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7 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Summer

Pulled Pork Tacos

Don’t put away your slow-cooker yet! That’s right – it is actually possible to make delicious meals in your slow-cooker for summer. In fact,  sometimes I like to turn in my slow-cooker in the morning and let it cook away while the house is so cool. Then I simply place the insert in the fridge and reheat whatever I made for dinner that evening. Whether it is a main course like pulled pork for tacos, or a dessert like simple applesauce, there are many great things you can make in your slow-cooker during the summer months. Here are a few of our favorite!


  • Applesauce 1 of 7
    Applesauce
    With fresh apple season upon us there is no better time to make a few fresh batches of applesauce. By using your slow cooker it is so easy to capture the flavors of summer without endless stirring over a stove!
    Make slow cooker applesauce
  • Slow Cooker Cake 2 of 7
    Slow Cooker Cake
    Skip dinner and just make dessert! It is super simple and fun to make cakes in your slow cooker. For a great summer treat, whip up a cake and serve it with cold, freshly churned ice cream.
    Try one of these five slow cooker cakes
  • Chicken Meatballs 3 of 7
    Chicken Meatballs
    Chicken meatballs are terrific family fare year-round. To give them a summery twist, serve them as meatballs subs at room temperature on a roll.
    Make chicken meatballs
  • Pulled Pork Tacos 4 of 7
    Pulled Pork Tacos
    Summer is taco season! Make some awesome pulled pork in your slow cooker, then serve up a taco feast on the deck. Set out tortillas, toppings, and, of course, margaritas, and let the family serve themselves.
    Make pulled pork tacos
  • Thai Chicken Thighs 5 of 7
    Thai Chicken Thighs
    These sweet and spicy chicken thighs are perfect for summer days when you need a flavorful summer meal that fills you up but won't weigh you down. Enjoy them with steamed rice and a fresh garden salad for a healthy, balanced meal.
    Make Thai chicken thighs
  • Root Beer Brisket 6 of 7
    Root Beer Brisket
    Have you ever invited people over for a cookout and then have it start to rain? I have. If the weather report seems uncertain, try this great summer party recipe to serve a crowd that can be made in advance. It's perfect when you can't access your grill.
    Make root beer brisket
  • Spaghetti Sauce 7 of 7
    Spaghetti Sauce
    With the abundance of fresh tomatoes and herbs, there is no better time to make tomato sauce. Get your slow cooker going and make fresh batches of spaghetti sauce now to freeze for winter!
    Make spaghetti sauce

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