49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

I don't know about you, but during hot summer days, I'm not a big fan of turning on the oven. But a girl's gotta eat...which is where the crockpot comes in! Whether you're cooking for one like me or trying to find easy summer dinner recipes for family, a crockpot can definitely come in handy. That's why this latest summer recipe roundup is alll about summer crockpot meals that will help you create delicious summer dinners (and desserts) that everyone will enjoy...even if they don't need to eat gluten free.

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

So whether you're looking for keto summer recipes, gluten free desserts that will blow everyone away or just an easy summer dinner for the fam, this roundup has some delectable ideas for you to try!

Summer Crockpot Dinner Recipes

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore (Low Carb, Keto, Paleo) - Joyfilled Eats

Combine juicy chicken with flavorful tomatoes, onions, peppers and a light sauce, and you have a winning one-dish meal.

2. Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken (Low Carb) - Wholesome Yum 

This chicken dinner recipe is low carb, high in flavor and only takes 15 minutes to prep before you put it in the slow cooker.

3. Slow Cooker Short Ribs - A Calculated Whisk 

Service these slow cooker short ribs with a homemade paleo flatbread with a little cilantro.

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

4. Cuban Pork, or Lechón (Keto) - Fit to Serve Group

Serve this Cuban pork with some cauliflower rice for an easy, tasty and keto dinner.

5. Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut Crockpot Meal (Mostly Paleo) - Mom Eats Paleo

If you're looking for an entirely paleo summer dinner, replace the red potatoes with sweet potatoes or parsnips. Otherwise, prepare to enjoy a paleo-ish Polish favorite. 

6. Crockpot Enchilada Stacks (Vegan Option) - Casey the College Celiac

If you're craving the cheesy goodness of enchiladas without having to turn on the oven, these enchilada stacks are my go-to fave! Plus, you can easily use my homemade vegan cheese sauce and shredded vegan cheese to make this dairy free as well.

7. Allspice, Orange And Lemon Crockpot Chicken Thighs (Low Carb) - Recipes From a Pantry

I don't know about you, but I think lemon and orange make ANY protein automatically 1000% better.

8. Crockpot Ranch Chicken - Diabetes Strong

If you love ranch but also love low carb summer recipes, this crockpot ranch chicken is exactly what you need. Plus, it includes a recipe for homemade ranch dressing to use in the bake.

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

9. Brown Sugar & Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken - Powered By Mom 

Cooking potatoes and vegetables with your chicken means that you have a balanced and delicious meal by the time your food is ready to take out of the crockpot. Just make sure whatever beef broth you use is gluten free.

10. Crockpot French Onion Dip & Chips Recipe - Recipe This

Soft cheese, Greek yogurt, white wine and plenty of onion and garlic combine to create this tasty dip.

11. Crockpot Tacos with Slow Cooker Ground Beef (Low Carb) - Low Carb Yum

Tacos are a summer classic, and you can't go wrong with ones made using a homemade low carb taco seasoning.

12. Slow Cooker Duck Confit with Pomegranate Molasses (Grain Free) - Emma Eats and Explores 

If you're throwing a summer party and want a dinner dish that will seriously blow everyone away, this duck confit is the perfect choice! The best part? It looks super time-intensive, but the slow-cooker actually does most of the work. You just have to panfry the duck for five minutes at the very end.1

13. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos - This Mama Cooks

Once you cook the pulled pork, you can use them in gluten free tacos or in a variety of other dishes, from a breakfast hash to sandwiches to soup.

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

14. Mama Z's Easy Crockpot Lasagna (Dairy Free Option) - Natural Living Family

A classic Italian dish just got a delicious and allergy friendly makeover...

15. Easy Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork - Foodal

Lots of fresh citrus takes this pulled pork recipe to the next level.

16. Complete Chicken Dinner in a Crockpot - My Cultured Palate

There's nothing like coming home (or walking in the kitchen) and knowing your whole dinner is already warm and ready! As always, make sure whatever broth and spices you use are gluten free.

17. Slow Cooker Chili with Mango (Vegan) - Mama Likes to Cook

Vegan chili gets a tropical, summery twist thanks to mango, orange and lime.

18. Secretly Superfood-Packed Slow Cooker Mac N' Cheese (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac 

No one will ever guess that this gluten free and vegan mac n' cheese is loaded with superfoods, like turmeric!

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

19. Slow-Cooked Chicken Italian - Fab Food 4 All 

If you're craving lasagna but want something a little lighter, this Italian chicken recipe - full of veggies and Italian spices - is guaranteed to be one of the best summer dinner recipes for you to try.

20. Healthy Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Carnitas - Food Meanderings

This Mexican-version of pulled pork is full of grilled pineapple, red onion and cilantro for a spicy, fresh twist on a BBQ classic.

21. Rotisserie-Style Shredded Chicken (Dairy Free) - Mama Knows Gluten Free

And if pulled pork ain't your thang, this shredded chicken is the perfect alternative!

22. Garlic Balsamic Pork - Jonesin' For a Taste

Pair gluten free balsamic vinegar with garlic and a few other spices for some massively flavorful pork - and some delicious summer crockpot meals!

23. Beef and Broccoli Bowl Recipe (Dairy Free) - Deliciously Plated 

Excuse me as I majorly drooool over that sauce...

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

24. Whole30 Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs - Good for You Gluten Free 

Chicken thighs get an upgrade from Picante sauce, olives and - surprise! - raisins.

25. Tex-Mex Chicken Stew - Ann's Entitled Life

Serve this crockpot chicken on its own, over rice or with gluten free cornbread for a super flavorful summer meal.

26. Easy Five-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork - Fearless Dining

For those nights when you really need an easy dinner. Use the pulled pork to make tacos, sliders, chili, sandwiches and more!

27. Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma (Paleo, Whole 30 & Low Carb Options) - A Clean Bake

You only have to do twenty minutes of prep to enjoy a paleo chicken dinner with plenty of Middle Eastern flavor.

28. Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken - Savory Lotus

If you're bored of regular chicken, spice up your summer crockpot meals with this Moroccan recipe.

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

29. Crockpot Mexican Shredded Beef Taco - Eating on a Dime 

Taco 'bout delicious! ;)

30. Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Pho With Zoodles (Whole 30, AIP) - Wicked Spatula 

Personally, I often crave hot soup during the summer...and this is a great way to take advantage of my favorite summer produce (aka, zucchini!)

31. Ribs with Apple BBQ Sauce - Family, Food and Travel

This might turn into my new favorite way to enjoy applesauce...

32. Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham - Consumer Queen

Because is there ever a bad time in the year to enjoy fresh ham?!?

33. Slow Cooker Short Ribs with Korean BBQ Sauce - Plating Pixels 

I was sold at BBQ sauce...and then I saw the pictures. If this isn't the definition of foodporn, I don't know what is ;)

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

34. Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash and Spinach (Whole 30) - Mom Foodie

Even if you're not following a Whole 30 diet, this chicken dinner is a major winner.

35. Spinach and Artichoke Dip (Dairy Free) - A Calculated Whisk 

Who knew that gluten free cashews and artichoke hearts could turn into the perfect dreamy, dairy free dip?

36. White Chicken Chili (Dairy Free Option, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free) - Raia's Recipes

I don't know about you, but chili is a year-round crockpot recipe in my house. And if it isn't already in yours, this gluten free chili could convert you!

37. Baked Potatoes in the Crockpot (Dairy Free) - My Cultured Palate

If you've never made baked potatoes in a slow cooker before, this is your sign to try!

38. Grandbob's Vegetable Soup (Paleo, Vegan Option) - Pink Fortitude

Frozen vegetables make this summer family dinner super easy to whip up.

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

39. Beef Sirloin Tips (Dairy Free, Paleo Friendly) - Gluten Free Palate

The best topping ever for mashed regular or sweet potatoes!

40. Slow Cooker Pork Tacos in a Bowl - Attainable, Sustainable

Serve this tender pork roast in a bowl or with a gluten free tortilla.

41. Shredded Chile Chicken - Nibble and Dine

Also known as the opposite of bland, dry chicken.

42. Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potato Dinner (Dairy Free) - The Magical Slow Cooker

Because sometimes, nothing hits the spot like some tasty chicken and sweet potatoes for dinner!

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

43. Slow Cooked Lamb Rogan Josh (Grain Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free) - Emma Eats and Explores

I've never cooked with lamb before, but the pictures of this curry have me adding it to my bucket list!

Gluten Free Crockpot Dessert Recipes

44. Pumpkin Pie Pudding - My Cultured Palate

I'm a pumpkin all time of the year kind of girl...and I bet this pudding could make any pumpkin doubter feel the same way!

45. Slow Cooker Mixed Berry Cobbler (Paleo) - Wicked Spatula 

No one will ever believe this cobbler is paleo - and cooked in the slow cooker!

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

46. Apple Cobbler (Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Paleo, Sugar Free) - Thirty Something Supermom 

You can have your apple pie AND eat it in a cool kitchen, too! ;)

47. Slow Cooker Granola (Keto Granola, Low Carb, Grain Free) - Recipes From a Pantry

Mix some gluten free nuts and seeds with shredded coconut, spices and a few other ingredients for an easy breakfast or dessert you can leave cooking in the crockpot.

48. Crockpot Chocolate Fudge - From Val's Kitchen

For all my fellow chocoholics out there...

49. Peach Blueberry Cobbler - Boulder Locavore 

Have a gluten free cake mix you want to use up without turning on the oven? Use it to make a delicious fruit cobbler. GENIUS!

49 Gluten Free Crockpot Recipes for Summer

My Wish For You This Summer...

That you:

Eat more of the foods you really like. Aren't afraid to experiment in the kitchen with a new recipe or a unique ingredient. Enjoy some foods that fuel your body and others that fuel your soul. 

And I hope this round-up of easy summer crockpot recipes gives you some delicious ways to check off all those boxes!

What is one of your favorite meals to eat during summer? Tell me in the comments!


  1. Nice recipe roundup! There were even things for me as a vegetarian. I really need to think about using the CrockPot more often in summer -- I may try some of the desserts.

  2. This list is amazing! My favourite is that stew from Ann's Entitled Life!Her recipes are always amazing.

  3. Hi Casey - What great recipes for summer! I love using the Crockpot. PINNED and shared on Facebook! Thank you for including GrandBob's Vegetable Soup. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly

  4. I just got an instapot and this will be perfect for these recipes!

  5. Thanks for including my beef tips! I love using my crockpot during the summer (and all year round). I'll definitely be making some of these.

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