Families are busy. Even in summer months when schedules are often slower and less jam-packed, there are so many things we would rather be doing stuck in the kitchen cooking up something for dinner. Enter the slow cooker. It not only frees up your evening to be present with your kids, but it also allows for an easy yet healthy dinner for the entire family. Slow cooking also keeps the kitchen cool, which is a lifesaver on hot days.
Here are some easy slow cooker recipes you can throw together in the morning, go about your day and enjoy come dinner time.
Crock Pot BBQ Ribs
Ten minutes of prep makes the easiest fall-off-the-bone slow cooker ribs that will have everyone licking their fingers and plates.
Four-Hour Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Fans of rotisserie chicken will love this slow cooker version that can be paired with simple sides for a healthy and delicious dinner.
Crockpot Beef Stew
You can't go wrong with classic beef stew.
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
This stuff is seriously addictive and is perfect on a bun for an easy weeknight meal.
Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
What list of family-friendly recipes is complete without mac and cheese?
Green Chile Pork
This would be great in tacos or over rice for a quick and delicious dinner.
Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken
This beautiful dish is surprisingly easy to throw together.
Crock Pot French Dip Subs
Kids love sandwiches they can dip. And let's be honest, so do adults.
Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Potato Casserole
Quick and filling, this casserole is perfect comfort food.
Slow Cooker V8 Chili
Chili is always a winner, especially with kid-friendly toppings like cheese, sour cream and Fritos.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is one of the easiest slow cooker recipes to make, and kids and adults alike love it!
Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken and Noodles
Another simple and filling comfort dish, these cheesy chicken and noodles will have people going back for seconds.
Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup with Mushrooms
Lasagna soup is a great way to get your lasagna fix without all the work.
Easy Crockpot Pork Chops and Apples
Tender, juicy pork chops and tart Granny Smith apple slices compliment each other nicely in this simple recipe.
This chicken is slow cooked with salsa, spices and black beans while you're at work or off running errands. Once you come home, shred the chicken, bake the tostada shells and assemble. It's that easy.
Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs
This version of the classic family favorite couldn't be easier.
Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Chowder
This hearty soup is perfect with crusty bread and a fresh green salad.
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
With everyone's favorite toppings like sour cream, butter, bacon bits, green onions, cheese and even chili, baked potatoes make a quick and easy dinner.
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