10 Easy Crock-Pot Recipes You'll Need to Survive the Summer Break
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Smothered Pork Chops
Carnivores, rejoice! These juicy, saucy pork chops are studded with crispy pieces of bacon.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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