Skip Nav
Holiday For Kids
Straight From the North Pole: 50 Places to Put Your Elf on the Shelf
Parenting Videos
You'll Be Legit Jealous About What Life Would Be Like If Men Breastfed
Holiday For Kids
The Hardest Part of Being Jewish on Christmas Isn't What You Think

Kid-Friendly Slow-Cooker Recipes

Mom's Kitchen: Slow-Cooker Recipes For the Whole Family


Between afternoon pickup, after-school activities, and homework, it's hard to pull together an interesting, delicious dinner that both you and the kids will enjoy. Slow cookers are making a comeback, and they are a great investment to make. Chop up all the ingredients in the morning and let the cooker do its magic while you take care of your busy schedule. Here are a few essential recipes (beyond the usual stews) that you should try out in a slow cooker.

  • BBQ meat: Especially great on the weekends, slow cook chicken, beef, or pork to throw on sandwiches. Try BBQ pork for sandwiches, which has only three ingredients and takes just 15 minutes to prepare.
  • Lasagna: All types of lasagna can be made in a slow cooker: beef, cheese, or spinach. For a Mexican twist, try crockpot Mexican tortilla lasagna.
  • Mac and cheese: The ultimate kids' favorite can be made in a slow cooker. The result is a super cheesy, creamy variety that will put the blue box stuff to shame. Paula Deen makes a crockpot macaroni and cheese that uses cheddar cheese soup in the sauce.

See more slow-cooker recipes.

  • Chinese chicken: Soy sauce-based marinades taste great on slow-cooked chicken. Crock Pot 365 Blogger Stephanie Dea says her kids adore her Honey Garlic Chicken Slow Cooker recipe.
  • French Onion Soup: Did you know you can slow cook caramelized onions? Make a traditional beef-based french onion soup or opt for a vegetarian french onion soup, made with veggie broth and soy sauce.
  • Brownies: While they aren't dinner, brownies are always a crowd-pleaser. Surprise your kids with Martha Stewart's slow-cooker triple chocolate brownies.
Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes For Kids
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Kid-Friendly Crock-Pot Breakfast Recipes
Healthy Breakfasts For on the Go
Fast, Easy, Five-Ingredient Recipe For Cacio e Pepe Pasta
No-Bake Thanksgiving Desserts For Kids
Pictures of Thanksgiving Desserts For Kids

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds