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Family Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes

Do you have a slow cooker or a crock pot in the cupboard that’s gathering dust? Or, do you love slow cooking but are getting a bit fed up of using the same recipes? Well, if like us, you wanted some new exciting, time-saving recipes then you’re in the right place! As the days are getting shorter, darker and colder, having delicious smells filling the house (and knowing that you have the yummy food to look forward to!) just makes these autumn days even cosier! 

Here are our top slow cooker kids-approved recipes:

Sausage Casserole

This delicious recipe allows you to use up any leftover sausages or even frozen ones! This involves plenty of veg too and you can have over mash, pasta.. Whatever you’d like!

Pulled Pork

A firm favourite at Banjo HQ, this recipe can be put into bread rolls or spooned over potato wedges. You’ll want seconds! Yummy!

Treacle Sponge

Yes, that’s right! You can make an old-school treacle sponge in your slow cooker. Follow this recipe, serve with lashings of clotted cream and a little extra golden syrup drizzled over if you’d like! The kids will love it. 

Spaghetti Meatballs

Delicious meatballs cooked in a hidden veggie sauce and served with spaghetti. Brilliant for fussy eaters and a meal the whole family are sure to enjoy! Check out the recipe here. It also works great with veggie meatballs – our faves are these from Beyond Meat. 

Chicken Fajitas

It seems pretty crazy that you can rustle up chicken fajitas in a crock pot or slow cooker but these are so easy to make and you’ll love them! Here is the recipe for you to enjoy. 

Mac and Cheese

Is there anything better than a big bowl of mac and cheese on a cold autumn day? Mac and cheese has to be one of our ultimate comfort foods, try this great recipe today!

Smoked ham and lentil soup

This delicious soup recipe cooks on low for 8 hours, so you can enjoy a busy day and come home to a fantastic food hug.

Coconut Chicken Curry

This recipe isn’t that spicy, so is certain to be a win with diners of all ages. You can vary the spice level depending on how your family likes it. Serve with rice or even chips! 


Who doesn’t love lasagne? This is a really simple recipe but so full of flavours and is ready in just 30 minutes, leaving plenty of time to enjoy your day with your family!

We really hope that you enjoy this blog about family-friendly slow cooker recipes. Don’t forget to check out our educational programmes blog so you can all snuggle up and watch some great TV after eating your wholesome dinners this autumn. 


Lots of love, Banjo HQ x

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