62 Summer Slow-Cooker Recipes

Summer is for spending time by the pool, not over a hot stove. These seasonal recipes will put your slow cooker to work, giving you more opportunities to get your tan on.

Chicken Pozole

"My nana would slave over this dish every Saturday night to have it fresh Sunday morning. This easy version is the best!"

-Preshus M.

Chili Dogs

"This is extremely easy, and cooking the dogs and chili together gives it a better taste."


Bloody Mary Chicken

"This is super easy and so delicious. I add a tablespoon of horseradish to provide a little kick."


Vegetarian Lasagna

"It was a treat for me to come home to a lasagna meal waiting in the slow cooker. This tasted just like it was baked in the oven."


Onion French Dip Roast Beef Sandwiches

"Delicious and simple to make. It makes the house smell wonderful!"


Apricot Chicken

"The chicken was very moist and the sauce was so delicious. This recipe couldn't be easier to make."


New England Baked Kidney Beans

"Super tasty!"


Chicken & Sausage Cassoulet

"It turned out full of flavor, and with the beans thickening the sauce, it was very filling."


Jamaican Short Ribs

"Love the flavors of these ribs! All the ingredients blended very well. This recipe would also be tasty with chicken. I served the ribs with cooked rice."


Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

"I've tried a lot of sauces, and this one is the best and a 'keeper' recipe."


Korean Short Ribs

"I couldn't believe how delicious these were, just like my favorite restaurant makes them."


The Quickest Swedish Meatball Recipe

"I needed a quick and easy meatball recipe for a potluck at work. This worked great, and my family loved it."

-Jackie P.

Black-Eyed Peas

"I've eaten black-eyed peas all my life, and this was good."

-Pokey in San Antonio, TX

Country-Style Barbecue Ribs

"I put these to cook in the morning and all day the house smelled so good. I was so excited for them by the time dinner came along. They're some of the best country ribs I've ever had!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Adobo Pork or Chicken

"This was the first time I've ever made great adobo. I am so happy that I finally understand the hype!"


BBQ Pork Tenderloin

"The flavor was outstanding, and we spent the day drooling while it cooked."


Amaretto Chicken

"The amaretto sauce is outstanding."

-Maeve R

Coconut Thai Shrimp & Rice

"The unusual mix of flavors was just great!"


BBQ Beef Brisket

"I was skeptical; however, this is so simple and the results are really great."


Sweet & Sour Beef

"It tastes great, and the aroma while it's cooking is insanely good."


Carolina Pulled Pork

"I wasn't too sure about the sauce when I made it with all that mustard, but oh my heavens, it is good."


Coconut Chicken Curry

"All of the different flavors mingle really well. Sprinkling toasted coconut on top was a nice addition to the dish. The chicken was fall-apart tender!"

-Amber of AZ

Hamburger Lentil Soup

"This was so good. The lentils almost melt and make the soup creamy and thick."


Carrot Soup

"This soup was great! The honey and the nutmeg are great additions."


Hawaiian Chicken

"The mandarin oranges melted into the most glorious sauce."


BBQ Chicken

"The sweet, tangy flavor just bursts in your mouth."

-Queen Puff

Beef Short Ribs

"Simple and delicious ribs. The gravy was a nice change from the usual barbecue sauce."

-Virginia Chandler

Chicken Curry

"This is a veritable feast for the nostrils and the eyes, never mind the taste buds!"

-French Tart

Peppers & Steak

"The peppers make this dish very flavorful, and we liked the touch of ginger. The meat is fork-tender!"


Chicken & Noodles

"This is the best chicken and noodles recipe!"

-Suni H.

Ground Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers

"I don't like bell peppers, but this was great! The family absolutely loved it and I am definitely going to cook this again."


Chicken Stroganoff

"The chicken was so tender, and the texture of the sauce was just perfect over my wide noodles. A very satisfying meal with no guilt attached."

-Peter Pan

Sweet & Spicy Beans

"I loved cooking beans and ribs together. The ribs were very tender, and the beans were perfect."


Parmesan-Ranch Mushrooms

"If you like sauteed mushrooms, this is a must try!"


French Dip Sandwiches

"The rich flavor of this heavenly meal made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside."


Pulled Pork Sandwiches

"I love the spiciness of the pork cooked with Cajun seasoning."

-mary winecoff

Corn Chowder

"Wow! This was unbelievably easy and tasted great. I will definitely make this again."

-Audrey M

BBQ Chicken Wings

"I have to admit these were phenomenal."

-Creation in Hope

Whole Herb Chicken

"This was the best chicken I have ever cooked!"


Thai Chicken

"It has the right amount of sauce, and the chicken was tender and falling apart."


Kalua Pork

"The pork was falling apart tender with a subtle smoked flavor."


BBQ Ribs

"Who would have ever thought such a simple recipe could make such tasty ribs?"


Sesame Chicken

"This is very tasty and gets lots of points for simplicity!"


BBQ Pulled Pork

"This is the best pulled pork. The marinade makes a huge difference, and the brown sugar really gives it a nice flavor."


Char Siu Pork Roast

"This is one of those recipes that needs to be discovered! The results are amazing."


Beef Teriyaki

"It was delicious. The cornstarch at the end gave it a nice, rich texture and really tied it all together."


Mexican Chicken

"This was delicious, like something you would order in a Mexican restaurant."


Pork Chop Dinner

"The taste is very flavorful, with a bit of zesty heat and a mild saucy gravy after it was thickened."

-Susie D

Stuffed Acorn Squash

"This is one of the best things to come out of my slow cooker in a long time!"


Beer Beef Brisket

"This was really good, sweet, tangy and so simple."

-Mrs. Lumpy

French Leg of Lamb

"It was absolutely superb and literally cut with a spoon."


Corn on the Cob with Garlic Herb Butter

"This was excellent and an easy way to fix corn for a busy family. We loved it!"

-Cooking Mom of 7

Veggie Meatball Soup

"Very flavorful and delicious! This is exactly what I need when I am cooking at the stove for the week but want a meal on the table for dinner as well."


Mediterranean Style Beans & Vegetables

"We really liked that you could actually taste the fresh vegetables, rather than them being covered with a sauce or additional spices. Yum!"


Chicken with Lemon & Rosemary

"The lemon flavor was great! We used the sauce to spoon over a side serving of rice."


Hawaiian Chicken

"It tasted just like sweet and sour chicken. I served it over white rice. A really great recipe!"

-Lisa in Oregon

Cajun Chicken & Shrimp

"Great recipe. I added fresh mushrooms & link sausage."


Tomato Taco Soup

"Really easy and really yummy. I added a can of green chilis for some extra zip!"


Pesto Vegetable Soup

"This is all about the pesto. It's a great soup and I love the fact that it is a crock pot recipe. The flavor is brought out with the pesto."


Slow-Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

"I love that you just dump in three ingredients and a little water and dinner comes out great."


Chicken Barbecue

"Good and easy. I didn't have enough ketchup so I added some bottled barbecue sauce. Yum!"


Slow Cooker Posole

Tender pork carnitas make this dish irresistable.