Happy Monday everyone! I know I promised that my favorite Whole30 soups & slow cooker recipes would go up yesterday, but better late than never right?! January Whole30 is the perfect time to indulge in warm soups and easy slow cooker meals. These dishes are all so yummy that even your non-Whole30 friends/family members will be super impressed!
Soups and Slow Cooker Essentials
Before we begin, here are my Holy Grail items for soups & slow cooker meals in case you need some new kitchen items!
Stick Blender: Seriously we use this almost every day. Whether we’re making soups, sauces or our homemade Whole30 compliant mayonnaise- it’s a must have in our kitchen. This is the one we have!
Slow Cooker: If you don’t already have one, here is a great one!
Duo Slow Cooker: Just like two outfits are better than one here on H&H, two meal items cooking at the same time are also better than one. Make your entrée and side at the same time while you’re at work! Here is the one we have.
Crock Pot Liners: These are LIFE CHANGING. They make crock pot cooking (well mostly cleaning up after) so much easier! These disposable liners are definitely a holy grail in my house.
Bone Broth: You will use a lot of bone broth in your Whole30 cooking, this is our favorite one.
Coconut Milk: Also another staple in Whole30 life, we go through a LOT so if you can get bulk from Costco it can save you some money! Otherwise we found a cheaper can at our local Fresh Thyme (the green one in the picture below.
Whole30 Cookbook: This is the original book that we used the crap out of during our first round of Whole30. It tells you everything you need to know about the program and has recipes at the end!
Whole30 Fast & Easy: The newest installment of Whole30 cookbooks. Lots of good stuff in here!
Grain Brain Cookbook: Not everything in here is Whole30 compliant, BUT Grain Brain follows a lot of the same principles so most you can easily tweak to make them Whole30 approved!
WHOLE30 Soups & Slow Cooker Recipes
Okay, without further ado, here is a compilation of my favorite compliant Whole30 soups & slow cooker recipes out there!
Tomato Basil Bisque with Italian Meatballs –STACY TIP: I left the leek out of this recipe entirely and used a medium white onion in its place. Bomb dot com. Also, DO NOT complete step 8 of the instructions and add cheese. Cheese is not Whole30 approved!
Slow Cooker Carnitas –STACY TIP: The Kombucha and the broiling step of this recipe are what makes it better than all other slow cooker carnitas recipes out there. So don’t skip ‘em!
Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Cauliflower –STACY TIP: If you have a dual crockpot, that is actually two smaller crock pots in one, like the one linked above. You can make this mash in one side and the pot roast below in the other side! BOOM! Your entrée and sides will both be done when you get home from work.
Pot Roast –STACY TIP: Don’t skip the browning of the meat in the cast iron (or other skillet) beforehand! I usually get everything ready and then wake up 15 minutes earlier to do this quickly before work. It’s totally worth it.
Spicy Sausage Fennel Soup –STACY TIP: This recipe is from the Whole30 Fast and Easy cookbook. You can get your copy here! Stay tuned though, later this week I am sharing the entire recipe. Holy MOLY was it delicious!
Butternut Squash Soup –STACY TIP: Blending soups and sauces is SO much easier with a stick blender. You can purchase immersion blenders for pretty cheap (I linked ours in the essentials list above). We use ours ALL the time because you can blend soups and sauces in the pan/container and use less dishes. Because, truly, who needs MORE dishes to clean?!
Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde –STACY TIP: You can make this exactly as the recipe says and serve it over rice cauliflower and it’s delicious. BUT we like to make into a soup! Which is how it gets to be in this post haha. Just add 4-6 cups of chicken bone broth to the slow cooker and poof! You’ve got soup!
There you have it folks, my favorite Whole30 soups & slow cooker recipes. Pin the image above so you can cook all these tasty recipes for yourself! If you try any of these out be sure to comment below if you changed or added anything so the H&H family can too! Be sure to check out my Whole3o Week 1 recap here, I put some good tips there as well as a shopping list for ya.
Hope you’re all having fun finding your food freedom!