Last year, I started a run of over 20 days of strictly slow cooker recipes. We had spent too many days eating junk in a row, and I was sick of not eating a real meal.
I love my crock pot and the fact that I can put a meal together in the morning, and have it ready by the time we are ready for dinner. We are often swamped with after school activities and I just don’t have time to make dinner in the evening.
Here are 10 kid friendly slow cooker recipes!
Since the original crock pot project, I have had so many ask for recipe ideas, and rather than answering a bunch of emails, or digging up old post, I thought it would be nice to put some of my favorites in one place for you! All of the recipes are super easy, and if I figured out a way to make them even easier, I included that as well.
They’re also kid-friendly which means you only have to make one meal for the whole family! *Happy dance* If you’re trying to get your dinner menu organized, here is a FREE menu planner printable for you! It’s super cute, and will help you to sort out your week.
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10 kid- friendly slow
Slow cooker must-haves
- a programmable slow cooker (ours is a larger one that allows for transporting if we are taking it to a potluck dinner)
- slow cooker liners, because seriously, this is the only way you could make something as easy as slow cooking even easier!! clean up is a BREEZE!
Hearty Chicken Chili
Chicken and dumplings
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Macaroni and cheese
Super simple sloppy joes
Homemade spaghetti sauce
Dorito Taco Casserole
I hope you found this round up useful. Feeding kids can be difficult. I am constantly making at least 3 options for my family. I realize I should just tell them they get what they get, but I don’t. When I make these dishes, everyone chows down! If you haven’t already done it, make sure you grab your weekly meal plan printable!
Perfect for busy families! Thanks for the roundup!
lorrin sell | photographer of wild things says
i’m so glad you found them helpful! we are definitely a busy family, and there are many nights when the crock pot is the only way to go!