Slow Cookin’ Summer Series: Easy Recipes for a Slow Cooker

This summer I’m giving you over 12 weeks of easy recipes for a slow cooker!  That’s right you’ll have more than 20 easy crock pot recipes to get you through those long, hot days.

 Slow Cookin Summer: Easy Recipes for a Slow Cooker on It's a Keeper

When it’s hot out, there is nothing worse that turning on your stove and oven to make dinner.  Let’s face, it’s already hot enough.  We don’t need to add to it by cooking.

And, if you factor in busy summer schedules filled with activities, vacations and being outside, who has time to even think about cooking?!

That’s why I put together this Slow Cookin’ Summer series.  I’ve rounded up over 15 bloggers to share their favorite easy recipes for a slow cooker with you.

Each week there will be one or two new slow cooker recipes posted to give you inspiration and help build your collection of easy crock pot recipes.  There’s everything from healthy easy dinner recipes to quick easy dessert recipes to crock pot breakfast recipes.  You can get them all here, all summer long!

The first recipe will be posted tomorrow!  Are you as excited as I am?!

Make sure you subscribe to It’s a Keeper so you don’t miss a single one!  Just click here and I will email you as soon as a new recipe is posted.

This page right here (the one you’re reading now) will serve as home base.  You can check back here for a complete listing of all of the recipes shared throughout this Slow Cookin’ Summer series.  Make sure you bookmark it, save it to your favorites or pin it.  This way you’ll know where to find it.

(Here’s the image again so you can quickly pin it…) Slow Cookin Summer: Easy Recipes for a Slow Cooker on It's a Keeper

Like I said, though, the best way is to subscribe to my email list so you don’t miss a single one!  Don’t worry, I won’t send you lots of junk email.

Slow Cookin’ Summer Recipes

Crock Pot Oats

Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

Creole Pork Tenderloin

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Three Bean Beef and Chili

Crockpot Hummus

Southwestern Turkey Chili

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

Sweet ‘n Spicy Slow Cooker Mango Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

Slow Cooker Cubano Sliders

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

…stay tuned!  There are more delicious recipes to come!

My Favorite Easy Recipes for a Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Crock Pot Ravioli

Slow Cooker Mexican Fiesta Chicken

Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken

Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Crock Pot Chili

Slow Cooker Pot Roast – Italian Style

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken

Slow Cooker Venison Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Parmesan Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork BBQ

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sriracha Slaw and Candy Sauce

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

Slow Cooker Sloppy Steak

Sticky Slow Cooker Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetables

Slow Cooker Mulled Cider

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

My slow cooker is one of the hardest working appliances in my kitchen.  It’s such a time saving option for busy weeknights.

When it comes to slow cookers, there are many options available – from the basic to the ultra fancy.  My favorite is the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock slow cooker.  I have had a number of slow cookers over the years and this is by far my favorite.  It’s easy to use and I love that I can easily made casseroles in it.  It’s just the right size and it has handy clips that hold the lid on securely while you’re traveling.

I also love to use disposable slow cooker liners — they really make clean up easy.

Oh, and one last thing, if you’re looking for some tips on using your slow cooker, check out this post.

For more recipe inspiration, be sure to check out these pages on It’s a Keeper:





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Hi! I'm Christina, the chief cook and bottle washer here at It Is a Keeper! I scour cookbooks, recipe boxes and the internet to bring you only the BEST recipes that have my seal of approval. Most of my recipes are easy enough for busy weeknights and simple enough for those that think they can't cook. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. says

    I keep seeing all of these great slow cooker recipes on Pinterest and thinking I need to invest in a slow cooker. I’m going to follow along with your series now and finally make the decision as to whether to buy one or not!
    What do you recommend I look for in a slow cooker?

    • says

      Thanks, Clare! Look for one that is the right size for your family. 6 quart is usually good for a family of 4. I also like having a built in timer that will switch to “keep warm” when it’s finished cooking. I have a link to mine in the post. Be sure to check that out :)

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