When it’s just too hot to turn on the oven, sit back, relax and let your slow cooker do the work! From sticky, spicy ribs to sweet peach cobbler, we’ve rounded up the most mouth-watering recipes for slow-cooked summer eats.
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Turn summer corn into a tasty side that cooks away while you’re outside flipping burgers. Chopped scallions and bacon give this creamy dish an added crunch!
Slow Cooker Asparagus Barley Risotto
Risotto isn’t hard, but it requires your full attention (and constant stirring) to make it. Let your slow cooker help you free up time, so you can focus on other important tasks — like dessert!
Slow Cooker Asian Style Drumsticks
Your reward for prepping this in the morning: tender chicken coated with thick, sticky and sweet sauce. Serve with a simple salad and a pot of rice.
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
Skip the oven and try your hand at this simple and satisfying peach cobbler made in the slow cooker.
Sticky Spicy Slow-Cooked Ribs
These sweet and spicy ribs will have everyone licking their fingers (and plates!) clean.
Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Believe it or not, the machine that makes a mean pot of soup is great for baking a cake, too. The trick to prevent this classic cake from getting soggy is to drape paper towels over the top. The result is the perfectly cooked cake with a caramelized pineapple bottom.
Sweet and Tangy BBQ Turkey Thighs
Who says you need to light the grill to enjoy sweet, sticky BBQ? Cranberries and honey combine for the perfectly sweet and sour sauce that smothers the tender turkey for delectable sandwiches.
Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs
Sure, you could spend hours slowly smoking ribs on the barbecue, or you could go the easy route and make these saucy meats in the slow cooker. Either way, you’re guaranteed fall-off-the-bone ribs that are sure to impress.
Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil
Corn, shrimp and sausage come together for a tasty seafood boil that you can make lakeside or seaside. Potatoes bubble away in a flavourful broth, while shrimp and corn are added at the end for a perfectly cooked pot.
Slow Cooker Pork Tacos
This bright, flavour-packed main includes tender, juicy pulled pork and all your favourite taco toppings.
Slow Cooker Ribs with Rice & Broccoli
Combine the ingredients for this easy summer recipe in the morning and come home to these fall-off-the-bone ribs.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue
Don’t worry about burning your chocolate dip or letting it get cold — using a slow cooker will keep it warm, gooey and delicious for your guests.
Slow Cooked Curried Chicken With Cauliflower
Chicken, lentils, chickpeas and cauliflower are stewed together in a mixture of garlic, ginger, curry and yogurt for a flavour-packed dinner your whole family will enjoy.
Slow Cooked Pineapple
Pineapple is slow cooked with brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon until tender and sweet, and served warm with scoops of coconut ice cream.
Anna Olson's Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Legs
These easy chicken legs have all the flavours of a classic, sticky-sweet barbecue version, without the hassle of cleaning the grill or even stepping outside your back door.
Slow Cooker Peppers and Pork Chops
Pork is seared on both sides and placed into a slow cooker with apples, onions and broth for a cheap, fuss-free weeknight meal.
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Burritos
Who can resist a pile of moist, rich beef wrapped in tortillas? Top this simple crock pot dish with all the fresh burrito fixings and you’re good to go.
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
With a little planning, you can skip the takeout and make your own sweet and sour chicken instead.
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
This creamy curry butter chicken takes little time to prepare and cooks all day so it’s ready by dinnertime!
Italian Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches
Slow cooked Italian seasoned beef is piled high on fresh French bread and topped with garlicky giardiniera (Italian-American relish) aioli.
Wake up to ready-to-eat oatmeal packed with dried cranberries and figs, cooked overnight in your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Pulled Turkey Sandwiches
This simple slow-cooker sandwich serves juicy, pulled turkey on a soft, sesame-crusted hamburger bun. Top with pickles and/or coleslaw for added flavour.
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Toss beans, sausage, ham, vegetables, stock and spices into the slow cooker and let this hearty meal cook itself.
Slow Cooker Thai Curry with Basmati Rice and Snap Peas
Fresh snap peas brighten up this spicy Thai dish. All you have to do is make the rice and chop up some herbs for this tasty slow cooker meal to come together.
Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Risotto
This tasty vegetarian main is made hearty with mushrooms and a thick, flavourful sauce.
Slow-Cooked Tomato and Garlic Fettuccine
The slow cooked sauce, fresh basil and rich mix of ripe tomatoes delivers a burst of taste to family-style dining that’s sure to bring guests together.
Slow Cooker Coconut Brown Rice Pudding
This creamy and surprisingly light rice pudding can be topped with anything from dried fruit to toasted nuts to shredded coconut for personalized dessert (or breakfast!) bowls.
Slow Cooker Banana Upside Down Cake
Rum-infused caramelized bananas are the star in this delicious flipped cake. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream to make it even more finger-licking good.
Slow Cooker Moroccan Turkey Stew
Turkey thighs, fragrant spices and myriad of vegetables come together in this tomato-based stew that’s delicious any time of year.
Slow Cooker Bean and Barley Soup
A hearty slow cooker soup is just the answer to a busy week or feeding a crowd with less work.
Slow Cooker German Salad
This lighter, slow-cooked potato salad swaps the traditional creamy dressing for an apple cider vinegar and grainy mustard-based version, but you won’t miss it thanks to the addition of smoky, crispy bacon.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Cheesecake
The gentle heat and moist environment of a slow cooker will keep this cheesecake, sweetened with the darker flavour of brown sugar, creamy and crack-free.
Slow Cooker Ham, Cheese and Spinach Crustless Quiche
When you’re making an elaborate holiday brunch, save oven space with this delightful quiche that’s made in the slow cooker! Filled with ham, shallots and fontina and topped with wilted spinach and grated Parmesan, it’s impossible to resist a slice.
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Sliders
Barbecue season is right around the corner, and these saucy, beefy sandwiches should help tide you over until it’s warm enough to grill. Sliders are a winning appetizer for a tasty family-friendly dinner spent at home. A slow cooker helps get this dish together with less mess.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Featuring soy sauce and ginger, this mouthwatering (and complete) meal is prepped and cooking in just 10 minutes!
Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler
Finish your barbecued dinner with a beautiful baked berry dessert that doesn’t require turning on the oven. Top with some good quality vanilla ice cream for the ultimate sweet and creamy summer dessert.