When the weather outside warms up, the kitchen can be a terrible place to be. There are many things you can do however, when it comes to cooking a nice home made meal that doesn’t require traditional stove top or oven cooking. By using the crock pot, you can beat the summer heat and keep your cool while preparing a nice hot meal for friends and family.
So, how does crock pot cooking really help beat the heat? Simply put, the crock pot in and of itself puts off far less heat when cooking than an oven or stove top. This is the first and possibly the best reason to utilize the crock pot in your summer meal planning. You should also consider the fact that by not heating the house by using your stove top or oven you are also preventing your air conditioning (or other cooling methods) from working overtime in order to compensate for the additional heat that other cooking methods introduce.
Most people think that crock pots are meant for comfort foods and hearty winter meals. The truth is that the crock pot should be one of your best loved and most often utilized cooking methods if you can manage it. When it comes to cooking with a crock pot, the options are almost limitless. Almost anything that can be baked can be made in the crock pot and many, many more wonderful and enticing meals and treats as well!
Summer Corn Chowder
This Summer Corn Chowder is creamy, comforting and full of flavor. Made with bacon, garlic and cheese it’s pretty hard to resist and can be enjoyed all summer long! Serve in big bowls with a side of crusty bread.
Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob with Chili Lime Butter
This will rival any grilled corn and is the perfect side to beat your summer food cravings!
Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
This Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Recipe is as easy as adding all your ingredients to your slow cooker while you take a nap and let the citrus tenderize your chicken and the spices permeate every crevice so when you’re rested, you have fall apart, fall in love Crockpot Chicken Fajitas!
Slow Cooker Frittata with Courgettes (Zucchini), Tomato and Feta
Keep your kitchen cool with this super easy frittata made in the slow cooker. Courgettes (zucchini), cherry tomatoes and feta cheese join our eggs to make a delicious, light and summery dish.
CrockPot Thai Steak Salad with Peanut-Hoisin Sauce
Thai Beef Salad is tangy, spicy, amazingly delicious yet deceptively easy to make.
Crockpot Salsa Chicken
This Crockpot Salsa Chicken with cheese requires only 3 ingredients. It’s embarrassingly easy to make, full of flavor and so delicious!
Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad
This simple slow cooker chicken taco salad is so delicious and it’s packed with fiber and protein which means it’s very satisfying, all for under 300 calories. Trust me, you won’t miss the tortillas!
Sweet Chili Coconut-Lime Grilled Chicken with Coconut-Lime Cauliflower Rice
Sweet Chili Coconut-Lime Grilled Chicken with Coconut-Lime Cauliflower Rice is a light and refreshing gluten-free grilled dinner. Simple and scrumptious!
Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches (Slow Cooker Recipe) - Cooking Classy
Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches – This should be called “The Sandwich of Summer.”
3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Meatballs
These 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Meatballs are incredibly easy, with just 3 ingredients thrown into a slow cooker! Perfect for a quick ‘n scrumptious appetizer or make it a meal by serving it over your favorite starch.
Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Simmer these delicious, low-carb Asian chicken lettuce wraps in your slow cooker for a fresh & healthy home-cooked meal!
Slow Cooker Mini BBQ Pork Sliders
These Mini BBQ Pork Sliders are SO easy to make: all you need is three ingredients and a crockpot! Perfect for any game day party!