Slow-Cook Your Soup: 19 Kid-Friendly Crock-Pot Soup Recipes
It's no big surprise that busy moms are big fans of Crock-Pot cooking, especially if you have multiple hungry mouths to feed. If you're looking to amp up your slow-cooker recipe arsenal, you've come to the right place. Whether you want to keep it simple with a hearty chicken noodle soup or are aiming to find a recipe that's outside of the box — hello, cheeseburger soup! — we have these mouthwatering options you're gonna want to bookmark ASAP. Read through to see our favorite hearty and healthy slow-cooker soups that will satisfy even the hungriest crowd, and don't forget to top off your bowl with a big hunk of bread. Yum!
Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Give the ole spaghetti and meatballs a break with a hearty bowl of traditional Italian pasta e fagioli.
Chicken Enchilada Soup
Throw all the ingredients for this chicken enchilada soup in your slow cooker in the morning, and you'll come home to a delicious, filling meal.
Chicken Taco Chili
Warm up any night of the week with a big bowl of slow-cooker chili. And you can tailor this recipe to fit your family by adding different types of beans, using ground turkey instead of the chicken, or going vegetarian for a really healthy dinner!
Spice it up with a hearty batch of taco soup. It's meat-free, but you could always throw in some ground turkey or beef — or shredded chicken — for an added boost of protein.
Potato and Corn Chowder
This potato and corn chowder doesn't require any more work than just throwing everything into the Crock-Pot. Have at it!
Cheesy Chipotle Chicken Chili
Give your traditional chili a kick to the curb and try this cheesy chipotle chicken chili this Winter. Two small chipotle peppers and a tablespoon of adobo sauce give it just the right amount of spice for the entire family!
Healthy Greek Turkey Soup
With lean ground turkey, a hint of citrus, and plenty of vegetables, this healthy Greek turkey soup is a hearty meal on a chilly day (and would be great in kids' lunch thermoses as well!).
Loaded Potato Soup
Bacon, potatoes, and cheese? Sign us up for this loaded potato soup recipe!
After whipping up some of this chicken broth, you'll want to make a ton of it and freeze it. This broth can be used on its own or as the basis for a number of recipes!
Enjoy all of the flavors of lasagna without ever heating up the oven! This lasagna soup recipe uses Italian sausage, onions, carrots, and a variety of tomato flavors!
Santa Fe-Style Vegetable Soup
This high-protein, vitamin-A-rich Paleo Santa Fe-style vegetable soup can help kids' bodies refuel after a long day. Add one cup of precooked shredded chicken to the original recipe for extra protein.
Lentil and Sausage Soup
Perhaps one of the easiest recipes ever — you just drop it all into the Crock-Pot and let it cook — this lentil and sausage soup has a small kick due to the tasty smoked turkey sausage.
Chicken and Corn Chowder
This chicken and corn chowder is packed with so many flavors, no kid will turn it down!
Vegetable Beef Soup
Getting your kids to chow down on this nutrient-packed vegetable beef soup will be a breeze! Isn't it colorful?!
Chicken and Rice Soup
A hearty bowl of classic chicken and rice soup will keep their bellies full all night long.
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Take your grandma's recipe up a few notches with a creamy chicken noodle soup that puts a heartier spin on a classic.
Who wants regular soup when you can chow down on a big bowl of taco chili? All you need are some sour cream and a few tortilla chips to top off the recipe.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
A crowd favorite for decades, this chicken pot pie soup is surprisingly easy to whip together when you have a slow cooker on hand.
This out-of-the-box cheeseburger soup puts your little one's favorite food in an entirely new format. Bonus points for creativity!