Following any diet can be tricky, but the paleo diet can be particularly intimidating. Due to its focus on whole and unprocessed foods, it can feel as though you will be spending hours sourcing ingredients and cooking them.
But, there are actually a huge number of incredible paleo crockpot recipes out there. The crockpot makes cooking paleo food so simple and easy! Take a look at our favorite paleo crockpot recipes below. You won’t regret it!
We had to kick off this list with this super tasty slow-cooker orange sesame chicken recipe. In fact, this recipe is a great option if you are trying to avoid indulging in your favorite Asain-inspired takeout food.
To make this dish paleo, it’s important that you serve it over cauliflower rice (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Cauliflower Recipes For Paleo Lovers‘). But, don’t let this put you off. The super sticky sauce is bursting with flavor and works beautifully with the chicken and cauliflower.
If you’re a lover of Mediterranean cuisine, you simply have to try this slow-cooker balsamic chicken with tomatoes and basil. It is packed full of nutrients, bursting with flavor, and is sure to satisfy everyone around the table – whether they’re paleo or not!
As a bonus, you need very few ingredients to bring this dish together.
In fact, you likely have most of them already in the pantry or fridge! We highly recommend cooking this dish using the crockpot for 6 hours on low, as it ensures that the chicken is tender and moist.
If you’re a fan of pulled pork, you will love this slow-cooker pork carnitas recipe. It is mouth-wateringly delicious and incredibly versatile! In fact, if you’re having a party, this dish will go down well with all your guests!
This recipe calls for just 5 to 10 minutes of preparation time, and the leftovers can be frozen! Sounds like the perfect recipe, right? We love serving this pork in lettuce wraps for a light lunch or even an afternoon snack.
Weeknight dinners (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Dinner Recipes To Try Today‘) can be tricky at the best of times, let alone when someone in the family is trying to follow a strict paleo diet.
If you’re struggling with gaps in your weekly dinner rotation, we highly recommend trying out this slow-cooker meatballs and marinara sauce recipe.
The last thing you want to do after work on a cold, dark, winter evening is spend hours cooking.
If you’re in need of a heartwarming, nutritious, and delicious dinner to comfort and revitalize you, you should definitely try out this crockpot turkey soup.
This dish is incredibly easy to prepare, and very versatile! It suggests using carrots, celery, onions, and potatoes. However, if you have some veggies in need of using up, you can throw them in too!
Pulled pork is delicious. But, if you want a lighter version of your favorite meat dish, this 5-ingredient slow-cooker apple cider pulled chicken is a great option (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Apple Recipes You Have To Try‘).
It is incredibly flavorful, and, if the chicken is cooked properly, it is the perfect balance of juicy, tender, and crispy!
Surprisingly, this recipe requires just 6 ingredients. But, don’t let the simplicity fool you – it is bursting with flavor! You can serve it with pretty much anything, but we love it with some crispy homemade roast potatoes.
If you’re a seafood fanatic but don’t enjoy spending hours prepping and cooking, this recipe is ideal. This slow-cooker peel-and-eat shrimp dish is oh-so-simple and absolutely delicious! And, as a bonus, it’s pretty healthy too!
The ingredients list looks a bit long, however, that’s just because it suggests making your own homemade Old Bay seasoning.
If you would prefer, you can use a shop-bought version! This dish is also low-carb, so it’s perfect if anyone in the house is also following the keto diet!
The combination of egg, bacon, and hash browns is a classic brunch dish. But, what if we told you that you can make a super simple version using the crockpot? Well, you can! This egg bake is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings.
This recipe calls for ten eggs. We know this sounds like a lot, but it is perfect if you’re catering to the whole family!
If you have a small crockpot or you want to make a small portion, feel free to use fewer eggs – just make sure that you adjust the rest of the recipe!
In the winter, soups can get a bit boring. If you’re looking for a hearty, warming recipe that feels a bit different, we highly recommend this pumpkin paleo chili (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Pumpkin Recipes To Try Today‘). It is versatile and full of nutritional goodness!
The best thing about this chili has to be how customizable it is. We love spicy chili on a cold day, so tend to throw in a few extra chilies (or chili flakes). We also enjoy throwing some extra veggies in there – so feel free to make it your own!
Many people are intimidated by recipes from different cultures. But, this Mongolian beef recipe (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Beef Recipes You’ll Love‘) is just about as simple as it gets! In fact, the crockpot or slow cooker does all of the hard work for you.
For the best results, we recommend using skirt steak or flank steak (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Steak Recipes You Have To Try‘). Additionally, if you like a bit of fresh heat with your food, you can choose to serve it with thinly sliced fresh chilies, in addition to the spring onions.
If you’re in need of a recipe that the whole family will love on a busy weeknight, you can’t go wrong with this smoky slow-cooker paleo BBQ chicken. It is free from refined sugar, soy, and fits perfectly into a strict paleo diet.
Enchiladas are great. But, in the winter, you might fancy something a little bit more soothing. If so, you have to try this chicken enchilada soup. It is a mega simple dish brimming with traditional Mexican flavors (see also ‘15 Awesome Mexican Paleo Recipes For Paleo Lovers‘).
Admittedly, the ingredients list is longer than many other recipes on this list. However, we promise you, it is definitely worth the extra effort!
And, if you don’t already have these ingredients in the pantry, they will definitely come in handy in the future if you buy them!
Mean and veg is a traditional combination. Many people may turn their noses up at such dishes. However, this isn’t any old meat and veg dish. This slow-cooker ranch chicken and veggies recipe is an elevated version of a classic.
As a bonus, this recipe is ideal if you’re catering to people with food intolerances or preferences. It is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, grain-free, and paleo and whole30-friendly.
If you’ve ever tried a classic Italian wedding soup, you know just how good it can be. This crockpot version is packed with flavor and has essentially no prep time! If you fancy a cozy and nostalgic dinner, this is a great option.
Finally, we couldn’t finish this recipe without including a warming and traditional beef stew. In our opinion, beef stews are the best dishes to enjoy when it’s cold outside, and this recipe doesn’t disappoint!
It is homely, heart-warming, super tasty, and healthy! For the best results, you will need to use a high-quality, rich beef bone broth. Trust us, it’s worth the extra money! With a good broth, the result is addictively good.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can’t You Eat On A Paleo Diet?
The paleo diet aims to cut out foods that are processed. Generally, sugar, grain, dairy, legumes, sweeteners, vegetable oils, trans fats, and margarine should be avoided when following the paleo diet.
This may sound quite restricting. However, as the list above proves, there are plenty of delicious meals you can eat whilst following the paleo diet.
Paleo meals can include meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, seeds, and healthy oils and fats.
What’s The Difference Between Keto And Paleo?
Because many paleo meals rely on meat as a source of protein, people often confuse the keto and paleo diets. However, they are very different. As mentioned above, the paleo diet focuses on whole and unprocessed foods.
For example, the keto diet can involve dairy products, whereas these are mostly restricted on the paleo diet.
The paleo diet can be intimidating because of the number of foods that are off-limits. But, we hope that this list has given you hope that delicious and simple meals are definitely possible on this diet.