The struggle to fit dishes in the oven on Thanksgiving is REAL.
This holiday, make it easy by pulling out a slow cooker (or two) and give these recipes a try!
1. Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Worried about not having crispy skin? After 8 hours of cooking your turkey in a Crock-Pot, let it rest 20 minutes, then place it under the broiler in your oven.
2. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
Use a torch or transfer the potatoes to an oven-safe dish then place under the broiler for more toasted marshmallows. Or, don’t. Your slow cooker will already make them deliciously gooey as they cook.
3. Crock-Pot Pecan Pie
Once cooked, let the pie cool completely so it’s easier to get whole slices right from the pot.
4. Easy Slow Cooker Honey Ham
Best part about a slow-cooker ham? No need to baste while it cooks! Your Crock-Pot will do that for you.
5. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
Making fresh cranberry sauce on the stove isn’t hard, but in a slow cooker you can set it, forget it, and savor the smell of cranberries as you make the other elements of your Turkey Day feast.
6. Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese
This recipe makes a lot. After cooking your mac and cheese, put half in the freezer for an easy dinner later.
7. Crock-Pot Green Bean Casserole
One-pan green bean casserole? Yes, please. Use fresh or frozen green beans, and mix everything in the Crock-Pot itself.
8. Easy Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls
Homemade bread can take forever to make mostly because of the kneading and letting the dough rise. But with this recipe, you don’t have to proof the dough at all!
9. No-Boil Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
No boiling and no worrying about keeping them warm while everything else on the menu cooks. Just throw cut potatoes in your slow cooker along with some herbs and broth, and you’re done!
10. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
So simple, so creamy, so tasty! And it’s the perfect appetizer for your Thanksgiving feast.
11. Slow Cooker Lemon Thyme Butter Carrots
Achieve the perfect texture with your carrots this Thanksgiving by making them in a slow cooker — not too soft and with just the right firmness in the center.
12. Slow Cooker Stuffing
If you’re not into stuffing that comes out of a box, this recipe’s for you! Although it calls for several different ingredients, the end result is pretty mouthwatering.
13. 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Corn is an American staple and a must-have for Thanksgiving! Luckily, this recipe is super easy to make and only requires about 5 ingredients.
14. Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
It only takes about 10 minutes to prep this side dish, and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry!
15. Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider with Orange
The aroma of apples and spices all day long on Thanksgiving?! Yes, please!
16. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Cake
Not everyone prefers pie on Thanksgiving! If you’re on Team Cake, try this one. Cooking cake in a slow cooker locks in all the moisture, and you get a texture similar to steamed cakes.