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 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
Crockpot Low Country Boil from Family Fresh Meals
Slow Cooker Baked Beans by The Real Food Dietitians
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
Happy (non) cooking!
MichaelJune 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.