These easy summer crockpot recipes will have you out of the kitchen and out spending time in the beautiful weather.
Easy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes
With summer in full force, I know the last thing we want to do is stand over a hot stove making dinner. That’s why I’m sharing some of my favorite summer crockpot meals!
I’ve even included a few desserts for those that have a sweet tooth (ahem…me).
Summer Slow Cooker Meals
I know, the thought of a crockpot doesn’t immediately scream summer. I usually associate them with winter meals but hear me out.
The summer months are so busy and by the time we get home, we are exhausted. Add in the fact that it’s been super hot lately… well, standing over a stove or heating up an oven is not my idea of a good time.
A slow cooker meal allows you to do a little prep time in the morning, before it’s hot, and come home to the finished meal, without heating up the whole house.
Crockpot summer meals, especially dump & go recipes, are perfect for hands-off, easy meals.
Why you’ll love these summer crock-pot recipes
Easy Summer Recipes – In the warmer months, it’s great to pull out the trusty slow cooker to keep the house cool.
Fresh Flavors – Some of these recipes use convenience items (canned foods) but many use fresh ingredients, perfect for using up your summer garden crops.
Favorite Ingredients – Most of these recipes only require a handful of ingredients and the slow cooker does all the hard work.
What to cook in the crockpot for summer
I love slow cooker dinners, especially during the hot days of summer.
You can prepare it in the morning before you head out and then when you get home, you have a delicious dinner! Or if it’s dessert you’re after, it’s a great way to have something sweet and delicious without turning on that hot oven.
Which slow cooker should I get?
I find this Hamilton Beach to be the best slow cooker.
You can read my full review here. I’ve had it for years & it’s still going strong.
The recipes I’ve included are great for hot summer days and do not sacrifice taste at all! They’re all full of delicious flavors that you’ll return to again and again – even after summer is over.
Let’s get started…
Easy Summer Crockpot Recipes
Summer Crockpot Meals
There you have it. Over 30 easy slow cooker recipes for you to use in the summertime.
Which one will you try first?