Looking for easy and delicious recipes to cook in the summer? Look no further than this compilation of 27 easy summer crock pot recipes! Enjoy delicious and healthy meals that you can make at home without any fuss.
Summer is a wonderful time to take advantage of the beautiful weather and spend time outside, but it can also be a very busy time of year.
Because of this, you are in need of recipes that can be prepared in a short amount of time and do not require much effort.
Because there are so many cookbooks and recipes available, it can be challenging to find something that is not only simple but also very tasty. In addition, who has the time to search through pages upon pages of recipes?
This compilation of 27 simple summertime recipes for the crock pot was compiled with you in mind.
This article covers everything you could possibly need, from classic dishes to new and exciting dinners, and each recipe is not only delicious but also simple to follow.
Additionally, you can make them in the comfort of your own home, so there is no need for you to be concerned about anything.
You’ll be able to enjoy your summer without having to worry about preparing anything too difficult, thanks to the use of the slow cooker, which makes cooking incredibly simple.
1. Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadillas With Peach Salsa
That gluttonous feeling when you’re full, but nothing tastes as good as Quesdiallas. We know how that feels. That’s why we’ve made quesadillas in two-for-one form.
They’re quick, easy, and tasty; perfect for lunch or dinner. Plus, they’re filled with sweet chili chicken, peach salsa, and cheese to make an irresistible meal.
The next day’s lunch can easily be made out of the previous day’s leftovers with these Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadillas!
The preparation time for these sweet chili chicken quesadillas is less than twenty minutes, and they feature a delicious peach salsa. The next day’s lunch can easily be made out of the previous day’s leftovers.
2. Sweet Chili Chicken Tacos With Yogurt Sauce
While tacos are a go-to meal for every occasion, how about trying something new? Those who love food and have yet to try our sweet chili chicken tacos will definitely want to add them to their list.
The slow-cooking process yields tender meat that falls right off the bone, explaining why they’re so popular. And the slaw adds crunch and freshness. The creamy yogurt sauce is perfect for dipping!
Enjoy these with your favorite taco toppings, and let us know what you think!
The chicken in these sweet chili chicken tacos is cooked in a slow cooker, and they are topped with a crunchy cabbage slaw and a creamy sweet chili yogurt sauce.
3. Cilantro Lime Chicken Crockpot Tacos
Cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and a little bit of honey round out the flavor profile of these chicken tacos, which are full of simple, bright flavors. There is no need for sautéing, and the meal preparation process is very straightforward.
4. Honey Lime Shredded Chicken Sandwiches
Fresh and easy meals are always a win-win, right? That’s why we love this recipe—it requires just five ingredients and is cooked in a slow cooker for eight hours.
So when you come home tired from work, all you have to do is throw everything together and let the slow cooker do its thing! The end result is an amazing-tasting shredded chicken that gets seasoned with honey, salt, and lime.
The slaw adds freshness to the dish, giving you a chance to enjoy the meal without making excuses about why it tastes so good.
5. Thai Chicken Naan Pizza
Pizza night just got a little more exciting with this Thai Chicken Naan Pizza! Made with fresh, flavorful ingredients, this ten-minute pizza is easy to make and packs in plenty of flavors.
Pair it with some garlic bread for a complete meal that’s perfect for any night of the week!
We’re pretty confident you’ll love its tangy, spicy Thai curry sauce and fragrant assortment of vegetables. What’s not to love about this simple but satisfying meal?
6. Asian Chicken Soba Noodle Salad
This salad is not only highly appetizing, thanks to the shredded honey lime chicken and sesame vinaigrette, but it is also beautiful to look at.
This delicious Asian chicken soba noodle salad with a savory sesame vinaigrette and an entire rainbow’s worth of fresh vegetables is sure to become one of your go-to meals for either lunch or dinner.
Crispy, fresh, and simple to personalize with any of your go-to salad toppings and dressings.
7. Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken
This honey lime chicken is a great basic recipe for the slow cooker. There are only six ingredients, and the preparation takes only ten minutes.
You can put it on salads, tacos, and sandwiches, among other things. Free of gluten and suitable for meal preparation as well as freezing.
8. Gingery Slow Cooker Chicken With Cabbage Slaw
Looking for a chicken recipe to make in the slow cooker this summer?
These thighs are incredibly tender, cooked in a mixture that includes apricot jam, ketchup, soy sauce, and ginger; they go wonderfully with a slaw that is both easy to make and satisfyingly crunchy.
9. Slow Cooker Roast Beef Sandwiches
What’s better than a juicy roasted beef sandwich? How about one that comes out in the slow cooker so that you can just sit back and relax while your meal cooks itself?
The recipe for these tender roast beef sandwiches is super easy, and it also makes an excellent make-ahead brunch option.
Just add some cheese, lettuce, and tomato to the meat and wrap it in foil before putting it in the fridge overnight or up to 8 hours ahead of time. Transfer them onto a plate or platter before serving!
10. Vegetarian Chili With Grains And Beans
This vegetarian summer Crock-Pot chili is so flavorful that you might not even notice that it does not contain any meat because it is packed with toothsome wheat berries, hearty beans, and kickass poblano peppers.
Keep an eye on it throughout the day and stir it up whenever it looks like it needs it.
11. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
This Mexican-inspired slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is perfect for when you want something comforting but light.
It’s got just the right amount of spice from cumin, so you can still enjoy it even if you don’t have much of a taste for spicy foods. Plus, it’s made with all your favorite ingredients.
Tortilla strips add texture and flavor, while shredded chicken provides protein. And the best part? This hearty soup can be on your dinner table in just about an hour!
12. Slow Cooker Baked Beans
This outstanding baked bean dish should be the only thing you prepare in your slow cooker all summer long if you are only going to try one recipe.
The canned variety of beans can’t compare to the flavor of dried beans that have been soaked for a full night.
You should make preparations in advance, but after you’ve given this recipe, which requires only minimal participation from you, a shot, you won’t want to make it any other way.
13. Cowboy Brisket
Barbecue is a perfect recipe of various flavors and spices, cooked in the open air to make it flavorful, unique, and delicious.
There’s no better way to experience genuinely Texan cuisine than at a barbecue joint. Burgers are the king, but brisket is the queen of Texas barbecue.
Whether you order them in tacos or on their own, these hunks of meat are sure to impress your guests! With just a sprinkle of salt, they’ll be falling apart by the time you’re done eating.
14. Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken
This slow-cooked honey teriyaki chicken is exceptionally tender and saucy, and it is a dish that can be used in a wide variety of contexts.
Serve the pulled chicken, which has a sweet, salty, and savory flavor, with rice and vegetables that have been steamed in their own water, or make it into a sandwich by placing it on a hearty roll and topping it with scallions and crunchy sesame seeds.
15. Slow Cooker Spicy Pulled Chicken
Are you looking for a delicious chicken recipe for weeknights? This Spicy Pulled Chicken made in the Crockpot is the perfect meal with only five ingredients!
It has a sweet and spicy flavor thanks to being prepared in a slow cooker, and it works wonderfully both on its own and in pulled chicken sandwiches.
16. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken
The combination of pineapple preserves and canned pineapple in this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken results in a dish that is bursting with the flavor of pineapple. You can whip up a speedy weeknight meal by serving it over rice.
17. Slow Cooker Grilled Habanero Apricot Ribs
These ribs have been slow cooked until they fall off the bone and almost melt in your mouth. The tangy barbecue sauce and apricot preserves really bring some exciting flavors to your palate.
Not to mention the ease and straightforwardness of preparing this dish, which makes it ideal for those crazy days when the whole family is busy.
18. Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
Crockpot Sloppy Joes! The meat filling has a wonderfully rich and falling tender texture thanks to the use of a slow cooker.
We stuff those slightly sweet and savory meat fillings into toasted brioche buns to create a dinner that everyone will be talking about long after they’ve finished eating it.
These sandwiches are perfect for summer barbecues and game days, and they are great for feeding a huge crowd of people.
19. Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
With this recipe for Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs, you can enjoy the flavor of barbecue any time of the year.
After being rubbed with a smoky-sweet spice blend, the pork ribs are placed in the slow cooker and cooked until they are so tender that they fall off the bone.
Put your preferred barbecue sauce on top of those ribs cooked in the crock pot, and then dig in!
20. Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwich
Everybody loves a good barbecue chicken sandwich, and this slow cooker recipe makes it easy to prepare one at home. The meat becomes tender, and the flavors are absorbed in a slow cooker, so you get the best of both worlds!
With the addition of some barbecue sauce and seasonings, this sandwich is sure to be a hit at your next gathering with friends. And there’s no need to worry about taking it on the go as it can easily be stored in the fridge for later use!
21. Slow Cooker Ribs
These pork baby back ribs are coated in a homemade spice blend and barbecue sauce before being cooked in a crock pot until they are tender. These ribs are called slow cooker ribs.
Your loved ones will be licking their fingers clean after you serve them a plate of these ribs cooked in a slow cooker.
Follow the advice of this blogger and round out your meal with a bed of creamy mashed potatoes and another dish that showcases the season’s fresh produce.
22. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwich & Ranch Pickles
This Buffalo Chicken made in the crockpot is so easy to make, delicious, and versatile! Simply placing it on a bun will result in the most delicious pulled buffalo chicken sandwich.
It doesn’t get much better than this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken if you love chicken and you love spicy food. This chicken makes a fantastic topping for sandwiches, tacos, nachos, and even more!
In order to create the best possible buffalo chicken sandwich, we went the extra mile and fried ranch pickles.
You can make this incredibly decadent burger your own by selecting the type of cheese you want to use. This blogger recommends cheddar or gouda, both of which, in our opinion, sound absolutely mouthwatering.
23. Greek Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken And Potatoes
Greek food is as famous for its heavy use of herbs and spices as it is for the famous gyros it’s known for. This slow-cooked chicken dish takes that traditional flavor profile and adds a layer of lemon to give it an extra pop of flavor.
You can even feel good about serving this one to your kids because it’s full of protein and filling without being too rich or heavy.
24. Mexican Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos
The Mexican pulled pork contained in this Easy Carnitas Recipe is flavorful and juicy regardless of whether it is prepared in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot.
It works wonderfully in tacos, tostadas, gorditas, burrito bowls, and other Mexican dishes. It’s gluten-free, paleo, and low-carbohydrate.
25. Beef Gyros
Gyros are a popular Greek fast food that’s made using the slow cooker or instant pot. The meat is marinated and then cooked on a rotating spit. In this recipe, the meat is cooked in your own kitchen on the same rotisserie.
The secret to making this gyro succulent and flavorful is by adding plenty of flavorful ingredients like fresh herbs, oregano, garlic, onions, and other spices to the slow-cooked ground beef.
You’ve got an amazing dinner when you add some yogurt for extra creaminess and moisture and top it off with tangy tomato sauce and tzatziki sauce for an authentic gyro flavor.
26. Slow-Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs
These mouthwatering Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs have been cooked in the most seductive sweet heat sauce, and everyone will go wild for them.
As an appetizer or a wonderful, simple-to-prepare dinner with rice, this is the best dish to serve!
You may begin cooking the meatballs in the crock pot in the morning and then either cook them immediately before serving or keep them warm.
27. Slow-Cooker Pineapple Chicken
The magic of the slow cooker has made it possible to create a succulent and juicily packed chicken that is bursting with flavor. This Pineapple Chicken is just what you need to take your next meal from ordinary to extraordinary.
Made with a tangy and fruity flavor profile, this chicken will take your taste buds on a tropical vacation.
The low and slow cooking method ensures that all of the components will be succulent and juicily packed to the brim with flavor and hints of pineapple.
And when you add some extra ingredients like cream, butter, cayenne, parsley, cardamom powder, thyme, and bay leaves into the saucepan after cooking, it transforms into something even more magical!
Why not give this one a try this weekend? You won’t regret it!
It was finally time to wrap everything up! We’re hoping that you’ll like these recipes as much as we do. Slow cooker preparation is a fantastic way for busy individuals like us to save a lot of time.
Not only do they have a great flavor, but they’re also incredibly easy. Using the ingredients and recipes provided to you, you may also throw a party or an unexpected feast for your loved ones.
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