Who says that the slow cooker is reserved for the wintertime? I, for one, use my Crock-Pot at least once a week, all year round. If you only use yours when the cold weather rolls around, we’re about to change that! These tasty slow cooker recipes are the perfect option for warm-weather evenings. Your Crock-Pot is about to start working overtime!
The Benefits of Using a Crock-Pot in the Summer
Aside from the obvious (incredibly delicious food), why do we love using the slow cooker? It’s easy and it saves us so much time, of course! I don’t know about you, but when the weather begins to warm up, I want to spend as much free time as possible outdoors. I’d rather not spend it in the kitchen, and using the slow cooker allows me to set it, forget it, and enjoy the beautiful weather. When I’m finally ready to come back inside, a delicious meal will be ready to eat!
Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes Perfect for Hot Summer Nights
We chose six Crock-Pot recipes that just scream, “It’s summertime!” Whether you’re preparing a weeknight meal for the family or throwing a backyard get-together with friends, these recipes are perfect!
We chose to include this tasty Greek lemon chicken on the list because it is incredibly versatile! You can eat it as a main course with a side of rice and veggies, shred it up in a wrap, or throw it on top of a fresh and flavorful summer salad!
Easy to make, and even easier to eat, these healthy sloppy joes will be an absolute hit with the kiddos! This delish dish will be the perfect ending to a long day of fun in the sun.
There are a few warm-weather recipes that will go down in history as all-time classics. BBQ pulled pork is one of them! This particular recipe shows you how to make your own barbecue sauce instead of using a store-bought option, so you know exactly what you’re feeding your family!
The reason that most fried chicken recipes are considered unhealthy is because most of them are deep-fried in oil. Our slow cooker recipe slashes calories by avoiding the deep fryer. Don’t worry; even though it’s cooked in a Crock-Pot, this chicken still has great texture and plenty of flavor!
There’s something about hot temperatures and Mexican-inspired dishes that just warms the soul. Do you know what I mean? These chicken enchiladas are made with healthy ingredients that add up to fewer than 300 calories per serving!
Technically, we never said that all of these recipes were for dinner (although who wouldn’t be willing to eat molten lava cake for dinner every once in a while?). This delectable dessert will end your perfect summer day on a sweet note! Enjoy it with some of the optional ice cream for an additional side of pure bliss.
Are any of these recipes that you’re interested in trying? If so, be sure to let us know what you think!