7 Slow-Cooker Recipes Perfect for Summer Nights

With temperatures soaring, the last thing you might think to reach for in your kitchen would be the slow-cooker. That’s for heavy, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food in the winter, right?

Doing a little morning (or night before) prep, throwing it in the slow-cooker and coming home to a delicious meal could help you actually enjoy more of this glorious season, since you won’t be toiling over a hot stove after work.

Here are some of our favorite slow-cooker recipes to enjoy al fresco. Many are packed full of veggies you’ll find fresh at the farmers market or harvested from your own garden!

Wine and Tomato Braised Chicken Serve these chicken thighs over brown rice and with a side of veggies for an easy and flavorful weeknight meal.

Slow Cooker Frittata with Zucchini, Tomato and Feta Breakfast for dinner? Go for it! This season’s all about breaking the rules and trying something new.

Pork Carnitas Make Taco Tuesday even easier with this simple yet tasty pork filling.

Honey Sesame Chicken Red pepper flakes provide just the right amount of heat to balance out this sweet main dish. Pair with a nice side salad and dinner is served!

Vegetable Soup with Pesto Butter Harvest bigger than you expected this year? Throw your bounty in this yummy soup recipe on a Sunday and enjoy for workday lunches all week!

White Bean, Artichoke, and Chard Ragout Beans make this hearty and filling, while zesty artichoke hearts and fresh vegetables make this just right for a light summer meal served with warm, crusty bread.

Ground Beef and Zucchini Stuffed Peppers Don’t turn on your oven to make this classic dish! Make it in the slow-cooker, with this recipe that could easily be adapted by adding ground turkey.

Do you use your slow cooker in the summer? What are some of your favorite dishes? Tell us in the comments!

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