8 Summer Crock Pot Recipes (Slideshow)

Everyone loves cheesy spinach dip. This version (which is perfect for easy, outdoor entertaining) gets a spicy kick from the addition of chopped jalapeño peppers and hot pepper sauce.

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Tacos are a great way to use lots of fresh summer produce. Making the chicken in a slow cooker will leave you lots of time to visit your local farmers market for toppings like lettuce, tomato, and peppers.

Slow Cooker Brisket Recipe

This Slow Cooker Brisket Recipe is genius; the beer tenderizes the meat, the onion soup gives it sweetness, and the chile sauce adds heat. Try it sliced and served on rolls for easy brisket sandwiches.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe

This tortilla-soup style chili will fill your house with the aroma of Mexican spices. Try serving it with crunchy tortilla chips; they're great for scooping!

Crock Pot Pink Grapefruit Cheesecake

The slow cooker is a great tool for making cheesecake. The slow, covered cooking process helps keep the cheesecake creamy and moist.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken & Mac Salad Sliders

Sliders are great for barbecues and outdoor parties. These sliders feature sweet, teriyaki-glazed, slow-cooked chicken and creamy macaroni salad.

Slow Cooker Mexican Seven Layer Dip

This bean, cheese, and pepper-studded Mexican seven-layer dip is a surefire crowd-pleaser. The fact that you can make it in your slow cooker with almost no effort is an added bonus!

Crock Pot Bananas Foster

This easy bananas foster recipe gets a summer makeover with the addition of flaked coconut. Served with vanilla ice cream, it's the perfect way to end your meal.