Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes To Make The Big Day Easy Peasy

It’s already fall. Football has started, school is in, and September’s almost over! Pinch me. But I’m loving the cooler weather and somehow forgot that September and October are even more beautiful in Washington than the gorgeous mild summer. (Coming from a Southern Californian at least.)

I believe in using my slow cooker all year to not heat up the house in summer and save on electricity. (Do you have an electric stove? I do now and despise it! It’s so expensive to run and I just prefer cooking over a gas stove.) But I know most people bring it out as the weather cools. After all not everyone eats soup all summer like me.

So I thought it the PERFECT time for another amazing slow cooker roundup!

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching and every year I know we ALL struggle with running out of burners and room in the stove! So I have a brilliant way to help you out! I’ve rounded up 11 wonderful slow cooker Thanksgiving recipes to add another delicious way to make EVERYTHING from the main course, to side dishes, to tasty drinks in the slow cooker! Enjoy these mouth watering recipes and don’t forget to pin this for the big day! You can find lots of other healthy and delicious main courses to make in your Crockpot here too!


11 Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes


  1. Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

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From: Recipe Tin Eats

I have only had slow cooker turkey breast once at a company party and it is the most moist turkey breast you have ever tried! For a small amount of company, a business get together, or just for the family, this recipe is so delicious! It will turn out so moist and flavorful you just might choose to cook it like this every time from now on.

2. Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

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From: Crème de la Crumb

This recipe is so fun, delectable, and simple. I love glazing a ham. The sauce recipe is iconic and this recipe has the versatility to work perfectly for a small ham about 2 lbs all the way up through a large one of 7 or 8 lbs! Just remember to double the tasty sauce and you’re set. Perfect for when the oven is already occupied by that monster of a bird.


3. Slow Cooker Buttery Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

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From: Crème de la Crumb

Ok, clearly I love the recipes Tiffany gives us from her beautiful site Crème de la Crumb! This recipe is so simple, creamy, and flavorful. Never worry about bland mashed potatoes again when this is your go-to recipe!


4. Slow Cooker Stuffing

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From: Kresha at Nourishing Joy

I’ve never made stuffing in the slow cooker but I picked up a box of Stovetop last week on clearance so I’m giving this a try next week! It’s the perfect dish to add to a slow cooker and so versatile! It’s especially perfect if that’s what you get to bring to a get-together. Everyone has their own take on stuffing and this recipe is easily adaptable to suit any families traditional recipe. Just make sure any meat you add has been pre cooked.


5. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

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From: Damn Delicious

This side is exactly what it states: super creamy corn. It’s not the healthiest but as the blog name states it’s ‘Damn Delicious.’ It’ll be a fan favorite at any gathering and is so simple to make in a slow cooker!


6. The Best Green Beans

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From: Her View From Home

Here is another absolutely perfect vegetable side for your Thanksgiving dinner this year. AND in the slow cooker too! These green beans are simple, zesty, and loaded with bacon! Which will sell even the men (you know, the ones like my husband that love meat with a side of meat!) on having the green beans this year.


7. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

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From: Gimme Some Oven

Homemade cranberry sauce just kicks up the homemade hands on feeling an extra notch beyond popping open a premade can. This recipe has got to be the easiest here as you basically throw all the goodies into the slow cooker and stir. It’s sweet and tart and will help free up that much needed burner with a perfect healthier homemade touch.


8. Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

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From: Chungah at Damn Delicious

I’ve been trying to do this roundup in some semblance of an order and just couldn’t figure out where to slide in this mouthwatering recipe so here it is. My favorite appetizer from our families’ Thanksgivings was my Aunt’s spinach artichoke dip. It’s creamy and delicious and addictive. This is a spinach loaded, creamy, slow cooker version for you to make this year to be the hit of the party!


9. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

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From: Cincy Shopper

This is the perfect, sweet, classic side dish for your Thanksgiving get-together this year! It has just the right amount of sweet dessert quality and the sprinkling of pecans give it a perfect crunch. Absolutely made to be slow cooked, this is a must try!

10. Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

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From: Tornadough Alli

I adore ALL THINGS pumpkin spice. AND my favorite fall drink is hot chocolate. So I think pumpkin spice white hot chocolate is the perfect savory drink to sip after that huge meal while playing games, watching football, or catching up with the family. I can’t wait to try this one.


11. Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

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From: Ashley at The Recipe Rebel

I went to Pinterest tonight to grab the recipes I’d saved for this roundup and THIS popped up in my main feed. I’m so glad! This cider is fancy and flavorful and really perfect for the entire family. It is so festive and absolutely perfect to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner this year!


Now you’re covered from drinks to desserts all in your slow cooker!

I think I rounded up the entire traditional meal for you here… did I leave anything out you’d like to see? Let me know below! You can make some of these the day before AND have some cooking during the big day. The burners and stove fill up fast and everything in the slow cooker turns out so moist and delicious! Hope I helped you to save some time and energy this year to take a little stress off. Although these recipes really make me want to buy one of these BELLA Triple Slow Cooker!

Go ahead and grab one right now from Amazon through the link if you’re head is screaming “Yes! I totally need that this year!” Or if you host often it’s a great buy and I’ve always been really happy with Bella’s kitchen appliances.

And I have no idea why this awesome slow cooker is so darn cheap right now but I had to share it with you in case you need to pick one up now! This Proctor-Silex 4-Quart Slow Cooker is only $12 right now! Is it black Friday early? Score!


If you love this roundup you’ve got to hop on over to check out my Healthy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes You Have To Make This Fall and 7 Healthy Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes For Your Busy Life too!

If you still want some more dessert recipes I’ve got you covered in my Blackberry Recipe Roundup! Check it out. Let me know what you think in the comments below and please sign up for our mailing list too if you like what you see.

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