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10 Summer Crockpot Dinners for Busy Summer Nights

Summer is a busy time of year for families. And most moms want to be free to enjoy the outdoors, time with their children, and summer activities. It’s not a time of year when you want to be sweating over the stove making fancy dinners every night. That’s where the crockpot can be a summertime lifesaver! Use your crockpot to start dinner early in the day and then be free to enjoy your summer evenings outside with your family. Check out these summer crockpot dinners for busy nights!

Summer Crockpot Dinners

1. Coke Roast Sliders

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This is one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever found online! It is so easy! I love crockpot recipes where you can just dump the ingredients in and walk away. And that is all that is required for this one. This delicious recipe is the perfect choice for summer crockpot dinners for busy nights!

2. Crockpot Summer Chili

Summer chili can be a little different than winter chili! Top it over cold dishes like salad.  Add it to your hot dogs or hamburgers. Or just top your rice with it! Use it all week.

3. Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

This refreshing summer crockpot recipe from Sweet Peas & Saffron can be made ahead and put in the freezer for those days when you really need to save some time. I found the taste light and delicious, perfect for tacos in the summer. 

4. Quinoa Black Bean Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

Pinch of Yum always has amazing recipes that pack tons of flavor. These stuffed peppers are no exception. They can be made meatless if you’re looking for a meat-free meal. And they turn out so colorful and pretty in addition to being delicious. Your family will love these!

5. 3 Ingredient Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken

I love pineapple and chicken together. Add some barbecue sauce and you have a three-ingredient dinner your family will ask for again and again. Simple and palate pleasing, you’ll want to add this to your planned summer crockpot dinners!

crock pot chicken

6. Crockpot Creamy Chicken and Butternut Squash

If your summer garden is bursting with produce you can’t wait to use for family dinners, then you’ll love this recipe from Cambells. This cheesy chicken recipe makes perfect use of squash and tastes great served over rice or pasta. 

7. Easy Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

French Dip

Who doesn’t love a French dip sandwich? And this recipe makes them so easy to prepare in your crockpot! This one cooks all day so you can start it in the morning and have a delicious dinner that evening with minimal effort after work. 

8. Slow Cooker BBQ Green Beans

These slow cooker BBQ green beans make the perfect side dish for a summer dinner. I’ve included them in this list because they are so easy to make. And they are the perfect compliment to your dinner of grilled hamburgers or hot dogs for a quick summer meal on a busy night. And honestly, with the bacon, they can almost be a meal all by themselves!

9. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

This dish turns out deliciously flavorful. And has all the rich cheesy goodness of chicken parmesan over pasta. It’s one of my favorite dinners. All the flavors you love made easily in a slow cooker. Perfect dinner for a busy night!

10. Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

chicken teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki always reminds me of summer. You see it at every fair and festival all summer long. And there is a good reason- it’s delicious! And now you can make it at home! This recipe is easy to make. And a great addition to your summer dinner menu. 

summer crockpot dinners

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