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12 Slow Cooker Recipes for Summer

The slow cooker isn’t just for fall and winter. Here are twelve ways to put it to good use during summertime!


It’s finally warm outside. You don’t want to turn on the oven or spend time over a hot stove, but you want to eat well, have friends over, and put all that delicious summer produce to good use.

Enter the slow cooker!

Until recently I associated my slow cooker with winter meals: stew, chili, mashed potatoes, and the like. But when I found myself with an abundance of fresh corn recently, and made the most amazing Fresh Corn and Zucchini Chowder recipe (see below), I realized that probably wasn’t the only wonderful summer dish that could be made in the slow cooker.

So, I’ve compiled a bunch of recipes I’ve either made or want to make, that will keep your kitchen cool and your taste buds happy, all summer long.

If you have any other favorites in your summertime meal repertoire, I’d love for you to share with me too!

Asian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches from Broma Bakery

slow cooker recipes for summer

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob with Chili Lime Butter by Slow Cooker Gourmet

Slow Cooker Eggplant Caponata by Everyday Good Thinking

Slow Cooker Frittata with Zucchini, Tomato and Feta by The Foodie Corner

Slow Cooker Greek Stuffed Peppers by Martha Stewart

Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler from A Spicy Perspective

slow cooker recipes for summer

Crockpot Low Country Boil from Family Fresh Meals

summer slow cooker recipes

Slow Cooker Baked Beans by The Real Food Dietitians

summer slow cooker recipes

Summer Slow Cooker Lasagna with Zucchini and Eggplant by Oh My Veggies

Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler by The Recipe Rebel

Fresh Corn and Zucchini Chowder by Little Broken

Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa from Southern Living

summer slow cooker recipes

Happy (non) cooking!

1 Comment

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    Michael
    June 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    As usual, Eating Made Easy comes through! Excellent sourcing of killer recipes with top-notch context: slow cooker magic for Summer meals is pure gold. Peach cobbler is one of my all time favorite desserts, but baking it in a smallish kitchen is truly a sweltering labor of love in the Summer. Slow cooker to the rescue! And the creative riff about using the paper towel to soak up the condensation is brilliant.

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