Finding quick, easy-to-make crock pot recipes for families on the go is much harder than it should be. Likewise, finding good, flavorful recipes that the whole family will love is another tricky aspect in itself—but it really doesn’t have to be.
Instead of making the same old recipes like crock pot beef stew or chicken broth with a little salt and pepper simply because you don’t have enough time to try anything different or new, take a look at this list we’ve compiled below. Each recipe here is crock pot or slow cooker-oriented.
We’ve compiled a list of the best crock pot or slow-cooker recipes for those on the go that are both quick and delicious.
Quick Crock Pot Recipes For Families
From Betty Crocker, this recipe is to die for. Made best with two types of meat (Italian sausage and ground beef), this tortellini is really like no other you’ve had. You won’t even believe how quick and easy it is to make. With fewer than 10 ingredients, this meal is also a great quick budget-friendly recipe that you and the whole family will love. Trust us, the way the cheese and marinara sauce pair together in one meal will make this one an instant family favorite.
With a hands-on prep time of just five minutes, this recipe is already a winner. In total, this recipe takes about five hours to make, with your crock pot or slow cooker doing all the real work. That means you’ll just be able to sit back and relax or get some things done while your dinner is being made. This soup is delicious, tasty, and just a fan favorite across the board.
Calling all meatball lovers… this recipe is delicious, works both as an appetizer or a main dish, and is super easy to make. To make the most out of this meal, add rice or noodles with it to get a full effect. With only six ingredients, this crock pot recipe is quick, budget-friendly, and sure to wow both your family in friends on those nights when you feel like you don’t have time to cook. These are always crowd pleasers!
Now, I know that there are some people out there that vehemently hate soup. And, if you have kids in your family, there’s a very real chance they’re the ones that deny eating things like soup or salad. However, this soup is something a bit different. Kids actually really enjoy this sweet tomato basil soup—and you will too! Perfect for the whole family, this recipe is great for those colder nights in with the family as you all wait for the bright summertime.
This is one of those recipes that take next to no time to make, yet seem like you’ve spent hours slaving away over the oven or in the kitchen. Literally, this recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep. And… that’s it. In total, it takes about five hours to make, but that’s all your crock pot’s work. This meal can even go the extra mile if you add something like rice or pasta, enhancing the creamy chicken and giving you a fuller meal.
When in doubt, keep it classic. This slow cooker recipe takes a bit more prep time than some of the other recipes on this list. You’ll need to set aside about 20 minutes to prep this one, though it’s still less time than some recipes or meal require. Then, your crock pot or slow cooker will do all the hard work in eight hours total. Therefore, at the end of a workday or school day, you and your family will be able to have a classic yet delicious meal of pot roast.
Sesame chicken is perhaps one of those meals that everyone seems to live, kids and adults alike. If you’re a family consistently on the go, try this meal. It’s great and it takes barely any prep time. Your crock pot does the rest. This recipe is straightforward, easy to follow, and yields amazing results that both you and your family (including your children!) will love.
Now, this one is one that the kids just eat up—literally! This recipe is unique, easy, effortless, and super quick to make. Your whole entire family will love this one and I have a feeling the little ones will be begging for it to be made again. Now, it should be noted that this recipe does require a bit more prep time, though we know you love those quick five-minute prep recipes. Don’t knock this one, though. With just a bit more added work and time (if you have it), this recipe will surely become a favorite in your household.
Okay, so I know you’re probably avoiding this recipe already because it very obviously has broccoli in the title—and if you have kids, you know that that’s a losing battle. What if I told you that this recipe would be one that kids scarf down? And that it takes next to no time to prepare? All you have to do is get your ingredients ready, do a bit of prep time, and then let the whole thing cook in your trusty crock pot for about seven hours. With a prep time of only 10 minutes, I’d say this recipe is a winner.
And trust me when I say that the kids will just eat the broccoli without even realizing what they’re doing. It’s that good.
We know how hard it is for families on the go to find time to make a high-quality meal for dinner. That’s why having trusty kitchen appliances like slow cookers or crock pots are a must! This 6 quart crockpot even has wifi technology, so you can control it from your phone. How easy is that?
Whether you have only five minutes to prep your food or half an hour, there’s a recipe here that can fit you and your families time, budget, and taste. Make sure you scroll through this list to find you and your family’s next favorite recipe. Hopefully, you’ve found some inspiration in these recipes for your next dinner.