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.

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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.

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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

…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 Hamilton Beach 33967 Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable 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 program.  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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15 thoughts on “Slow Cookin’ Summer Series: Easy Recipes for a Slow Cooker

  1. 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?

    1. 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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