7 Gluten-Free Crockpot Recipes to Add to Your Weekday Dinner Rotation

Updated 06/20/19

Cooking and eating grain-free food is like adjusting to any other diet—it takes some time and tricks to get the hang of it. We’ve long been fans of the crockpot (and the Instant Pot) because of how simple it is to set it and forget it, but now we’ve been eyeing gluten-free crockpot recipes. Because really, why should anyone miss out on time-saving tricks because they have dietary restrictions? As I learned during my foray into Whole 30, bread isn’t necessary to make a hearty meal, but you do have to add the right ingredients in order to feel satisfied.

Thankfully, we were able to source some delectable dishes that are not only gluten-free but also hearty. Trust us—these dishes are so satisfying that you won’t be reaching for more food a few hours later. We’re talking everything from Thai chicken soup to sweet potato chili. 

Tuscan White Bean and Lemon Soup

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Half Baked Harvest

If you follow a meat-free diet, then try this tasty soup recipe that’s both gluten-free and vegetarian. This isn’t your basic soup; parmesan, lemon juice, and basil pesto add something special to a broth made with Tuscan kale, carrots, quinoa, and cannellini beans. We strongly suggest you finish it off with another heaping spoonful of parmesan.

Cook time: four to five hours on high; two to three hours on low

Keto Beef Stew

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Root and Revel

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: Beef stew is among the best comfort foods (right along mac ’n’ cheese). Now, most stews call for flour for thickening, but it’s not necessary when you use grass-fed beef, red wine, wild mushrooms, bone broth, veggies, and spices. P.S. If you have an Instant Pot, you can make this yummy meal in just 25 minutes.

Cook time: eight hours on low; four hours on high

BBQ Paleo Chicken Wings

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Food Faith Fitness

Did you know that you can make just about any dish gluten-free? All it takes is a little bit of creativity. Take, for example, these BBQ paleo chicken wings that are dry-rubbed and then loaded up with a tangy homemade barbecue sauce. The key to their crispiness? Broiling them for a quick 15 minutes at the very end. Trust us—it’s worth heating up the oven for.

Cook time: three to four hours on low

Chipotle Chicken Tamale Chili

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Half Baked Harvest

What’s better than a spicy chicken chili? One that is tamale-inspired. Leave it to Half Baked Harvest to add enchilada sauce and ground cornmeal to this chili for a true tamale taste. Mango, lime juice, corn chips, avocado, and cheese make for the very best toppings. Oh, and don’t forget the cilantro.

Cook time: six to seven hours on low; four to six hours on high

Thai Chicken Soup

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Foodie Crush

A chicken soup flavored with peanut butter? Yes, please. This Thai-style broth relies on unique ingredients to get it just right. Red curry paste, coconut milk, and fish sauce are just a few of the ingredients that give this dish its signature taste. Don’t forget to add a few spoonfuls of brown sugar to balance out the acidity.

Cook time: four hours on high

Turkey Sweet Potato Chili Quinoa

easy sweet potato chili
Foodie Crush

Talk about a satisfying meal—this gluten-free crockpot recipe relies on beans, ground turkey, and quinoa to keep you full. It’s best cooked slowly so the jalapeño and diced tomatoes can inject some serious flavor.

Quick Tip

Add water so nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot.

Cook time: six to eight hours on low; three hours on high

Slow Cooker Chilorio

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Hola Jalapeño

Chilorio is a favorite Mexican dish consisting of slow-braised pork that’s been marinated in orange juice, chiles, onion, and spices. And what better way to cook the meat than with a slow cooker? This particular recipe calls for a mixture of dried chiles—chipotles, moritas, árbol, guajillo, and cascabel. Traditionally, the dish is served atop flour tortillas, but feel free to sub in corn tortillas as well.

Cook time: eight hours on low; four hours on high

Hopefully, these seven mouthwatering crockpot recipes have inspired you. Now, it’s time to get cooking.

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