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We’ve experienced one of the biggest storms in several years over here in the San Francisco bay area and the cold wet weather makes me want to hunker down and make comforting soups and stews. There’s nothing like a slow cooker to help you out in simmering these hearty meals that feed the whole family, plus more for leftovers. I’ve rounded up 20 easy slow cooker soups and stews to try with an eye on kid-friendly appeal. Flavors like veggie loaded turkey chili, chicken tortilla, baked potato soup and more are savory and delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Make sure to click on the links below to view the full recipe. What are some of your favorite go-to winter soups?

Veggie Loaded Turkey Chili (via Sunny Side Ups)

Quinoa Chili (via Crockpot Gourmet)

Black Bean Salsa Soup (via Joyful Homemaking)

Corn Chowder (via Taste and Tell)

Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Soup (via Catz in the Kitchen)

Turkey Chili (via House of Yumm)

Chicken Tortilla Soup (via Sunny Side Ups)

Philly Cheesesteak Potato Chowder (via The Recipe Rebel)

Cheeseburger Soup (via Creme de la Crumb)

Taco Soup (via ifoodreal)

Chicken Tortellini Soup (via That Oven Feelin’)

Beef Barley Soup (via My Purple Spoon)

Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup (via ifoodreal)

Chicken Fajita Soup (via The Recipe Critic)

Tomato Basil Chicken Stew (via Gimme Some Oven)

Chicken Wild Rice Soup (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

Fall Vegetable Quinoa Soup (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

Split Pea Soup (via Five Heart Home)

French Onion Soup (via Cookie Monster Cooking)

Loaded Potato Soup (via Cooking Classy)

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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.