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Summer Crockpot Recipes

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Summer is the perfect time to break out your crockpot and whip up some delicious, easy meals without heating up the kitchen. With the long, sunny days and endless outdoor activities, who wants to spend hours cooking over a hot stove? That’s where these summer crockpot recipes come in handy. They’re not only convenient but also packed with flavors that scream summer. From tangy BBQ pulled pork to refreshing lemon herb chicken, these recipes will make your taste buds dance and keep your home cool.

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Summer Crockpot Recipes

One of the best things about crockpot cooking is the simplicity. You can throw all your ingredients into the pot in the morning and come home to a fully cooked, mouthwatering meal. It’s a lifesaver for busy families and anyone who wants to make the most of their summer days. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, going on a picnic, or just enjoying a quiet evening at home, these summer crockpot recipes will keep you well-fed and satisfied. So, dust off that crockpot and get ready to enjoy some of the best summer flavors with minimal effort!

Tips & Tricks For Making Summer Crockpot Recipes

Prep in Advance: Chop vegetables, marinate meats, and measure out spices the night before. This will make your morning routine smoother and quicker, allowing you to start your crockpot with minimal hassle.

Layering Matters: Place tougher ingredients like root vegetables at the bottom of the crockpot where they’ll get the most heat. More delicate ingredients, such as greens, can be added towards the end of the cooking time.

Keep the Lid On: Avoid lifting the lid during cooking as it releases heat and extends the cooking time. If you need to check the progress, do so quickly.

Use Fresh Herbs Wisely: Add fresh herbs towards the end of the cooking process to maintain their flavor and vibrancy. Dried herbs can be added earlier since they hold up better to long cooking times.

Adjust Liquid Levels: Crockpots retain moisture, so you often need less liquid than you would in conventional cooking. If your recipe looks too watery near the end of the cooking time, remove the lid to allow some liquid to evaporate.

Utilize Low Heat: Cooking on low heat is ideal for tender, flavorful meals. While high heat can speed up the process, low heat ensures that the flavors meld together beautifully and the meat remains tender.

Opt for Seasonal Ingredients: Take advantage of summer produce like tomatoes, zucchini, and bell peppers. These not only add fresh flavors to your dishes but also keep them light and vibrant.

Make Extra for Leftovers: Crockpot meals often taste even better the next day. Make a larger batch to enjoy leftovers for easy lunches or dinners later in the week.

Clean Up Efficiently: Use crockpot liners for easy cleanup, or soak the pot immediately after use to prevent food from sticking.

Experiment with Spices: Summer is a great time to experiment with lighter, more refreshing spices and herbs like basil, cilantro, and lemon zest to keep your dishes bright and summery.

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Crockpot Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

If you’re a fan of Buffalo Wild Wings and crave the bold flavors of their Garlic Parmesan sauce, then you’re in for a treat with this Crockpot Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta recipe. Combining the irresistible taste of Buffalo Wild Wings’ signature sauce with tender chicken, creamy cream cheese, and perfectly cooked pasta, this dish is a game-changer for busy weeknights.

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Crock pot salsa chicken is tender, juicy, and full of flavor. Slow Cooked chicken in your favorite salsa with only 2 ingredients you can have dinner on the table with little effort.

Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Crock pot chicken enchiladas are so easy to make and only take a few minutes of prep. They are full of so much flavor thanks to the tender chicken combined with spices and seasonings that are all rolled in a corn tortilla and topped with a zesty red sauce and cheese.


Red potatoes, andouille sausage, shrimp, corn, Old Bay. A classic shrimp boil made without any of the fuss right in your crockpot!

Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Ribs

These Slow Cooker ribs are going to melt in your mouth and fall off the bone! They are cooked low and slow so they are perfectly tender and then covered in a sauce that’s absolutely to die for!

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

These Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos are bright, colorful, tasty, and perfect for busy summer days! Tender beef marinated in a zesty tequila lime sauce and slow-cooked to perfection served on warm tortillas with all the best toppings.

Crockpot Ranch Chicken

Crockpot Ranch Chicken otherwise known as Crack Chicken is Chicken Bacon ranch in the Crockpot. Ranch Chicken is tender chicken in a creamy sauce that offers the coolness of ranch, melted cheese, and we can’t forget the bacon! This is going to be an instant family favorite from the first bite you take. 


Mexican street corn casserole is so tasty and is a breeze to make. A convenient way of making Elote corn casserole or slow cooker corn casserole, this Mexican corn with cream cheese is perfect all by itself, or as a side to any main. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros has a delicious tzatziki sauce and tons of tender chicken. This is the easiest meal in the slow cooker and the perfect weeknight meal.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

These slow cooker sloppy joes are the perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and a little bit of tang as it combines ground beef, sausage, tomato sauce, brown sugar, tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, add various vegetables and spices to create the perfect crowd-pleasing sloppy joe recipe that is perfect to serve your family or a crowd. 

Lazy Day Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna

Slow Cooker Lazy Day Vegetable Lasagna is a quick and easy meal. The whole family will love it as it combines cheese ravioli, alfredo sauce, carrots, and spinach that is topped with mozzarella cheese and panko. This will become your go-to favorite on your busiest weeknights!

Easy Crockpot Italian Chicken Dinner

Crock Pot Italian Chicken Recipe is delicious and perfect for busy nights. It truly is a one pot meal. The green beans and potatoes taste amazing with this Italian chicken.

Summer Vegetable Soup

Corn, zucchini, and tomatoes…oh my! A light and healthy summer vegetable soup is the perfect way to take advantage of all of the season’s fresh produce.

Slow Cooker Salmon with Creamy Lemon Sauce

This Slow Cooker Salmon recipe makes tender, flaky fish, topped with a luscious creamy lemon sauce. Easy to put together, super flavorful, and cooked to a juicy perfection right in your slow cooker.

Crockpot Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

Are you looking for an easy and delicious comfort meal that the whole family will love? Look no further than Crockpot Kielbasa and Sauerkraut! This vintage recipe combines Kielbasa, sauerkraut, brown sugar, onions, and apples comes together in a slow cooker for an eye-catching and mouth-watering dish.

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Spicy and flavorful Slow Cooker Jambalaya is instant family favorite comfort food you will fix again and again. Way too easy and delicious to make only once! 

Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken

Crock pot Tuscan chicken is the perfect comfort dish that combines all the Italian flavors you love into an easy to make weeknight dish. It is full of so much flavor and perfect for the busiest nights. The end result is tender chicken cooked in a creamy parmesan sun-dried tomato sauce that you can serve over pasta or by itself.

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken

The tropical flavors of this Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken will transport you to the islands, even in winter! Made with chicken thighs, pineapple and bell pepper, everything is cooked in your slow cooker for an easy weeknight dinner recipe.

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs are incredibly easy to make and delicious to eat as it combines meatballs, pineapple, and peppers in a savory homemade sweet and sour sauce that is a crowd favorite every single time. 

Crockpot French Dip Recipe

This Crockpot French Dip Recipe is so tender and delicious. My family loves this meal and the crock pot makes it super easy to enjoy.

Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole is so easy to make and is the perfect go-to breakfast casserole as it combines cinnamon rolls, apple pie filling, an egg custard, cinnamon, and vanilla to create a gooey breakfast treat that everyone will enjoy.

Crockpot Peach Cobbler

Crockpot Peach cobbler is one of the easiest and simplest ways to enjoy your favorite dessert and most delicious! All you need is butter, sugar, peaches, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and milk for you to be enjoying peach cobbler in about 5 hours. 

Crock Pot Dump Cake | Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

This Cherry Dump Cake recipe is as easy as pie! Crockpot Dump Cake is as delicious as it sounds— just dump all the ingredients in your Crock Pot or Slow Cooker and have a delicious dessert in no time.

Slow Cooker Reese’s Peanut butter and Chocolate Cake

Slow Cooker Reese’s Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake is a decadent slow cooker dessert. A chocolate cake topped with a peanut butter topping with pieces of Reese’s on top.


Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake is a decadently rich dessert made in the slow cooker with a cake mix, a pudding mix, and chocolate chips. This easy recipe can be prepared in 10 minutes, then you set it and forget it as it cooks in the crockpot.

With these easy summer crockpot recipes, you can enjoy delicious, hassle-free meals all season long. From BBQ favorites to comforting classics, there’s something for everyone. So dust off your slow cooker and get ready to make summer dinners that your family and friends will love. Happy cooking!

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