1. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Slow cookers were made for pulled pork! I’ve tried many recipes, and this one’s among the best—I guarantee you’re going to want to go back for seconds with this one from Nourishing Joy.
2. Slow Cooker Herb Dinner Rolls
Who knew you could even bake bread in a slow cooker?! Artisan Bread in 5‘s recipe is perfect for summer when the last thing you want to do is heat up your home by turning on the oven.
3. Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
It’s peach season, and for a lot of Americans, this means rich, warm peach cobbler topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Throw the ingredients (A Spicy Perspective got it right by including apple butter and bourbon) in a slow cooker in the morning and come home to one scrumptious seasonal treat in the evening.
4. Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Okay, I know there are a lot of people who claim to know the best spinach and artichoke dip recipe, but I’m confident that Damn Delicious‘s recipe is truly the best. I’m warning you, though—this stuff is extremely addicting.
5. Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
The prep work for this tasty Cooking Classy dish is around 10 minutes, making it the perfect dish for a summer weeknight when you don’t want to hover over a hot stove after a long day.
6. Slow Cooker Ribs
Get ready for fall-off-the-bone goodness with Oh Sweet Basil‘s slow cooker ribs. These tender ribs pair so well with her delicious Asian sticky sauce.
7. Slow Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken
This recipe has become one of my family’s favorites. It’s quick, easy, and tastes like I had a personal chef slaving over it all day.
8. Slow Cooker Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Take full advantage of all the in-season strawberries and rhubarb on sale with this brilliant jam recipe from The Cottage Mama. Top your vanilla ice cream with it, and be in sweet summer bliss.
Related: How to Make Strawberries Last Longer
9. Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros
So maybe you can’t make it to Greece this summer…make these Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros instead! Pair this recipe with the recommended Tzatziki sauce, and even your kids will develop a taste for healthy Mediterranean cuisine.
10. Slow Cooker Poached Salmon
Unlike most slow cooker recipes that can take hours, The Kitchn‘s recipe only takes about one. By adding a few ingredients to a crock pot and then walking away from it for an hour, you’ll get a moist and flavorful salmon great for light summer dinners.
11. Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans
Bare Feet in the Kitchen‘s slow cooker barbecue beans recipe is the best I’ve tried. With bacon and beef, these beans are so hearty that you can make them the center of a meal.
12. Slow Cooker Citrus Fajita Chicken
Carlsbad Cravings‘ fajita chicken is versatile and can be the delicious filling for tacos, burritos, and quesadillas or as a topping for a rice bowl. The amount of ingredients may be lengthy, but believe me, you’ll realize it was worth measuring out all those spices once that chicken hits your tongue.