We are big fans of the slow cooker. Throwing ingredients into a pot and letting them simmer and cook all day is a huge time saver. Plus, there’s that wonderful smell when you walk into your house. The internet is saturated with slow cooker recipes, and we searched for ones that are more likely to get the thumbs up from the littlest (and often pickiest) people in your household. Just click the links to get the full recipes.

Crock Pot Pizza

Kids love pizza. You love the slow cooker. This is a win win. It’s also super simple and flexible. With store bought pizza dough, pizza sauce, cheese and absolutely any toppings you choose, you can have a warm, perfectly cooked pizza right out of your slow cooker. This one just takes 1.5 to 2 hours on high.


Cheeseburger Joes 

This hearty, delicious meal from the Crock Pot Ladies looks similar to a sloppy joe. But the barbecue seasoning, mustard and cheese makes it more cheeseburger-ish. Kids will love that it’s messy and tasty all in one. It does require you to brown the ground beef but after that, let your slow cooker do all the work.

Cheese Tortellini

It’s creamy, yummy and it may just get your kids to eat spinach. This one involves sausage (feel free to get your favorite flavor of the fully cooked kind), cream cheese, frozen cheese tortellini, tomatoes, spinach and chicken broth. All the flavors come together to make one delicious kid (and parent!) friendly meal.

Tater Tot Casserole

You had us at Tater Tot. How can a meal be anything but fantastic when it involves those cute puffy potatoes? This recipe calls for ground beef, cream of chicken soup, onion, cheese, Rotel and of course the ever-important Tater Tots. After 2-3 hours in the slow cooker, the flavors blend together into a tasty, filling meal for the family.

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl

We definitely wanted to include a yummy Mexican recipe on this list because it’s usually a hit with kids. Plus, cooking chicken in the slow cooker is about the easiest thing you can do. Besides the chicken, this one involves rice, tomatoes, beans, cheese and a few spices. And as always with Mexican recipes, you can adapt it to your family’s preferences by adding things like sour cream, avocado and more spices.

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