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29 Summer Dinners You Can Make In The Crock Pot

Just set it and forget it.

1. Slow-Cooker Summer Frittata

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There's no wrong time of day to eat frittata. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this slow cooked egg dish won't disappoint. Get the recipe.

2. Caribbean Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

http://lexiscleankitchen.com/2016/06/17/caribbean-pulled-chicken-lettuce-wraps/
http://lexiscleankitchen.com/2016/06/17/caribbean-pulled-chicken-lettuce-wraps/

It's like traveling to Jamaica by way of your dinner table. Get the recipe.

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3. Crispy Pork Carnitas

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Wrap this juicy, shredded pork in tortillas for an epic taco Tuesday. Get the recipe.

4. Coconut Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Gourmet / Via slowcookergourmet.net

PSA: Slow-cooking your chicken in creamy coconut milk is a total game changer. Get the recipe.

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5. Deep Dish Pizza

http://www.aspicyperspective.com/slow-cooker-deep-dish-pizza/
http://www.aspicyperspective.com/slow-cooker-deep-dish-pizza/

Pizza night just took on a whole new meaning with this recipe for doughy, saucy Chicago-style pizza. Just take it out of the Crock Pot and serve. Get the recipe.

6. Cuban Shredded Beef

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This Cuban staple called ropa vieja is a slow-cooked mixture of tomato sauce, green chilis and a whole lot of spices. Serve it over rice and beans for a meal you'll want to make time and time again. Get the recipe.

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7. Shrimp and Crab Bisque

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If your slow-cooker has a heat/sauté option, you can save the first few steps on the stove and make this hearty bisque completely in the Crock Pot. Get the recipe.

8. Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Two Healthy Kitchens / Via twohealthykitchens.com

From the kids to the grandparents, there's no one who doesn't love a good old fashioned chicken Caesar sandwich. Toss this mixture into a pita or a wrap and call it lunch. Get the recipe.

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9. Barbecue Ribs

http://carlsbadcravings.com/slow-cooker-barbecue-ribs-recipe/
http://carlsbadcravings.com/slow-cooker-barbecue-ribs-recipe/

If you don't have the time or ingredients to make this homemade spice rub, opt for a store-bought version. These tender ribs will fall off the bone regardless. Get the recipe.

10. Chicken Adobo

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Serve this spicy chicken over rice with veggies and avocado for a filling, super-easy meal. Get the recipe.

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11. Corn and Jalapeño Dip

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Introducing your new favorite party dip: Creamy corn loaded with bacon, jalapeño and Pepper Jack. Get the recipe.

12. Seafood Stew

Slow Cooker Gourmet / Via slowcookergourmet.net

Use whatever seafood you like best such as shrimp, mussels or scallops in this tomato-based stew perfect for breezy summer nights. Get the recipe.

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13. Jambalaya

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http://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/slow-cooker-jambalaya/

This Cajun cousin to paella requires only ten minutes of hands-on prep time. Get the recipe.

14. Clam Chowder

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Transport yourself to a New England seafood shack over a bowl of this luscious chowder. Making it is as simple as tossing your ingredients into the slow cooker and waiting. Get the recipe.

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15. Banh Mi Chicken Tacos

Kelley and Cricket / Via kelleyandcricket.com

This Mexican-Vietnamese fusion dish combines juicy coconut-lime chicken, spicy mayo, and tangy pickled veggies. Get the recipe.

16. Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meat Sauce

http://www.themagicalslowcooker.com/slow-cooker-spaghetti-squash-and-turkey-meat-sauce/
http://www.themagicalslowcooker.com/slow-cooker-spaghetti-squash-and-turkey-meat-sauce/

Give grandma's spaghetti Bolognese recipe a summer makeover. Get the recipe.

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17. Thai Steak Salad with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

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As if this boneless steak marinated in honey and soy sauce weren't flavorful enough, just wait until you try the sweet and savory peanut-ginger hoisin dressing. Get the recipe.

18. Coconut Rice and Mango Shrimp

Slow Cooker Gourmet / Via slowcookergourmet.net

All you need are five ingredients to whip up this tropical rice dish. Get the recipe.

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19. Eggplant Lasagna

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Juicy eggplant takes the place of lasagna noodles in this light and refreshing Italian dish. Baked with mozzarella and cottage cheese, it's still seriously cheesy. Get the recipe.

20. Salmon with Lemon and Dill

https://fitslowcookerqueen.com/slow-cooker-salmon-lemon-dill/
https://fitslowcookerqueen.com/slow-cooker-salmon-lemon-dill/

If you're afraid of cooking fish, this foolproof Crock Pot recipe is for you. All you need are five ingredients and five minutes of prep time for perfectly cooked salmon. Get the recipe.

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21. Sweet Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Chelsea's Messy Apron / Via chelseasmessyapron.com

This tender pulled pork topped with chipotle honey BBQ sauce, cabbage, and cole slaw might be the highlight of your summer. Get the recipe.

22. Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Damn Delicious / Via damndelicious.net

This effortless meal is light enough to make all summer long, but satisfying enough to fill you up. Top these beef and brown rice stuffed peppers with a drizzle of sour cream or a dab of guacamole. Get the recipe.

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23. Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

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Forget about all the stirring and let your slow cooker cook this southern staple food for you. Get the recipe.

24. Chicken Lo Mein

http://lifemadesweeter.com/2013/12/easy-slow-cooke-chicken-lo-mein-noodles/
http://lifemadesweeter.com/2013/12/easy-slow-cooke-chicken-lo-mein-noodles/

Healthier than take out, but just as tasty, you can swap in whatever veggies and protein you like best. Get the recipe.

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25. Lentil Sloppy Joes

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Make these tangy lentil sandwiches as a meatless substitute for hamburgers. Even the carnivores at your get together will come running for them. Get the recipe.

26. Peach Crisp

http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2016/06/20/slow-cooker-peach-crisp-recipe/
http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2016/06/20/slow-cooker-peach-crisp-recipe/

This delicious summer dessert tastes like a cross between peach cobbler and oatmeal cookies...only you don't have to turn on the oven. Just don't forget the scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Get the recipe.

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27. Apple Butter

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Think: Apple sauce, but with a thick, rich buttery consistency. You'll want to eat this stuff by the spoonful from breakfast to dessert. Get the recipe.

28. Berry Cobbler

http://www.thereciperebel.com/slow-cooker-berry-cobbler/
http://www.thereciperebel.com/slow-cooker-berry-cobbler/

Every great trip to the farmer's market ends with this dessert. Get the recipe.

29. Apple Crisp

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-apple-crisp/
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-apple-crisp/

Bookmark this one for the fourth of July. Get the recipe.

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