While we really enjoyed the school summer holidays, I hate the way they just fly past. Especially when I only got a short holiday from work! All that fun we had means the time just passed so quickly. I can’t really believe that September is here and I’ve already had to do uniform shopping, and get new shoes and new pencil cases for the kids. Now I need to focus on planning family meals and getting organised, and the slow cooker is perfect for this. Read on for 8 Back to School slow cooker recipes which are brilliant for families.
I’ve collected together some great family slow cooker recipes from fellow UK food bloggers and from my blog that should help to ease you back into your routine. All these recipes are ideal for families, without compromising on taste. Whether you are vegetarian or confirmed meat eaters, there is something here for you.
My slow cooker sausage casserole, so popular on the blog, even through the summer this year! Easy to make and you can throw in any veg languishing in the fridge.
Easy cheesy pulled chicken wraps from Fab Food 4 All. I love this great recipe for chicken thighs, which is bound to go down well.
Slow cooker jacket potatoes from Kavey Eats. A lifesaver on ultra busy days!
My slow cooker chicken saag curry. You can adjust the level of spice to suit your tastes and your family.
Slow cooker vegetable stew from Tin and Thyme, full of veggie goodness, a wonderful comforting dish for those colder days that are on the way.
Slow cooked beef with gnocchi from Foodie Quine. I don’t use gnocchi enough and forget how quick they are. This is the perfect winter warmer!
My slow cooker pork, leek and apple casserole. The apple gives a touch of sweetness my kids love.
Slow cooker rosemary garlic chicken with honey and lemon from Munchies and Munchkins, made with the tastiest pieces of chicken and looking at the dish I don’t think you’d know it was made in the slow cooker!
I hope this short collection of Back to School slow cooker recipes has inspired you to get the slow cooker out again and will help with getting back into routine. Meal planning is a lifesaver for a busy family and the slow cooker is the perfect complement! If you are hungry for more slow cooker recipes, you can also check out all my slow cooker recipes here in my Recipe Index, with loads of slow cooker baking recipes there too. What is your go-to slow cooker recipe for your family?