Best Gluten Free Crock Pot Recipes roundup. These gluten free slow cooker recipes are also dairy free as well as easy to make, super healthy, and delicious.
I am a big fan of slow cooker recipes which you probably already know by now. I love that you can make the most amazingly tasty meals, usually by prepping in the morning to be enjoyed at dinnertime.
I searched the internet to find the very best healthy gluten free dairy free crockpot recipes that you are going to enjoy.
Make sure you check them out and pin the ones that you love, which will be all of them of course!
WHAT IS A SLOW COOKER
- A slow cooker or crockpot is a pot that either sits inside a heating plate or it sits inside a unit.
- They typically heat from the bottom and as such, some dishes will burn or the food will stick to the bottom if there is not enough amount of fluid in the pot.
- They usually have three settings; high, low and keep warm.
Cooking is so easy when you use a slow cooker (easy enough that you don't need to settle for takeaway, so long as you plan a little bit ahead) and the results are fantastic.
If you are cooking meat, it is always really tender or falling off the bone, depending on what cut of meat you are cooking.
- Use the low setting whenever possible. This will help to bring out the flavours of the dish you are cooking. I only recommend using the high setting, if you are running short on time.
- Roll the meat in some tapioca flour (or other healthy thickener) to help thicken up the liquid while cooking.
- Always add the greens towards the end of cooking. This will ensure that they are not too soggy and/or discoloured.
- Make sure you keep the lid on to ensure that no heat escapes and your meal is cooked properly.
Thickener - if the recipe includes a thickener, you can easily use arrowroot, tapioca or corn flour to substitute. If you see flour as the thickener then substitute with one of the gluten free thickeners.
Pasta/rice/quinoa - If you see a slow cooker recipe with pasta, you can use gluten free pasta (if you are gluten free) or you can use rice or quinoa. I find these all pretty interchangeable.