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Here's How To Use Your Crock Pot All Season Long

Your favorite kitchen appliance isn't just for winter.

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1. Slow Cooker Crab and Artichoke Dip

The Blond Cook / Via theblondcook.com

You can't go wrong with a giant party dip, especially when it includes lump crab meat and Old Bay seasoning. Get the recipe.

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2. BBQ Pulled Pork

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Use your leftover fresh tomato sauce to make this seriously juicy pulled pork. Use it to make sliders with slaw and pickles for good measure. Get the recipe.

3. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

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All you need are a few basic ingredients like corn, milk, sugar, butter, and cream to make this classic summer side dish. Get the recipe.

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4. Crock Pot Veggie Lasagna

Pinch of Yum / Via pinchofyum.com

This classic lasagna gets lightened up for summer thanks to chopped veggies. Use whatever you grabbed from the farmers market like kale, zucchini, eggplant, or mushrooms. Get the recipe.

5. Slow Cooker Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Dinner Then Dessert / Via dinnerthendessert.com

Can you take the heat? This Caribbean-inspired chicken gets a serious kick from a blend of jalapeno, soy sauce, brown sugar, thyme, and allspice. Get the recipe.

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6. Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken

Good Life Eats / Via goodlifeeats.com

This shredded chicken gets its flavor from smoked paprika, chili, onion, and garlic powder. Serve it in tortillas or between buns with your favorite toppings. Get the recipe.

7. Slow-Cooker Corn on the Cob

The Magical Slow Cooker / Via themagicalslowcooker.com

Sweet corn is in season, which means you should be eating in whenever you get the chance. This recipe is slow-cooked with a buttery coconut glaze, and it's bound to be a serious crowd pleaser. Get the recipe.

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8. Slow Cooker Salmon

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Even if you're terrified of cooking seafood, this fish recipe is 100% foolproof. Get the recipe.

9. Slow Cooker Jambalaya

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This easy jambalaya made with chicken, shrimp, sausage, and rice will be an instant favorite for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues. Get the recipe.

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10. Slow Cooker Shrimp and Crab Bisque

Yes to Yolks / Via yestoyolks.com

It may be getting hotter outside, but a bowl of seafood chowder still feels seasonally appropriate. Get the recipe.

11. Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings

Damn Delicious / Via damndelicious.net

The chicken cooks for about four hours with soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, honey, and Sriracha until it's slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and totally falling off the bone. Get the recipe.

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12. Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs

Carlsbad Cravings / Via carlsbadcravings.com

These better-for-you meatballs are never fried, just baked until brown and then slow cooked until they're done. Get the recipe.

13. Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Butter Your Biscuit / Via butteryourbiscuit.com

If you're feeding a crowd, these tender and juicy roast beef sandwiches are a no-brainer. Get the recipe.

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14. Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Carlsbad Cravings / Via carlsbadcravings.com

Turn your kitchen into a Texas barbecue joint with this seriously flavorful beef brisket. If you want to save a ton of time and shorten your grocery list, you can opt for a store bought spice rub and barbecue sauce. Get the recipe.

15. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Simply Stacie / Via simplystacie.net

You're just five ingredients away from your new favorite summer recipe. Get the recipe.

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16. Slow Cooker Asian Lettuce Wraps

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Start with ground chicken and end with a filling (and feel-good) meal you'll want to make time and time again. Get the recipe.

17. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

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Serve this pulled pork in tortillas with pico de gallo and guacamole or in sliders with slaw. Get the recipe.

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18. Slow Cooker Taco Queso Dip

Le Creme de la Crumb / Via lecremedelacrumb.com

Imagine all your favorite taco ingredients stirred into a giant bowl of gooey, melty, rich cheese. Don't be embarrassed if your mouth is watering. Get the recipe.

19. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Nachos

Becky's Best Bites / Via beckysbestbites.com

Once you've made this spicy, shredded buffalo chicken, the rest falls together. Pile it on top of tortilla chips with cheese and your favorite toppings. To same time and effort, stick with store bought guacamole and blue cheese dressing. Get the recipe.

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20. Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler

Teddy Villa/Tasty / Via tasty.co

You don't have to be a world class baker to whip up this ripe berry cobbler. Just make sure to serve it with some ice cream à la mode. Get the recipe. Get the recipe.

21. Slow Cooker Peach Crisp

Crunchy Creamy Sweet / Via crunchycreamysweet.com

Ripe peaches get tossed with brown sugar, oats, vanilla, and cinnamon. Let it cook until its mushy on the bottom and crispy on top. Get the recipe.

22. Slow-Cooker Strawberry Bread Pudding

Beauty In The Mess / Via beautyinthemess.com

When life gives you fresh-as-can-be strawberries, make dessert. Get the recipe.

23. Slow Cooker Baked Apples

The Magical Slow Cooker / Via themagicalslowcooker.com

This wholesome dessert is everything you're craving on a warm spring day. Don't forget the whipped cream. Get the recipe.

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