Get creative with your slow cooker this summer! We've chosen our best summer slow cooker recipes for you to try. With dishes like brats, pulled pork, chicken wings, and even cake, there's a slow cooker recipe for every meal.
Who says you need a grill to make a juicy batch of bratwursts? Slow-cook the summer staple in garlic and bubbly apple cider, then top with icy-cool broccoli slaw for a crisp-crunchy finish.
Garlic-infused beans, carrots, avocado, and onion make a savory base for this good-for-you slow cooker salad. Splash with lemon juice for a barbecue side that's bursting with fresh lemon goodness.
No summer fiesta will ever be the same thanks to this incredibly simple corn bread. Featuring spunky jalapeno peppers and sliced green onion, it knocks out two summer favorites in one.
Get out your Mason jars -- it's time to pickle! Pretty pink pickled onions top off this classic Cuban sandwich featuring paprika-sprinkled pork, black beans, Swiss cheese, and tangy mustard.
Colorfully sweet fruit kabobs have always been a barbecue favorite. This summer, dunk and drizzle them in a rich dark chocolate fondue made with simple hot coffee and light whipped dessert topping.
A bubbly can of cola transforms ordinary pulled pork into a fiesta-ready sandwich. Ours features chipotle chile peppers and avocado on a soft bolillo bun. Perk them up with a zesty batch of grapefruit-infused red onions.
Watch and learn as we share our secrets to making delicious pulled pork with the help of your slow cooker, some seasonings, sauce, and the right meat.
Make your own tender teriyaki pork for dinner tonight. Top with a fresh slaw made of snow pea pods, carrots, yellow pepper, and napa cabbage for a delicious way to get your summer greens.
A quick trip to the summer farmers' market will stock you up on all the DIY marinara essentials: carrots, green sweet pepper, garden-fresh basil, and herbs. Bon appetit!
Slow cooker chicken tastes even better when it's been sizzling in spicy brown mustard and feisty fajita seasonings. Scoop it onto warm tortillas alongside crisp peppers and onions for a bite-size party wrap you can't resist.
Ice-cold brews, chili sauce, onions, and your favorite steak seasoning team up in this unbeatable slow-cooked brisket. Slice up the tangy meat and serve on whole wheat buns for a scrumptious (and low-cal!) dinner.
Light and fresh, these Greek pita sandwiches make the perfect lunch on the go. Packed inside is slow-cooked garlicky lamb and veggies paired with tangy feta cheese. Best of all? They're only 300 calories per serving!
Make an old-fashioned country-style meal in your slow cooker this summer. Tart apples and saucy pork ribs make a sweet barbecue dinner. A splash of bourbon adds smoky flavor to this summer slow cooker recipe.
Wake up to something sweet with our warm and luscious fruit compote. Best served warm, this sugary fruit mixture features pears, plums, and apples, and it's a scrumptious alternative to maple syrup on pancakes, French toast, or waffles. Plus, try it over ice cream for a tasty summer treat.
Slow-cooked in garlic then dipped in homemade aioli, these baby potatoes pack serious flavor. Throw in a few onions while slow-cooking to give these appetizers some fork-tender crunch.
A kaleidoscope of fresh ingredients such as corn, sweet peppers, toasty pecans, and rice create a colorful summer side. Just toss them in your slow cooker and enjoy the fresh garden flavors of this potluck-perfect summer salad.
For your next summer fiesta, scoop our tender chicken-pork filling into toasted tortillas. The secret ingredient in these flavorful tacos? Chipotle chile peppers! You can find canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the Mexican foods aisle at any supermarket.
Try a quick and easy slow cooker dish for a fresh summer dinner with minimal effort. Jamaican jerk seasoning infuses slow-cooked pork shoulder with bold Caribbean flavor that's tempered with a creamy lime mayo. Mango salsa and crisp red pepper add sweet, crunchy texture to this no-fuss wrap.
Indulge your sweet tooth with this luscious fruit dessert. Slow-cooked with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon, this warm and gooey pudding-cake recipe tastes delightfully delicious -- and leaves a sweet berry aroma in your kitchen.
Summer calls for creamy-cool parfaits, which means spoonful after spoonful of crunchy granola. Make yours homemade by slow-cooking oats in peanut butter, applesauce, honey, and cinnamon. It's a surprising (and delicious) way to use your slow cooker.
Make your favorite restaurant dish at home with our healthier, tastier version of chicken lettuce wraps. Savory teriyaki sauce and spicy hot mustard give a burst of Asian flavor to every bite.
Pork-lovers, unite! These delicious Cuban-style sliders are all you need for a great summer barbecue. Our recipe for homemade mojo sauce (a traditional Cuban pork marinade) adds a burst of citrus flavor, while fresh jalapeno peppers spice things up.
Feeling fruity? Try this luscious lemon-berry cake. Its ooey-gooey texture and juicy fruit combo make for a delightful summer slow cooker dessert. Best of all, it has fewer than 200 calories per serving.
There's nothing better than a juicy steak in the summertime. Try our slow-cooked version that's simmered in a savory garlic sauce and paired with fresh mushrooms, onions, and jalapenos.
This amazing bacon-topped slow cooker veggie quiche is a great go-to for any summer brunch. Biscuit mix gives the quiche a flaky texture, while fresh portobello mushrooms and Gruyere cheese provide a rich flavor profile.
Try this delicious cocktail sausage recipe at your next get-together. Hearty sausages are slow-cooked in a spicy garlic-ginger sauce. Jerk seasoning adds an extra kick, while pineapple glaze sweetens things up.