If there's one category of food that most kids grant their seal of approval, it's Italian. Lasagna, pizza, spaghetti, and meatballs lend themselves perfectly to little people's palettes. So what mom wouldn't want to combine a guaranteed kid-pleaser and a hands-off, easy-to-cook dinner that's (almost) as easy as ordering in a pizza delivery? Read on for six Italian-inspired classics with a slow-cooker twist!
Give the delivery man a break and try this pizza alternative — a slow-cooker pizza pasta bake that incorporates noodles, sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Yum!
Keep reading for more hearty Italian crockpot classics!
A comfort food classic gets a healthy makeover, thanks to POPSUGAR Fitness community member Berry Happy Bodies. Swap out regular lasagna noodles for the whole-wheat variety, and replace ground beef with a medley of nutrient-rich veggies. It's a win-win for the entire family!
The hands-on time for this rich and hearty soup is just 15 minutes. Put it together in the morning, and by day's end, you'll have dinner ready to go (plus leftovers to spare)!
It won't take much convincing to get your hungry tots to dig into a plate of easy, cheesy slow-cooker lasagna. This recipe from So Says Sarah uses your standard lasagna ingredients, but simplifies the process with the help of a crockpot.
Use Betty Crocker's sauce recipe as a starting point, and customize with your family's preferred ingredients. This hearty sauce takes just 15 minutes of hands-on prep time and will make plenty of leftovers to stash in the fridge or freezer.