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30 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

When it starts getting hot outside, I begin looking for summer slow cooker recipes so I don’t have to be standing over a hot stove or turning the oven on. Using my slow cooker makes it super easy to manage great meals we all love, without working up a sweat!

Summer Slow Cooker Recipes like this great list keep you from slaving over a hot stove in the heat of summer! Our family loves these tasty and easy recipes!

30 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

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I love summer slow cooker recipes that are simple versions of our family favorites. Pasta dishes, barbecue chicken, and of course the classic slow cooker pot roast are all regulars on my menu plan. In the summer, I keep my slow cooker out all the time since I use it so often!

I use my 6 quart slow cooker more than any other, but you may want to invest in a smaller 3 quart slow cooker for side dishes, and a larger 8 quart slow cooker if planning to feed a larger family.

Slow Cooker Pasta Dishes:

Crockpot Cheeseburger Spaghetti Recipe from Darcy & Brian

Crockpot Ravioli from Crystal & Co.

Crockpot Baked Ziti from Flour On My Face

Crockpot Lasagna from Frugality Gal

Crockpot Macaroni & Cheese from Women Living Well

Slow Cooker Beef Dishes:

Crockpot Root Beer Sandwiches from Midwest Modern Momma

Crockpot Sloppy Joes from You Brew My Tea

Classic Crockpot Roast from Moms Confession

Crockpot Meatloaf from Flour On My Face

Salisbury Steak Crockpot Meatballs from Daily DIY Life

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup Recipe from Six Dollar Family

Slow Cooker Sriracha Meatballs from DIY Budget Gal

Slow Cooker Braciole from My Life Cookbook

Slow Cooker Beef & Bean Enchiladas from Frugal Family Home

Slow Cooker Chicken Dishes:

Crockpot Balsamic Peach Chicken from Sublime Reflection

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken And Potatoes from Darcy & Brian

Crockpot Chicken Curry from I Love My Disorganized Life

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki Cups from Midwest Modern Momma

Creamy Crockpot Mexican Chicken from Thrifty Frugal Mom

Easy Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Chicken from Midwest Modern Momma

Slow Cooker Chicken Nacho Taquitos from DIY Budget Girl

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken & Potatoes from Frugality Gal

Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken Soup from Almost Supermom

Slow Cooker Garlic Ranch Chicken from Cooking Mimi

Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken from Busy At Home

Slow Cooker Chicken Verde from My Life Cookbook

Slow Cooker Pork Dishes:

Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Carnitas from A Simple Pantry

Slow Cooker Garlic Pork Roast from Frugal Family Home

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork from Women Living Well

Crockpot Hawaiian BBQ Ribs from Flour On My Face

If this list doesn’t have what you are looking for, check out some of our favorite Slow Cooker Cookbooks for other great ideas! The cookbooks listed below have a wide variety of summer slow cooker recipes that suit your preferences, but also have great ideas for slow cooker breakfast and even slow cooker desserts!

It’s pretty easy to make these summer slow cooker recipes on hot days when the idea of standing over the stove or turning on the oven seems suffocating. There is such a great variety in this list that you can easily build a menu plan that will suit your family individual preferences! When dinner time comes around this summer, you’ll have no worries about what to easily prepare for your family to enjoy!

Rachel @ {i love} my disorganized life

Wednesday 12th of October 2016

Thanks for including my crockpot chicken curry recipe!

Darcy Zalewski

Wednesday 12th of October 2016

You're welcome, Rachel!


Sunday 7th of August 2016

It has been so hot in California so I've been using my slow cooker a lot. Thanks for the recipes!

Darcy Zalewski

Friday 12th of August 2016

It's been so humid here in Wisconsin lately that I don't want to turn my oven on either. Thanks, Emily!


Sunday 31st of July 2016

Thank you for joining us at Thoughts of Home. We are so glad you are here!


Saturday 30th of July 2016

Great roundup. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

Darcy Zalewski

Monday 1st of August 2016

It's great to have a month of recipes at your fingertips. Thanks, Sahana!

Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom

Monday 2nd of May 2016

What a great list! I'm trying to use my slow cooker more and especially with summer coming soon I want to make it more of a priority.

Thanks for including my Creamy Crockpot Mexican Chicken. I'm excited to check out the other recipes you listed to see if I can find some new ones for our family to enjoy.

Darcy Zalewski

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

You're welcome, Lydia! I really love to use my crockpot all year round, but it definitely helps keep the house cooler if I don't have to turn on the oven. :)