Take a break from the kitchen and check out these easy crock pot recipes filled with hearty ingredients!

When you’re crunched for time and too busy to cook, rely on your trusty crock pot for a hassle-free meal. Best of all, there’s a recipe for every occasion and every craving (even the sweet ones)!

If you’re in the mood for a hearty heaping of protein, we’ve got you covered. This list has everything from beef teriyaki to carnitas with pork tenderloin. For recipes that include chicken, there’s plenty of Paleo soups, casseroles, and stews to keep you satisfied.

Let’s not forget about all the sweets and snacks you can whip up! Find cobblers and trail mix recipes for days you’re craving something sweet. Not only are they uber-easy to make, but they also ditch the refined sugars for natural sweeteners.

Keep these recipes handy and whip them up whenever you need a nourishing meal in a pinch.

Slow Cooker Carrot Butternut Soup

Take your soup to new heights by using roasted veggies with cooked bacon, pepitas, and spices!

Recipe: Peas and Crayons | Slow Cooker Carrot Butternut Soup

Whatever-You-Have Crockpot Soup

This is the recipe you need whenever your refrigerator needs to be cleared. You can literally toss in a variety of different proteins, veggies, and spices for a hassle-free meal.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Whatever-You-Have Crockpot Soup

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

This creamy, mouthwatering chicken is made using coconut milk, zesty spices, and a bit of lime to create a hearty meal for the entire family. Serve with cauliflower rice or veggies to add some bulk!

Recipe: One Lovely Life | Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Paleo Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki

How do you recreate the sweet juices of teriyaki while keeping Paleo? It’s simple! Just sub in medjool dates, fresh ginger, and coconut aminos with other blends of Asian-inspired ingredients.

Recipe: Evolving Table | Paleo Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki

Slow Cooker Paleo Gumbo

For a combination of spicy shrimp, chicken, and sausage, try this Louisiana-style gumbo!

Recipe: Real Simple Good | Slow Cooker Paleo Gumbo

Paleo Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Savor the rustic charm tucked into this Italian classic! It’s combined with juicy tomatoes, tender mushrooms, and plenty of fresh herbs.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Paleo Apple Cobbler

Who knew crockpot recipes could transform crisp apples into a decadent dessert? With the addition of gluten-free ingredients, this yummy treat is perfect for any guilt-free indulgence.

Recipe: My Whole Food Life | Paleo Apple Cobbler

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

When you need to cut down on carbs, try subbing in spaghetti squash for traditional pasta noodles. The added meatballs and seasonings help make this simple staple a five-star meal!

Recipe: Real Simple Good | Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

Meet your new sweet potato obsession! It’s made hassle-free with crunchy pecans and rich maple syrup.

Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

Turmeric No-Noodle Soup

When flu season comes around, you need a trusty soup recipe that’s got your back! Check out this turmeric-infused recipe and keep it handy anytime you need an immunity boost.

Recipe: Real Food Whole Life | Turmeric No-Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Soup Recipe

This recipe nourishes the body with shredded chicken, ripe tomatoes, and a whole lot of flavors inspired by the great Southwest!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Soup Recipe

Crockpot Carnitas with Pork Tenderloin

When you’re in the mood for carnitas, serve up this savory recipe. The best part is, you can make your own salad bowl with all the spicy flavors you love!

Recipe: 40 Aprons | Crockpot Carnitas with Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

There’s no better way to dress your chicken than to pair it with creamy Marsala sauce and tender mushrooms.

Recipe: Wholesomeliscious | Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

Adding pumpkin spice to your trail mix is an instant win for fall-flavored cravings! It gets even better when added with dark chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Recipe: Cotter Crunch | Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

Slow Cooker Ribs

You’ll never be able to tell these smokey ribs were cooked in a slow cooker. Top it all off, it comes with a to-die-for barbecue sauce that’s completely Paleo-friendly.

Recipe: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen | Slow Cooker Ribs

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork

Add some natural sweetness and a bit of tang to your pork with apple flavoring and savory spices!

Recipe: The Natural Nurturer | Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken

Craving takeout? Check out this classic slow cooker chicken with raw honey, herbs, and a hint of spice.

Recipe: Wholesomeliscious | Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken

Crock Pot Paleo Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Nothing beats a soft gooey chocolate chip cookie – especially when the crock pot does all the work.

Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Crock Pot Paleo Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Slow Cooker Spicy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Wondering how to make a casserole without grains or pasta? Sub in cabbage instead! This recipe is all about hearty beef, seasoned veggies, and fresh herbs.

Recipe: Bowl of Delicious | Slow Cooker Spicy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

Discover how tender and moist these pork chops are after simmering in a pot of beef broth, coconut milk, and a savory blend of spices.

Recipe: Fed & Fit | Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Smothered with BBQ Sauce

Juicy morsels of beef are drenched in a Paleo barbecue sauce for a hearty meal ready to serve when you come home!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Smothered with BBQ Sauce

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