So, you've just decided to take on the keto diet but you're not exactly sure where to start with your meal planning. As you may or may not know, the keto diet requires a strict diet that permits you to only eat certain foods and cut out others entirely. There are lots of recipes out there for you to try regarding the keto diet, but not everyone is well-versed in the kitchen or equipped with the latest kitchenware that makes dinner preparation a breeze. Plenty of meals out there require nothing more than a few ingredients and a crockpot, so here are the best and easiest keto crockpot recipes you can try at home!

Short Ribs With Mushroom Sauce

ribs on a barbecue with tomatoes alongside them

One of the first things people always worry about when starting a new diet is how many of their favorite foods they'll need to give up. It can be worrisome to toss away some old classics, but that doesn't mean the keto diet is as restricting as people think. This savory recipe for beef short ribs drizzled in a creamy mushroom sauce is just as delicious a dinner as you would normally make for yourself! You don't need very many ingredients and this is a recipe that comes equipped with tons of flavor!

Chicken Bacon Chowder

To say goodbye to a good bowl of chowder would be criminal, which is why we've included a recipe for it on this list! All you need for this one is some chicken breasts, bacon, and a collection of typical additions like celery, garlic, cheese, onion, and seasoning. This delicious recipe also yields about eight servings, so you'll be able to indulge in the week.

Cheese-Filled Turkey Meatballs

a meatball drizzled in marinara sauce

A diet that lets you indulge in meatballs and still keep the weight off? Yes, please! This recipe for cheese-filled turkey meatballs is easily one of the best keto crockpot recipes because it's easy to make and yields quite a few servings. These tasty little meatballs can be paired with vegetables like green beans so you get your protein and still keep things keto-friendly. The author of this recipe also suggests you substitute the oats for more grated parmesan or crushed pork rinds.

Low-Carb Chili

I mean, who doesn't want to fill up a tasty bowl of chili while still staying true to their diet? This low-carb, keto-friendly chili recipe will keep you on track while also bringing the flavor to your dinner table. Now, be forewarned that this chili recipe is sans-beans but that doesn't mean it won't still pack a delicious punch! You'll be using ground beef, onions, garlic and a collection of other great seasonings like cumin and Worcestershire sauce!

Creamy Lemon Chicken

a close up of lemon chicken and potatoes

Lemon chicken is a staple dinner that's been a favorite of ours for years, which means it would be unfair of us to not include it in this list. This keto-friendly version of lemon chicken will allow you to keep just about everything the same as it would have been, making it the perfect recipe to have on hand when you're first transitioning into the diet!

Carne Asada

If you're looking to entertain or you have some friends coming over for the big game and want a snack that all of you can enjoy, you needn't look any further than this version of carne asada. It doesn't take very long to prepare and can be served with chips or as a tasty side for you and your guests to indulge in. Plus, with all the seasoning that goes into this recipe, you don't have to worry about a lack of flavor either!

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is one of those recipes that we all love to prepare for ourselves or our families every once in a while and the keto diet lets you keep the tradition alive. This simple keto crockpot recipe is on par with a typical chicken marsala, which means you won't need to alter your own recipe too much to stay on track with your dieting while also enjoying all the flavor this classic recipe offers.

Chicken Soup

a bowl of chicken soup with crackers on the bowl

Having a good chicken soup recipe in your arsenal is always a good idea, especially since many people who start the keto diet suffer through the dreaded keto flu in their first week of the diet. The good news is that the keto crockpot recipes for chicken soup don't stray too far from the recipe you already have. You'll still wind up with a healing end product that will make flu symptoms a thing of the past.

Lamb With Mint And Green Beans

A good dinner of lamb with mint is another one of those dinners we just wouldn't feel right about parting with. Well, the good news is that you won't have to! All you really need for this recipe is some lamb, ghee, garlic, mint, and some additional seasoning as per your personal tastes. What you'll be left with is a simple keto crockpot recipe that you'll be turning back to in the future.

Garlic-Herb Mashed Cauliflower

a head of cauliflower next to a pot on the stove

Enjoying a keto-friendly meal doesn't mean you need to skimp out on the side dishes. Making yourself a delicious side of mashed cauliflower mixed with flavor-boosting herbs like garlic, chives, rosemary, and butter will offer you another tasty and healthy dish you can indulge in without breaking any rules from your diet.

Mexican Shredded Beef

Those new to the keto diet may think that you can only ingest chicken or lamb dinners, but you can (and should) still safely consume beef! This recipe for shredded Mexican beef works as a simple keto crockpot recipe that doesn't require much preparation but does include yummy ingredients like beef, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, and paprika.

Spinach And Artichoke Dip

spinach dip with pieces of bread for dipping

I know that one of my favorite appetizers to order in restaurants is a great spinach dip. Well, why not bring the hearty side dish to your very own kitchen with this keto crockpot recipe? This spinach and artichoke dip is easy to make and includes all the well-known goodness of parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, onions, and garlic!

Beef And Pumpkin Stew

A nice stew is one of the more nourishing and classic recipes that we just wouldn't be able to live without. There are lots of keto crockpot recipes out there that can teach you how to make diet-friendly stews, but this one for a beef and pumpkin dish is one of the heartiest. Aside from the obvious beef and pumpkin, you don't need very many ingredients aside from coconut oil and some seasoning, which you can alter to fit your tastes!

Steak Bites

steak and veggies on a plate

Who doesn't want to be on a diet that allows you to still rip into a juicy steak every once in a while? Whipping up some crockpot steak bites for you or your family is the perfect way to keep things keto-safe and still bring something great to dinner. This recipe doesn't take a lot of preparation and the majority of the ingredients are merely an assortment of herbs and spices that you can alter to cater to your tastes.

Orange Chicken

The keto diet doesn't discriminate against dishes from different parts of the world, like low-carb orange chicken. One of the great things about this recipe is that it doesn't take half as long as some of the other dishes on this list, so you can plop your chicken, orange juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, and a few other ingredients into the crockpot and have an amazing dinner waiting for you in just a few hours!

Jerk Chicken

jerk chicken legs in a pan

I can't think of one good reason why we would want to eliminate jerk chicken from our diets if we didn't have to. Keep things spicy in the kitchen with this simple keto crockpot recipe that doesn't need a ton of time to prepare. Just make sure you can handle those habanero chilies because you'll need a few to bring the heat!

Shrimp Scampi

Speaking of recipes we wouldn't want to get rid of, keto-safe shrimp scampi over spaghetti squash is a terrific way to include seafood into your diet without cheating on anything! It doesn't take very long to make and will ensure that you still get to munch on some flavorful shrimp seasoned with garlic, lemon juice, and pepper flakes.

Pork Tenderloin

pork tenderloin on a grill

The last keto crockpot recipe we have is traditional pork tenderloin. Not only does this recipe keep things pretty close to the recipes we all know and love, it pairs it with a delicious blackberry sauce to really add something a little different. You won't need any crazy ingredients and you'll yield about six servings, which makes this a great dish to incorporate into your keto meal planning!

The keto diet is something drastic that you'll be putting your body through, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to keep up with or that you need to fall into the group of people who give up after a few weeks. With these recipes and a lot of research, you'll be able to stick with it and shed the pounds you were looking to lose!

And hey, just in case you needed a little extra incentive, there are also lots of keto-safe drinks you can pair these dishes with!

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