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Our 10 Best Summer Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Right Now

We are no strangers to easy slow cooker recipes. In fact, our most popular recipe ever is our now internet famous slow cooker salisbury steaks recipe

Regardless of season, we love how simple it is to make easy dinner recipes, soup, chili and even decadent slow cooker dessert recipes with little fuss.

It likely comes as no surprise then that we are huge fanatics of a good summer slow cooker recipe! What better way to avoid heating up the kitchen?

No, no, the slow cooker isn’t just for those cold weather comfort food recipes. Dust off that trusty workhorse and give these summer slow cooker recipes a try!

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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Zucchini Noodles Photo
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
Saucy tomato chicken married with fresh asparagus, broccoli and snap peas all served over zucchini noodles is the easy weeknight slow cooker dinner you never knew you were missing in your life. Loaded with tomatoes, pesto, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese, this simple slow cooker recipes packs loads of flavor and is a family favorite every time.
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Gluten Free Pulled Pork Green Chile Slaw Photo
Pulled Pork with Green Chile Slaw Recipe
This easy slow cooker pulled pork recipe braised in granny smith hard cider makes the very best tacos you’ve ever tasted. The addition of guajillo peppers add the perfect smoky subtleness especially when served piled high with the green chile slaw. The green chiles are mild yet add incredible flavor for a taco worthy of the Best in Show trophy.
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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks Recipe Photo
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks Recipe
Ok, ok, we’ve already discussed this slow cooker salisbury steaks recipe, but it doesn’t hurt to mention it again given just how good it is! This easy slower cooker recipe results in the juiciest, most tender melt-in-your-mouth salisbury steaks you’ve ever had in your life. Serve them over simple egg noodles or your favorite mashed potatoes and you have a hit no matter the season.
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Crockpot Apple Cobbler Photo
Crockpot Apple Cobbler Recipe
The thing is – your slow cooker isn’t just good at making dinner. Nope! In fact, we love making dessert in the slow cooker, too! This slow cooker apple cobbler recipe is the proof in the pudding. It makes for an easy and delicious dessert all without turning on the oven or the stove. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat!
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Easy Keto Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Chicken Thighs Photo
Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Chicken Thighs Recipe
Our recipe for Middle Eastern chicken thighs is touted as being low-carb, but the real star of this recipe is slow cooker preparation and the incredibly complex flavors. Smothered in a wildly delicious and unique creamy goat cheese, tahini and lemon sauce, this recipe is one you’ll want to bookmark, because there’s no way you’re making it just once.
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Queso Blanco Photo
Queso Blanco Recipe
Forever fanatics for a good queso blanco recipe, it’s only that much better that this recipe is made right in the slow cooker! Perfect for any kind of party or gathering, pouring generously over tacos or simply serving up with chips, this is the easy queso blanco recipe you’ve been looking for – it’s even better than takeout!
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Ranch Pulled Chicken Sandwich Photo
Ranch Pulled Chicken Sandwich Recipe
This ranch flavored pulled chicken is out of this world – especially when you make pulled chicken sandwiches topped with a heaping scoop of white barbecue slaw. Yep! You read that correctly – homemade white barbecue slaw. It’s a simple slaw mix made with bacon, and instead of using a the usual mayo dressing, instead you toss it all together with tangy homemade white barbecue sauce.
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Crock Pot Chicken Taco Bites Photo
Crock Pot Chicken Taco Bites Recipe
Admittedly these slow cooker chicken taco bites have been made and devoured at many a game day party. That said, we also endorse this easy summer slow cooker recipe to include in a spread of small bites for a fun and festive summer dinner. Or tuck the chicken into full-sized taco shells. Either way, there’s virtually no way to mess this one up.
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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Berry Cobbler Photo
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Berry Cobbler Recipe
Of course we couldn’t not talk about one final dessert – this epic slow cooker cinnamon roll berry cobbler recipe! This is not your average summer berry cobbler, because for starters, you don’t need to sweat yourself out of the kitchen by cranking the oven. Also, we’re always fans of anytime you can cook dessert while you’re in your home office working from home.
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Crockpot Quinoa Photo
Crockpot Quinoa Recipe
A simple, hearty, yet summery dish – this slow cooker quinoa recipe brings a little Mexican flair to your slow cooker dinner rotation. Super flavorful and loaded with great texture, this slow cooker quinoa recipe is almost embarrassingly easy to prepare. Simply make a few chops, open some cans, and then the slow cooker does the rest for you.
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