50 easy kid-friendly slow cooker recipes that will make life easier on busy nights. This recipe round-up includes everything from a delicious chicken enchilada casserole, to homemade meatballs, to chicken soup. Gluten-free.
Finding meals that are quick, easy and also kid-approved can be a bit of a challenge. Now, you have not 1 but 50 crockpot meals that are all approved by the whole family. Even the pickiest of eaters!
These crockpot ideas were created with your family in mind. Simply pick from this list, dump in the ingredients and you are on your way to making a delicious meal.
Included in these quick crockpot meals, you’ll find chicken, beef, and vegetarian recipes to keep a variety on the dinner table. Plus, each one is created with minimal ingredients that you likely have on hand.
Ready to start scrolling to find your next favorite recipe? Let’s get started!
Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon
Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon is a delicious slow-cooked beef stew made with juicy chunks of beef, sweet carrots, onions, mushrooms, and two types of wine. Fancy enough to feed a crowd, but easy enough to make during the week, this Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon is a classic beef stew with a twist.
Crockpot Chicken Tacos
Crockpot Chicken Tacos are an easy and delicious dinner that only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Mexican shredded chicken is delicious served in tortillas, over rice or on top of a salad, and is a great way to meal prep chicken for the week!
Creamy White Chicken Chili
This creamy white chicken chili is the perfect hands-off crockpot meal! Serve with sliced avocado and lots of cheese!
Easy Crockpot Chicken Vegetable Soup
Crockpot Chicken Vegetable Soup is a hands-free, slow cooked chicken soup that tastes like Grandma made it. Boneless chicken thighs, fresh vegetables, chicken broth, and savory seasonings create all the flavor and comfort of classic homemade chicken soup.
Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
Comfort food doesn’t get better or easier than a cozy of bowl of this Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken Soup! It’s creamy and satisfying with tender shredded chicken, rice or orzo pasta and it’s bursting fresh lemon flavor. This is the easiest way to make avgolemono soup and it gets rave reviews every time!
Easy Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice
This easy Crockpot Chicken and Rice recipe is a protein-packed, dump and go slow cooker casserole that’s family-friendly and comes together in minutes!
Crockpot Chicken Tacos
This easy recipe for shredded taco meat can be used for crockpot chicken tacos, Mexican salads, enchiladas, quesadillas, or anything else you think up!
Gluten Free Ground Turkey Meatballs
A delicious gluten free ground turkey meatballs recipe. These meatballs slowly simmer in tomato sauce. They can be made in a slow cooker or stovetop.
Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken
This recipe for apricot chicken uses a slow cooker for an easy weeknight dish. It's a sticky, sweet sesame chicken that pairs great with rice and broccoli or green beans.
Crockpot BBQ Chicken Recipe
This easy Crockpot BBQ Chicken recipe is made with 6 ingredients and only takes a few minutes to prepare. This slow cooker bbq chicken makes a delicious bbq chicken sandwich, salad or pizza!
Walking Taco Casserole Recipe
Making this walking taco casserole recipe is so much fun! This delicious Crock Pot chili is layered with Fritos chips and toppings like cheese, sour cream, and green onions to make an out-of-this-world Mexican casserole. This family-friendly ground beef casserole is perfect for any occasion and makes dinner time quick and easy!
Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken
A slow cooker lemon chicken that is tender and juicy!
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
There’s no need for takeout when you can make this honey garlic chicken at home right in the slow cooker. With a sticky, sweet, addicting sauce (that’s way healthier than the Chinese takeout joint) and pieces of pineapple throughout, this EASY recipe will become a family favorite.
Ragu with Veggies
Weekday Ragù with Veggies is packed with tons of vegetables and flavour! It’s perfect for busy days and picky-eaters! Make in either the slow cooker or in the Instant Pot for an easy weeknight dinner!
Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili
Ultra creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili with cream cheese is a delicious bowl of Southwest comfort. Dump ingredients into a slow cooker and it makes itself, or stove cook in 30 minutes. Either way, you win!
Slow Cooker Beef Curry
Slow Cooker Beef Curry is a filling, hearty meal that mixes beef roast with warm Indian spices, tomato sauce and is finished off with coconut milk. Serve the beef curry over rice with a side of naan bread.
Slow Cooker Risotto with Italian Sausage
This dish is packed with Italian sausage, oregano and spinach and is the ultimate comfort food. You'll love how simple and easy it is to make!
Gluten Free Meatballs
Easy, flavorful gluten free turkey meatballs made with ground flaxseed in place of breadcrumbs.
Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl
These Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls combine chicken, beans, corn and rice plus colorful garnishes for a meal you can set in the slow cooker at the beginning of the day and serve whenever hunger strikes that evening.
Slow Cooker Chicken & Corn Soup
For a hearty soup, this easy slow cooker chicken and corn soup is just the thing you need. It is creamy & filling packed with sweet corn, tender chicken, and vegetables. It is a complete comforting meal in a bowl perfect for lunch or dinner.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
This Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is a family favorite that’s full of flavor! Simmer this lean ground turkey for hours in the Crockpot for an easy dinner.
Crock Pot Chicken with Pineapple
This chicken recipe comes together into an easy family meal with just 5 ingredients! Crock Pot Chicken with Pineapple is sweet with a bit of kick because of the BBQ Sauce.
More Kid Friendly Meals
Looking for meal ideas beyond the slow cooker? We have you covered with our Grandmas Chicken Casserole, Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole, Mexican Stuffed Shells with Ground Beef, Taco Pasta Bake, Kid-Friendly Meatloaf, Oven Baked Chicken Tacos, Par Baked Pizza, Taco Dip with Ground Beef, Chicken A La King (Instant Pot + Stovetop), Ninja Air Fryer Chicken Wings, Beef Chimichanga Recipe and Chicken Bacon Ranch Tatertot Casserole. All kid-friendly gluten-free meals!
Kid Friendly Desserts
Finish off dinner with a healthy dessert such as our Fruit Dip with Cool Whip, Creamy Fruit Popsicle, Waffle Cone Fruit Cups, Fruit Salsa or Fruit Pizza with Oatmeal Crust.
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This looks like a great resource for busy parents! I’m especially interested in the kid-friendly recipes.