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I’ve put together a list of some of the loveliest, easy to make, family friendly slow cooker recipes that you can use to make cooking a healthy family meal just that bit less stressful.
I rely on my slow cooker so much for taking the stress out of preparing healthy family meals. As a working mum who is often time challenged, I love dump-and-go recipes that I can put in my slow cooker in the morning, set it and know that there will be a healthy meal ready by the time we’re ready to sit down as a family and eat.
28 FAMILY FRIENDLY SLOW COOKER RECIPES
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN AND TURKEY RECIPES
Family friendly chicken based slow cooker recipes.
Crockpot Ranch Chicken Casserole is an all-in-one slow cooker meal that’s ready to eat when the day is done. Crock pot ranch chicken is affordable, easy to make, and a true family favorite. Plus it’s a great freezer meal for easy meal prep.
This hearty creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Spaghetti is set to become your go-to dinner. With a little prep and just 5 minutes of effort to add the ingredients to the crockpot, you can sit back and watch dinner cook itself.
This tasty chicken tortilla soup is filled with black beans, corn and shredded chicken. This flavoursome soup is perfect for a family lunch or dinner. Just place everything into the slow coooker and let it do all the work!
Chicken carnitas are easy and economical to make in the slow cooker. You just a few everyday ingredients, 15 minutes of active time and 3 to 7 hours of hands off time in your slow cooker (depending on whether you cook on the low or high setting).
Enjoy the classic big flavors of turkey that you love, but with the convenience of cooking only the juiciest and tender part of the turkey – the tenderloin! This easy slow cooker turkey tenderloin recipe is an ideal alternative to turkey breast for a small Thanksgiving gathering or family dinner any time.
SLOW COOKER LAMB RECIPES
Family friendly slow cooker recipes with lamb as the meat ingredient.
This slow cooker Italian lamb shoulder is incredibly easy to make and oh so delicious. It’s sure to be your new favorite comfort food! Make it for an easy weeknight dinner or when entertaining friends.
Hungarian goulash is a hearty stew with a bright flavorful paprika broth. It's a high-protein stew packed with fork-tender chunks of beef along with some carrot and potatoes. It makes a really nutritious family meal.
This classic, easy slow cooker pot roast is prepped in only 15 minutes, cooks everything in the slow cooker, and makes a hearty dinner to feed a crowd. The result is an impressive meal that takes very little time in the kitchen!
This recipe for Slow Cooker Greek Green Beans or Fasolakia produces tender green beans and potatoes that have cooked slowly in olive oil and an herbed tomato sauce. The whole dish can be prepared in a slow cooker for a ready to eat meal when you get home!
If you're looking for an easy, delicious, and nutritious vegan comfort meal, look no further! This easy and hearty vegetarian Slow Cooker Lentil Sweet Potato Chili checks all of those boxes and it's the perfect way to warm up on a cold day.
NOT YET TRIED COOKING WITH A SLOW COOKER?
I totally believe that every busy mother should have a slow cooker, it is an absolute essential to have in your family kitchen if you want to have healthy family meals ready in the evening without having to rush to cook something from scratch as soon as you finish work.
I started out with a Crockpot slow cooker, but I’ve since upgraded to an Instant Pot, which is a multifunctional cooker that has a slow cooker function.
Luci is the founder of Mums Make Lists (Est. 2011). Over the last decade or so, she has used her experience as a mum to create useful guides to organising family life. During that time, she has found the most joy in creating lists of ideas and inspiration to make it easier for busy parents to plan and host kids’ parties and find great gifts. Read more.