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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. 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 the new year 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!

January 2018 update: Broken links removed and new recipes added to keep it at 30 recipes!

Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes

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

Thai green curry chicken

1. Whole30 Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry Chicken
Flavourful Thai curry made simple in the slow cooker with Whole30 compliant curry paste and rick coconut milk.

2. Slow Cooker Paleo Jerk Chicken from Paleo Flourish
Jerked chicken with traditional jerk spices, but made easier in the slow cooker instead of grilled.

3. Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic from Stuff I Make My Husband
This dish is perfect for the family that loves garlic!

4. Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Soup from Happy Mothering
This version of Thai coconut chicken soup (tom kha gai) is easy to make in your slow cooker. Tom kha gai is traditionally eaten with rice.

5. Crockpot Mexican Chicken with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice from Our Food Fix
All the Mexican flavours we love over a simple cauliflower rice.

6. Chicken Lime Fiesta Soup from Hey Whitney
Mmm! Lime, garlic, cilantro, and a touch of jalapeno for this flavourful soup.

7. Easy Creamy Crock-Pot Coconut Curry Chicken from The Iron You
We love coconut curry! 5 minutes to make the sauce and let the slow cooker do the rest.

8. Slow Cooker Lemon Basil Whole Chicken from Self Proclaimed Foodie
If your slow cooker is big enough, cook an entire whole chicken with the bright flavours of lemon and basil.


Pork Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Carnitas from Simply Mrs Edwards

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Carnitas

9. Whole30 Pulled Pork Carnitas from Simply Mrs. Edwards
This savoury and versatile pulled pork has just the right amount of heat.

10. Roast Pork with Onion Apple Gravy from Phoenix Helix
This take on the traditional roast and gravy is also AIP compliant.

11. Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork from Pain Free Kitchen
Truly a throw everything in the slow cooker and leave it recipe.

12. Crockpot Ancho Pork from Primal Gourmet
Spicy shredded pork with all the fixings.

13. Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs from Nom Nom Paleo
Korean style short ribs made simple and sugar-free.

14. BBQ Pulled Pork from Pretend It’s a Donut
For this recipe, you’ll make your own barbecue sauce, but it’s worth it!


Beef Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast

15. Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast
Balsamic vinegar, garlic, onion, spices, and a dash of chili powder give this pot roast lots of flavour.

16. Slow Cooker Chili from Goodie Godmother
No-bean chili made quick and easy. You won’t miss them in this hearty chili recipe.

17. Healthy Corned Beef and Cabbage from Wellness Mama
Brining your own beef is a little more work, but worth it in the end. Keep your brine sugar-free for Whole30.

18. Lemon-Basil Shredded Beef from Eat Heal Thrive
This shredded beef roast ditches traditional tomato-based sauces for lighter flavours of lemon and basil.

19. Slow Cooker Spicy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole from Bowl of Delicious
Making “unstuffed” cabbage rolls in the slow cooker saves a lot of work without sacrificing the taste.

20. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili from Boys Ahoy
Beans? What beans? Enjoy loads of veggies and the sweetness of cubed sweet potatoes

21. Whole30 Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef from Gastography
This shredded beef recipe is seasoned with sweet balsamic vinegar and savoury Asian flavours.

22. Slow Cooker Beef Stew from One Lovely Life
Hearty beef, carrot, and mushroom stew, thickened with arrowroot starch.


Other Protein Slow Cooker Recipes

Lamb and Apricot Curry

Lamb and Apricot Curry

23. Lamb and Apricot Curry from Adventures in Partaking
Sweet, rich lamb curry with cooking instructions for stove top, pressure cooker, and slow cooker.

24. Slow Cooker Gumbo from Fit Slow Cooker Queen
Hearty chicken, sausage, and shrimp gumbo without the flour roux.

25. Slow Cooked Spiced Pulled Lamb Shoulder from Natural Kitchen Adventures
Fall apart lamb marinated in Middle Eastern spices.

26. Venison Butternut Squash Chili from Jan’s Sushi Bar
Hearty, spicy chili made with lean venison and rich butternut squash.

27. Garlic Stuffed Balsamic Venison Roast from Kait’s Primal Kitchen
Tender venison roast seasoned with garlic, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, onion, and spices.

28. Creamy Crockpot Fish Chowder from And Love It Too!
Coconut milk makes this rich fish chowder deliciously creamy.

29. Crispy Slow Cooked Duck from Pastured Kitchen
A final roasting in the oven makes the duck skin crispy.

30. Slow Cooker Goat Curry from My Heart Beets
Ready to try something a little different? Try this flavourful Indian goat curry!

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!

    • Hi Liz, thanks for commenting! The recipe you’re referring to *is* actually Whole30 and paleo. There is no sugar or sweetener in the ingredients. I think you’re referring to a different recipe that the blogger has provided a link to for brining your own beef. You don’t have to do it the same way she does. Just use corned beef that’s been brined without sugar.

      (It’s like when you see fish sauce in the ingredients. Some brands have sugar and some don’t, so choose the sauce that doesn’t have sugar.)