Light Summer Slow-Cooker Recipes

 

When it’s hot outside, these slow cooker recipes keep your kitchen cool.


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Seafood Pesto Pasta

Seafood Pesto Pasta
Makes 6
Prep 10 m
Cook 7 m
Slow Cook 120 m
Slow Cook on HIGH or 4 hours on LOW

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Wild Rice with Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas

Wild Rice with Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas
Makes 6
Prep 10 m
Slow Cook 300 m
Slow Cook low

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Slow-Cooker Cuban Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker Cuban Sandwich

Let your Crock Pot take hours to tenderize pork for Slow-Cooker Cuban Sandwiches, a favorite Caribbean classic.

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Grill 4 m
Slow Cook 360 m
Slow Cook hours on HIGH or LOW for 8 hours

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Turkey Breast with Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce

Turkey Breast with Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce
Makes 6
Prep 10 m
Cook 1 m
Slow Cook 300 m
Slow Cook (low) or 3 hours (high)

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BBQ Pork Sandwiches

BBQ Pork Sandwiches
Makes 8
Prep 5 m
Slow Cook 300 m
Slow Cook (low) or 3 hours (high)

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Seafood Veggie Chowder

Seafood Veggie Chowder

Simmer a rich, creamy broth all day and then add shrimp, scallops and green beans during the last half hour of cooking. The trick to this Seafood Veggie Chowder is using instant potato flakes to thicken it.

Makes 5
Prep 25 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 4 hours, 45 minutes, or LOW for 7 hours

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Pork Carnitas Tacos

Pork Carnitas Tacos

These family-friendly Pork Carnitas Tacos start with boneless pork chops, so the next time family packs are on sale at your market, be sure to stock up!

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 5 hours

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Asian Pork Wraps

Asian Pork Wraps

A take on Moo Shu pork, our Asian Pork Wraps would also taste great if you wanted to use boneless chicken breasts instead. Simply reduce cooking time by an hour.

Prep 15 m
Cook 12 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 41/2 hours or LOW for 6 hours
Microwave 30 seconds

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Chickpea Stew over Couscous

Chickpea Stew Over Couscous

Starting this Chickpea Stew over Couscous with a bag of dried chickpeas makes for a not-too-spendy dinner. Just make sure you soak the dried chickpeas overnight.

Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Prep plus soaking chickpeas overnight
Slow Cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 7 hours

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Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

An array of vegetables seasoned with Italian spices and fresh basil makes Slow-Cooker Ratatouille a delicious slow cooker vegetarian main dish.

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Stand 20 m
Slow Cook 180 m
Slow Cook on HIGH or 5 hours on LOW

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Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

The spicy meat for Beef Tostadas is prepared in the slow cooker. Layer the beef with your favorite fixings on warm tortilla shells to finish off this main dish. 

Makes 12
Prep 15 m
Slow Cook 360 m
Slow Cook on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW
Microwave 1 to 1 1/2 minutes