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Top 10 Spring Crockpot Recipes

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Who says your crockpot has to be put away when warm weather rolls around? That wonderful appliance can be used winter, spring, summer, and fall. Just change the ingredients a bit, and also change the way you use the food it cooks. For instance, you can make a fabulous sandwich filling in the slow cooker, or cook the main ingredients for a main dish salad. Also, using fresh spring ingredients like asparagus and bell peppers makes crockpot meals seem new. The crockpot also frees up your time so you can work in the garden or take a walk. And it doesn't heat up your house like the oven or stovetop. Enjoy!

1. Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches

Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches
Linda Larsen

Chicken thighs, onion, and bell pepper cook until tender in your crockpot, then they're combined with mayonnaise, peas, and tomato and used to fill spilit focaccia bread. This sandwich has wonderful textures and flavors.

2. Crockpot Chutney Ham

Crockpot Chutney Ham
Linda Larsen

When you want ham, this is the recipe for you! Whether you're making it for Easter or just because it's a nice spring weekend, everyone will love this easy recipe. And leftovers are amazing.

3. Crockpot Meatball Stew

Crockpot Meatball Stew
Linda Larsen
Spring can have its cold and snowy days too, so you need some warm and comforting recipes. This is it! Frozen meatballs, along with lima beans, carrots, and red potatoes make such a delicious combination.

4. Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa

Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa
Linda Larsen

Griling usd to be my favorite way to cook kielbasa until this recipe. I love the sweet and salty flavor of the sausage with the mustard and brown sugar. You can serve it in grilled buns instead of hot dogs for a fabulous casual recipe.

5. Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken Stew

Sweet Sour Crock Chicken Stew
Linda Larsen

This flavorful stew is light and filling at the same time. I love the fresh flavor of sweet and sour with chicken. And the bell peppers stay nice and crunchy because they're added at the end of cooking time.

6. Crockpot Apricot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I love meat with fruit and this recipe is no exception. If you can find fresh apricots in the market, peel them and slice them and add to these delicious sandwiches just before serving to add another layer of flavor.

7. Crockpot Black and White Fondue

This is the perfect dessert to serve after a cookout. Put the crockpot in the middle of the picnic table and pass out lots of succulent fresh fruits for dipping.

8. Crockpot Artichoke Spinach Dip

This classic dip is made easier in the crockpot. It's rich and cheesy and altogether delicious, perfect for special spring meals.

9. Crockpot Poached Salmon

I love eating salmon in the spring. And the crockpot, believe it or not, is a great way to cook this delicious seafood.  Serve it with some roasted or grilled asparagus and a fruit salad for a fabulous meal.

10. BBQ Beef Crockpot Sandwiches

This three ingredient recipe tastes like so much more than the sum of its parts. If you'd like, you could add some creamy salad dressing to the uncooked coleslaw mix before you make sandwiches with the tender beef mixture and the crusty rolls.

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