These summer slow cooker recipes are delicious. Perfect for days when it's way too hot to turn the oven on!

19 Easy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes for When it’s too Hot to Cook

These easy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes will help you beat the heat – because when the sun is shining you have better things to do with your time than cook!

These summer slow cooker recipes are delicious. Perfect for days when it's way too hot to turn the oven on!

Just because the sun is shining doesn’t mean you need to banish your slow cooker to the back of the cupboard. These Summer slow cooker recipes are perfect for hot days because they don’t heat up your kitchen like the oven does, and you can let the slow cooker do it’s work while you get out and enjoy the weather with your family.

And because we’re sure you have so many things you’d rather be doing than preparing dinner while the sun is out, the recipes in this collection all go straight in the slow cooker, with no pre cooking required!

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19. Slow Cooker Beef Gyros

Slow Cooker Beef Gyros

“Every time I make gyros, I serve them with this simple cucumber/yogurt sauce. I know there are other toppings, but this one is so easy and I don’t have to look up how to make it. Easy cooking is how I roll.”

Found it here >> Eat at Home

18. Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork

“It’s like Christmas came early, right?! A slow cooker recipe that cooks 8-10 hours (enough time for you to get in a full work day!), doesn’t require an overnight marinade, and doesn’t dirty up a pan on your stove.”

Found it here >> The Wanderlust Kitchen

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17. Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Pasta

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Pasta

“Making the preparations even easier, I have to confess that I actually cheat and put chicken in the slow cooker straight from the freezer. It comes out beautifully, saving the time of defrost step.”

Found it here >> It Is a Keeper

Want more? We have loads more ideas that you are going to love in our
==> make ahead freezer meals collection!

16. Healthy Slow Cooked Tikka Masala

Healthy Slow Cooked Tikka Masala

“Annnnnnd just in case you had any qualms about trying this recipe, let me just point out to you that it’s made in a slow cooker. With no pre-marinating, pre-searing, pre-anything. Just dump it in and turn it on.”

Found it here >> The Wanderlust Kitchen

15. Crockpot Cheesy Beef Tacos

Crockpot Cheesy Beef Tacos

“Getting this going in the slow cooker in the morning takes no time at all. Especially if you mix up your seasoning before but even if you don’t like I said this only took me about 5 minutes. You will put your ground beef right into the crock…no need to cook first!”

Found it here >> Crockpot Gourmet

14. Sweet ‘n Spicy Slow Cooker Mango Chicken

Sweet 'n Spicy Slow Cooker Mango Chicken

“When it’s hot outside and you don’t want to heat up the oven, fire up your slow cooker for some Sweet ‘n Spicy Slow Cooker Mango Chicken!”

Found it here >> It Is a Keeper

Want more? We have loads more ideas that you are going to love in our
==> slow cooker chicken recipes collection!

13. Easy CrockPot Pasta Bake Recipe

Easy CrockPot Pasta Bake Recipe

“This one has become one of my favorites. I just pair it with a yummy Wedge Salad and BINGO an easy dinner.With summer just around the corner I will be using the CrockPots more often. No sense in heating up the kitchen by turning on the oven.”

Found it here >> CincyShopper

12. Slow Cooker Creole Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Creole Pork Tenderloin

“This recipe came about because I was watching my grandkids and needed something easy to cook for dinner, without having to go to the store. I looked around at my supplies and this is what I came up with. It was a hit too. All of the kids ate it, as well as my husband and son-in-law. I served it with rice and corn and will be making it again.”

Found it here >> It Is a Keeper

11. Mexican Quinoa {Crock Pot}

Mexican Quinoa {Crock Pot}

“This Mexican Quinoa is SO easy, and made in the crock pot. It’s healthy, loaded with flavour and perfect for a weeknight dinner or meatless Monday!”

Found it here >> Food Faith Fitness

10. Crock Pot Italian Swiss Steak

Crock Pot Italian Swiss Steak

“I updated the recipe my mother made so I could make dinner time easier and the kitchen cooler by making her Italian Swiss Steak recipe in the crock pot. This way I could sit back and enjoy the day while dinner cooked on the counter. Crock Pot Italian Swiss Steak is a perfect summer recipe.”

Found it here >> Flour On My Face

9. Easy Crock Pot Recipes: Fiesta Chicken

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Pasta

“Easy crock pot recipes are an essential tool in any busy mom’s toolbox. This recipe for Slow Cooker Mexican Fiesta Chicken is one of those easy recipes and healthy meals that comes together in a snap and is easy on the waistline!”

Found it here >> It Is a Keeper

8. Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

“Did you know that using your slow cooker saves you money, too? Especially when you use it during off peak hours, you can save even more! And you can’t get any easier than the slow cooker. Minimal cleanup means you’ll use less hot water because you won’t need to wash pots and pans.”

Found it here >> Making Our Life Matter

Want more? We have loads more ideas that you are going to love in our
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7. Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

“To make this one extra easy, I enlist the help of the kids, who help chop and mix the ingredients in a covered bowl for the fridge. We can do this the night before or in the morning – and then I just have to run home and dump it all in the slow cooker at lunch time to start it.”

Found it here >> Sarah’s Cucina Bella

6. Thai Chicken Quinoa Bowls {Crockpot}

Thai Chicken Quinoa Bowls {Crockpot}

“These Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls are topped with peanut sauce and a spicy cabbage slaw to make a tasty, gluten free and healthy meal!”

Found it here >> Food Faith Fitness

5. Hawaiian Pulled Pork Panini

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Panini

“This pulled pork panini is a symphony of flavor! Your tastebuds will thank you.”

Found it here >> Live Laugh Rowe

4. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: Island Style

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: Island Style

“This slow cooker pulled pork has a little “island” flair and is easy to make. Great for a weeknight meal, and makes great leftovers!”

Found it here >> Food Faith Fitness

3. Kalua Pork

Kalua Pork

“One of the best things about this recipe is that the final product is so adaptable. Eat it with cabbage a la the usual Kalua Pork + Cabbage, stuff it into tacos or burritos, top some eggs or a salad, mix it with BBQ sauce to make pulled pork, whatever your heart desires!”

Found it here >> The Joyful Foodie

2. Slow Cooker Beef Taquitos

Slow Cooker Beef Taquitos

“Taquitos are one of my favorite recipes for a quick and easy dinner. I especially love this version because you cook the meat in a slow cooker with a little help from Campbell’s® Shredded Beef Taco Slow Cooker Sauce. That means all I need to do is put some beef and sauce in the slow cooker in the morning before I head out of the door and when I get home from work the house smells delicious and the meat is fork tender and ready to be made into taquitos.”

Found it here >> Homemade Interest

Want more? We have loads more ideas that you are going to love in our
==> easy ground beef casseroles collection!

1. Slow cooker Pulled Pork with Avocado Ranch Dressing

Slow cooker Pulled Pork with Avocado Ranch Dressing

“This pulled pork comes out SUPER tender and insanely easy to shred. You could be all dainty and proper and use forks to shred up this bad boy, or you can be uncivilized, like myself, and just use your hands. Use your hands. You know you want it. It’s 4 bazillion times more fun.”

Found it here >> Food Faith Fitness

Why did I never think to use my slow cooker in the summer! These recipes are perfect for easy dinners and even picnics!

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