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5 Slow Cooker Recipes for Your 4th of July Bash

by Laura Ratliff 11:16 AM, July 3, 2018

Aired July 3, 2018

Don’t put away that slow cooker! This handy appliance is useful during summer too.

Don't believe us? Watch Sunny Anderson's make genius (and easy!) steamed corn on the cob in the video above. Then, check out these Fourth of July-friendly recipes that will make cooking for your party a snap.

1. SLOW COOKER QUESO

Start the party off right with this classic dip. It’s ready in just an hour!

GET THE RECIPE: Slow Cooker Queso

2. SLOW COOKER SUNSET PARK CORN

What’s better than grilled corn? Slow-cooked corn. This tasty side is slathered in mayo and punchy cotija cheese.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow Cooker Sunset Park Corn

3. SLOW COOKER AL PASTOR TACOS

 Take a break from the typical pulled pork and give these spicy tacos a go. They spend eight hours bathing in mix of soda, beer, jalapeños, and more—yum!

GET THE RECIPE: Slow Cooker Al Pastor Tacos

4. SKINNY SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CHILI

A classic meat- and bean-filled chili gets a healthier upgrade, thanks to ground chicken and extra veggies.

GET THE RECIPE: Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

5. SLOW COOKER PB&J CHEESECAKE

Dessert in the slow cooker? Yes! It’s possible and so easy with this delicious sweet-salty combo.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow Cooker PB&J Cheesecake