25 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes to Keep Your Kitchen Cool


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When the summer sun grows hot, here are 25 Summer Slow Cooker recipes that will keep your kitchen cool!

The slow-cooker can be your best friend during the summer. Enjoy the sun with friends and family and let the slow-cooker do the work for you. We’ve gathered delicious summer slow cooker recipes like tender and juicy pork ribs, sandwiches, healthy dinners, and even desserts. Reap the benefits of the slow cooker, keep the oven off and your kitchen cool this season! 

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Summer Slow Cooker Recipes


Weeknight Saucy Pineapple BBQ Chicken Bowls.

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"Weeknight Saucy Pineapple BBQ Chicken Bowls, the deliciously quick and easy meal. Shredded chicken in a sweet and spicy pineapple BBQ sauce."

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Korean BBQ Bulgogi Wraps Made Easy in the Slow Cooker

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Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Bulgogi Wraps stuffed with cabbage, carrots, and rice is one of my guy’s favorite meals on earth. Succulent flavors of South Korean bulgogi, easy to prepare with a slow cooker, a bag of coleslaw, and wrapped up in a flour tortilla. Incredibly delicious!

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Vibrant and Healthy Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup is a healthy and vibrant soup, packed with vegetables like carrots, celery, green beans, peppers, and tiny new potatoes, all simmered in a fragrant broth. A warm and hearty soup to come home to.

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Slow Cooker Tomato Soup with Parmesan Croutons

This Slow Cooker Tomato and Vegetable Soup is a dream to come home to at the end of a busy day. It’s creamy, and fresh, and incredibly delicious. Plus -- it's keep the kitchen cool in the summer!

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Slow Cooker Ribs So Tender They Fall Off the Bone

If you're not grilling, and you're craving ribs, this slow cooker method is fantastic. Tender, fall-off-the-bone delicious! And the slow cooker does most of the work for you.

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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

Incredibly easy, with almost no prep, these sliders are so juicy and tender, they almost melt in your mouth.

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Easy and Healthy Slow Cooker Pork Lo Mein with Veggies

Packed with veggies, slow cooked in a delicious Asian lo mein cooking sauce, it’s a favorite we keep coming back to.

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Slow-Cooker Carnitas

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Using a slow-cooker to braise pork means you can start this recipe in the morning, go about your day, and just sizzle the meat right before dinner. Store any leftover carnitas in the cooking liquid and use for sandwiches, or serve over polenta.

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Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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"These Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are so simple to put together and make such a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner. These wraps are so easy to adapt and can be topped with your favorite sauces, dips and veggies."

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Slow Cooker Chicken Posole

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Think of posole as chili's brothier, lighter cousin, a Mexican version of chicken soup. Posole is also a name for the hominy, or rehydrated dried corn, that goes in the dish.

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Spicy Turkey Lasagna

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A slow cooker can do all the heavy lifting when it comes to lasagna! Simply brown your meat, layer it with no-boil noodles, sauce and cheese and flip on the heat.

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Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob

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Coat corn on the cob with a flavorful compound butter and pop in the slow cooker for a fuss-free summer dinner side dish.

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Mediterranean Beef with Pasta

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Looking for a easy yet delicious dinner recipe? Try this simple Mediterranean Beef with Pasta recipe. With just 25 minutes of prep time, a slow cooker and your favorite pasta!

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

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"We use this super duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings."

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S'more Fondue

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Slow cooker desserts are the way to go if you want an easy and delicious treat. This s'more fondue brings all the flavors of a summer bonfire to your slow cooker with just three ingredients!

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Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken

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"Of all the recipes I make in my slow cooker, this is my favorite. If you like your barbecue sweet with a little spice, this will be your new favorite, too."

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Asian Wraps

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"This recipe is just like any other Asian wrap, but with more delicious and healthy flavor. Instead of ordering Chinese, you'll be making these yourself!"

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Tomato Basil Pulled Chicken

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"Light, bright, and perfect for summer, Slow Cooker Balsamic Tomato Basil Pulled Chicken is super easy to prepare and so delicious."

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Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup (Stove Top and Slow Cooker)

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"This tasty Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup has both stove top and slow cooker instructions! Full of flavor and loaded with vegetables, this chunky veggie and rice soup is vegan + gluten-free."

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Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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"Make your weeknight tacos healthy with these Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps! They’re a breeze to throw together and are full of delicious flavors from ground turkey, delicious spices and all your favorite Mexican toppings."

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5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe

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"In addition to only calling for a handful (get it, a handful) of ingredients, this easy white chicken chili recipe also can be made and on the table in just 15 minutes."

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Easy Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

If you’re looking for an easy dessert, this Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler is packed with summer fresh flavor, warmed with cinnamon and rich with buttery goodness. A golden, crusty top with melty vanilla ice cream is a summer treasure you won’t soon forget.

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Crockpot Mexican Chili Lime Chicken.

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"Here’s how this goes down, grab your Old El Paso taco boats, load them up with the crockpot chicken, guacamole, cheese, salsa and any other toppings you see fit. I go heavy on the guacamole (ok and the cheese)."

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Apple and Pear Crisp Recipe

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"Two varieties of apples go into Apple and Pear Crisp, Granny Smith and McIntosh. We also used two semi-firm pears to get the right flavor combination. Place the fruit in the bottom of the slow cooker. Toss the fruit in a cup of granulated sugar, a teaspoon ground cinnamon, half teaspoon ground ginger, half teaspoon kosher salt, and two tablespoons fresh lemon juice."

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Easy Crockpot Creamy Chicken Enchilada Chili

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"A simple and tasty creamy slow-cooked chicken enchilada chili. No cream of "x" soups needed!"

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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