These 30 Gluten Free Crock Pot Recipes all make delicious, EASY, dinners that the WHOLE family will love! The crock pot does all the work!
It’s finally feeling like FALL!
Which means you’re surrounded by a sea of cozy sweaters and wading in pools of pumpkin spice. You might even be eating gluten free apple crisp for breakfast. If so, I would congratulate you on your VERY wise life decisions.
It also means its time to BUST out that slow cooker and make some healthy crockpot meals! There’s something about coming home to the smell of a cozy chili bubbling away this is just MAGIC in the fall.
It doesn’t hurt that these gluten free crock pot meals are also IDIOTPROOF because the slow cooker just makes dinner time SO much easier.
Gluten Free Slow Cooker Recipes EVERYONE will enjoy
When I’m lazing around and NOT feeling like cooking up an elaborate dinner for myself and Mr. FFF, I turn to my tried and true, trusty crockpot. It is a foolproof way to cook up a delicious and healthy meal in a pinch, and I know I can count on it doing 90% of the work for me! Today’s roundup of gluten free crock pot recipes is going to give you a list of new slow cooker recipes to put to the test! They are made with healthy ingredients and seasonings, are incredibly easy to throw together, and are SO tasty!
What is the difference between a Slow Cooker and an Instant Pot?
I love slow cookers. I love instant pots, too. That being said, they could not be more different! Instant pots use pressure to cook foods much faster than they would take if cooked conventionally, such as on the stovetop or in the oven. Slow Cookers, on the other hand, uses slow and controlled heat to cook foods slowly over a longer period of time. This can be really helpful on busy days, because you can start up the slow cooker before work and come home to an evenly cooked meal that you didn’t have to pay any attention to. The gluten free crockpot recipes in today’s roundup are the dump-and-let-it-cook-all-day type, which are SUPER easy but do take much longer to cook than instant pot recipes
Slow Cooker FAQ
When cooking up these gluten free crock pot meals, you really can cook them on high or on the low setting, depending on how much time you have. Both settings do stabilize at the same temperature, it just takes longer to reach the simmer point on low. In short, if your recipe takes 3 to 4 hours to cook on high, you’ll want to allow 7 to 8 hours if you want to cook it on low.
The same goes the opposite way around! If you want to speed up the cook time of any of these gluten free crock pot dinners, just set your slow cooker to the high setting and it should shave off 3-4 hours of cook time!
On this list of gluten free crock pot dinners, the average cook time on low is about 7-8 hours and the average cook time on high is 3-4 hours!
For most of the recipes in this list, there isn’t stirring required. Opening the lid to stir releases the heat and can actually slow down the cooking time. However, if a recipe does need to be stirred, the cook time on the recipe card will adjust to accommodate it!
There is very minimal evaporation when cooking a meal in your slow cooker. Keep in mind that the finished result will be thicker, and that you may need to add a bit of extra water at the end if using a recipe that you converted from a stovetop recipe.
What is the difference between a crock pot and a slow cooker?
I have always wondered this, so I did some research! “Crock-pot” is the name of a BRAND! It’s typically a stoneware pot surrounded by the heating element. A slow cooker is NOT a brand, it’s just the name of a type of cooking device. It’s a metal pot that sits on top of a heated surface.
Both can be interchangeable! It’s just important to note cooking times when looking at different gluten free crock pot recipes, as well as sizes of the cooking vessel used, as this can alter the cooking time in YOUR specific crock pot/slow cooker! I love my All Clad 7 quart slow cooker, which you can check out HERE.
How does a crock pot work?
Both slow cookers and crock-pots use moist heat to cook your dinner for a long period of time. They are WONDERFUL for developing flavor due to this long cooking time which is why you will love all these gluten free crockpot meals!
Slow cookers/crock pots also make VERY tender meats, due to that long cooking time, which you’ll find in many of these gluten free slow cooker recipes. Even the toughest meats can turn MAGICALLY moist and tender if you give ‘em a little slow cook!
How to Cook Chicken Thighs in the Slow Cooker
Mr. FFF LOVES slow cooked chicken thighs. However, he does NOT like chicken breast in the slow cooker – he thinks it’s nasty and dry. So, when I’m in a pinch I like to make a big batch of chicken thighs to send to school with him.
I’ve been making slow cooker chicken thighs without a recipe after I discovered how to do it on Epicurious!
You can use whatever sauce you like! Use salsa for Mexican night, or even get a little crazy and throw some curry sauce in there! Chicken thigh options are ENDLESS!
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
- 2 Lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
- Sea salt
- 2 Cups Sauce, Of choice
- Season your chicken thighs well with salt and pepper and place into the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Pour the sauce over. Cover and cook until the chicken is tender, about 7 to 8 hours.
- Stir until the chicken is broken up and nice and saucy.
- DEVOUR as needed!
Now, let’s get onto the gluten free crock pot recipes for your next dinner!
This slow cooker pulled pork has a little “island” flair and is easy to make. Great for a weeknight meal, and makes great leftovers!
This BBQ Chicken Quinoa Recipe is made in the crock pot so it’s SUPER quick and easy. Perfect for weeknights when you need something healthy and delicious!
This CREAMY Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Butter Chicken is mixed with quinoa and a spicy cabbage slaw to make a family friendly, gluten free and healthy meal!
This tender, paleo slow cooker roast beef is mixed with pumpkin and salsa and then shredded! It’s perfect in tacos or on a salad for a healthy, weeknight meal, that is full of fall flavor!
These healthy, gluten free slow cooker pork tenderloin tacos are packed with spicy-sweet fall flavor, and are an easy, weeknight, meal that the whole family will love!
This slow cooker curry is mixed with coconut milk, pumpkin, quinoa and topped with boiled eggs for an easy, healthy, fall meal for meatless Monday. Easily vegan friendly!
These sticky slow cooker chicken wings are bursting with Asian flavor! You’d never know they’re a healthier, paleo and whole30 compliant appetizer!
This easy Crock Pot Pizza Quinoa tastes like the classic comfort food but is totally guilt, and gluten free! It’s a healthy, kid-friendly, weeknight meal that will please the whole family!
These pork tacos have the spicy-sweet taste of Thai curry and pineapple salsa! They’re made in the slow cooker for an easy, gluten free and healthy meal!
This easy Italian chicken is made in your slow cooker and is served over zucchini noodles for a light and healthy, gluten free spring-time dinner that is under 350 calories!
This whole30 approved slow cooker mango chicken has a sweet, tropical sauce and sweet potatoes! It’s a healthy, one pot meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights!
This “pho” slow cooker pulled pork has all the taste of the Vietnamese soup, but in a healthy, gluten free sandwich! They’re the perfect, easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love!
This easy gluten free crock pot pasta has all the flavors of meat lovers pizza, but without all the work! It’s a healthy, crowd pleasing weeknight dinner!
This easy garlic butter shrimp and quinoa is made in the slow cooker and is only 8 ingredients! It’s a healthy, gluten and lactose free weeknight meal that the whole family will love!
This easy, one-pot quinoa cheeseburger casserole has all the cheeseburger taste you love but in healthy, gluten free weeknight dinner form! It’s under 300 calories too!
Let the slow cooker do the work for you with this healthy honey mustard slow cooker pork loin and rice that’s gluten free, under 10 ingredients and so easy! The whole family will love it!
This freezer-friendly, slow cooker zucchini lasagna has a Thai peanut twist! It’s a healthy, low carb and gluten free weeknight meal that the family will love!
Instant Pot Rice is SO easy! This cilantro lime rice tastes like Chipotle and is only 3 ingredients and ready in 12 minutes – the perfect healthy side dish!
Let the slow cooker do the work for you with these easy BBQ paleo chicken wings! A healthy, gluten, grain and dairy free, crowd pleasing appetizer!
This easy crock pot paleo hamburger soup recipe is made in the slow cooker for a gluten free and whole30 dinner that the whole family will love! Makes great leftovers too!
This quick and easy, healthy Instant Pot chili, with a little Cajun flair, is sure to become a family favorite! It’s dairy/grain/gluten free and makes great leftovers! Perfect for meal prep!
This easy vegan cauliflower chickpea curry is made in the Instant Pot and ready in 20 mins! It uses coconut milk and tomatoes to make it thick and so creamy!
This Crockpot Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup has a Thai spin! It uses butternut squash noodles so it’s gluten and grain free and perfect for cold evenings!
This Easy Homemade Crockpot Vegetable Soup is a whole30, paleo and vegan dinner with only 1 SmartPoint and 85 calories! Perfect for busy weeknights!
This vegan One Pan Mexican Quinoa Casserole is SO easy, and made in the crock pot. It’s healthy, loaded with flavor and perfect for a weeknight dinner!
Hope you enjoyed all these gluten free crock pot recipes!
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