Easy Crock Pot Meals for Summer

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Even though crock pot meals conjure up images of comfort food to be enjoyed during cooler weather, the crock pot should be a part of your summer meal plan, too. No turning on the oven or stovetop and minimizing the time spent in the kitchen? Here are 25 easy crockpot meals for summer that keep you out of the kitchen and focused on summer fun. 

1. Tex Mex Meatball Soup

Chicken taco soup.
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This spicy favorite is an easy crock pot dinner that will provide enough leftovers for the next day's lunch.

2. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken tortilla soup.
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Switch up your taco Tuesday with this easy soup. 

3. Chili

Chili bowl.
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You might think chili is mainly a winter dish but if you're a chili lover, you know there is no wrong time to eat chili. This version is super easy and utilizes pantry stock. 

4. Chile Verde – Green Chicken Chile

Chicken green chili tacos.
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Another taco Tuesday fave

5. Shredded Italian Beef

Slow Cooker Italian Beef.
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The Chunky Chef's Slow Cooker Italian Beef is perfect all year round.

6. Gumbo

Slow cooker gumbo.
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Tammilee Tips has a great gumbo recipe. 

7. Pulled Pork

Slow cooker pulled pork.
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Pulled pork is an extremely versatile recipe. Butter With a Side of Bread has a great one.

8. Honey Sesame Chicken with Veggies

Honey sesame chicken.
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This slow cooker recipe from Super Healthy Kids is easy and delish. 

9. Teriyaki Chicken

Crock pot meals teryiaki chicken.
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Joy Food Sunshine has a simple teriyaki recipe that's sure to please.

10. Enchilada Bowls

Chicken Enchilada Bowl.
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Super Healthy Kids for the win again with these easy bowls.

11. Sticky Chicken

Sticky chicken.
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It's a Keeper's sticky chicken is easy and does not disappoint. 

12. Fall Off the Bones Ribs

Barbeque ribs are easy to make in the crock pot. When's My Vacation has a great recipe. 

13. Balsamic Pot Roast

Slow cooker pot roast.
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Try Joy Food Sunshine's easy, tangy recipe.

14. Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa

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Wholesome Yum has lots of delish low-carb recipes, including this one.

15. Cran Apple Pork Roast

Cranberry pork.
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Another winner from one of my favorites, Super Healthy Kids.

16. Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscano.
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Try The Chunky Chef's recipe.

17. Honey Sriracha Chicken Spring Rolls

Delicious Spring Rolls.
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The Bewitchin Kitchen has a must check out recipe. 

18. Creamy White Chicken Chili

Homemade White Chicken Chili con Carne
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Another favorite recipe from The Chunky Chef.

19. Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow cooker lasagna.
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Have you ever tried lasagna in a crock pot? It's a Keeper has a great recipe. 

20. Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor.
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Try this savory favorite from the Complete Savorist.

21. Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Roast pork.
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Always a favorite, try this standby recipe from Butter With a Slice of Bread. 

22. Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Chicken pot pie soup.
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Joy Food Sunshine has a top-notch chicken pot pie soup recipe. Try it!

23. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak and Onion

Salisbury Steak.
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This Mama Loves has a great recipe. 

24. Beef Stew

Beef stew.
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The perennially popular comfort food – the Bewitchin Kitchen has a must-try crock pot recipe.

25. Beef and Broccoli 

Bowl of beef and broccoli.
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Check out Low Carb Yum's easy recipe.

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