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25 Easy Summer Crockpot Recipes

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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.

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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!

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Reasons To Use The Slow Cooker In Summer

  • 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!

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25 Easy Summer Crockpot Recipes

Summer Crockpot Recipes

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