Hungry? Check Out These 4 Delicious Crock Pot Meals

When the weather cools down many families find themselves craving warm, home-cooked meals. The trouble with warm, home cooked meals though it that someone has to cook them. With kids, work, school, and life, making the time to cook something your family will love can be a real challenge. This fall and winter, consider putting away the pots and pans and breaking out the Crock Pot instead.

Most Crock Pot meals require a little bit of prep in the morning or early afternoon (chopping and adding ingredients mostly). But they are totally hands off until dinner time, allowing busy parents everywhere to focus on connecting with their kids and getting things done rather than trying to figure out what to fix for dinner. Check out the ideas below for delicious, easy to fix Crock Pot dinners you can make this winter.

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Spaghetti Casserole

Even the pickiest of kids typically like pasta. This spaghetti casserole is the perfect mix of warm and hearty and only requires a little bit of time in the morning to ensure a delicious family meal in the evening.

White Chicken Chili

If you like chili, you’ll love this recipe for white chicken chili. This recipe doesn’t require any prep work beyond tossing all of the ingredients into the Crock Pot in the morning. Pair it with a warm roll in the evening and you’ve got a perfect winter meal. 

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Bacon Ranch Chicken

This recipe for Bacon Ranch Chicken is sure to please both the grown-ups and the kids in your family. With its delicious bacon kick, this simple meal will likely be a family favorite in no time!

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

If you’ve got picky eater, you might be a little hesitant to try cooking new meals. This Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole hits all the marks and is likely to win over even the pickiest of eaters.

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Hungry? Check Out These 4 Delicious Crock Pot Meals

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. She is writing a memoir on pregnancy, motherhood, and sisterhood and lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. ... More

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