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30 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Get more use out of your slow cooker with these easy healthy recipes!

By: Molly Hall, Editor,
30 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Usually, slow cookers are used for hearty and warm winter meals like stews and chilis. If you only use your slow cooker during the winter, then you're missing out on several more months of delicious and easy recipes. While summer is usually pretty hot, there are always those cold days that sprout up randomly, and a hot meal sounds fantastic. This collection of 30 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes has you covered for every meal in every temperature! 

This summer, keep your house cool and your oven turned off with these 30 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes that are perfect for busy summer days. These healthy slow cooker recipes are so fantastic for prepping your meal with minimal hassle. From classic slow cooker recipes to new favorites to unconventional slow cooker recipes and a whole lot more, this healthy cooking collection will keep you well fed all summer long.

Classic Slow Cooker Recipes

Sometimes, summer days don't feel all that much like summer. Whether it be the region you live in or just a random rainstorm that makes the temperature drop, there will probably be at least a handful of days that feel like fall or winter. Others would make a perfect potluck meal because it will stay warm in the slow cooker. Of course, these recipes would still be delicious when it's warm out, but these Classic Slow Cooker Recipes are just that--classic hot and hearty meals. 

New Slow Cooker Favorites

If you're feeling adventurous for dinner or your next potluck, try one of these New Slow Cooker Favorites. From tacos to curry to jambalaya, there's something for everyone! These recipes are perfect for warm summer days or feeding a crowd. Many of these recipes use chicken, but you could substitute your favorite protein or omit it entirely for some recipes. 

Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

No matter the weather, sometimes a piping hot bowl of soup just sounds delicious. Whether you caught a summer cold or it's a cold and rainy day, these Slow Cooker Soup Recipes are sure to hit the spot. From classic Chicken Noodle to seasonal vegetable soups, you'll be warmed up or feeling better in no time. 

Sweet and Unique Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker desserts have taken the world by storm. If you haven't tried to use your slow cooker for anything other than the recipes listed above, then you have new territory to explore! These Sweet and Unique Slow Cooker Recipes are an easy way to make your next breakfast, dessert, or snack. 

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You don't normally think of a slow cooker and summer, but I guess it makes perfect sense. These will be great - and will keep my apartment nice and cool!

I never think of breaking out my slow cooker in summer, but I might just have to try a few of these recipes!

These are so perfect for summer because I won't have to turn on my oven and make my apartment really hot. Can't wait to try them!


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