Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)



Show only results that have an image


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Christmas
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Earth Day
  • Easter
  • Fall
  • Father's Day
  • Halloween
  • Jewish Holiday
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mother's Day
  • New Year's
  • Patriotic Holiday
  • Spring
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Summer
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine's Day
  • Winter
  • Back to School
  • Birthdays
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
Cuisine Type

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • American
  • Amish
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Tropical


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Cooking Method

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Casserole
  • Grilling
  • Microwave
  • No Bake
  • Oven
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Skillet
  • Slow Cooker
Cooking Time

Select One (optional)

Preparation Time

Select One (optional)

Chill Time

Select One (optional)

Number of Ingredients

Select One (optional)

Slow Cooker Time HIGH

Select One (optional)

Slow Cooker Time LOW

Select One (optional)


Free Offer
All-Star Slow Cooker Recipes: 9 Of Our Best Slow Cooker Main Dishes

Make delicious homemade meals in your slow cooker with recipes from this FREE eBook. You'll never have to wonder what's for dinner agian!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Latest Comments

23 Recipes For A Summer Picnic


(1 Votes)


The best summer get-togethers feature good company and excellent food. If you want to find summer dinner recipes and more, consult 23 Recipes For A Summer Picnic for slow cooker meal ideas for summer. Take a look at these fun summer dishes, and you will find the perfect inspiration for meal ideas for summer to suit any theme in no time! With summer slow cooker recipes, you can throw an entire menu together and forget about it until it's picnic time!

Slow Cooker Bacon Baked BeansOutdoor dining doesn't mean you have to settle for drab dishes. Whether you are hosting or attending a picnic, potluck, or cookout, these delicious and easy slow cooker recipes include quick summer recipes that are perfect for every occasion. With great summer appetizers, recipes for main dishes, easy summer side dishes, and unique summer dessert recipes, these summer picnic recipes will please any crowd and are great for family meals. This guide will help you plan an entire meal or summer picnic menu featuring dishes like Moist 'N Tender Wings, Slow Cooker Pork Ribs, Slow Cooker Bacon Baked Beans, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake. Gather your family and friends and dig in!

Keep the heat out of your kitchen during summer months using this free eCookbook copy of "Summer Meals That Won't Heat Up The House: 30 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes" as a guide.

23 Recipes for a Summer Picnic

23 Recipes for A Summer Picnic


Table of Contents

Featured Recipe

Great Summer Appetizers

Summer Recipes for Main Dishes

Easy Summer Side Dishes

Unique Summer Dessert Recipes

Featured Recipe

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

This is one of the best barbecue ribs recipes around, making it a staple among summer picnic recipes. It is one of the more creative slow cooker pork recipes for ribs, and the tender, mouthwatering result will have your guests begging for more!


Great Summer Appetizers

Moist 'N Tender Wings

These great summer appetizer recipes are a delightful addition to any picnic or cookout menu. Finger foods and dip recipes will whet the appetite and put everyone in the mood for fun in the sun, and recipes for slow cooker make everything so easy!

Moist 'N Tender Wings (shown above)

Gridiron Crab Dip

Snack Attack

Hot Dog and Bacon Roll Ups


For more summer slow cooker recipes, check out our collection, Summer Potluck Recipe Ideas: 35 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes.


Summer Recipes for Main Dishes

Pineapple BBQ Chicken and Veggies

Summer potluck dishes and picnic recipes like these are staples of outdoor entertainment.  Savory flavors complement popular summer main dishes recipes in this collection of classic slow cooker recipes with a sunshine twist!

Taste Of Summer Citrus Chicken

Pineapple BBQ Chicken and Veggies (shown above)

Golden Short Ribs

Beef Gyros

Hot Pastrami Sandwiches

Sloppy Chicken Joes

Slow Cooker Salmon with Cilantro and Lime

Slow Cooker Beef Dip Sandwiches


Easy Summer Side Dishes

Corn on the Cob with Chili Lime Butter

A variety of summer side dishes will satisfy any dietary needs or picky appetites. These are great companions to summer main courses and fun summer dishes, so start up that slow cooker and get going!

Corn on the Cob with Chili Lime Butter (shown above)

Slow Cooker Hot German Potato Salad

All Day Macaroni and Cheese

Country Scalloped Potatoes

Slow Cooker Bacon Baked Beans 


Unique Summer Dessert Recipes

Three-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler

With these slow cooker dessert recipes, everyone will want to skip straight to the final course! Unique summer recipes like these will be the crowning glory to your fantastic feast!

Three-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler (shown above)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake

Slow Cooked Carrot Cake

Mixed Berry Crumble

Gooey Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake




Your Recently Viewed Recipes

Love these recipes? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to our free newsletter, The Slow Cooker Chronicle, for recipes, tips, special offers and tricks on how to make the most out of your slow cooker. Get the newest recipes straight from the slow cooker pot!

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite recipes
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your recipes


Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other cooks

There are currently no images from other cooks.