30+ Paleo Crockpot Recipes - Real Food Whole Life

30+ Paleo Crockpot Recipes

December 4, 2021

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If you’re looking for easy, healthy paleo crockpot recipes, then you’re in the right place!

Read on for a collection of 30+ simple slow cooker dinners – including chicken, chili, quick prep, kid friendly and dump & go recipes.

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We love easy crockpot dinner recipes around here!

Since they’re simple to prepare, they make the perfect low-effort dinners on busy weeks (or anytime you don’t really feel like cooking).

In this slow cooker collection you’ll find plenty of paleo chicken, chili, quick prep, kid-friendly, and dump & go crockpot dinner ideas that the whole family will love.

As well as some helpful tips for how to easily store & freeze any leftovers for later.

Since all of these grain-free recipes come together in the slow cooker, they’re great for meal prep.

Slow cooking works for a surprising variety of gluten-free dishes and dairy-free recipes – like healthy soups, stews, chilis, hearty main dishes and even meatballs!

paleo crockpot recipes table of contents

Click on each category below to go straight to that section:

chicken

quick prep

kid friendly

dump and go

chili

how freeze and store leftovers

All of these slow cooker recipes will keep well in the fridge for up to 3-4 days, in a sealed container

Many of these recipes also freeze well, store in a sealed freezer friendly container for up to 2-3 months

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I’ve also included some whole30, vegetarian and vegan options too – so there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

I hope you’ll make these easy, healthy Paleo Crockpot Recipes soon.

If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!

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chicken paleo crockpot recipes

Light, bright, and perfect for summer, Slow Cooker Balsamic Tomato Basil Pulled Chicken is super easy to prepare and so delicious.

Ingredients: chicken, roma or cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt.

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This easy recipe for shredded chicken for enchiladas is totally simple, completely delicious and the perfect weeknight crockpot recipe. The chicken recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, Paleo and Whole30 compliant too!

Ingredients: chicken breast, onion, garlic powder, cumin, lime juice, tomato sauce, chili powder and salt

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A sweet and savory summer wonder, this simple, healthy Slow Cooker Peach Chicken with Basil is easy to make, tastes amazing, and will keep your kitchen cool in the warm months and bring a touch of summer in the cold months.

Ingredients: chicken, onion, balsamic vinegar, peaches, basil, garlic powder and salt.

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Slow Cooker Citrus Chicken (Pollo Asado) yields bright citrus flavors and tender, juicy, fall-off-the-bone chicken. A super easy recipe with delicious results!

Ingredients: bone-in chicken thighs and legs, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, onion, honey (optional) and salt.

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Tender, juicy, and incredibly simple to prepare, Slow Cooker Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots is bound to become your new go-to weeknight recipe.

Ingredients: whole chicken, baby potatoes, carrots, paprika, garlic, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary and salt.

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5 simple ingredients combine in juicy, succulent 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Chicken, an effortless dinner recipe for any night of the week.

Ingredients: bone-in chicken breasts, balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil and salt.

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This homemade chicken soup can be made using an Instant Pot or slow cooker, depending on what you prefer! Either way, it comes out comforting, healthy, and so delicious. It is packed full of veggies and shredded chicken with a warming turmeric broth.

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, carrot, celery, onion, turmeric, olive oil and seasonings

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quick prep paleo crockpot recipes

The secret to perfect, juicy pork carnitas is to broil the shredded pork for 10-15 minutes after it has been tenderized in the slow cooker for several hours. Serve the carnitas warm as a filling for tacos, burritos or in bowls for an easy weeknight dinner win!

Ingredients: pork loin roast (or pork shoulder), orange juice, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and other seasonings

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Crave-worthy Buffalo chicken gets a dairy-free makeover! Stuffed inside a tender sweet potato, and done completely in the slow cooker, 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken & Sweet Potatoes is your answer to dinner tonight.

Ingredients: chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, hot sauce, mayo, lime juice, coconut oil and salt

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The perfect recipe for when you’re short on time but still want a delicious, real food dinner, 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken is a snap to prep and requires just a handful of ingredients.

Ingredients: chicken, onion, bell pepper, salsa, lime juice and salt

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This pumpkin soup recipe is so easy to prepare! Just throw the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it do its thing. Made with a mix of canned pumpkin, fresh herbs, and coconut milk, this soup is perfectly rich, creamy and so nourishing.

Ingredients: canned pumpkin puree, stock, tomato sauce, coconut milk, onion, garlic, herbs & seasonings

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple & Turmeric Soup is a simple chop and drop recipe that yields creamy, nourishing results. It’s a hit with the entire family, plus is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and Whole30 friendly!

Ingredients: sweet potato, apple, potatoes, stock, coconut milk, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and other seasonings

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Made with carrots, celery, onions and potatoes, this comforting crockpot turkey soup is so easy to prepare. The perfect way to stretch leftover turkey meat into extra meals. Also has instructions for stovetop and the Instant Pot!

Ingredients: cooked turkey, chicken stock, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, canned coconut milk (or heavy cream), garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt

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Tender, juicy, and super delicious, buffalo turkey meatballs are a healthy appetizer or main dish, made with no breadcrumbs, and easy to prepare in the crockpot or in the oven.

Ingredients: ground turkey, grated onion, almond flour (or oat flour), nutritional yeast, granulated garlic powder, cayenne pepper sauce, butter (traditional or dairy-free) and salt

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This Crock Pot Italian Wedding Soup is an easy prep, gluten-free & dairy-free take on the classic everyone knows and loves! A delicious, cozy soup packed with veggies, leafy greens and hearty, tender meatballs. Also includes stovetop directions.

Ingredients: ground beef (or ground turkey), carrots, celery, onion, nutritional yeast, escarole (or kale), chicken stock, garlic, granulated garlic powder, almond flour (or oat flour), baby spinach, lemon juice, egg (optional) and salt

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kid-friendly

Simple and hearty, slow cooker hamburger soup is loaded with vegetables and ground beef, and can be simmered all day in the slow cooker or made in 35 minutes on the stovetop.

Ingredients: lean ground beef, onion, carrots, celery, tomato paste, chicken stock (or beef stock), olive oil, potatoes, red & yellow bell peppers, red wine vinegar, water, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt.

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Packed with chicken and vegetables, Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) is made with real food ingredients and tastes amazing!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, carrots, celery, onion, frozen peas, coconut milk, bay leaf and other seasonings

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Crockpot Mini Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup is hearty one-pot meal that’s packed with the good stuff. A gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, whole30 recipe your family will love.

Ingredients: ground turkey (or ground beef), onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, stock, spinach, Italian seasoning and other spices

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Make your own pasta sauce at home the easy way with this simple recipe for Slow Cooker 5-Ingredient Fire Roasted Marinara. You’ll love the homemade flavor, how easy it is to prepare, and that there’s none of the processed stuff!

Ingredients: fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, onion, smoked paprika.

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Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup is super simple to make, and is creamy, dreamy, sweet and savory. Your new favorite paleo, whole30, diary-free recipe!

Ingredients: diced tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, onion, garlic, raw cashews, Italian seasoning and other spices

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Simple ingredients come together in this easy, warming meal in a bowl. Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Chowder is simple to make, dairy-free, gluten-free, and tastes amazing!

Ingredients: russet potatoes, onion, stock, raw cashews, nutritional yeast and other seasonings

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Skip the processed ranch packets and make your own to use in this easy, delicious Healthy Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken & Veggies!

Ingredients: chicken breasts, chicken stock, potatoes, carrots, yogurt (traditional or plant-based), mayo, apple cider vinegar, and the easiest homemade ranch seasoning

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5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken is simple to prepare and yields super tender chicken in a sweet and savory sauce that everyone in the family will love.

Ingredients: chicken, apples, apple cider, onion, garlic powder and salt

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dump & go paleo slow cooker dinners

Simple to make and bursting with fresh summer flavors, Crockpot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup is perfect any time of year. A great recipe for all your farmer’s market finds, and paleo and Whole30 friendly, too!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, zucchini, tomato sauce, leafy greens, onion, chili powder, cumin and other seasonings

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Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love.

Ingredients: chicken, lemon juice, dijon mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic

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Packed with protein and veggies, this hearty Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew is easy to throw together and makes the perfect one-pot meal. Includes directions for making in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot!

Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), stock, potatoes, carrot, celery, onion, fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder and other seasonings

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Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup is packed with protein and veggies and is so easy to make with a short list of simple ingredients. Your new paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30, healthy go-to crockpot recipe!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), sweet potatoes, lacinato kale, chicken stock, extra virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning

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Made with butternut squash, apple, carrots, cinnamon, turmeric, and coconut milk, this recipe for crockpot butternut squash soup with apple is easy to prepare, and full of healthy, nourishing flavor!

Ingredients: Butternut squash, apples, onion, carrot, turmeric, coconut milk, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and other spices.

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no-beans paleo crockpot chili recipes

Sweet, spicy, and easy to throw together, Slow Cooker Paleo Turkey Apple Chili is perfect for fall or anytime of year. With a 30-Minute stovetop option you can make this one anytime.

Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, cumin, chipotle peppers, apples, tomato sauce, lime juice, and other seasonings

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Hearty, warming, and simple to prepare, Slow Cooker Pumpkin Paleo Chili is a new fall classic that you’ll want to make all year round!

Ingredients: ground turkey, pumpkin puree, bell pepper, tomato paste, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, lime juice and other spices

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30+ Paleo Crockpot Recipes: Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

Yield 22 meatballs
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins

Tender, juicy, and super delicious, buffalo turkey meatballs are a healthy appetizer or main dish, made with no breadcrumbs, and easy to prepare in the crockpot or in the oven. Plus 30+ more healthy paleo crockpot recipes that are perfect for busy weeks!

Ingredients

For the Meatballs

  • 1/4 cup grated onion (from about ½ medium yellow onion)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp almond flour (or oat flour for nut-free)
  • 1 lb ground turkey

For the Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/3 cup cayenne pepper sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot original)
  • 1 tbsp melted butter (dairy-free or traditional)

Optional serving suggestions

  • blue cheese dressing, dairy-free ranch dressing, carrot sticks, celery sticks

Instructions

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • To make the meatballs, mix together the grated onion, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, and almond flour (or oat flour) in a large bowl until well combined. Add the meat, stirring until all the ingredients are well incorporated, clean hands work best, being careful not to overmix.
  • Roll the mixture into 2-inch balls, or use a 2-inch cookie scoop. Keep in mind that turkey can be sticky and will not roll the way ground beef does. Use a cookie scoop if the mixture is too sticky. Set aside.
  • Make the Buffalo sauce by mixing together the cayenne pepper sauce with the melted butter, stirring until well incorporated. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the Buffalo sauce.
  • Place the meatballs on the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker. Pour over the remaining sauce. Carefully turn each meatball in the sauce until each is coated.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours.
  • Uncover and remove the meatballs to a serving platter. Strain the remaining sauce. Serve the meatballs with the remaining sauce and the remaining 2 tablespoons of fresh sauce on the side for dipping. Alternatively, leave the meatballs in the slow cooker on “warm” setting and serve directly with sauce on the side.

Baking Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350F.
  • Make the Buffalo sauce by mixing together the cayenne pepper sauce with the melted butter, stirring until well incorporated.
  • Make the meatballs by mixing together the grated onion, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, almond flour (or oat flour) and 2 tablespoons Buffalo sauce in a large bowl. Add the meat, stirring until all the ingredients are well incorporated, clean hands work best, being careful not to overmix.
  • Roll the mixture into 2-inch balls, or use a 2-inch cookie scoop. Keep in mind that turkey can be sticky and will not roll the way ground beef does. Use a cookie scoop if the mixture is too sticky. Place the meatballs on a greased, rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until browned and cooked through, being careful not to overbake or the meatballs will be dry.
  • Toss the meatballs in the remaining sauce and serve, or serve with the sauce on the side.

Notes

This recipe makes about 22, 2-inch meatballs. Which serves from 5-6 if you use a serving size of 4 meatballs. 
Nutrition information is for 1 meatball, using almond flour and traditional butter.
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce has an authentic Buffalo sauce flavor, and so is recommended for this recipe. You can also look for other brands of cayenne sauce. Do not use Frank’s Buffalo sauce, as it has additional ingredients you’ll want to avoid for this recipe. Tabasco is also not a good substitute, as it’s hotter and spicier.
Nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavor without containing any dairy. Find it on the bulk aisle of your natural foods store, or in the baking section. It adds an essential “cheesy” flavor to the recipe without added dairy. You can substitute ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese in its place.
For more recipe notes & ingredient modifications, see the blog post above.

Nutrition

Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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