Five Keto Slow Cooker Freezer Bag Meals – Meal Plan with Printable Shopping List

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Want the convenience of a keto dinner on busy weeknights? Check out this slow cooker freezer bag meal plan with a printable shopping list!

prepping slow cooker freezer bag meals

Hey, keto fans! Strapped for time? Try our slow cooker freezer bag meals! 

If you’re like me, you love the convenience of a slow cooker meal on busy weeknights – especially when you’re looking for some low-carb, keto options. Check out these five easy slow cooker freezer bag meals that can be frozen and dumped in the slow cooker whenever you need a quick meal!

For more keto meal plan ideas, be sure to bookmark this link.

Print the free grocery list for all five meals outlined below.

1.) Low-Carb Flank Steak Beef Fajitas

keto beef fajitas for slow cooker freezer bag meals

This slow cooker freezer bag meal is one of my family’s favorites! Who doesn’t love fajitas?

Fill a freezer bag with:

  • 2 lb. flank steak (or similar cut like a skirt steak)
  • 1/2 of a white onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 – 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • Spices: 1 Tablespoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon coriander, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Optional: Serve with: Lettuce cups, lime juice, and avocado

Tip: Top with cheese & sour cream to add some wholesome fat!

To Cook:  Dump the defrosted bag of ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours until meat shreds easily. Drain liquid and serve on lettuce cups with avocado and lime juice if desired. Serves 6.

Nutritional Information per serving (without lettuce cups, avocado, and lime juice): 339 Calories | 14 g Fat | 5.5g Net Carbs. | 1.4g Fiber | 2.7g Sugar | 47.6g Protein | 4g Net Carbs

keto tacos in lettuce cups


2.) Hearty Keto Vegetable Beef Stew

beef stew slow cooker freezer bag meals

This slow cooker freezer bag meal makes the classic weekend beef stew possible on a weeknight!

Fill a freezer bag with:

  • 2 lbs. beef stew meat
  • 1/2 of a white onion, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 oz. package sliced mushrooms (I used Bellinis)
  • 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
  • Spices: 1 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 16 oz. beef broth —-> store in the pantry

To Cook:  Dump defrosted contents in a slow cooker along with broth from the pantry and cook covered for 8 hours on low until meat is tender. Serves 6.

Nutritional Information per serving: 357 Calories | 13.7g Fat | 9.1g Total Carbs | 1.8g Fiber | 4.9g Sugar | 49g Protein | 7g Net Carbs


3.) Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

buffalo Chicken slow cooker Freezer bag Meals

I’m all in with this amazing keto slow cooker freezer bag meal. We never get tired of buffalo chicken!

Fill a freezer bag with:

  • 3 large chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1 cup buffalo wing sauce (such as Frank’s)
  • 1/2 of a white onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots, optional (will increase carbs)
  • 16 oz. chicken broth—–> Store in pantry

Serve with: butter or iceberg lettuce and blue cheese crumbles

Tip: Add diced avocado & bacon crumbles for extra fat

To Cook: Dump defrosted contents of the bag in the slow cooker with chicken broth and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Shred, drain liquid, and serve on lettuce with blue cheese crumbles if desired. Serves 4.

Nutritional Information per serving (minus the lettuce and blue cheese crumbles): 410 Calories | 10.3g Fat | 3.2g Total Carbs | 0.7g Fiber | 1.5g Sugar | 71g Protein | 2.3g Net Carbs

keto friendly keto buffalo chicken


4.) Keto Carnitas “Nachos”

keto carnitas tacos in slow cooker freeze bag meals

You won’t even miss chips with this slow cooker freezer bag meal for keto carnitas “nachos”. I love using mini peppers in place of tortilla chips!

Fill a freezer bag with:

  • 2-pound pork loin roast or lean pork shoulder roast
  • 1/2 of a white onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons canned chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • 6 oz. chicken broth
  • Spices: 1 Tablespoon cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1 teaspoon oregano

Serve with: One bag of mini bell peppers, cheese, and cilantro

To Cook:   Dump defrosted contents of the bag in a slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours. If desired, serve on mini bell peppers cut in half. Place in oven and melt cheese on top. Garnish with cilantro. Serves 6.

Nutritional Information per serving (minus mini bell peppers, cheese, and cilantro): 394 Calories | 23.2g Fat | 2.3g Total Carbs | 0.8g Fiber | 0.8g Sugar | 41.3g Protein | 1.5g Net Carbs

keto carnitas nachos


5.) Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Chowder

keto slow cooker freezer bag meals

Did you say chowder? We saved the best for last by making you scroll through all the other slow cooker freezer bag meals to get to this one! This is so rich and creamy!

Fill a Freezer Bag with:

  • 2-3 large chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
  • 12 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1- 8 oz. block of cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Spices: 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 16 ounces chicken broth (2 cups) —-> store in the pantry

Garnish: 1 pound cooked bacon day of cooking and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese if desired

To Cook: Dump defrosted contents of the bag in a slow cooker along with chicken broth and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Serve with crumbled cooked bacon and Parmesan cheese. Serves 8.

Nutritional Information per serving (includes bacon and Parmesan cheese): 727 Calories | 52.7g Fat | 4.1g Total Carbs | 0.6g Fiber | 1.6g Sugar | 38.6g Protein | 3.4g Net Carbs

keto bacon chowder freezer meal


Tips for making the best slow cooker freezer meals: 

  • I like to write the name of each meal, the date the meal was prepared, and cooking directions with a sharpie on the freezer bags. Then I start chopping produce and compiling each meal.
  • Season to your liking – add and subtract the spices your family enjoys.
  • To defrost a meal, simply move it to the fridge from the freezer the day before you plan to place it in the slow cooker.

easy low carb slow cooker freezer bag meal ideas


For more meal ideas, check out our Five Nights of 5-ingredients Meal Plan!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 38

  1. Katie Gerber

    I made all 5 with a friend today and start to finish it took less than 1 hour to make these. I now feel prepped for the next couple of weeks! Thanks for this – I’d love even MORE of these ideas!

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      That’s awesome to hear! You’re so welcome, Katie! I’ll be sure to pass that along to the team!

  2. Sdoc

    More!!

  3. Terisa

    Thanks for sharing this with me! I am preparing this right now! I love my Keto friends!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How cool! You’re so welcome, Terisa! Enjoy!

  4. Angie Lamb

    Could these recipes we used as is in the instant pot? Time changed of course.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes, that should work! However, we do not have times for that as we haven’t tried it! Hope that helps!

      • Teresa Hernandez

        I put it in my Instant Pot for 40 min on Stew setting! Was perfect!

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Yay! SO glad to hear that, Teresa! Thanks so much for letting us know how it worked out for you in your Instant Pot!

    • templarx1z5

      If you use the slow cooker option the time should be the same. Making the fajitas tonight I’m using the optional glass lid however using the standard lo I’d with the vent open to allow presure to escape should work too.

  5. Ali

    I see on the shopping list carrots but didn’t see where they were used and only used 2 of the 4 onions. Have made the Stew and Chicken and Bacon Chowder and both were so good!

    • Jennifer Harwood

      Looks like carrots are in the Buffalo chicken… at least in the picture it looks like carrots in the bag.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        You’re right! Thanks for pointing that out! You can use the carrots, however we removed them from the recipe as they can add more carbs to the meal. We’ll be sure to get that updated!

        • Nicole Boivin

          How many carrots or cups of shredded carrot? The carrots sound awesome in it! Thank in advance! Can’t wait to try these!

          • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

            Hi Nicole! We opted to leave the carrots out of the recipe when we posted as they can add carbs to the overall nutrition. However, if you would like to add them in, you could use a 1/2 cup of shredded carrots, though it will add 1g of carbs to the overall recipe. Hope this helps!

            • Nicole Boivin

              Hi Amber!
              Thank you for your fast reply! I was actually looking for healthy freezer to crockpot recipes and found your recipes. I got shoulder surgery today and made a couple of your recipes last night. We can’t wait to try them!!! Thank you so much!!!

              • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

                Oh good! You’re very welcome, Nicole! Glad these ideas will be helpful while you recover! 💕

                • Nicole

                  The buffalo chicken was amazing! My husband is so picky and he loved it too!! We are making it again this week!! So happy I found you!! Thanks again!!! ♥️

                  • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

                    Yay! You’re SO very welcome! That’s great to hear! 🙌 Thanks a bunch for the kind comment. 💖 We’re super glad to have you here with us!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up! So sorry for the confusion! You can use the carrots, however it will add extra carbs to the dish. We’ll be sure to update the shopping list!

    • Kassa

      Is it ok to freeze the cream cheese and heavy cream or do you add that when cooking?

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Yes! You will add those to your freezer bag, as listed in the Chowder recipe above. 😊

  6. Nichole

    Thank you. My husband prepped 3 of these Sunday. Made the steak fajitas yesterday. Good. Thanks again.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome! That’s great to hear, Nichole! Thanks for taking a moment to comment!

  7. Laurie

    Great idea and love to fill the freezer! Made them all and thanks for sharing!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Wow! You are awesome making them all, Laurie! So glad you found this useful!

  8. Kassa McCallum

    This is INCREDIBLE! Made these freezer meals and did 2 sets of each recipe to make it worth my while. It was so easy and they are SO DELICIOUS. Especially the chicken bacon chowder and beef stew. Hearty meals. I used low carb tortillas for the buffalo chicken, carnitas, and steak fajitas. Will keep these bookmarked so I can make them again. Please please make more of these!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      We are so happy to know how much you enjoyed these and will continue to make more!

  9. Danisims

    Going to make this asap. Thanks for making such delicious, uncomplicated meals! Love freezer meals to keep me on track during busy weeks! Thank you!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there Danisims! Your so very welcome💕Thank you for being such a valued reader ❤ Enjoy!

      • Tiffany Waid

        On the bacon chowder you can freeze the cream cheese and heavy cream in it ? Thanks!!

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Yes! You can add those to your freezer bag as listed above. If you’d rather not freeze them with the other ingredients, you can always add them when adding all items to the slow cooker. Hoping that helps!

  10. Sarah

    For the chicken bacon chowder, do you put frozen (uncooked chicken breasts) in the slow cooker? Then just shred after it’s all cooked?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You do put the frozen uncooked breasts in the slow cooker. It should shred on it’s own, but if not, you can use two forks to shred it.

  11. Cynthia

    The shopping list has 3 bell peppers, but the recipes only use 1 bell pepper, am I missing something?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! Both the fajitas and the “nachos” recipe, include bell peppers. Hope this helps!

  12. Louis Anderson

    Sorry, but I found the stew to be very bland and thin. It it is convenient for a freezer meal, but overall, pretty disappointed and won’t be making again.
    It does make me concerned about the other one I have in the freezer now (since I made the flank steak too).

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      DARN! Thanks so much for the honest feedback. I wonder if a bit more seasoning would be helpful. Hoping you enjoy the other recipe you have planned!

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