The slow cooker isn’t just for soup and pot roast. Summer is here and it’s a great time to try out these 10 Fresh and Healthy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes!
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10 Fresh and Healthy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow Cooker Creamy Dill Chicken–chicken with garlic, lemon pepper, dill, and lemon juice encoated in creamy yogurt and then wrapped in a warm pita with diced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. A perfect summer meal!
Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps–an incredibly easy and delicious recipe for lettuce wraps. Hoisin sauce gives these ground chicken lettuce wraps lots of flavor and the rice and water chestnuts add texture. Get a whole head of lettuce ready because you’re not going to want to stop eating these chicken lettuce wraps!
Slow Cooker Chicken Pesto and Vegetables–tender bites of chicken, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and potatoes enveloped in flavorful basil pesto sauce. An easy one pot meal that you can make in your crockpot.
Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Meatball Wraps with Spicy Garlic Sauce–flavorful lemon chicken meatballs are served rolled up in flatbread with lettuce, tomato and a sour cream/mayo mixture with lots of garlic and sriracha flavor. A perfect summer meal!
Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken–This easy recipe for Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken only takes 3 ingredients and 3 minutes to get going in the crockpot. It’s a perfect slow cooker summer supper.
Slow Cooker Mexican Stuffed Peppers–bell peppers are stuffed with brown rice, black beans and salsa and cooked perfectly in your electric pressure cooker or your crockpot. You can make them vegetarian or with meat, it’s up to you. Top with a dollop of sour cream and enjoy this healthy weeknight dinner.
Slow Cooker Santa Fe Beans and Rice–brown rice, kidney beans and black beans are simmered with salsa, corn and seasonings in your slow cooker. The beans and rice are topped with garlic lime sour cream and grated cheddar cheese. You can serve this as a meatless meal or add in chicken for some extra protein. We love this easy and healthy, family friendly meal.
Slow Cooker Brown Rice Pilaf with Chicken Sausage–an easy and healthy meal of seasoned brown rice with carrots, peas and chicken sausage.
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Sliders–tender shredded chicken with lime and cilantro flavors served on a mini bun or roll. A super easy recipe that has loads of flavor.
Easy Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce and Spaghetti Squash–this spaghetti sauce is so delicious you’ll be licking your plate. The funny part is that it only takes a handful of easy ingredients. Bonus–if you want to cook a spaghetti squash at the same time as the sauce you can!
Want more slow cooker summer recipes?
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What Slow Cooker Do You Use?
I typically use my Ninja Auto-iQ 6 Quart Slow Cooker.* My favorite feature of this slow cooker is that it has a stove top function. This is perfect for sauteing or browning before you slow cook. This slow cooker has four manual cooking functions: slow cook, stove top sear/Saute, steam, and bake.
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