15 Summer Crock Pot Recipes

We all know a slow cooker is a busy mom's best friend. But did you know you can use it just as often during the summer as you do the rest of the year? When it’s baking outside, no one wants to turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen. That's where your Crock Pot comes in. I’ve rounded up 15 summer slow cooker recipes that are kid-approved and perfect for those warm and busy nights.

1. Mexican Crock Pot Chicken

This Mexican chicken dish makes the perfect base for shredded chicken tacos. Set up some favorite taco toppings and let the family create their own.

2. Beef and Bean Enchiladas

Kids will love this cheesy dish. Serve these enchiladas with a lettuce and tomato salad for a tasty Mexican dish.

3. Italian Sausage and Peppers

This recipe is super versatile. Try serving in a hoagie roll for warm sandwiches or over pasta.

4. Healthier Chili

Watching your figure for swimsuit season? This veggie-filled chili can help.

5. Summer Chicken Dinner

Use some of those summer veggies you’ve been growing in your garden in this dump-it-and-forget-it chicken meal.

6. Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad

This taco salad is high in fiber and protein and perfect for those hot summer days.

7. Cubano Sliders

Land O' Frost Bistro Favorites Smoked Ham makes these yummy sliders extra delicious. Serve with plantain chips for an easy summer meal with an ethnic flare.

8. Chicken Tostadas

These tostadas add the perfect amount of crunch and flavor to those lazy summer evenings.

9. Cilantro Lime Chicken

Serve this flavorful shredded chicken with tortillas and salsa one day and over salad the next. So many options!

10. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are super easy to make at home with this recipe. The crisp crunch of the lettuce is super refreshing on a hot day.

11. Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Who doesn't love a classic pulled pork sandwich? Serve it with a crisp summer slaw for the ultimate patio meal.

12. Chicken Fajitas

These chicken fajitas are a great way to sneak some of those fresh summer veggies in.

13. Corn on the Cob

Crock Pot corn on the cob? It doesn't get much easier than this!

14. Hot German Potato Salad

What is summer without a yummy potato salad? This tangy summer salad is the perfect cookout side dish.

15. Mixed Berry Cobbler

Wrapping up the list is my own spin on a summer dessert favorite. It’s a great way to use those fresh summer berries! And it’s even better topped with ice cream.

    Crock Pot Berry Cobbler Recipe


Cup of Berries


  • 5 cups mixed berries (I use blueberries, strawberries and raspberries)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cubed butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


Cooked Berries for Cobbler          
  1. Rinse your berries, and slice the strawberries in half. Toss berries with 1/2 cup brown sugar in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Bowl of Berries
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, remaining brown sugar and baking powder. Cut in butter cubes using a pastry blender or fork. In a small bowl, combine the vanilla and milk. Add to the dry ingredients and mix to form the dough.
  4. Crock Pot Berries
  5. Spread dough into the bottom of a greased slow cooker. Add fruit.
  6. Berry Cobbler with Ice Cream
  7. Cook for on high for 2 ½ hours. Remove the lid and let the cobbler sit for a few minutes to set.
  8. Serve warm with your favorite vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Don’t be so quick to pack up that Crock Pot when the weather heats up. Stay cool, and give these summer slow cooker recipes a try!


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