20 Summery Slow Cooker Recipes Perfect for Lazy Days

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20 Summery Slow Cooker Recipes Perfect for Lazy Days
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Why spend your time laboring over a hot stove when you could be outside enjoying the weather? Ahead, 20 slow-cooker recipes for the laziest of summer days.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps

Fresh lettuce cups are the perfect vehicle for these summery slow cooker chicken tacos.

Photo: Honey and Birch
Slow Cooker Beer-Chicken Taco Salad
Slow Cooker Beer-Chicken Taco Salad

Flavorful slow-cooked chicken melds with fresh veggies and herbs to make a summery salad.

Photo: Sweet Peas and Saffron
Slow Cooker Greek Chicken
Slow Cooker Greek Chicken

A citrusy, salty marinade makes this slow-cooked chicken sing, especially alongside a bright summer salad.

Photo: The Daring Gourmet
Buffalo Chicken-Collard Wraps
Buffalo Chicken-Collard Wraps

Slow cooker Buffalo chicken is the star of these vegetable-forward collard wraps.

Photo: Kalyn's Kitchen
Slow Cooker Corn On The Cob
Slow Cooker Corn On The Cob

Sweet summer corn is super easy to cook thanks to the slow cooker.

Photo: Simple as That
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Bowls
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Bowls

Load your slow cooker with chicken and veggies for a lighter take on your favorite takeout dish.

Photo: Sweet C's Designs
Brown Butter Carrots
Brown Butter Carrots

Simple carrots slow-cooked with butter and herbs make for an easy summer side dish.

Photo: The Food Charlatan
Mexican Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Mexican Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Fresh bell peppers stuffed with extra beans and veggies are a cinch to make in the slow cooker.

Photo: Chef Savvy
Slow Cooker Polenta
Slow Cooker Polenta

A batch of slow cooker polenta sprinkled with herbs is a tasty side for grilled meat and veggies.

Photo: Just a Little Bit of Bacon
Slow Cooker Pomegranate-Chicken Salad
Slow Cooker Pomegranate-Chicken Salad

Tender slow cooker chicken is the key ingredient to making satisfying summer salads.

Photo: The Perfect Pantry
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Sweet creamed corn gets the royal treatment in this creamy slow cooker recipe.

Photo: Kirbie's Cravings
Slow Cooker Ribs
Slow Cooker Ribs

Don't have a grill? You can still get your barbecue fix with these slow cooker ribs.

Photo: Sweet Phi
Vegetable Parmesan Quinoa
Vegetable Parmesan Quinoa

Make a big batch of this healthy slow cooker vegetable Parm quinoa, then enjoy it for lunch all week.

Photo: Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Slow Cooker Mushroom Risotto
Slow Cooker Mushroom Risotto

Enjoy creamy risotto without stirring over a hot stove thanks to this veggie-filled slow cooker recipe.

Photo: The Cooking Jar
Slow Cooker Veggie Fajitas
Slow Cooker Veggie Fajitas

Fresh veggies made in the slow cooker put a summery spin on your favorite fajitas.

Photo: Amuse Your Bouche
Slow Cooker Veggie Minestrone
Slow Cooker Veggie Minestrone

If there's any soup that's fit for summer, it's a vegetable-loaded minestrone.

Photo: There's a Cook in my Kitchen
Slow Cooker Spaghetti And Vegetables
Slow Cooker Spaghetti And Vegetables

Add your favorite fresh veggies to this slow cooker spaghetti without having to heat up the whole kitchen.

Photo: My Whole Food Life
Zucchini Chicken Parmesan
Zucchini Chicken Parmesan

Swap out pasta for zucchini in this summery version of chicken Parm that won't weigh you down.

Photo: Smile Sandwich
Slow Cooker Roasted Poblano-Corn Soup
Slow Cooker Roasted Poblano-Corn Soup

Poblano peppers, lime and fresh summer corn keep this creamy soup from feeling heavy.

Photo: Baked by Rachel
Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken
Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken

In tacos, salads or sandwiches, this vibrant cilanto-lime chicken is a great summer slow cooker meal.

Photo: The Cooks Pyjamas
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  • Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps
  • Slow Cooker Beer-Chicken Taco Salad
  • Slow Cooker Greek Chicken
  • Buffalo Chicken-Collard Wraps
  • Slow Cooker Corn On The Cob
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Bowls
  • Brown Butter Carrots
  • Mexican Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
  • Slow Cooker Polenta
  • Slow Cooker Pomegranate-Chicken Salad
  • Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
  • Slow Cooker Ribs
  • Vegetable Parmesan Quinoa
  • Slow Cooker Mushroom Risotto
  • Slow Cooker Veggie Fajitas
  • Slow Cooker Veggie Minestrone
  • Slow Cooker Spaghetti And Vegetables
  • Zucchini Chicken Parmesan
  • Slow Cooker Roasted Poblano-Corn Soup
  • Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken
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