Kid-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes
White Chicken Chili
Recipe: White Chicken Chili
The best part about this White Chicken Chili (aside from the flavor, of course) is it requires no pre-cooking. Just throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker and wait for it to cook into a big pot of something delicious.
Lemon Chicken Soup
Recipe: Lemon Chicken Soup
Classic chicken soup is dressed up with a splash of lemon juice, peas, and carrots.
Recipe: Apple Butter
Kids will love using this sweet spread on just about anything. From toast, to bagels, to muffins—we dare them to find a pastry that hasn’t met its match.
Easy Enchilada Bake
Recipe: Easy Enchilada Bake
The cornbread crust on this enchilada bake is the icing on the cake. Serve with your family’s favorite toppings like guacamole or sour cream.
Apple and Pear Crisp
Recipe: Apple and Pear Crisp
Warm and sweet crisp is the ultimate comfort food dessert. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and light dusting of cinnamon.
Lemon Chicken Vegetable Soup
Recipe: Lemon Chicken Vegetable Soup
Bright and fresh Lemon Chicken Vegetable Soup is one of our favorite warm-weather soups. The process couldn’t be easier: Simply pile all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook away.
Recipe: Peach Cobbler
Top this sweet cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have a summertime dessert that everyone will go bananas for.
Lemon Bar Cake
Recipe: Lemon Bar Cake
This easy slow-cooker Lemon Bar Cake is made even sweeter with a light dusting of powdered sugar.
Triple-Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters
These perfectly snackable treats are great for packing in lunch boxes.
Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos
Your kids might think this one is too good to be true, but when nachos are stacked with our flavorful roast, tomatoes, black beans, and avocado we think they’re good enough for the main meal.
Uncle Jack’s Mac-and-Cheese
Recipe: Uncle Jack’s Mac-and-Cheese
Mac and cheese with minimal effort is the name of the game. This recipe results in a crispy crust and a gooey center that they won’t be able to resist.
Slow-Cooker Parmesan-Herb Pork Loin with Chunky Tomato Sauce
The recipe calls for a cup of red wine, but the alcohol will burn off over its 8-hour cook time. You’ll be left with a delicious, flavorful pork loin that both kids and adults will love.
Slow-Cooker Tomato Sauce
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Tomato Sauce
Make up a big batch of this Slow-Cooker Tomato Sauce to have on hand throughout the week.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Squash Casserole
Camouflage veggies in a cheesy, slow-cooker casserole that will soon be your family’s new favorite one-dish wonder.
Black Bean Chimichangas
Recipe: Black Bean Chimichangas
Slow-cooker Black Beans are the star of these chimichangas. They’re full of savory flavor that will take your Tex-Mex to the next level.
Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos Al Pastor with All the Fixings
Lay out all the toppings and let your little ones build their own for a fun twist on taco night.
For an easy side, prepare country-style shredded hash browns according to the directions on the package. Stir in a half cup each chopped parsley, sour cream, and Ranch dressing. Finish with a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and a half teaspoon salt.
Soulful Chicken Soup
Recipe: Soulful Chicken Soup
This tastes just like the chicken soup you remember from your childhood. Don’t let the egg noodles cook in the slow cooker for more than 10 minutes or they’ll become mushy.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Spinach Lasagna
For an easy side, toss together a package of mixed salad greens and two cups each refrigerated unsweetened grapefruit sections and diced avocado, half cup sweetened dried cranberries, and a third cup bottled poppy seed dressing.
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
Now this is a side dish that the kids will go crazy over. Tiny bits of ham and a cheesy sauce dress up basic spuds.
Meatball Sliders with Tomato Sauce
Family-favorite meatballs are sandwiched between pillowy-soft rolls for the ultimate finger food.