Kid Friendly Crockpot Recipes?

Jenna - posted on 08/29/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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We recently moved into the upstairs of my parents and although there is a small kitchenette, there is no stove so I will be doing most of my cooking with a crockpot. Any ideas for easy crock pot recipes my kids will eat?

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With my kids returning to school this past week, I made a delicious oatmeal recipe in my crockpot so they could have an easy, hearty breakfast. Before bed the night before I turned my crockpot to low, sprayed the inside with "Pam" and filled it with the following: 1 c oats, 2 c milk (I used vanilla soy milk), 1 T butter, 1/4 c honey, 1 t cinnamon, 1 small apple (peeled, cored and diced), 1/4 c chopped walnuts (or almonds). When we got up the next morning to the smell of this oatmeal, nobody could resist breakfast. The original recipe said to eat for breakfast or over ice cream! This recipe easily fed 4 and you could double it for a larger family. You could also add raisins or any other dried fruit or nuts that you enjoy. Vary it to your tastes.

Alison - posted on 09/02/2009

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You must check out this site for kid friendly crock pot recipes: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/



She has a crockpot lasagna recipe - no boiling necessary!



You can put raw pasta and sauce in the slow cooker (stire in some ricotta or cottage cheese & grated mozza or cheddar, add a little water) and it will come out cooked.

Nicole A. - posted on 08/30/2009

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mac & cheese. you make the pasta, drain, you can use block cheese, shredded cheese or even campbell's canned cheddar with a lil milk, cook it low for a few hours.



bbq chicken, pour a bottle or two of sauce over the pieces and cook low.

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Slow-cooked enchilada dinner

1 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion chopped
1 can ranch style beans undrained
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles (undrained)
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup (4 oz) shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar
6 flour tortillas (6 inch)

1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink and drain fat. Stir in beans, tomatoes, green pepper, chili powder, salt, cumin and pepper. In a small bowl, combine cheeses and set aside.

2. Coat a 5 qt slow cooker with cooking spray. Place 2 tortillas side by side, overlapping as necessary. Layer 1/3 of the beef mixture and cheese. Repeat layers twice.

3. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until hot through. Let it set about 20 minutes. You should be able to lift it out of the cooker and to slice it into serving pieces.

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Kelly - posted on 04/15/2014

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I don't want to break any rules on this forum so please delete this post if it is not allowed. There is a new Kindle Book out specifically on this topic for .99 cents

Kid Approved Slow Cooker Meals http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0...

There's 50 different meals that kids will love. Hope you find this helpful.

Lynn - posted on 08/17/2012

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Great site!!! I became a stepmother to 2 teenage twin boys (now 16) just a little over a year ago...and it is an ongoing struggle to find things to make they like...other than mac & chees, hamburgers, brats & pizza! Looking forward to connecting & finding great ideas!

Rachel - posted on 12/31/2011

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Pulled BBQ Chicken Sanwiches

A fresh loaf of French Bread cut to size for sandwich (big for you, small for kids)
Boneless breasts (4-5) with a small bottle of BBQ and half a cup of red wine. Let it cook all day, and if the kids stay at home with you, they'll be smelling it after about an hour and they'll look forward to it when it comes out.
Very good for a protein rich dinner and if you make a salad, or coleslaw, it's a great meal :)

Laura - posted on 12/26/2011

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Already hungry and you ladies are making itworse!
Too bad it's almost midnight. I'm gonna have to sneak downstairs and see what's in the fridge! Heehee

Angela - posted on 10/10/2011

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My kids LOVE this beef stew recipe, I altered it a little to make it gluten-free, but you would never know the difference. But if you'd like, just substitute the brown rice flour with regular flour.

Chop 5-6 lbs. boneless chuck roast to 1 inch chunks, dry with paper towels, then salt and pepper them. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan (I use a cast-iron skillet) and brown half the meat on all sides, then add to the slow cooker. Heat 2 more tbsp and brown the remaining meat, and add to the slow cooker. Heat 2 more tbsp oil in the pan on med heat, cook 2 diced onions and 1/4 tsp salt till softened (about 5 minutes), then add 3 diced garlic cloves and about 15 seconds. Stir in one cup dry red wine (I use Marlot) and 2 tbsp tomato paste, scrapping up any browned bits. Simmer until wine has reduced by half (about 3 minutes) then add to the slow cooker. Add 2 cups chicken broth, 1 1/2 cups beef broth, and 1 tsp thyme to the slow cooker. Add 1 lb peeled and chopped carrots, and 2 lbs halved red potatoes just submerged in the liquids. Cook on high for 6 to 7 hours.

When the meat is tender, remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon to a cutting board. While those are cooling slightly, whisk 1/2 cup brown rice flour with 1/2 cup beef broth, stir into the stew. Cut the potatoes to desired size and add back to the stew. You can add a cup of frozen peas if you would like here. Continue to cook until it no longer tastes of flour, 30 minutes or so.

Hope you enjoy it :)

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Ravioli
1 pkg. frozen cheese ravioli
1 lb. ground beef, browned
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 C. cheddar or mozzarella cheese

Spray crockpot w/ cooking spray and put pkg frozen ravioli in. Top w/ half jar of spaghetti sauce then the browned beef, then the rest of the sauce. Mix all together and cover. Heat on high 4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Top w/ cheese.

Faith - posted on 09/08/2009

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The Bleu Cheese Flank Steak on the sample menu at www.faithfuldinners.com is AWESOME! The website has new kid friendly crockpot recipes every week! Check it out.

Faith - posted on 09/08/2009

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The Bleu Cheese Flank Steak on the sample menu at www.faithfuldinners.com is AWESOME! The website has new kid friendly crockpot recipes every week! Check it out.

Kimberly - posted on 08/30/2009

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I love using my crock pot since having my son. It's so much easier to throw everything in while he's sleeping and then have a great meal ready to go when you want it. My favorites are crockpot lasagna because it's so easy (you don't even have to cook the noodles) and salsa chicken. Here are the links for kid friendly crock pot recipes if you want to check them out:

http://www.justamomha.com/pantry-gourmet...

http://www.justamomha.com/pantry-gourmet...



I'd also recommend the Reynold's crock pot liners. After the meal, you just pull the bag out and that's it! No soaking, no scrubbing. I'm addicted to them.

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