These Easy Soup, Casserole, and Slow Cooker Ideas for Family Meals might make your meal planning a little easier. It’s pure comfort food! From make and dump recipes, to meals to feed a crowd, to make and freeze meals…this list of Easy Soup, Casserole, and Slow Cooker Ideas for Family Meals is a comprehensive list to keep, pin, and share!
Easy Soup, Casserole, and Slow Cooker Ideas for Family Meals
Growing up, I always thought of soup as a “sick day food”. The number of times my Mom made chicken noodle soup when I had a sore throat…well…oh the comfort. But now, as a Mom, I appreciate making soup and a sandwich a dinner option. Especially if I have a batch of soup already made in the freezer and all I have to do is thaw and warm it up. And sometimes, we don’t even do the sandwich part! A hearty baguette is all you need alongside a good homemade soup.
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I have an urge to fill my freezer with casseroles. Something healthy and yummy and good to go straight in the oven. A make-and-forget type of casserole.
My kids LOVE lasagna (and I don’t make it often enough). Perhaps, I should branch out as well and try pizza casserole or ravioli casserole.
Shepherd’s pie and chicken pot pie are also favourites of mine (not so much my kids unfortunately…ugh). However, a breakfast casserole is always a hit.
If you wanted to make a breakfast-for-dinner casserole, I recommend this MAKE-AHEAD FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE RECIPE.
Oh the glory of a slow cooker. I use mine at least once a week in the winter. Homemade spaghetti sauce, beef stews, chicken. Let me tell you about slow cooker chicken!
My life changed when I learned HOW TO DRY COOK CHICKEN IN THE SLOW COOKER
It’s a matter of dump chicken, set slow cooker, and forget. This sparks joy.
I love not having to stir a pot. Nurse the oven. Flip a pan.
And this doesn’t just go for chicken in the slow cooker. Pulled pork, brisket, even SLOW COOKER MAC N’ CHEESE!
I know people are insane about their pressure cookers these days…but you have to admit slow cookers till rock the kitchen.
TIP: the above list of soups, casseroles, and slow cooker ideas can be switched up. Many of the recipes are stove top, oven, and slow cooker friendly so you can take the recipe and adapt it to the cooking item you want to use. Stew for example…you can make it in a pot, bake in your oven, or put in your slow cooker.