Try One This Week: Delicious Spring Slow Cooker Recipes

When people think of slow cooker meals, a picture of savory, warm suppers perfect for a cold winter night often comes to mind. In reality, spring and summer are a perfect time to toss ingredients into your slow cooker and come home to something tasty. Not only will using a slow cooker allow you to enjoy the longer, warmer days outside with your kiddos instead of spending your evenings in the kitchen, it will also allow you to use some of the seasons freshest produce. Check out the ideas below for a round-up of fresh and fabulous slow cooker meals perfect for spring!

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These delicious buffalo chicken sliders are perfect served on the back deck or packed up and served cold on a picnic. These sliders make for a perfectly grown-up meal while leaving the shredded chicken off the bun makes them extra toddler and kid-friendly.

Slow Cooker Corn-on-the-Cob

This corn-on-the-cob couldn’t be simpler. Just toss the corn into the slow cooker, turn it to high, and take out perfectly cooked corn on the cob about two hours later. Season your corn-on-the-cob with basic ingredients like butter, Cajun seasoning, or salt for a perfect side dish to any protein.

Stuffed Peppers

Fresh bell peppers are a true spring treat. These peppers are stuffed with ground beef, rice, beans, corn, and salsa. After doing a little prep work to cook the ground beef, these can be placed in the slow cooker while you spend the afternoon sipping something sweet outside.

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Frittata

While slow cookers are known for making easy and delicious dinners, they also come in handy when you want to prepare breakfast or brunch without the chaos of trying to get everyone out the door on time. These frittatas are sure to be a hit with any cheese lover and are filled with all the nutrients you need to start your day happy and healthy!

Chipotle Cheese Chicken Taquitos

These yummy taquitos are a perfect meal on their own or serve as an excellent appetizer for a range of main dishes. Your slow cooker will do the heavy lifting when it comes to preparing the chicken but you’ll have to add some finishing touches to make them into the taquitos your children will love!

Lemon Triple Berry Cobbler

Nothing screams spring more than a fresh, loaded Triple Berry Cobbler. Let your kids pile it on their plates and know that, even though it’s dessert, they’re getting a lot of the nutrients they need to grow and thrive!  

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Try One This Week: Delicious Spring Slow Cooker Recipes

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. She is writing a memoir on pregnancy, motherhood, and sisterhood and lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. ... More

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