5 Easy Crock Pot Meals For Hot Summer Days

No one wants to slave away in a hot kitchen in the summertime. Certainly not me. 

The other day I made this crock pot recipe that I found on Pinterest.

It was quite good, easy to prepare, and I even had lots of leftovers to freeze in individual sandwich baggies for a quick meal.

I think I'll be making this next...

Doesn't it look delicious? And it only has a few ingredients too. Besides water, only three ingredients! 

Some scalloped potatoes or wild rice and veggies and a salad would complete this meal.

The one below will be cooked in the next few weeks in my casserole crock pot.

You can buy the casserole crock pot here. It's the same price I paid for mine last year.

I'm eyeing this recipe for sometime in August...

I think mashed potatoes, fresh green beans and a salad would hit the spot perfectly. And I'd probably have leftovers for sandwiches!

And this one is on the list too...

Go to the source numbers below for the actual recipes.

Source: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5


  1. I did a balsamic roast yesterday and it was amazing! Definitely looking for ways not to heat up the kitchen these days.

  2. These all look good. I need to try that taco soup

  3. thank you Brenda for these recipes, they come at a good time. I need some help in the kitchen and I do not like to cook!

  4. These dishes look yummy! Won't be long until it will be cool enough for hearty dishes like these.

  5. Have you ever checked out Stephanie O'Dea at ayearofslowcooking.com? She has literally HUNDREDS of recipes, some very simple. I really love making beans in my crock pot, then freezing them in baggies. Cheaper than cans of beans and you totally control the salt and seasonings. I love my crock pot!

  6. I am not fond of cooking. These recipes will be perfect to minimize my time in the kitchen. Plus they look very tasty! Thanks, Brenda

  7. I've made the taco soup several times. It's delicious. Need to try the others.

  8. I am always looking for good crock pot recipes..These all look yummy...Thanks Brenda!

  9. Great ideas / recipes...we had a temp of 91 degrees today with a "feels like" o 96 due to the humidity and each day going forward is to be worse.

  10. All of these recipes look so good! I use my slow cooker so much, both in the hot weather to keep from heating up the kitchen and in cold weather for hardy soups that are comforting on dreary winter days.

  11. These all look delicious, Brenda, and I love that you don't need an oven for any of them! The soup and meatloaf are at the top of my list to try. Thank you!

  12. Just beware if you're still having trouble with your blood pressure that the salt content in many of these recipes is pretty high.

    And that taco soup could easily be made without a crockpot, since none of the ingredients needs to be cooked anywhere near that long; in fact, other than warming them up, they don't need to be cooked at all.

  13. I need to dig out my crockpot in the summer. The taco soup looks amazing!

  14. That soup looks great, I might have to give that a try! And the meatloaf - mmmmm!!

  15. These look delicious! Do you like your crock post casserole dish? I have thought about getting one...but was not sure.


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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She majored in professional writing/journalism in college, where she won awards for her feature writing. She loves to decorate, garden, enjoy nature, read and spend time with her Yorkies.


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