6 Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes that are Perfect for Warm Weather Evenings

Enjoy the summer heat with these awesome Crock-Pot recipes!

You wouldn't believe that this rich and comforting fried chicken is made in a slow cooker!

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 with these delicious summer crockpot recipes.

The Benefits of Using a Crock-Pot in the Summer

tasty slow cooker recipes for summer

Aside from the obvious (incredibly delicious food), why do we love using the slow cooker? It’s easy to make healthy recipes 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

summer slow cooker recipes

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 tasty slow cooker recipes are perfect!

1. Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken

Greek lemon chicken

We chose to include this tasty Greek lemon chicken on the list because it is incredibly versatile and one of our favorite delicious healthy slow cooker recipes! 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! Next time you’re at the store, grab some chicken breasts and make this delicious dinner!

Try it: Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken

2. Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes

turkey sloppy joes

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, but is best eaten any time of year! It’s bound to be one of your families new favorite healthy crockpot recipes, so get ready to enjoy some good food!

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes

3. Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

BBQ Pulled Pork

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!

Try it: Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

4. Slow Cooker Fried Chicken

fried chicken

The reason that most fried chicken recipes are considered unhealthy is that 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, plenty of flavor and will be one of your new favorite recipes!

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Fried Chicken

5. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

chicken enchiladas

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, take minimal effort to make, add up to fewer than 300 calories per serving and are the perfect comfort food!

Try it: Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

6. Slow Cooker Molten Lava Cake

molten lava cake

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. The best thing about this recipe? It’s actually a great way to to make a perfect recipe for the entire family!

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Molten Lava Cake

Are any of these recipes that you’re interested in trying? If so, be sure to let us know what you think!

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Erin Miller

Erin is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. She is also a Performance Nutrition Coach, certified through the Clean Health Fitness Institute. Some of Erin’s favorite hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and hanging out at the beach, although weight lifting is her greatest passion. She says, “Weight training is one of the most empowering things a person can do. Not just seeing, but feeling yourself transform… There’s just nothing else like it.”

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