Get the slow cooker back out of the cupboard and cook up our easy summer crockpot recipes – spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside in the sunshine!
I know, I know, you’re thinking slow cookers are for stews and hearty warming dishes for autumn and winter. BUT… using the slow cooker in summer is actually genius!
It’s great for cooking up tender melt in the mouth pulled pork, shredded ham , BBQ brisket or delicious zingy Mexican chicken that you can use in tacos, salad bowls and pile onto sandwiches.
Easy Summer Crockpot Recipes
We’ve created the ultimate collection of totally delicious easy summer crockpot recipes that’ll keep your kitchen cool and your belly full all summer long.
Choose from delicious BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Slow Cooker Shawarma Chicken Wraps to Pulled Pork In A Bun or tasty Carnitas.
Or try out tasty Hawaiian Meatballs or insanely good Sticky Asian Sesame Meatballs – these tasty meatballs just need a side of rice and you’re good to tuck in!
There’s crazy good side dishes like Cowboy Beans, Cheesy Potatoes and Creamed Corn and of course we couldn’t not include dessert like a yummy Lemon Spoon Cake or Chocolate Lava Cake both are perfect served with ice-cream!
The slow cooker won’t heat up your kitchen – cooking in the slow cooker means your kitchen will stay cool and a cool kitchen is so much better on a hot day!
Slow cookers are energy efficient – it costs much less to use the slow cooker than the oven – in fact you can cook all day in the slow cooker and only use as much energy as a standard light bulb!
Great for feeding a crowd – you can cook up big-batch recipes in a slow cooker, so they’re great for catering summer gatherings and parties when you want delicious food without a whole lot of faff.
All the food preparation can be done early in the morning – this means you’re free to spend the day outside in the sunshine – head to the beach or out for a picnic then come home to a dinner that’s ready to serve.
Slow cookers are super easy to use – literally as easy as dumping in the ingredients and pressing a button.
Great for making summer desserts – you can use the slow cooker to make crazy delicious summer desserts that just need spooning into bowls and topping with a few scoops of ice-cream.
So whether you’re planning on throwing a garden party, hosting a BBQ or just fancy keeping the kitchen cool but still feeding the family great tasting, real food – then our easy summer crockpot recipes will satisfy everyone!
Fool proof carnitas are finally within your grasp, at home, with the help of your trusted slow cooker. These crockpot pork carnitas were literally made to be sandwiched inside soft corn tortillas and topped with your favorite veggies. It’s healthy Tex Mex food you can feel good about enjoying!
Whether you’re looking for the ultimate appetizer, or a delicious easy dinner these crockpot Hawaiian meatballs are there for you. They’re quick, easy, and they taste amazing with a simple ingredient list. Soaked in a sweet yet savory sauce, these meatballs make a kickin’ appetizer or a delicious dinner- just depending on how you serve ’em!
Love baked beans and chili? Then you’ll love these slow cooker cowboy beans! This hearty mixture of beans, beef, and bacon gets slow cooked to perfection and is a welcome addition to take along to any tailgate, party or picnic.
Slow Cooker Chicken Satay Curry is deliciously rich and fragrant with tender pieces of chicken in a lightly spiced thick and nutty sauce. It’s incredibly flavourful and is a fantastic alternative for a weekend fake-away.
Slow cooker Korean Beef is absolutely bursting with flavour and has the most mouthwatering aroma whilst cooking! Tender pieces of beef are slowly simmered in a dark and delicious hot and sweet sauce with chunks of fresh pear. Delicious served with jasmine rice!
This slow cooker smoky shredded pork, piled high on a bun, with a quick broccoli slaw, is the perfect summer potluck or BBQ idea or for when you just need to feed a crowd. 10 WW points on the blue plan
These Authentic Slow Cooker Crispy Pork Carnitas are not only healthier than your typical carnitas, they are gluten-free! If you love pulled pork, you’ll love carnitas (the Mexican version of Pulled Pork)! Loaded with grilled pineapple, red onion and cilantro, are a spicy, fresh and delicious! This Pork Carnitas recipe is healthy, make-at-home festival food at its finest!
Crock Pot Creamed Corn is a simple side dish for any night of the week or special occasion when you need to feed a crowd. This creamed corn is rich and creamy with just a touch of sweetness and makes a perfect side dish
This Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is a great recipe which comes together very easily and is super easy to make. Served over rice or with mashed potatoes, it’s gluten free too. Just add a side salad for a delicious summer dish.
This easy Crock Pot Green Beans recipe is full of delicious buttery and smoky flavor. Plus it’s dump and start side dish made from affordable pantry staple that that comes together with almost no effort at all!
Slow cooker pulled ham and homemade coleslaw is a great meal to share with family and friends. It’s super easy to make and just so delicious! The slow cooked pulled ham is so tender it just falls apart and it’s just perfect for stuffing into fresh crusty bread.
Our slow cooker turkey keema is deliciously light and healthy. This easy slow cooker turkey recipe will quickly become a favourite. Serve with a zingy side salad and plain rice.
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