Most people think the crock pot is just for winter recipes. Well, it can be for summer as well. You can prepare everything and throw it into the crock pot in the morning, go out all day on your summer adventures, come home and it’s ready for you to eat.
Here are 20 delicious summer gluten free crock pot recipes.
1. Healthy 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Granola
Granola is a healthy breakfast to start your day, or even as an afternoon snack to get you through to dinner. This recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking shows you that you can cook granola in your slow cooker and still maintain that perfect crunch! Then you just add in your favourite mix-ins.
2. Slow Cooker Frittata with Courgettes, Tomato and Feta
A frittata is a light summery healthy breakfast but is also great for lunch or dinner. This recipe from The Foodie Corner uses Greek summery ingredients but provides a great frittata base so you can use any ingredients you have on hand.
3. Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
If you always run late in the morning and don’t have time to make breakfast, this recipe is for you. You can make this casserole from Recipes From A Pantry night before and let the crockpot work its magic. You’ll have a healthy low-carb breakfast to start your day.
4. Crock-Pot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches
These sandwiches are packed with protein so they make for a perfect lunch or dinner during your full-on summer days. Paired with a homemade Caesar dressing, they’re a healthy and filling meal you can make without the heat of the oven. You can find this recipe at Two Healthy Kitchens.
5. Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wraps
These wraps are carb-free and full of protein and flavour which makes them a delicious and healthy lunch or dinner. Best of all, the meat can be put in the freezer so you can have them even if you don’t feel like putting the slow cooker on. You can find this recipe at The Family Freezer.
6. Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip
This dip from North South Blonde is full of delicious cheesy goodness, and it’s super easy to put together as the slow cooker does most of the work. Serve it with tortilla chips or veggie sticks for the perfect entertaining appetizer or a healthy afternoon snack.
7. Crockpot Baked Beans From Scratch
These baked beans are full of sweet and smoky flavour but are made with less sugar than traditional baked beans. They’re perfect for breakfast, lunch or a filling snack. Baked beans will never be the same again thanks to Veggie Balance!
8. Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs
These meatballs are tender, juicy and full of flavour and coated in a sticky sauce. They’re the perfect appetizer for a party, or you can serve them as a meal with rice. You can find this recipe on Carlsbad Cravings.
9. Crock Pot Sweet Chili BBQ Kielbasa
Kielbasa is coated in delicious sweet and smoky flavours in this dish. Best of all, they only need three ingredients, and you can cook it in the slow cooker, making it a super easy dish. Iowa Girl Eats has got you covered for your next appetizer.
10. Crock Pot Mexican Casserole
This Mexican casserole from Well Plated packed with flavour due to the rich spices. It’s both a healthy and delicious dish and is sure to banish hunger for both you and large crowds.
11. Pulled Pork Sliders
These pulled pork sliders from Country Living get their sweetness from apricot preserves, making them practically guilt-free. The pulled pork is diverse and can be used in sliders or tacos, and both are great lunch or dinner options.
12. Vegan and Gluten Free Slow Cooker Lasagna
This lasagna is a delicious meal whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or just want to eat more veggies. You can throw in as many or as little veggies as you like. It’s an easy meal to share with friends and family or to freeze for yourself, and you can find this one at Vegan Chickpea.
13. Vegan Slow Cooker Bean & Quinoa Chili
This chili recipe is the perfect meal to make when you don’t have much money left in the bank and still want a delicious filling meal. Throw in the quinoa, and you’ve got a super healthy meal thanks to From My Bowl.
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14. Slow Cooker Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Cook these sweet potatoes in foil in your crock pot so you’ll have hardly any mess to clean up. It’s a diverse dish because you can throw in whatever extras you want. This recipe from The Lean Green Bean uses delicious Mexican toppings. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner, and it’s a great way to use leftovers.
15. Crock Pot BBQ Taco Salad
This taco salad over at Cotter Crunch is the perfect fresh and clean alternative to tacos. Slow cooking the beans preserves their nutrients making it healthier than if they are grilled or fried. This salad is filling and is perfect for lunch or dinner.
16. Crock Pot Mushroom Asada
This mushroom asada is great for any meal where you need to add that extra vegetable. Mushrooms will never be the same again once you try this asada from Life Currents. It’s perfect in tacos, burritos, sandwiches or on nachos.
17. Crock Pot Paleo Cookies with Chocolate Chips
These cookies are crispy on the outside and gooey on the middle which is just how cookies should be. Next time you’re craving chocolate or cookies (or both), try this guilt-free recipe from Food Faith Fitness.
18. Slow Cooker Lemon Cookie Bars
If you want a citrus afternoon treat or dessert, head over to Slow Cooker Gourmet for these cookie bars. Full of sweetness and lemony flavour, this is a decadent treat. You can make your own lemon curd or use store-bought.
19. Slow Cooker Low Carb Chocolate Cake
This chocolate cake recipe from All Day I Dream About Food is practically guilt-free. It’s rich and moist and super addictive. Made in a slow cooker, it won’t heat up your kitchen, so you have another reason to enjoy this delectable chocolate cake.
20. Super Easy Slow Cooker Apple Cider
This cider over at North Sound Blonde will emanate the delicious smell of cinnamon in your kitchen. Made with natural sweeteners, it’s full of vitamins and antioxidants. Apple cider is the perfect drink to combat flu, for an unusually cool summer day, or for the end of summer.
Have you made any of these recipes before? Which of these recipes will you be making this summer? What are your favourite summer gluten-free crock pot recipes?
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