Summer Slow Cooker Recipes & Tips

Summer time means things are HOT and you’re scrambling to figure out dinner without heating the house up even more. What if I told you your favorite winter kitchen tool can become your best friend in summer? Yep, your slow cooker that faithfully brought you soups and stews all winter long can now bring you baked goods, pulled meats, and savory side dishes all summer long.  While you’re sitting poolside your dinner is cooking away with these summer slow cooker recipes & tips.

While you're sitting poolside your dinner is cooking away with these summer slow cooker recipes & tips. - Mummy Deals

Summer Slow Cooker Recipes & Tips

Slow Cooker Meal Ideas

Summertime is perfect for dishes like pulled pork sandwiches, and fresh chicken for sandwiches and fresh salads. Just toss everything into the slow cooker and let it cook away while you have fun. For a bit more adventure you can make many of your favorite chinese dishes in the slow cooker or fall back on easy favorites like fajitas, and tacos letting the meat cook itself in the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

While you're sitting poolside your dinner is cooking away with these summer slow cooker recipes & tips. - Mummy Deals

Summer Slow Cooker Side Dish Recipes

Do you have a cookout planned but need to bring a dish but dread cooking in the summer heat? Your slow cooker can do the work of most for your favorite bean and rice dishes leaving you with a whole host of options from Mexican rice to barbecue favorite baked beans.

While you're sitting poolside your dinner is cooking away with these summer slow cooker recipes & tips. - Mummy Deals

Baking In Your Slow Cooker

Your slow cooker can be used to bake desserts and even fresh bread when placed on low for several hours without ever having to heat up the house. Nothing beats fresh bread, but in the summertime, you may find yourself skipping them to avoid the heat. Simply line your slow cooker with wax paper, place your bread at the center, and cook on low until done. Most items take about 3 to 4 hours to finish with that golden crust you find in your oven.

While you're sitting poolside your dinner is cooking away with these summer slow cooker recipes & tips. - Mummy Deals

 

Keep Pests Out Of Your Slow Cooker

The best way to use your slow cooker in summer and keep your house cool is to take it outside.  Your house will not see a bit of the heat and your family will be fed. I’ve shared plenty of slow cooker tips and tricks before but keeping pests out of your slow cooker is a new one.  Won’t the smell of unattended food convince them to come raid your slow cooker?  With a simple milk crate and a heavy object, your meal is safe. simply thread the cord of your slow cooker through a hole in the milk carton. Place the milk carton over your slow cooker and weight it down.

What’s your favorite summer slow cooker recipes?

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