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24 Easy Summer Crockpot Recipes

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Looking for the best summer crockpot recipes?

From peach cobbler to pulled pork, these easy fix-it-and-forget-it dishes make summer days even more leisurely.

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I know a crockpot doesn’t initially scream summer. My mind immediately pictures hot soup on a cold day.

It makes me want to have friends over and cook up a big batch of chili. But it can also help keep your kitchen cool!

There’s nothing worse than walking from the sweltering summer air into a blazing hot kitchen!

My kitchen heats up quickly when I’m utilizing the stove and oven, and it’s not fun in the summer months. 

Don’t worry, your crockpot is here to save the day! These summer recipes will fill up your belly without heating up your house.

1. Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

I find myself eating dessert more often during the summer months, and this slow cooker peach cobbler is the perfect treat!

Using only three ingredients, you’ll want to make this recipe all summer long.

Preparation takes less than five minutes, so you can spend your extra time outside with friends and family. 

Canned peaches, boxed cake mix, and butter meld together in the slow cooker, creating a sweet filling with a crispy topping.

I wouldn’t hesitate to serve this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 

2. Crockpot Baked Beans

Planning a backyard barbecue? These crockpot baked beans are the perfect side dish! 

This recipe transforms ordinary canned pork and beans into sweet and smoky baked beans using brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, onion, and bacon.

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The bacon cooks down for hours, infusing the beans with flavor. 

The next time you get invited to a summer party, volunteer to bring the baked beans. Just know you won’t be bringing home any leftovers! 

3. Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

Sweet and aromatic, this slow cooker bread pudding will have your house smelling heavenly. And if it smells that amazing, just imagine how it tastes!

This has to be the easiest recipe for bread pudding I’ve ever seen. The main ingredients are bread, milk, and eggs.

Although the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon are what completely transforms this dish. 

Let it do its thing in the slow cooker for six hours before devouring! 

4. Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos

I want tacos in the fall, winter, and spring, but I definitely need tacos in the summer!

Slow cooker chipotle beef tacos are about to become your new favorite summer meal. 

The meat is slightly sweet from the pineapple and maple syrup, with a little heat from the chipotles in adobo. It’s the perfect combination! 

Put all the ingredients into your slow cooker in the morning and come back hours later ready to eat!

5. Crockpot Cinnamon Roll French Toast

Your next summer brunch just got easier with this crockpot cinnamon roll French toast. 

Not only is it a cinch to make, but it also uses minimal ingredients.

After combining pecans, brown sugar, butter, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract, toss in your quartered cinnamon rolls from a can and mix until everything is beautifully coated.

These will cook for 2-4 hours, depending on your slow cooker.

Don’t forget to drizzle with the gooey icing packets!

6. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork

This slightly sweet slow cooker Hawaiian pulled pork will have you feeling like it’s summer all year long! 

The best part about this recipe is that you put everything in your slow cooker and forget it.

Okay, maybe the true best part is that it tastes like you’re sitting on a beach in Hawaii!

Either way, this Hawaiian pulled pork is pretty much foolproof and will no doubt become a dinner staple. 

Make sure to class it up by serving on Hawaiian rolls!

7. Slow Cooker Pineapple Dump Cake

I’ve recently become obsessed with making dessert in a slow cooker.

Being able to make treats without ever turning on the oven is a dream come true!

All you’ll need for this sweet and tangy dessert is a can of pineapple pieces, yellow cake mix, and butter.

The key to this recipe is not to mix! Dump the pineapple pieces on the bottom, followed by your cake mix.

Cutting the butter into pieces ensures you’ll have an even crispy crust at the end! 

Serve by itself or with whipped cream or ice cream. 

8. Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

This slow cooker spinach artichoke dip is about to become a staple at all your summer barbecues!

You’ll throw everything in your slow cooker for two hours and come back to the tastiest spinach artichoke dip.

The feta and cream cheese make it gooey, while the sour cream and mayonnaise make the dip super creamy. 

You can eat this dip with anything and it will be delicious. Bread, crackers, or chips — you choose!

9. Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge

Did you know you can make homemade chocolate fudge in the slow cooker?

If you’ve never tried it before, this slow cooker chocolate fudge recipe is about to knock your socks off. 

Put your chocolate, condensed milk, and vanilla in your slow cooker. Yup, you’ll only need three ingredients!

You’ll want to keep your eye on it and mix every 15 minutes. Then you’ll pour into your mold and refrigerate.

10. Crockpot Chicken Wings

The days of spending hours getting all the food ready for a party are over.

Slow cooker chicken wings are the ideal treat for all your tailgating and game day parties. 

After cooking your fresh or frozen chicken wings in your slow cooker with the buffalo sauce, you’ll want to broil them just until they’re crispy and brown.

Serve with ranch or blue cheese, and you can even include some veggies, too!

11. Crockpot Apple Pudding Cake

A fun and delicious crockpot apple pudding cake is a refreshing treat during those summer months. 

Let all your ingredients cook away, and when you come back, there will be the most incredible aroma wafting through your house!

The cake is fluffy; the pudding is thick, and you’ll get a hint of citrus from the orange juice. 

You’ll never doubt your crockpot again after making this recipe!

12. Crockpot Blueberry Lemon Cake

Nothing screams summer quite like this crockpot blueberry lemon cake. It’s bright and fruity, which is the perfect combination. 

Using only four ingredients, this cake could not be easier. And you don’t have to worry about heating up your kitchen.

All you’ll need is a box of lemon cake mix, blueberry pie filling, butter, and sugar. 

Beat the summer heat by serving this with a generous scoop of ice cream.

13. Crockpot Corn Chowder

You don’t have to stop eating soup just because it’s summer. This crockpot corn chowder will prove that you can eat soup all year long!

This corn chowder is a breeze to put together, and you might even have all the ingredients on hand!

You’ll need potatoes, corn, bacon, and seasonings. After letting it simmer away for hours, add in the half and half to kick the creaminess up a notch. 

Keep this recipe on hand so you can make it any time of year. 

14. Slow Cooker Squash and Apple Soup

With a beautiful orange color, this slow cooker butternut squash and apple soup was made for summer!

This recipe calls for flavorful ingredients like butternut squash, apple, carrots, and onion. The apples really are the star of the show.

Can you imagine the aroma after slowly cooking it for eight hours?

You’ll puree the soup when it’s finished cooking and add a bit of coconut milk to make it creamy. 

Serve by itself or with a salad and bread. 

15. Crockpot Sugared Pecans

You’ll want to make a big batch of these crockpot sugared pecans to snack on all summer long! 

Spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ground ginger give these pecans the most scrumptious flavor.

You’ll cook them for a couple of hours in your crockpot, making sure to stir them occasionally. 

These sugared pecans are so versatile and can be used for so many things!

Take them with you on your summer road trip for a quick snack or toss them in your salad. 

16. Slow Cooker Cherry Buckle

One of my favorite parts of summer is experimenting with all the different recipes that feature fruit, like this slow cooker cherry buckle. 

If you don’t know what a buckle is, it’s similar to a cobbler.

This recipe doesn’t use any boxes or cans, so if you prefer fresh recipes from scratch, this is the one for you!

While these cherries are absolutely beautiful and delicious, you could definitely switch them out for a different fruit.

17. Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken

This crockpot BBQ beer chicken is a great way to feed a lot of people. It’s also a fun way to cook a whole chicken!

You’ll want to generously rub your chicken down with the barbecue seasoning before pouring the beer.

You can’t actually taste the beer, it just keeps the chicken moist while cooking. I’d also sprinkle a little more barbecue seasoning on top.

The result is a tender and flavorful chicken!

18. Slow Cooker Berry Compote

Do you have a ton of berries you can’t eat in time? You need to make this slow cooker berry compote. 

You can use all kinds of berries. I find a mixture gives you the best flavor. Mix the berries with sugar, orange zest, and orange juice. 

The options are endless! Serve it on top of ice cream, waffles, or even English muffins!

19. Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

You’ll say goodbye to Mexican takeout once you taste this slow cooker beef barbacoa. 

This meat is so tender and flavorful, with just a touch of heat from the chipotles in adobo.

It really is an easy and foolproof meal perfect for those busy days. 

You can put it on tacos, burritos, and nachos — literally anything you want. 

20. Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken

Sweet and savory, this slow cooker brown sugar pineapple chicken is a breeze to make. 

This chicken is slightly sweet from the brown sugar but also has a bit of tang from the pineapple. It’s like a party in your mouth! 

Throw everything in the crockpot in the morning and let it do its thing all day long.

If you like your chicken crispy, you can put it under the broiler for a few minutes before serving.

21. Slow Cooker Blueberry Grunt

This slow cooker blueberry grunt is not only delicious, it also comes with some fun history.

The name “grunt” is said to come from the sound blueberries make while cooking! 

After your blueberry mixture slow cooks for several hours, drop in your dumplings and cook for another 30 minutes.

It’s traditionally served with ice cream or whipped cream on top.

22. Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes normally take a while to cook in the oven, so I never make them in the summer because my kitchen gets unbearably hot.

These cheesy crockpot scalloped potatoes will help you beat the heat and fill you up!

If I could give you one tip for this recipe, it would be to invest in a mandolin.

It’s super cheap and will make your life a whole lot easier while slicing potatoes. 

These scalloped potatoes are tender and creamy after cooking in your crockpot all day!

23. Slow Cooker Flank Steak Street Tacos

These slow cooker flank steak street tacos are the perfect way to end a busy summer day. 

The steak is so tender from simmering away in the slow cooker all day. The fire roasted salsa also adds a smoky flavor that is unbeatable. 

If you don’t want tacos, you could make nachos or even enchiladas if you don’t mind a little extra work!

24. Slow Cooker Mango Chicken Curry

Curry is a great meal any time of the year, but this slow cooker mango chicken curry is just begging to be made in the summer!

You can use canned, fresh, or frozen mango, making this recipe super easy.

The mango gives this dish its sweetness, while the sauce itself is incredibly creamy. 

Serve it with rice or quinoa.

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