Summer Slow Cooker

I have talked about my love for my crockpot/slow cooker (whatever you wanna call it!) many times around here. It's the most wonderful solution for two working adults or busy families who just need a delicious dinner when they get home during the week! As I've been prepping our freezer with crockpot meals, I realized a lot of our favorites are more suited for the fall and winter. I love making chili, soups and stews in the crockpot. While those are still tasty year round, I needed some new inspiration. So, hello, Pinterest! Long-time no see. I rounded up a few awesome summer slow cooker recipes that I plan to make to make life simpler in the coming months and to also be more seasonally appropriate.

For a great breakfast/brunch idea- this frittata sounds SO tasty. I love anything with summer zucchini and the blend of herbs she uses in this recipe is already making my mouth water.

There is nothing like a summer Sloppy Joe, amiright?! This one made with quinoa really intrigued me- hopefully it will be as tasty and it sounds! 


Corn?! In a crockpot?! With flavors like chili and lime? Sign. Me. Up. We don't have a grill currently (ours broke a couple summers ago and we have yet to pull the trigger on a new one) so if I can get a delicious summery corn in my slow cooker- you bet I'm going to try it!

Stuffed peppers are another go-to meal in our house, but typically of the heavier, cheesy variety- and I've always made them in the oven, too. This Greek spin on something I already love sounds awesome!

And of course I had to at least throw one dessert recipe into the mix ;) This cobbler sounds absolutely delicious and if I can have something sweet without slaving in the kitchen for hours doing tedious steps? I'm in!


Anyone have any favorite summer slow cooker recipes to add to the mix for me?! I'm officially hungry after writing this post ;) Bring on the summer yumminess! 

Liking up with Jenn today for What's Hap"Pinning" Wednesday

21 comments

  1. I am obsessed with my slow cooker! It's just so easy and convenient.

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  2. I have noticed that I use my crockpot A LOT in the cooler months too, so this is great!!! Thanks for sharing these recipes. I need to look into summer crockpot recipes too, because I love using ours too!

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  3. I always seem to have the same type of problem with the slow cooker! It always seems like most of my recipes are soups or stews which aren't the best for the summer heat. I could definitely get behind that frittata though, or the chicken and quinoa sloppy joes! Yum!

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  4. All of these recipes sound so delicious!! My favorite slow cooker recipes are salsa chicken - literally chicken breasts and a jar of salsa. (If you want to make it unhealthier but so delicious, add a can of cream of chicken soup and a cup of sour cream) or bbq chicken - chicken breasts and bbq sauce. I shred that up and stuff sweet potatoes with it!

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  5. Oh wow! So glad you shared these - I never think to use my slow cooker much in the summer!

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  6. I found another stuffed pepper crockpot one- ground chicken, quinoa, black beans- it's SO good!! And SOOO easy which is the best.

    I've definitely been trying to find more good summer crock pot meals too.

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  7. I have had terrible luck with "baked" goods in the crockpot. They came out like a sloppy mess.

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  8. These look yummy! A friend just posted this one http://www.garnishandglaze.com/2014/02/20/crock-pot-mexican-chicken/ and planned on serving them with these: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/herbed-tortilla-chips so I've added that to my meal list :)

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  9. Oooh what great recipes! I do find it more difficult to use my slow cooker in the warmer months since most of the recipes are soups and things, but these look good. I never thought to put corn on the cob in there!

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  10. I absolutely love my crockpot and all the ease it brings! You can also do baked potatoes in them too ;)

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  11. BBQ Chicken Quinoa Sloppy Joes?! My brain can almost not even handle that!!

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  12. Drooling here looking at all these goodness.

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  13. mmmkm that cobbler looks so good! so do the sloppy joes. i love frittatas but i have never made on in the slow cooker before.. interesting!

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  14. Omg the corn sounds DEEELISH! I need it!

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  15. I've never heard of corn in the CP before! I agree that most of my meals are soups and things, and while those are great (I have some in my freezer right now!) they aren't always the best for a hot summer day.

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  16. I haven't tried any of these in the slow cooker before so that will be changing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  17. I'm intrigued by the Sloppy Joes with Quinoa. Please share how you feel about the results! And have you ever made cake in a crock pot? Best thing ever!!!

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  18. I agree- I rarely use my crockpot in the summer, but that's about to change! These all look amazing, especially those stuffed peppers. YUM!

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