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.
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!
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!