The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. My air conditioning is being put to good use. Sounds like summer is here to stay! The weather may be warming up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cook yummy slow cooker casserole recipes. Sure, grilling is great, but it’s not the only way to whip up meals during warm months. There are plenty of summer casserole recipes you can make without turning on your oven (thus heating up the house) or firing up the grill. Many of these summer casserole recipes use fresh vegetables and your favorite summer foods. Don’t put your slow cooker away just yet. Here are 5 Slow Cooker Summer Casseroles from AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com.
Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole – This summer casserole recipe combines my favorite side dish with chicken. Plus, it’s packed with cheese and bacon so it tastes like a loaded baked potato. With only five ingredients, not only is it easy to make, but it’s delicious too.
Slow Cooker Hamburger and Potato Bake – Take your grilling inside with this summer casserole recipe. It takes the classic burger and fries meal and packs it into one dish. Don’t let stormy weather stop you from making your summer favorites.
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole – Go south of the border with a summer slow cooker recipe for enchiladas. It’s a cheesy dish that everyone will love. You can top it with fresh tomatoes from your garden or local farmer’s market.
Easy Beef and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers for Four – I love being able to cook one of my favorite dishes in a slow cooker. As far as summer casserole recipes go, this one might be my favorite. Using different colored bell peppers varies the flavor and brightens up your meal. It’s made with ground beef, rice, and tomatoes (which can be picked from your backyard if you grow them).
Slow Cooker Zucchini Basil Casserole – Nothing says “summer” quite like this slow cooker casserole recipe. It combines red onion, green pepper, zucchini, tomatoes, and basil into one dish. With zucchini in season during summer months, now is the perfect time to try out this dish.
So get outside, enjoy the weather, and hit up your local farmer’s market. Put the vegetables from your garden to good use with these summer casserole recipes.
How do you use your slow cooker in the summer?