Pulled pork and vegetables in a burger bun

Summer slow cooker recipes

Use the slow cooker to make a range of light and seasonal dishes this summer. Try our tender pulled pork, sticky ribs, veggie stews, Spanish chicken and more.

30 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Succulent pulled pork spiced with paprika and cinnamon is oh-so simple when you make it in the slow cooker. Serve with fennel and apple slices in bread rolls

8 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

An easy vegetarian slow cooker recipe, packed with summer flavours - ideal if you're busy, simply put it on in the morning and it'll be ready come supper time

8 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up any cans of beans you have in the cupboard for this classic French sausage casserole. Made in a slow cooker, it’s a great batch-cook for the freezer

6 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Slow cooking is the perfect way to get tender melt-in-the-mouth pork ribs, simply throw everything in the slow cooker, then finish off in the oven or bbq

9 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
16 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make up a batch of this slow-cooked ratatouille and freeze for easy midweek meals when you’re busy. Packed with nutrients, it also delivers four of your 5-a-day

6 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
105 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This slow-cooked stew is packed with Mediterranean flavour from chorizo, olives, tomatoes and peppers. The meat will fall off the bone – mop up the sauce with bread

6 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try this slow cooked smoky chicken as an easy alternative to pulled pork. It's best served in a bun or with rice, and makes a simple dish for a family meal

6 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Take your time making this easy one-pot lamb dish for an informal centrepiece meal. You can slow-cook it two days ahead and serve it with Greek meze dishes

6 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
100 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Treat the family to this wholesome chicken casserole that delivers comfort while being low-fat. And you can let a slow cooker do most of the work

7 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try this vegetarian stew with crusty sourdough, or as an accompaniment to grilled meats. Marrow is the star here, but you're getting four of your five-a-day

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to tender, melt-in-the-mouth slow cooker pork belly. Serve in a warming broth or with seasonal vegetables, apple sauce and gravy

4 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Do something different for a Sunday roast with this Spanish-style slow-cooked lamb and beans. It's so much more than the traditional meat and two veg

4 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
26 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Try these slow cooker meatballs for a tasty family meal. Turkey mince makes lighter meatballs which kids love. They also freeze well so you can batch cook

6 hrs
Easy
Healthy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

You need just two ingredients – milk and live yogurt – to make this bio yogurt, full of gut-friendly probiotics. Mix with fruit, or cereal for breakfast

17 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Batch-cook this chilli and freeze for healthy dinners when you're pushed for time. It'll soon become a family favourite with hidden vegetables to nourish fussy eaters

7 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Pork and apples is a classic combination and the meat is all the more tender when slow-cooked for four hours. Serve with greens for a complete, healthy meal

4 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This unbelievably creamy cheesecake has a sumptuous berry syrup and the crunch of toasted hazelnuts to top it off - ideal for feeding a crowd

2 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Spice up your baked eggs and get two of your five-a-day with this Turkish-style breakfast or brunch dish. It's low-calorie, too, and high in vitamin C

6 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook pork shoulder in Indian spices until meltingly tender, then shred and serve with chapatis, crunchy veg salad, cooling raita dip and mango chutney

8 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
74 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Use just a few ingredients to create this no-fuss slow-cooker chicken thigh dish with a creamy honey and mustard sauce. Kids will love it – and grown-ups, too

4 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
82 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Prep your veggies and let the slow cooker do the work with our filling sweet potato curry

8 hrs and 50 mins
More effort
Vegan
Gluten-free
8 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make our version of paella in a slow cooker with smoky chorizo, chicken and prawns. Serve with crusty bread and a glass of white wine

2 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Give classic stew a veggie twist with creamy sauce and cheesy dumplings. Make it in the slow cooker and be rewarded with a hearty meal at the end of the day

6 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Dig out the slow cooker to make this stew. Topped with toasted pine nuts and served with flatbreads, it makes a healthy and nutritious vegan meal

10 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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