Crock pot recipes are great for when you are in a pinch, and need to cross dinner off your to-do list.
This list has two appetizer recipes, thirteen main dish recipes, and two dessert recipes. They all are easy recipes with only a few ingredients that you can just dump and go.
17 Summer Crock Pot Recipes
Here are 17 easy crock pot recipes so you can save time, and do more important things to accomplish around the house or in the yard.
1. Buffalo Chicken Salad
Buffalo chicken salad is a spicy recipe made with shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, and your choice of spring mix lettuce or spinach to turn it into a salad.
An easy recipe can be found at Slow Cooker Gourmet – and it’s super easy. This recipe includes blue cheese, but I’m sure you could sub anything you want for cheese.
2. Sweet Potato and Pesto Bread
Bread is an amazing appetizer that is always looked forward to. This tasty bread made with vegetables and pesto can be paired well with pasta dishes.
A recipe for this bread that is perfect to make in the slow cooker can be found at Diethood. Total recipe time is 2 hours! Plenty of time to get some reading in!
3. Memphis Style Ribs
Ribs are full of spices and are best when cooked nice and slow, so a crock pot – while small – is a great way to cook up some ribs if you don’t have a smoker or barbeque easy to access.
A great recipe for some Memphis Style Ribs can be found at Taste of Home. This site has lots of other recipes that are great for crock pots as well!
4. Peach Pork Chops
Peach pork chops are a sweet twist in a savory dish. Pork chops are a tasty and easy meat to serve at dinner and are best made in a crock pot.
The Spruce Eats has a great recipe for this sweet and savory dish that is tasty for a main entrée.
5. Carnitas Huevos Rancheros
This is a popular Mexican dish popular at breakfast time. This is a recipe converted to be made in a slow cooker.
A tasty recipe for this dish can be found at Taste of Home. This recipe features a ton of pork shoulder.
6. Pizza Casserole
Pizza is always a great and easy dish, but sometimes you want it cheaper and with a little less grease. Casserole is the best bet for that.
Real House Moms has a recipe for pizza casserole featuring three different kinds of meat, and it only takes 4 and a half hours in the slow cooker.
7. Crockpot Hot Wings
Hot wings are always a popular dish, and there are tons of different ways to make them. Slow cooker ensures they stay tender, and juicy.
Dinner, Then Dessert has a great recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings featuring Franks Red Hot Hot Sauce.
8. Sticky Chicken Wings
Another great recipe is for sticky chicken wings that is perfect to put in the crock pot to cook nice and low keeping them moist and tender.
Damn Delicious has a great slow cooker sticky chicken wings made with soy sauce, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar.
9. Orange Chipotle Chicken
Chicken is one of the easiest things to put in the crock pot, and this is a spicy twist on a sweet Chinese dish.
Taste of Home has a great recipe for this slow cooker recipe. This is a recipe that is served great with a side of rice.
10. Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
Orange chicken is a tasty Chinese chicken dish found in a popular chain restaurant. Orange chicken tends to be sweet, so if you want it to be more spicy, I suggest using the above recipe for Orange Chipotle Chicken.
This slow cooker recipe found at Averie Cooks is an amazing dish that takes two hours in the slow cooker. It just needs some raw chicken, orange marmalade and other tasty sauces.
11. Lemon Roasted Chicken
Lemon Roasted Chicken is made with a whole chicken – that should be gutted and made ready to eat. This recipe uses lots of savory spices and lemon juice.
A recipe for Lemon Roasted Chicken can be found at Recipe Tin Eats. This recipe makes it have a nice crispy exterior and a juicy interior.
12. Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Chicken Sandwiches
Sandwiches are an easy dinner and customizable for everyone. This recipe features a chicken that is sweet and spicy with pineapple.
A recipe that can be used to make Sweet and Spicy pineapple chicken sandwiches can be found at Spicy Southern Kitchen.
13. BBQ Bacon Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Pulled pork is a common dish to find, but pulled chicken is just as good. They can be used for a variety of dishes – and they are especially great for making sandwiches.
A recipe for this BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches can be found at Delish. This recipe features brown sugar, a rotisserie chicken, and apple cider vinegar.
14. Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders
Chicken Cordon Bleu is a great tasty dish that is not traditionally served on sliders, but if you prefer to get a bit messier, this is a great recipe to test out.
The Salty Pot has a great recipe for chicken cordon bleu sliders featuring deli ham, chicken tenders, swiss cheese and garlic powder.
15. Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
Macaroni and Cheese is a favorite dish – and easy when you have kids and work. It’s even easier when made in a crock pot, and makes for great leftovers as well.
An easy recipe for Macaroni and Cheese can be found at Amanda’s Cookin.
16. Peach Cobbler
Peach Cobbler is a traditional southern dish, and making it with a few hacks and in a crock pot means its an easy dessert for anyone to master.
A recipe for peach cobbler in a crock pot can be found at Recipes That Crock!
17. Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake
Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake is a super easy recipe that is so easy, your kids could help. All it needs is some cake mix, some canned pineapples, and maraschino cherries – a favorite for everyone.
An easy recipe for this dump cake can be found at Slow Cooking Perfected.
So, above are 17 easy recipes to put together in your crock pot that come out almost ready to serve. These are some tasty healthy recipes and some non-healthy desserts.
An important thing is it’s okay to leave your crock pot in the kitchen cooking while you’re off around the house, but make sure to exercise caution when using it!