5 Heavenly Summer Slow Cooker Recipes For When It’s Too Hot

Want to know my secret dinnertime weapon for keeping summer dinner calm and easy? Slow cooker recipes! Click to see some of my favorite summer slow cooker recipes.

I have a secret weapon for keeping summer dinnertimes slow and lovely:  summer slow cooker recipes! Yes, I know we all think of the slow cooker in the winter because it makes excellent hot soups which aren’t exactly summer food. Your slow cooker can do so much more! In the summer, I like to keep the heat outside which is why my slow cooker is the perfect tool. Check out some of my favorite summer slow cooker recipes. Dinner will be done, and you’ll be sipping your drink cool as a cucumber.

5 Heavenly Summer Slow Cooker Recipes For When It’s Too Hot

Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork Sliders


Via Simply Whisked

I never need to be told twice to cook with Asian flavors. You have to try this Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork Sliders recipe. This juicy sandwich is sweet in all the right ways. My husband loves pulled pork, but these flavors mix it up rather than simply adding barbecue sauce again, which can be delicious too don’t get me wrong.

Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken


Hear me out; this Roasted Chicken needs to be your go-to recipe. This delicious roasted chicken takes only 15 minutes of prep time for a delicious, mouth-watering chicken dinner. The other great thing about this roasted chicken recipe is you can take the leftovers and use it for so many other meals! Dice up this chicken and throw it in a light summery pasta with olive oil, throw this chicken over a fresh and crispy salad, or mix it up with celery and grapes for a cool and refreshing chicken salad sandwich. This roast chicken needs to be in your slow cooker stat.

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Slow Cooker Lasagna


Via Mom Spark

Italian food can be extra delicious in the summertime when done right, and this Slow Cooker Lasagna brings it’s “A” game. I like that this version of lasagna feels a little lighter using ground turkey and fresh spinach in the mix. I might even try dicing up some of that zucchini into the layers of this lasagna. I always have zucchini coming out my ears in the summer! Either way, this easy slow cooker lasagna is a family dinner home run.

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken


Via I Heart Eating

Over in our house, we could eat Mexican food and Mexican inspired dishes every night of the week. That’s why this super fresh tasting Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken is on my list for this summer. The flavors in this chicken are so delicious!

Related: Tropical Strawberry Lemonade Summer Drink Recipe for Kids

Baby Back Ribs


I love grilling in the summertime, but after a long day during the week, there just isn’t time to grill something complicated. We get in a rut of hamburgers and chicken on the grill very quickly in the summer. Here’s an idea, why not throw these Baby Back Ribs in the crockpot at the beginning of your day? When you get home boil some corn and add some watermelon, and your summer dinner is done. Love it!

So which of these summer slow cooker recipes would you give a try? Do you have any other meals you love to cook in the slow cooker in summer? Share with all of us down in the comments. I love new ideas!

9 thoughts on “5 Heavenly Summer Slow Cooker Recipes For When It’s Too Hot”

  1. Terri Alexander

    I use my slow all year round – it does such a wonderful job on anything I want to put in there. Thanks for the recipes, they will come in handy 🙂

  2. I love cooking in the slow cooker because the food just taste so amazing and it really is convenient. The Asian pulled pork sounds amazing and I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing these recipes.

  3. Slow cooker recipes are my favorite because you basically just put everything in one pot and that’s it. You can do it ahead of time and just cook it in time for dinner! So convenient and easy!

  4. I so needed this list, as it is getting hot and I want a new way behind the grill outside to cook up some meals! I pinned this to my slow cooker board on Pinterest for future reference!

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