5 Keto Freezer Bag Meals for Your Slow Cooker

Hey keto fans! Strapped for time?

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, gluten-free 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!

Click HERE to print the free grocery list for all five meals outlined below.


1.) Low-Carb Flank Steak Beef Fajitas

Adapted from MamaAndBabyLove.com

Fill a freezer bag with:

  • 2 lb. flank steak (or similar cut like a brisket)
  • 1/2 large yellow 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

To Cook:  Dump defrosted bag of ingredients in 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): Calories: 270; Carbohydrates: 6g; Fiber: 2g; Fat: 13g; Protein: 33g


2.) Hearty Keto Vegetable Beef Stew

Adapted from PeaceLoveAndLowCarb.com

Fill a freezer bag with:

  • 2 lbs. beef stew meat
  • .5 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 pantry

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

Nutritional Information per serving: Calories: 80; Carbohydrates: 9g; Fiber: 3g; Fat: 2g; Protein: 7g


3.) Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Adapted from TheSweetsLife.com

Fill a freezer bag with:

  • 3 large chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1 cup buffalo wing sauce (such as Frank’s)
  • .5 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz. chicken broth—–> Store in pantry

Serve with: butter or iceberg lettuce and blue cheese crumbles

To Cook: Dump defrosted contents of bag in 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 lettuce and blue cheese crumbles): Calories: 138; Carbohydrates: 1g; Fiber: 0g; Fat: 3g; Protein: 22g


4.) Keto Carnitas “Nachos”

Adapted from SlenderKitchen.com

Fill a freezer bag with:

  • 2-pound pork loin roast or lean pork shoulder roast
  • .5 onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons 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 bag in 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): Calories: 393; Carbohydrates: 2g; Fiber: 1g; Fat: 22g; Protein: 42g


5.) Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Chowder

Adapted from PeaceLoveAndLowCarb.com

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 —-> store in pantry

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

To Cook: Dump defrosted contents of bag in slow cooker along with chicken broth and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Serve with crumbled cooked bacon and Parmesan cheese. Serves 6.

Nutritional Information per serving (with bacon and Parmesan cheese): Calories: 439; Carbohydrates: 6g; Fiber: 0g; Fat: 31g; Protein: 32g


Notes/Tips:

*The Green Hands-Free Storage Bag Holders pictured at the top of post are super handy and can be found on Amazon.com – they’re like an extra set of hands!

*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.


One Comment

  • 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!

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