Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes To Make The Big Day Easy Peasy

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These easy slow cooker Thanksgiving recipes are the perfect crockpot meal ideas to cover every traditional course of the holiday. Here you’ll find vegetable side dishes, appetizers, turkey, ham, stuffing, drinks, and dessert to save you time and effort as you can make ahead these delicious Thanksgiving foods!

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Fall is Crockpot Season

I’m looking ahead to my favorite season which is right around the corner… fall.

Football is almost starting, school is already right around the corner, and September’s almost over! I am so not ready for that as a homeschooling mom but it is also a gorgeous, cool, and family oriented time of year.

I believe in using my slow cooker all year to not heat up the house in summer and save on electricity. But I know most people bring it out as the weather cools. After all not everyone eats soup all summer like me.


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Why You Need Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and every year I know we ALL struggle with running out of burners and room in the stove! The oven is full with the turkey, maybe a side of veggies, and if you add anything else in there it takes forever to cook!

Then on the stovetop, you’re probably making gravy, a side dish, a dessert, and more. 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 all in your 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!

If you don’t yet own a triple slow cooker yet you struggle to get Thanksgiving together with the stove getting full consider this

These recipes really make me want to buy one of these Triple Slow Cookers!

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 just a good idea to have around.

11 Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes


1. Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

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From Recipe Tin Eats: Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

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 Creme de la Crumb: Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

This recipe is so fun, delectable, and simple. I love glazing a ham. This 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 Creme de la Crumb: Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

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: Slow Cooker Stuffing

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 family’s 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: Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

This side dish 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: Slow Cooker Green Beans

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: Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

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: Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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’ Thanksgiving 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: Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

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 Allie: Slow Cooker White Hot Chocolate

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: Slow Cooker Cranberry Apply Cider

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 for Thanksgiving 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.

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 great and often a great deal on Amazon! 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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