25 summer slow-cooker recipes for every occasion

25 summer slow-cooker recipes for every occasion

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Didn’t know you could make cake in your crockpot? Well then allow us to surprise you and your family/friends/guests withthis summery recipe for banana upside-down cakefrom The Food Network.
Slide into summer cooking with some miniature chicken sandwiches made in the comfort of your own crockpot. Like the ribs recipe earlier in this slideshow, you’ll also only need six ingredients for this meal – and one of those is Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce, an amazing condiment that goes with tons of dishes.
When you can’t decide between a meal and a snack, nachos are a perfect option. They’re always a crowd-pleaser (just be sure to leave out the meat if your crowd includes vegetarians), and inthis recipe from My Recipes, the hot temperature is balanced out with some cool chunks of avocado.
Brews and brats are your summer buddies, so why not combine both of them into one delicious recipe? Family Fresh Meals offersa recipe called “The Best Crockpot Beer Brats,”and we can’t argue with a name like that.
When we say “every occasion,” this of course includes dessert. And since summer is blueberry season, we suggest trying your hand atthis blueberry cobbler recipefrom Crystal & Co.
Salads and slow cookers don’t go well together, so swap out that chicken caesar salad for a chicken caesar sandwich. Not into the whole submarine roll thing?
There are two events that make hot dogs taste even better: summer and baseball games. Get ready for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 11 (and the rest of this season’s games) with this recipe for chili cheese dogs courtesy ofOh, Sweet Basil.
Leave the grill off and don’t worry about filling a huge pot – all you need to make corn on the cob this summer is your slow cooker and just a little bit of water (and butter, lemon juice, parsley, chives, and salt and pepper… but who’s counting?) Get all the infofrom Recipes That Crock right here.
Crockpots: Is there anything they can’t do? Yes, it’s true, you can actually make a pizza in your slow cooker.
The word “casserole” usually conjures up negative memories of disappointing dishes for many people, but insert the words “ham” and “hash brown” before it, and most folks will be on board before you even get to the ending. Head over toTaste of Home for the recipe, which only requires seven ingredients and three hours in the crockpot.
Not only can you make cheesecake in a slow cooker, you can make adorable mini cheesecakes in separate ramekins and finish them with a variety of different toppings. Start withthis recipe for crustless lemon strawberry cheesecakefrom Eazy Peazy Mealz, but feel free to swirl and top your version with your favorite fruit instead.
Most of these recipes can be viewed as “hacks” for your slow cooker, but risotto is one dish for which crockpots always work best. Check outthis easy mushroom risotto recipefrom Moms With Crockpots and see for yourself.
Get ready to repeatedly hear the phrase “please pass the paella,” because that’s all anyone will be saying when they spy your homemade slow cooker paella.This recipe from Delishcalls for shrimp, chicken, and chorizo, but feel free to customize the meat and seafood to your liking.
If you were intrigued by the blueberry cobbler recipe but don’t care for Maine’s favorite fruit, trythis slow-cooker peach crumblefrom Chowhound instead. The crockpot will give this dessert a more caramelized quality, and you won’t have to repeatedly open the roaring inferno that is your oven.
The bad news? These pork chops will take about 14 hours to prepare.
We’ll admit it: steak just isn’t the same when it’s not cooked on a grill. However, when it comes to a Philly cheesesteak slathered in cheese and topped with peppers and onions, the rules can be relaxed a bit.
Don’t listen to finicky fish folks, you can absolutely prepare poached salmon in a slow cooker. Servethis recipe for salmon with lemon and fresh herbsfrom The Kitchn and your family and/or guests won’t know the difference, except that it tastes better than anything they’ve ever made!
As the name suggests,this recipe from All Free Slow Cooker Recipesuses refrigerated buns, but the advantage is that you can make them without ever turning on your oven. You’ll also need to use a small saucepan for a few minutes, but that’s only if you want homemade caramel sauce.
We don’t know why hot and spicy food tastes best in the hotter months, but we’re not complaining – especially after findingthis recipe for slow-cooker beef enchiladasvia Tastes Better From Scratch. And yes, the meal totally lives up to the site’s name.
Preparing a homemade spinach and artichoke dip doesn’t require too much time in the kitchen, but all of it will be spent standing over a steaming pot. Instead, break out your slow cooker forthis refreshing, three-cheese summer snack via Home Cooking Memoriesso you can enjoy the warm weather outside instead of melting over a hot stove.
In true “every occasion” fashion, here’s a versatile strawberry rhuba