets

More paleo & gluten-free recipes!

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    • Oh yes, love my slow cooker, and your cabbage casserole looked so good I had to share. Perfect for weekdays especially when I know I will not be assembling full-on cabbage rolls!

  • Loving these suggestions! We always eat whole foods, but dinner tends to get boring about halfway through winter for some reason (same stuff, no grill, fruits are expensive, etc.).

  • I dont have a slow-cooker but really want one!! I am a single mom of 4 and super busy, a slow cooker would make my so much easier!!

    • It looked so good and easy to make I had to share. Whole30 is so much easier with a slow cooker and a good stock of recipes. 🙂

  • I am currently without an oven so it’s necessary to use my crockpot a lot to avoid too many processed foods. Love this list and appreciate all the links. I never even thought of making my own corned beef and now excited to try it out and in my crockpot no less!! 😀

  • I love slow cooker recipes. Just prep it set it and forget it till the beeper goes off. Great for a cold night or hot day as it does not heat up the kitchen. I am amazed all the things you can make in a slow cooker now from soup to dessert. Thank you for these recipes I am definately going to try some of them.

  • I love to use my slow cooker. I cook my beans,corn beef ,chili and other food in the slow cooker. I love the other great ideas to cooking with my slow cooker.

  • I came across your site through a giveaway you’re hosting, but I’m already in love with it, especially your posted recipes. My family is Paleo, and I’m always excited to come across sites that offer recipes we can easily use. And I’m definitely a slow-cooker fan – they make life so much easier on those busy days.

  • I just mad some chili in my slow cooker. I put everything in the slow cooker before I went to work and came home and my chili was ready.

  • I checked out the Slow Cooker Turkey Breast on the LivingLou site that the link took me too and it looks really good… except that we like our skin crisp. I imagine that one could just stick it under the broiler for a few seconds though. Has anyone tried anything like that?

  • I make pulled pork all the time in the slow cooker. Is it getting a little boring? Yes! I need new ideas so the first one I’d try is the Crockpot Mexican Shredded Chicken, it looks like it has some zing to it & a new flavor we aren’t used to.

  • My girlfriend introduced me to using a slow cooker and it is one of the best things she ever got me into. It is so easy to use and the food tastes great.

  • I’m not on any diet nor are special eating requirements needed but I do have a slow cooker that I inherited from my daughter and am always on the look out for new recipes, so thanks for sharing these 🙂

  • So many great recipe ideas here! I have owned a slow cooker for years but just recently started using it more often and love it. Even though there’s always a bit to finish off at the end, it makes such a nice drive home knowing the “heavy lifting” for dinner is already done. Thanks for so many great ideas – now I have some new ones to try!

  • I am preparing for a newborn any day now, and I am stocking my fridge and freezer. There are some great recipes here for me to add to my stock. Thanks!