8 Crockpot Recipes That Keep Your Kitchen Cool This Summer

A light and hearty summer slow cooker recipe, prepped ahead for dinner or meal prep lunch. Combine citrusy dressing with wheat berries, leftover shrimp, or rotisserie chicken.

Mediterranean Chicken and Wheat Berry Salad

A comforting summer slow cooker recipe combining chili and mac and cheese to satisfy cravings.

Fast or Slow Cheesy Chili Mac

A 15-minute prep slow cooker recipe with brown sugar, dry mustard, smoked paprika, and garlic salt rub, simmered in a molasses-mustard barbecue sauce.

Tangy Molasses Barbecue Ribs

A picnic-friendly slow cooker meal with ciabatta bread, pesto mayo, and a blend of slow-cooked chicken, mushrooms, and zucchini.

Pesto Chicken Sandwiches

A slow cooker recipe featuring smoky pork shoulder and a date-sweetened barbecue sauce, offering a healthier alternative to store-bought sauces.

Low-Sugar Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches

An easy summer slow cooker dessert showcasing fresh peaches with a graham cracker crust, ideal with ice cream, custard, or frozen yogurt.

Peach Graham Cracker Upside-Down Cake

A Southern-style slow cooker recipe with sweet creamy corn, Monterey Jack cheese, and crispy bacon, topped with fresh tomatoes.

Loaded Creamed Corn with Tomato and Bacon

A potluck-friendly slow cooker recipe with tomatoes and Italian sausage, customizable with hot or sweet sausage and crushed red pepper, ready in 2-4 hours.

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Grinders