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Surprising Summer Dishes You Can Make In The Crockpot


Slow cooking isn't just for winter! Check out these amazing summer-friendly recipes you can make right in your trusty crockpot... 

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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

Spicy buffalo wings-style chicken with cool ranch dressing makes this recipe a total summer winner. The chicken only takes about 10 minutes to prep, and while it is in the crockpot (4-6 hours), you can whip up a quick ranch dressing and pop the sweet potatoes in the oven. Get all the details here.

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Combine summer zucchini with leftover mashed potatoes for a delicious, savory treat!


  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
  • 3/ Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, to sprinkle
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. 
  3. On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls. 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  5. When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!

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