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25 Fresh Slow Cooker Recipes for Summer
The weather’s heating up, so I get that the last thing you feel like doing is heating up your kitchen by cooking dinner. That’s why the slow cooker is the perfect solution for
summer suppers! It keeps all the heat to the pot so you don’t have to heat up your kitchen. Here are twenty-five of my family’s favorite slow cooker recipes for summer that are all made in your beloved Crock-Pot. Check them out in the slideshow.
PS: And just in case you didn’t get enough slow cooker summer recipe ideas,
here are 78 more!
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25 Fresh Slow Cooker Recipes for Summer
Greek chicken pita pockets
Cook the meat for these
Greek chicken pita pockets from Mel's Kitchen Cafe in the slow cooker, and keep the house cool!
Best Crock-Pot BBQ chicken
best Crock-Pot BBQ chicken from Family Fresh Meals promises to be the easiest barbecue chicken that you ever make. With only a handful of flavorful ingredients, it just might be!
Sweet potato and black bean burritos
Use your slow cooker to make the filling for these sweet potato and black bean burritos from Kalyn's Kitchen. And make sure to have fresh lime and some green Tabasco sauce to sprinkle on the top!
Healthy and flavorful with fresh veggies, this
smoked sausage with peppers, mushrooms, orzo, and parmesan from 365 Days of Slow Cooking is colorful and perfect for a summer evening.
Slow Cooker Greek Pork
The pork for this
slow cooker Greek pork is cooked in the slow cooker and then shredded. It can then be used for all kinds of fun things. Your Home Based Mom decided to make a pita sandwich with it and combine it with some yogurt sauce and fresh tomatoes.
Crock-Pot cheesy beef tacos
There's a lot to love about these
Crock-Pot cheesy beef tacos from Crockpot Gourmet. The meat goes into the slow cooker without browning and cooks for most of the day with the corn, tomatoes, and seasonings.
Chicken fajita rice bowls
slow cooker chicken fajita rice bowls from 365 Days of Slow Cooking are an easy and flavorful dinner that has all the makings of a great Mexican meal---rice, beans, salsa, chicken, cheese, peppers, and onions. Top your rice bowl with a dollop of sour cream to make it even tastier!
Brown rice Mexican bowls
Slow cooker brown rice Mexican bowls from Kalyn's Kitchen have a vibrant combination of flavors, with just enough spicy heat to keep it interesting!
Mom's famous Crock-Pot baked beans
We all can appreciate a good recipe from Mom. And what's better than baked beans for a summer dinner? Check out the super easy
Mom's famous Crock-Pot baked beans from Family Fresh Meals.
Chipotle steak quesadillas
In this recipe from
Bev Cooks, flank steak gets spicy and tender in the slow cooker; then it's made into chipotle steak quesadillas and served with cool avocado on the side.
Italian sloppy joes
Crock-Pot Italian sloppy Joes from SkinnyTaste are made with turkey Italian sausage, peppers, and onions.
Vegetarian stuffed peppers
vegetarian stuffed peppers from The Fresh Fridge are perfect for a summer meatless Monday dinner!
Cheesy spinach lasagna
cheesy spinach lasagna from Skinny Ms looks good enough to eat, doesn't it? Lasagna actually turns out better in the slow cooker than baked in the oven. Try it out this summer!
Dr. Pepper pulled pork
Crock-Pot Dr. Pepper pulled pork from Life with Four Boys only has about three ingredients, and the soda gives the pork a sweet taste as well as keeping it super tender.
Chicken and spaghetti
Slow cooker chicken and spaghetti from iFoodReal promises to be mind-blowingly easy and delicious.
Green chile chicken enchilada casserole
Green chile chicken enchilada casserole from An Affair from the Heart is family friendly and a snap to make.
Crock-Pot vegetarian fajitas from The Pieper Life are very versatile. Make them as a freezer meal for another day, or make them the day of. Either way you and your family win!
If you're not in the mood to grill up some burgers, you can get your cheeseburger fix from these
Crock-Pot cheeseburger meatballs from Recipes that Crock.
Thai shrimp and rice
Crock-Pot Thai shrimp and rice from Musings of a Stay at Home Mom combines flavorful spices, garlic, bell pepper, snow peas, coconut, jumbo shrimp, and more into an exotic-tasting dish that will take you to faraway places.
Cilantro lime chicken
Slow cooker cilantro lime chicken from Life Tastes Good packs a lot of flavor in an easy-to-make dinner. Fresh cilantro, lime, garlic, and chicken cook just a few hours in the slow cooker and turn out oh so tasty.
Korean beef lettuce wraps
These slow cooker
Korean beef lettuce wraps from 365 Days of Slow Cooking are super simple to put together, but they taste like you are eating at a restaurant! Loaded with lots of yummy Asian flavors and topped with colorful toppings, these are perfect for dinner on a hot summer night.
Honey garlic ginger chicken
honey garlic ginger chicken from Running to the Kitchen is sticky, sweet, and cooked in the slow cooker in just two hours.
Slow cooker hoisin chicken
It doesn't get any easier or tastier than this
Slow cooker hoisin chicken recipe from Cookin' Canuck. Plus, there are plenty of ways to serve it for dinner to keep things interesting.
Spiced lentils and brown rice
Warm and comforting
lentils and brown rice with fresh vegetables make a perfect healthy slow cooker supper. Head over to The Pretty Bee for the recipe.
Pineapple salsa chicken
Carlsbad Cravings gives us this awesomely sweet and spicy dish. This pineapple salsa chicken will satisfy all of your taste buds' wants!
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