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Do you need a magic dinner fairy to make some kid friendly crock pot recipes for dinner tonight? Dump the ingredients in and the fairy will do the rest. Your kids and your whole family are going to love these easy dinner ideas.
I used to HATE to cook and would dread trying to come up with something every day. We ended up eating fast food and junk food way more than we should have. I learned over the years to use my crockpot to make meals that have healthy, real food ingredients, but that my kids love!
I have a home daycare and I cook these kid-friendly crockpot recipes for my kids and they love them. I can just set it up before they arrive in the morning and at lunch time, voila, the magic meal is ready. I also love that the crockpot doesn’t heat up my house as much as using the oven does.
Kid friendly crockpot meals
A beef roast is really versatile in the slow cooker as well. I like to sear the roast on all sides at high heat and then dump it in the slow cooker with some carrots, potatoes, and onions. Cook on high all day until it shreds with a fork. You can make bbq beef sandwiches, beef sandwiches, eat it sliced with the veggie on the side, or use it in dishes as well.
These lemon garlic chicken thighs are a great meal that kids love! They are sweet, tangy, and so flavorful.
I love slow cooker beans. I don’t really care for ham and beans; my family likes our beans cooked with a packet of taco mix. Click here to see how I make my homemade packets. I soak the beans in water for 8-24 hours. Drain and rinse them. Then add water to cover again and the packet of taco mix. Cook on high around 8 hours and they are so yummy. I like to serve them on tortilla chips and top with cheese or with a side of cornbread. Delicious.
And who doesn’t love a tender delicious beef roast? You can whip one up in your crock pot with very little effort, all you need is time.
Crockpot recipes for picky eaters
Taco soup is one of my kid’s all-time favorites. My husband loves this kid-friendly crockpot recipe and my grown daughter often still asks for this meal when she comes home to visit. I’d say it’s a keeper. Click here for my recipe for taco soup in the slow cooker. I cannot think of a child that has not gobbled this taco soup up since I started making it, maybe 10 years ago. This is one of my best crock pot recipes for picky eaters.
If you need help getting your picky eater to eat healthy food, click here.
Who doesn’t love pulled pork? Tossing a pork roast in the crock pot and cooking it all night will give you a ton of meals that your whole family will love. You can make a bunch of different things from it and it makes a ton, so you can eat it all week. You can make the ultimate kid-friendly crock pot recipes for picky eaters with this. Make pulled pork sandwiches and then freeze the rest and take it out later to make more great kid-friendly meals. One idea is this smokey pork soup with leftover pork roast!
Slow cooker recipes for kids
See below for more great crock pot meals for kids for an easy dinner tonight!
- 4 Ingredient Rotel Chili
- Honey Dijon Chicken
- Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Turkey Breast
- Slow Cooker Sticky Chicky Wings
- Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Thighs
- Not Your Mum’s Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken
- Slow Cooker Sausage Hotpot
- How to Cook one Pork Roast and Make 5 Meals
- Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches
- Crock Pot Sloppy Joe’s
- Overnight Apple Oatmeal
- Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde
- Slow Cooked Sirloin Tips with Mushrooms
- Slow Cooker Mediterranean Eggplant
Kids love these and for more kid-friendly chicken recipes, click here.
The slow cooker can be your magic dinner cooking fairy if you spend a few minutes planning ahead and add some of these crockpot meals for kids that everyone will love.