20 Summer Dinners You Can Make in the Crock Pot

Hey you – don’t put your slow cooker away just yet! Just because summer has arrived doesn’t mean you aren’t going to be running around like crazy – especially with all your kid’s camps and events and sports, not to mention the holidays…you get the picture. Your Crock Pot will be your saving grace this summer with these slow cooker summer recipes!

Mango Salsa Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

“For a fresh kick of awesome, I used ingredients that would be used to make mango salsa. With mango, red onion, cilantro and cherry tomatoes, this easy recipe is packed with flavorful and colorful produce. A sprinkling of taco seasoning brings all the flavors together for a nice pop. This is wonderful served over some plain rice, it’s packed with enough flavor to hold its own!” – Dawn

Crock Pot Bacon Baked Beans

“This Crock Pot Bacon Baked Beans recipe submitted by one of our readers is the perfect side to bring to a potluck or barbecue. This sweet savory dish would also be a great addition to your own weeknight meal!” – Aunt Lou

Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil

“This easy Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil is the perfect busy weeknight dinner recipe! Made with just a handful of ingredients and exploding with delicious, fresh flavor, it’s sure to become an instant favorite with your family – it certainly was with mine!” – Trish

Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken Recipe

“Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken Recipe is perfect for tacos, salads, burrito bowls and more! Toss everything into the slow cooker and dinner will be ready with very little work.” – Carrie

Slow Cooker Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

“These Slow Cooker Cheesy Ranch Potatoes are tossed in ranch seasoning then covered with cheese and bacon. All made in the slow cooker and ready to pair with any dinner.” – Jennie

Summer Vegetable Soup

“Corn, zucchini, and tomatoes…oh my! A light and healthy Summer Vegetable Soup is the perfect way to take advantage of all of the season’s fresh produce! Best of all, there’s no need to heat up your kitchen — just turn on your pressure cooker, stovetop, or slow cooker for this easy homemade vegetable soup recipe that keeps well in the freezer for months.” – Blair

Slow Cooker Thai Basil Chicken Curry

“This is a slow cooker recipe so it’s super simple, you pretty much just throw everything into the slow cooker and cook all day before mixing in some fresh herbs at the end. The sauce or gravy is a pretty standard Thai style curry with a base of coconut milk with spicy chilies, sweet coconut sugar, salty fish sauce and sour lime juice which form a magical balance of flavours! The star of the show is a ton of fresh basil which is added at the end just before serving! I like to serve this Thai basil chicken curry over cauliflower rice and it’s also great with naan!” – Kevin

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

“A super easy Slow-Cooker Lemon Chicken recipe full of lemon flavor and tons of delicious garlic. No need for sides as the potatoes and veggies are cooked right in the crockpot with the bone-in chicken thighs.” – Lorena

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

“Cooking corn on the cob in the slow cooker is an easy, hands-free way to make corn for a picnic or cookout. You’re free to do other things while the corn cooks for a few hours in the crock pot, soaking up all those awesome flavors. Then you can just turn it to warm if you’re not ready to serve it right away.” – Christin

Crock Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

“Delicious and easy to make in the crock pot, this Hawaiian BBQ Chicken combines the rich flavor of barbecue sauce with sweet pineapple! A simple, family favorite, weeknight dinner.” – Nichole

Easy Crock Pot Baked Potatoes – No Foil Needed!

“One of my favorite penny-pinched meals is a baked potato. You can fill up your family for less than $1 per person – and get creative with all sorts of leftovers to serve as toppings! And if slow cooker recipes just make you happy – did you know can actually use your SLOW COOKER instead of your oven to bake them? No need to heat up the kitchen, just pop them in and come home to supper.” – Laurie

Crock Pot Ribs

“One of the best ways to make ribs! These Crock-Pot Ribs are actually fall off the bone tender and full of flavor.” Jennie

Slow Cooker Shrimp Scampi

“If you love shrimp scampi, you’re in for a treat. This slow cooker shrimp scampi recipe can be made in the crock pot, so you can set it and forget it! Eat it alone, or make it with your favorite pasta (I used thin spaghetti for this recipe).” – Thrifty Diva

Slow Cooker Beer Can Chicken Recipe

“Skip the grill and make slow cooker beer can chicken! Cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker with beer and finish it off on the grill for a delicious, moist chicken.” – Camille

Sweet Crock Pot Pulled Pork

“Transform your favorite BBQ sauce into deliciously sweet crock pot pulled pork that goes perfectly with just about any sandwich or taco topping.” – Chrisy

Slow Cooker Salmon with Creamy Lemon Sauce

“This Slow Cooker Salmon recipe yields tender, flaky fish, topped with a luscious creamy lemon sauce. Easy to put together, super flavorful, and cooked to a juicy perfection right in your slow cooker.” – Katerina

Beer Braised Baja Chicken Tacos

“These Beer Braised Baja Chicken Tacos are a twist on the classic Baja fish tacos. Made with the ease of the slow cooker, this chicken is moist, tender and packed with flavor! Pile it high in a charred corn tortilla and top it off with crisp cabbage, spicy jalapeños and a creamy Baja sauce. These tacos are perfect for a weeknight dinners or entertaining!” – Cheyanne

Vegetarian lentil Tortilla Soup

“This Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup is my all-time FAVORITE! It can be made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stove, for an easy and crazy tasty soup everyone will love!” – Jenn

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers

“Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers are not only delicious but so easy to put together! Come home to dinner waiting for you with these easy Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers!” – Holly

Slow Cooker Chicken with Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

“OK, I admit it can’t make a salad but you can still use it for a healthy and light dish full of vegetables and summer flavours, no stew or casserole in sight! Read on for my recipe for slow cooker chicken with Mediterranean roasted vegetables, a colourful and tasty dish.” – Lucy

The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken

“I’m not joking… this really is going to be the easiest BBQ chicken you have ever made. Since I first tested this recipe, it has made it’s way into our meal rotation almost weekly. It is just that good!” – Corey