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If you’re looking to save money then making some gluten free slow cooker recipes during the week is a great way to do so.

Slow cookers are one of the most energy efficient ways to cook.

Did you know slow cookers cost roughly 16p a day to run, compared to 87p a day for an electric cooker?

I find slow cookers are perfect for recipes you’d usually spend hours cooking in the oven, like stews or joints of meat.

But they’re also fantastic for making things like curries because you can just chuck everything in before work and come home to a delicious dinner.

However you choose to use your slow cooker, I hope this collection of gluten free slow cooker recipes will help to inspire you to try some new dishes.

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Which slow cooker do you use?

I use a Crockpot 3.7-litre slow cooker I was gifted from a family member – I think this is the newer model of mine.

I’m addicted to making things in the slow cooker at the moment, including my chickpea and potato curry and my slow cooker pulled pork.

I know a lot of people are worried about the cost of living and looking for cheaper alternative to turning on the gas or electric oven.

The good news is slow cookers are actually pretty efficient to run!

I’ve done a bit of research online and it looks like a slow cooker costs roughly 16p a day to run, compared to 87p a day for an electric cooker.

My gluten free slow cooker recipes

I love using my gluten free slow cooker and I’ll definitely be adding more recipes to this collection as I publish them.

If you have any requests for dishes please let me know in the comments because I love coming up with new creations.

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew

gluten free beef stew in the slow cooker

I absolutely love a beef stew but for me it has to be packed with flavour, with tender meat and a thick gravy.

My Gluten Free Beef Stew is cooked in the slow cooker making the house smell amazing all day.

It’s super simple to make using basic ingredients and a great recipe for batch cooking and freezing too.

Get my Gluten Free Beef Stew recipe.

Slow Cooker Harissa Chicken

slow cooker harissa chicken

This Slow Cooker Harissa Chicken is the perfect midweek meal.

Chicken thigh fillets are cooked in a spicy tomato sauce with chorizo and chickpeas for a hearty meal.

I love making this recipe in bulk and serving it up with rice or gluten free couscous. The leftovers also taste great in a lunchbox too!

Get my Slow Cooker Harissa Chicken recipe.

Slow Cooker Chickpea and Potato Curry

slow cooker chickpea and potato curry

Slow cookers are usually associated with meat dishes but this Slow Cooker Chickpea and Potato Curry is a tasty vegan option.

The spicy sauce is full of flavour and this curry makes a great main dish or side dish as part of a curry spread.

And yes, you can add some chicken if you really want to! It’s a great budget-friendly option for a meat-free meal.

Get my Chickpea and Potato Curry Recipe.

Slow Cooker Beef Goulash

gluten free slow cooker beef goulash

If you love the beef stew recipe above then you have to give my Slow Cooker Gluten Free Beef Goulash a try next.

It’s a proper winter warmer with smoky paprika and melt-in-the-mouth beef chunks.

Serve it with swirls of soured cream and then spoon it over rice or gluten free pasta for an absolutely dreamy meal.

Get my Slow Cooker Beef Goulash Recipe.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chilli

gluten free slow cooker sweet potato chilli recipe

This slow cooker sweet potato chilli is the perfect comfort food if you want a meat-free option.

With sweet potatoes, black beans, sweetcorn and red onion in a spicy, smoky tomato sauce, it’s the perfect budget meal.

And further proof that a meat-free slow cooker recipe is both attainable and delicious!

Get my Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chilli recipe here.

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

gluten free pulled pork

Making Gluten Free Pulled Pork in the slow cooker has to be the ultimate treat!

This smoky and spicy chipotle pulled pork cooks for hours until it falls apart.

It’s perfect served in gluten free baps and using the slow cooker is much more energy efficient than cooking this for hours in the oven. You have to try it!

Get my Gluten Free Pulled Pork Recipe.

Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Casserole

gluten free sausage casserole in slow cooker

I absolutely love this slow cooker sausage casserole with baked beans – it’s like a giant hug in a bowl!

Topped with cheese it’s the kind of comfort food you want to eat sitting around a campfire.

Try it with crispy jacket potatoes or gluten free baguettes for an instant family favourite.

Get my Gluten Free Sausage Casserole recipe.

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup


If you want a hearty treat you can make up for a packed lunch this Gluten Free Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect.

The chicken broth is light and tasty and adding rice noodles turns this into a proper meal.

I love to make a batch of this slow cooker soup and then pop some in a Thermos flask for an on-the-go lunch when I’m out and about.

Get my Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.

Slow Cooker Gammon in Ginger Beer

slow cooker gammon in ginger beer

Gammon is not just for Christmas – though this Slow Cooker Gammon in Ginger Beer is one of my favourite Christmas Dinner recipes!

The ginger beer gives the gammon a subtle sweetness and spice.

Plus cooking it in the slow cooker makes it extra tender – I like to finish mine off with a sticky glaze in the oven, but this is optional.

Get my Gluten Free Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Gammon recipe.

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry


This butternut squash and chickpea curry is another gluten free, vegan recipe which is perfect in the slow cooker.

It’s served up in a mildly spiced coconut sauce and uses frozen butternut squash to make life simpler.

Plus any leftovers are amazing blended up with vegetable stock to make soup the next day.

Get my Gluten Free Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry recipe.

Slow Cooker Tomato and Mascarpone Risotto

tomato and mascarpone risotto

This easy tomato and mascarpone risotto is a great budget meal and one the whole family will love.

The slow cooker means you can just chuck everything in and just swirl in some creamy mascarpone once cooked.

You could also serve this up as a side dish with some roast chicken on the side.

Get the Tomato and Mascarpone Risotto recipe.

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatball Curry

gluten free turkey meatball curry

This meaty take on my chickpea and potato curry is a proper family feast – you’ll love my Gluten Free Turkey Meatball Curry recipe.

The rich spices compliment the turkey meatballs so well, and you can cook it with beef or chicken meatballs if you prefer.

I love to make a big batch of this and pop it in the freezer for busy weeks.

Get my Turkey Meatball Curry Recipe.

Gluten Free Campfire Stew

slow cooker campfire stew 1

Although I often cook gammon in the slow cooker this Slow Cooker Campfire Stew has come as a revelation to me.

The gammon cooks in a sauce of beans, tinned tomatoes and veg before it’s shredded and all mixed together.

It’s a great family meal and perfect for batch cooking as you can freeze any leftovers.

Get my Slow Cooker Campfire Stew Recipe.

Slow Cooker Satay Chicken

slow cooker satay chicken gluten free

You cannot beat a chicken curry and the Satay Chicken Curry is mild but packed full of big flavours.

The soy, honey and peanut butter sauce is deliciously creamy thanks to the coconut milk, which also makes it dairy free.

I love to serve a bowl of this topped with spring onions and freshly chopped chilli, but it’s also a great one for batch cooking.

Get my Slow Cooker Satay Chicken Curry Recipe.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

slow cooker chicken stroganoff recipe

I adore a stroganoff recipe and making gluten free chicken stroganoff in the slow cooker is always an instant shortcut to happiness.

This recipe has a creamy sauce flavoured with mushrooms, mustard, garlic, smoked paprika and white wine.

The soured cream makes it deliciously creamy and it’s perfect for batch cooking. Serve it with rice, pasta or potatoes!

Get my Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff Recipe.

Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese

slow cooker turkey bolognese recipe

This gluten free, slow cooker turkey bolognese recipe is a great one for batch cooking and so easy to make.

The secret to rich flavours is both browning the meat and veg first, and using a gluten free yeast extract.

It’s a great family-friendly dinner and you can freeze any leftovers too!

Get my slow cooker turkey bolognese recipe.

Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken

slow cooker paprika chicken gluten free

This super creamy and smoky Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken is about to become your new midweek staple!

Perfect for batch cooking, this recipe uses hot and sweet smoked paprika for big flavours.

I love it dished up with rice or potatoes but it works equally well with pasta too – it’s super flexible to suit your needs.

Find my Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken recipe here.

Sweet Potato and Spinach Dhal

Slow cooker sweet potato and spinach dhal

If you love gluten free and vegan slow cooker recipes you have to try this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Spinach Dhal.

Made with gluten free lentils and coconut milk it is mildly spiced and the perfect winter warmer.

I love eating a bowl of this for lunch or as a side dish alongside a meat-based curry!

Find my Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Spinach Dhal recipe here.

Need more gluten free dinner ideas?

I have tonnes of gluten free recipes on the blog – check out my recipe section for lots more gluten free inspiration.

If you do make this recipe please let me know! I’d love to see your photos using #theglutenfreeblogger, share them in my Facebook group or tag me on Instagram. 

If you have any recipe suggestions, please let me know in the comments what you’d like to see next!

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About Sarah Howells

Hi, I'm Sarah! Diagnosed with coeliac disease 20 years ago, I'm on a mission to create the best gluten free recipes since sliced bread. No fruit salads or dry brownies here.

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