Kid-Approved Slow-Cooker Meals  

From lasagna to tacos, our slow-cooker recipes were put to the test. See which ones the kids loved!

  • Slow-Cooker Revival
    Beau Gustafson

    Slow-Cooker Revival

    Slow-cooker recipes are perfect for the mom (or dad) on the go. That's why we called in our kid taste-testers to try some of our favorites. Here are the top five that earned their seal of approval.

  • Slow-cooker Sloppy Joes
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Slow-cooker Sloppy Joes

    Sloppy Joes are classic family-friendly sandwiches, but in this recipe, we sneak in veggies. Don't worry: If you don't tell your kids, neither will we!

    Recipe: Slow-cooker Sloppy Joes

  • Slow-cooker Turkey Chili
    Beau Gustafson

    Slow-cooker Turkey Chili

    Packed with vegetables and lean ground turkey, this hearty chili was voted "best of the slow-cooker recipes" by two of our kid judges. "I would like it for lunch or dinner!" Davis said.

    Recipe: Slow-cooker Turkey Chili

  • Chili-Beef Soft Tacos
    All You

    Chili-Beef Soft Tacos

    Give that boring pot roast a Mexican makeover by shredding the meat and serving tacos for dinner. To tailor this recipe to your kids' likes, add their favorite toppings or use a milder salsa.

    Recipe: Chili-Beef Soft Tacos

  • Slow-Cooker Lasagna
    Beau Gustafson

    Slow-Cooker Lasagna

    Lasagna in a slow cooker? It's "better than regular lasagna," said our judge Lucy. You can also bake this easy Italian recipe in the oven if you don't have a slow cooker.

    Recipe: Slow-Cooker Lasagna

  • Slow-Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches
    Southern Living

    Slow-Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

    You can serve barbecue year round with this recipe that will feed the entire team. If you're serving a smaller crowd, fear not. The leftovers freeze nicely for another day.

    Recipe: Slow-Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

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