The Crock-Pot debuted over 80 years ago, but it's still a kitchen staple for working moms. After all, slow cookers help you feed the whole family, enjoy leftovers for a week, and take precious little hands-on time. We gathered 10 easy, mom- and kid-approved dinners from social media that you can toss in the slow cooker before work, and forget about until dinnertime.
1. Coconut Chicken Curry
One of the best ways to incorporate veggies into your kids' diet is by spicing them up with this creamy, flavorful curry. Adjust the ratio of coconut milk to curry powder based on how much heat you can handle. Moms rave about how much their little ones love the chickpeas in this one.
Curry IS kid food! Do you agree? This one is chock full of red lentils, chickpeas, cauliflower, chicken, and gentle spices. INGREDIENTS 1 small onion 2 medium carrot 1 cup cauliflower, florets 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic 1 slice (1″ dia) ginger root, fresh 1 teaspoon coriander 1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, ground 1 cup lentils, raw 1 cup Chicken Breast, cooked, chopped 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), canned 3 tablespoon tomato paste, canned 1 teaspoon salt 3 1/2 cup water 1/2 medium lemon (OPTIONAL) 1 cup brown rice, cooked 1/2 cup yogurt, plain INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a heavy, 5-quart pot over medium heat, fry chopped onions, carrots, and cauliflower in olive oil until softening and translucent, about ten minutes. 2. Add minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger root, and dry spices, and fry one minute longer. 3. Add red lentils, chicken, drained chickpeas, tomato paste, and salt, plus 3.5 cups water. 4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils are completely softened and the stew has thickened, about 20 minutes. 5. Remove curry from the heat, and stir in fresh lemon juice from half a lemon. 6. Ladle over brown rice (if using) and top each serving with a spoonful of yogurt. #superhealthykids #kidcurry #kidseatcurry #whatmykideats #feedfeed #healthyfamilymeal #familydinner #dinnerideas #healthydinnerideas #lentils #healthykidfood #homecooking #chickpeas #chickenrecipes #feedingkids #homemade
2. Greek Gyro Bowls
The key to making these delicious Mediterranean bowls, which the mom behind the recipe says are "so flipping easy," is to pile on the toppings. Spoon on some store-bought hummus and tzatziki, then add your family's favorite sliced veggies.
Sunday Supper ⬆️: Slow Cooker Greek Gyro Bowls! We have these bowls at least once a week in our household. So flipping easy to make because there’s only 4️⃣ ingredients!! Top with feta, olives, cucumber, tomatoes, and an obscene amount of Tzatziki. Bonus: this recipe is great for meal prepping too! . . . Get the full recipe here : https://www.climbinggriermountain.com/2019/04/slow-cooker-greek-gyro-bowls.html . . . #cgmrecipes #ABMfoodie #f52grams #hautecuisines #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #foodandwine #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #foodgawker #foodfinewomen #marthafood #bareaders @gastronogram @fwx #thekitchn #greekgyros #sundaysupper #gyros #slowcooker #slowcookerrecipes #dinner #dinnerrecipes
3. Korean Beef Tacos
The whole family will love this Korean spin on Taco Tuesday. The longer the meat cooks, the more fall-off-the-bone tender it will be.
Slow Cooker Korean Beef with Sweet Peppers uses flank steak and sweet peppers to create a fresh meal using your slow cooker that’s simple and quick to make-YUM! Perfect for any day of the week and absolutely delicious too! Tap the link in my bio for more info -> @slowcookergourmet
4. Vegan Potato Leek Soup
Nobody will know this hearty soup is vegan, thanks to the addition of creamy coconut milk and rich vegetable broth. There's a reason it's the most popular recipe on this mom's blog.
This Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup is rich, creamy and satisfying! It’s perfect for weeknights and it will be on your table in no time! I’ve been meaning to share an Instant Pot version of my Vegan Potato Leek Soup for some time now. To date, it’s the most popular recipe on the blog and I get many requests on how to make it in the IP. Well, it was ridiculously easy to adjust and I’m super happy with the results. Find this delicious recipe by clicking on the link in my profile @veganhuggs or copy/paste this link: https://veganhuggs.com/instant-pot-potato-leek-soup/ . . . . . #potatoleeksoup #vegansoup #comfortfoods #soupweather #leeksoup #potatosoup #comfortfood #veganhuggs #leeks #potatoes #glutenfree #vegandinner #veganlunch #veganrecipe #glutenfreevegan #govegan #foodblog #foodblogger #vegansofig #onmytable #delicious #instafood #plantbased #whatveganseat #bestofvegan #letscookvegan #thefeedfeed #veganfoodspace #instantpotsoup #instantpot
5. Smothered Pork Chops
Carnivores, rejoice! These juicy, saucy pork chops are studded with crispy pieces of bacon.
Crockpot Smothered Pork Chops are SO good!! Pan seared, then cooked in a deliciously rich onion gravy makes for a wonderful entree. Serve this with mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli & cheesy cornbread drop biscuits (all linked in this recipe post!) for a fantastic dinner that everyone will love! Recipe link in profile @thecookierookie https://www.thecookierookie.com/crock-pot-smothered-pork-chops/
6. Easy Lasagna
You can never go wrong with a classic lasagna. Unlike most recipes, this one only takes 20 minutes of prep work—let your Crock-Pot take care of the rest! This mom loves that you don't even have to boil the noodles before you add them to the slow cooker.
Double tap if you'd love to have this Slow Cooker Lasagna hot and ready to eat at the end of a long day. ♀️ This is one of my favorite ways to make lasagna - you don't even have to boil the noodles before adding them to your slow cooker. Get the easy recipe by clicking the link in my profile @kristines_kitchen and then click on this photo or get it here: https://kristineskitchenblog.com/easy-slow-cooker-lasagna/ #slowcooker #slowcookerrecipes #crockpot #familydinner #dinnerideas #makeaheadmeals #lasagna #pastarecipes
7. Vegan Taco Soup
Taco soup is the perfect cold-weather meal. Get the kids involved by letting them add all their favorite toppings, like sour cream and extra guac. One mom in the comments said her family thought this dish was "absolutely delicious."
Vegan Taco Soup! Made in the crockpot! Just dump in all of the ingredients now and have dinner ready and waiting for you in a few hours. Be sure to top it with some of my homemade vegan sour cream and vegan cheese! * * Click the link in my bio @thehiddenveggies to see the recipe! Or copy and paste the URL: https://thehiddenveggies.com/vegan-taco-soup/ * * #vegans #plantbasedsoup #healthysoup #tacosoup #glutenfreesoup #vegancomfortfood #vegansofig #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #veganfood #vegansofinstagram #veganMexican #veganiseasy #veganrecipes #veganrecipeshare #dairyfreesoup #veganfoodporn #veganforlife #bestofvegan #veganfortheanimals #vegansoup #glutenfreevegan #vegancrockpot #plantsofinstagram #plantpower #veganglutenfree #veganonabudget #veganfoodlovers #vegancrockpotmeals #thehiddenveggies
8. Black Eyed Peas
The woman behind this classic Southern recipe is a mom of three young kids, so she knows all about the dinner rush. Serve the black eyed peas on their own or top with rice.
Ring in the new year the Southern way with these easy and delicious black eyed peas! These slow cooker black eyed peas are loaded with ham, sausage and veggies . The perfect crock pot meal to get your new year off to the right start! To view the recipe, head over to the blog! The link can be found above ☝️, in my bio! • • • • • • #yum #foodgasm #foodporn #delish #damnthatsdelish #delishkitchen #beautifulcuisines #spoonfed #feedme #getinmybelly #instafood #tastingtable #thekitchn #foodandwine #inmykitchen #feelgoodfood #eatwell #inthekitchen #easyrecipes #gourmet #dinner #yummyinmytummy #nomnom #feedmeseymour #mmm #eatwelllivewell #quickdinners #whatsfordinner #slowcooker #dinneratthezoo
9. Chicken Cacciatore
We never thought chicken cacciatore could be so simple. This recipe boasts a crazy-fast prep time of only 10 minutes. The Crock-Pot brand even reached out to this mom to feature her recipe on the company social media accounts.
Crockpot meals aren't what they once were. You can make a beautiful meal that looks like you slaved over it for hours, when in reality, all you had to do was add a few ingredients to the slow cooker and hit cook. ⠀ ⠀ Try this Chicken Cacciatore recipe this week. It cooks all day and is ready for dinner when you are! ⠀ ⠀ What is your favorite crockpot recipe?! ⠀ ⠀ Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe https://www.createkidsclub.com/slow-cooker-chicken-cacciatore-recipe/ #slowcookerdinner #crockpotmeals #chickencacciatore @TomatoWellness #chickenthighs
10. Creamy White Chicken Chili
No wonder this flavorful chili was this blogger's No. 1 visited recipe of 2019! It takes less than five minutes to prep, and is loaded with bold flavor.
! Well here it is , folks! My Crockpot White Chicken Chili was in it to win it last year! Rightfully so, it’s a pretty delicious recipe! What’d ya think of the top ten? Think something else should have made it? Did you find new recipes to try this coming year? Chat in the comments! @theskinnyishdish “ ” SERVINGS SIZE: 1-1/2 CUPS WW GREEN PLAN: 6 POINTS | WW BLUE PLAN: 2 POINTS | WW PURPLE PLAN: 2 POINTS 268 CALORIES •••• https://theskinnyishdish.com/crockpot-creamy-white-chicken-chili/