Dinner time doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are my favorite easy crock pot recipes for kids!
Looking for kid friendly crock pot meals?
I love cooking with a slow cooker because it’s very hands off. I know that instant pots are the new rage, but I personally still love the slow ease of our crock pot.
Because, let’s be real. I have a 1 year old and a 3 year old. Getting out act together for dinner time is a stretch. That’s why I love easy family slow cooker meals.
Even if you don’t have any kids in your life, there are some great crock pot recipes for picky eaters of all ages. Crock pots are also great for busy working people!
A lot of these family crock pot meals have hidden vegetables – over the long cook time they really cook down and disappear into the sauce.
Personally, I like to serve these meals with a side salad for the adults. We keep a big salad in the fridge which makes it easy to scoop some out each night.
The recipes on this list are easy to make, with short ingredient lists, and at least semi-healthy even for picky eaters.
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Here are some of our favorite kid friendly slow cooker recipes!
Kid friendly crock pot meals
Here are a ton of ideas for crockpot meals for kids and families!
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Pasta
This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Pasta Recipe is a delicious combination of easy-to-find, simple ingredients such as marinara sauce, tomatoes, pasta, cream cheese, and chicken. A meal loved by both kids and adults, this creamy chicken pasta is perfect for the busy family who loves delicious, comforting food.
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (Crock Pot Stroganoff)
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff cooks in your crock pot all day, leaving you with fall-apart tender beef in a super duper creamy sauce with mushrooms. Serve with egg noodles for the most comforting dinner ever!
Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl (Crockpot Meal!)
Let your crockpot do the work for this Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl. Your family will love these crockpot burrito bowls filled with chicken, beans, corn and rice and topped with colorful garnishes.
Crockpot Pulled Chicken
Crockpot Pulled Chicken is quick and easy to throw together for a weeknight meal. Pile this barbecue pulled chicken on a sandwich with your favorite toppings for a filling and satisfying dinner.
Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken
Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken is a slow cooker meal that cooks while you're out and is a complete meal ready to serve. Serve chicken breasts topped with cheese and salsa with the corn and bean mixture on the side or shred the chicken and serve all together over a bed of rice or with crushed tortilla chips.
Crock Pot Mac & Cheese
Crock Pot Mac & Cheese is so good, creamy, delicious, and easy to make. Grab your slow cooker, and let’s get started!
Gluten Free Meatballs
Easy, flavorful gluten free turkey meatballs made with ground flaxseed in place of breadcrumbs.
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sliders
In the mood for barbecue but don’t want to turn on the oven? These Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sliders with an easy homemade barbecue sauce and coleslaw will do the trick!
Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
This easy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is a healthy stew that uses pantry ingredients you already have on hand and condensed cream of chicken soup to make it creamy. It's not only delicious, it's quick to put together and the crock-pot does the cooking for you!
Asian Pulled Pork, slow cooker, pressure cooker or oven
This delicious Asian pulled pork is perfect for stocking the freezer! Serve with steamed veggies and rice, or use in pork buns!
Sticky Chicken Wings
Sticky slow cooker chicken wings are the perfect kids friendly dinner! Perfectly sticky, sweet and tender, the whole family loves them!
Slow Cooker Gyro Rice Bowls
One bite of these Slow Cooker Gyro Rice Bowls with homemade tzatziki sauce will transport you to Greece.
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
Quesadillas are the ultimate kid friendly food. Here's how to use your slow cooker for the perfect filling.
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
This slow cooker breakfast casserole is made overnight and is ready for you when you wake up in the morning; plus, it’s packed with flavor!
Slow Cooker Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal
Slow cooker peanut butter & jelly oatmeal is all that and more! Delicious slow cooker oats mixed in with everyone's favorite creamy peanut butter and topped with the perfect jelly. A sandwich favorite transformed into a healthy oatmeal bowl (not just for breakfast!)
Lazy Slow Cooker Pizza Chicken
This easy slow cooker pizza chicken recipe is a perfect, any-night-of-the-week dish. Tender chicken smothered in pizza sauce, shredded cheese, and your choice of pizza toppings - what could be better??
Slow Cooker Hamburger Hash
Slow cooker hamburger hash is a decadent mash-up of ground beef and shredded potatoes covered in cheesy goodness. This easy, budget-friendly dish is picky-eater approved and will disappear fast!
Slow Cooker Baked Ziti With Mushrooms and Spinach
No kid can resist baked ziti, so, why not make it in your slow cooker! The pasta cooks perfectly in it and you can even hide veggies.
The Best Slow Cooker Vegan Chili
This slow cooker vegan chili recipe will delight your taste buds. It’s not only wholesome but delicious and easy to make. A vegan twist on this classic comfort food makes for a healthy dinner packed with nutrients brimming with flavor!
3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos
Throw together these kid-friendly tacos they can customize and top off any way they please! With just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, these EASY and delicious Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos are an absolute lifesaver on busy nights!
Healthy Bolognese Sauce
Healthy Bolognese Sauce is a delicious, hearty dinner. Loaded with flavor – this hidden veggie bolognese is one you’ll love!
What do you think are the best crock pot recipes for kids?
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