Slow Cooker Summer Dinners

Do you struggle to think up easy, summer dinners that everyone will enjoy? Dust off your slow cooker – it isn’t just for winter, you know.

While your slow cooker is fantastic for the colder months of the year when you’re craving something warm and comforting, it’s also perfect for creating a load of lighter meals – ideal for alfresco dining. So, let’s take a look at some of the top slow cooker dinners we love here at My Appliances. Read on…

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

If you’re a meat-eater, you’ll probably love pulled pork. Especially on a burger bun.

This slow cooker pulled pork recipe should tick all your boxes this summer, then. It features cloudy apple juice, as well – so that’s another summery favourite in a dish that is bound to be a hit when the weather’s nice.

It’s the perfect treat to serve during your family barbecue, or as an easy yet tasty midweek family meal.

Veggies could try these mini jackfruit burgers as a delicious pulled pork alternative.

Slow Cooker Paella

There’s nothing like tucking into paella to make you feel like you’re sitting in a Spanish restaurant by the sea, a gentle breeze through your hair. Make your dish a slow-cooked paella and you’re turning the imaginary holiday vibes up a notch or two.

All your dreams have been answered, via this recipe, which takes paella and makes it even tastier.

Slow Cooker Lamb Gyros

If your imagination doesn’t take you to Spain when you’re sitting in your garden, the sun on your face, it may well take you to Greece instead. If not, magically transport yourself to a Grecian island, by way of these slow-cooked lamb gyros.

This dish has Saturday night takeaway-style treat written all over it. Give it a go when you want to try something new – and something that’s relatively easy as well.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

‘Hearty’ isn’t something you associate with summer, but this dish via Country Living magazine will certainly win you over as the perfect teatime treat for a warmer evening.

Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup takes a Mexican favourite (meat-filled tortilla wraps) and transforms it into a meal you could even eat on the go or at the office; just add some to a thermos soup flask and enjoy.

A filling meal, eat it on its own or as a starter – depending on how hungry you are. Either way, it’s a lovely, summery dish everyone will like; just go easy on the spices if your family don’t like their food too hot.

Sweet Potato and Pesto Slow Cooker Bread

Want a welcome accompaniment to your evening meal? This sweet potato and pesto bread can be slow-cooked – and it’ll work with most dishes, from salads to stews and pretty much everything in between.

Use shop-bought pesto or make your own; we like this methodology, via Simply Recipes.

Until next time…

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