7 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes To Make This Week

Cyd Converse

While I love a good slow cooker chili recipe or even a hearty slow cooker stuffed pepper soup, I couldn't be paid to make such dishes in the summer.

The convenience of using the slow cooker to make prepping dinner a breeze is undeniable, but I find myself using it much less frequently once it warms up.

If you need a few great dinner ideas, these delicious summer slow cooker recpes are perfect for serving up a delicious dinner any night of the week.

1. Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Chicken Thighs Recipe

Our recipe for Middle Eastern chicken thighs is touted as being low-carb, but the real star of this recipe is slow cooker preparation and the incredibly complex flavors. Smothered in a wildly delicious and unique creamy goat cheese, tahini and lemon sauce, this recipe is one you'll want to bookmark, because there's no way you're making it just once.

2. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Saucy tomato chicken married with fresh asparagus, broccoli and snap peas all served over zucchini noodles is the easy weeknight slow cooker dinner you never knew you were missing in your life. Loaded with tomatoes, pesto, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese, this simple slow cooker recipes packs loads of flavor and is a family favorite every time.

3. Queso Blanco Recipe

Forever fans of a good queso blanco recipe, it's only that much better that this recipe is made in the slow cooker! Perfect for any kind of party, pouring generously over tacos or simply serving up with chips, this is the easy queso blanco recipe you've been looking for - it's even better than takeout!

4. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Berry Cobbler Recipe

Of course we couldn't not talk about dessert - this epic slow cooker cinnamon roll berry cobbler recipe! This is not your average summer berry cobbler, because for starters, you don't need to sweat yourself out of the kitchen by cranking the oven. Also, we're always fans of anytime you can cook dessert while you're in your home office working from home.

5. Crockpot Quinoa Recipe

A simple, hearty, yet summery dish - this slow cooker quinoa recipe brings a little Mexican flair to your slow cooker dinner rotation. Super flavorful and loaded with great texture, this slow cooker quinoa recipe is almost embarrassingly easy to prepare. Simply make a few chops, open some cans, and then the slow cooker does the rest for you.

6. Ranch Pulled Chicken Sandwich Recipe

This ranch flavored pulled chicken is out of this world - especially when you make pulled chicken sandwiches topped with a heaping scoop of white barbecue slaw. Yes - homemade white barbecue slaw! It's a simple slaw mix made with bacon, and instead of using a the usual mayo dressing, instead you toss it all together with tangy homemade white barbecue sauce.

7. Pulled Pork with Green Chile Slaw Recipe

This easy slow cooker pulled pork recipe braised in granny smith hard cider makes the very best tacos you've ever tasted. The addition of guajillo peppers add the perfect smoky subtleness especially when served piled high with the green chile slaw. The green chiles are mild yet add incredible flavor for a taco worthy of the Best in Show trophy.

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