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If you’re looking for satisfying dinners that fit your busy schedule, I have you covered! Here are 27 delicious, comforting, and easy paleo slow cooker recipes to keep on hand for when the weather is chilly and life is busy! Many of them are low carb and/or Whole30 compliant, too!

Since we’re all friends here, I’m going to be honest: Sometimes I don’t think about dinner until about 7:30pm, when we – two busy and exhausted people with a tiny, but extremely reliable (and adorable) alarm clock in the next room – should be starting to clean up and head to bed, not just starting dinner.

I’ll save you the normal diatribe about how life is busy and all that and cut to the chase: I don’t know where I’d be without my slow cooker. 

Hungry, probably.

No. Hungry, definitely.

You know all those freezer meals they tell you to prep for the first few weeks of life with a baby? Sure, those meals were handy, but I really wish I still had a freezer stocked with MREs (<— Stands for “meals ready to eat”/do not google it unless you want to go down a deep, deep rabbit hole populated by doomsday preppers, which is exactly what it sounds like) right now, when life is expected to be back to normal, but with a baby who still wakes up at least once during the night and refuses to take a proper nap (proper being defined as any duration of time that does not require me to decide whether to shower *or* eat), is anything but.

And so, like a knight in shining stainless steel armor, my slow cooker comes to the rescue again and again and again. While I know that many people swear by the Instant Pot for last minute dinners, once you get in the habit of throwing a bunch of stuff in the slow cooker while you’re eating breakfast or lunch, it is actually easier, in my opinion, to not have to worry about dinner at all at the end of the day.

So, if you’re like me and have too much on your plate to actually remember to think about what’s going on your actual plate, you’re going to want to bookmark these recipes

PS: For more inspiration, check out my Slow Cooker & Soup Pinterest board! It’s not all GF/Paleo, but much of it is, or can be adapted.


Turkey Meatballs

Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

Pulled Pork (or Chicken) with Radicchio Apple Slaw

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Carnitas with Pineapple Salsa

Curried Broccoli Soup

Chicken Fajitas

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pepper Steak

Chicken Shawarma

Salsa Verde Chicken

Lamb Curry

Ranch Chicken & Veggies

Seafood Cioppino

Beef Soup

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Veggie Omelette

Chicken with Olives

(skip the chickpeas for paleo & Whole30 compliance)

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs

Shredded Chicken

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Chicken Pho with Zoodles

Ropa Vieja


Sweet Potato Cashew Bisque

Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa

Mississippi Pot Roast

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