Thursday, November 21, 2013

50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker Thanksgiving

Here are 50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker Thanksgiving to help free up oven and stove space on the big day!

50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker Thanksgiving featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com


I've been working hard during November to bring you plenty of ideas for using the slow cooker to help with Thanksgiving dinner.  We've made our way through Slow Cooker Turkey Breast, Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes, Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes, Slow Cooker Stuffing, and Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce.  If you're planning to use the slow cooker to free up oven space on Thanksgiving, now it's time to make some decisions.  To help you with that, I've collected all the Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Round-Ups here in one spot.  Have fun checking out the recipes, and let me know in the comments which ones you're planning to try!

(Edit 2014:  I am adding some more Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes I've discovered this year, enjoy!)


50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker Thanksgiving featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com

First up, Slow Cooker Turkey Breast.  Even if you're making a turkey in the oven, this is an easy way to get extra turkey for sandwiches.  Here are the recipes:

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Stuffed with Wild Rice and Cranberries from The Perfect Pantry

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast from Kitchen Parade

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy from Andrea Meyers

How to Cook a Turkey Breast in the CrockPot from Kalyn's Kitchen

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast for Sandwiches, Salads, and Pasta from The Perfect Pantry

Slow Cooker Perfect Turkey Breast from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Creamy Turkey Dinner from A Year of Slow Cooking

Special Turkey Breast from Gluten-Free Easily

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Stuffed with Ricotta, Tomato, and Basil from The Perfect Pantry

CrockPot Turkey Breast from A Year of Slow Cooking


50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker Thanksgiving featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com

Next up is everybody's favorite, Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes. If you only use one trick from all my round-ups, this should be the one.  Here are the recipes:

Ultimate Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Real Mom Kitchen

Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Skinny Ms.

Garlic, Parmesan, and Rosemary Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Smoked Paprika Mashed Potatoes from Coconut and Lime

Slow Cooker Country Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Diethood

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from The Yummy Life

Ultimate Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Moola Saving Mom

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes from A Year of Slow Cooking

Easy CrockPot Mashed Potatoes from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Coconut and Lime


50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker Thanksgiving featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com

Another favorite for many people is Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes.  If you've never tried sweet potatoes in the slow cooker, they turn out just as perfectly as potatoes do.  Here are the recipes:

Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes from A Year of Slow Cooking

Coconut-Pecan Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes from Simple Bites

Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Potatoes from Kalyn's Kitchen

Easy Crockpot Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Jeanette's Healthy Living

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Mash with Pecans from Six Sisters' Stuff

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry and Orange from A Veggie Venture

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash from Skinny Ms.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes from Six Sisters' Stuff

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker from A Veggie Venture


50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker Thanksgiving featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com

This is the idea I really want to try this year, Slow Cooker Stuffing.  I'm not sure which one I'll do because these all look good to me. Here are the recipes:

Slow Cooker Sausage, Apple, and Sage Stuffing from Sweet Treats and More

Cornbread, Leek, and Bacon Stuffing in the Crock Pot from Savour Fare

Slow Cooker Stuffing with Apple and Sausage from A Year of Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Stuffing from The Kitchen is My Playground

Challah Slow Cooker Stuffing from The Shiksa in the Kitchen

Skinny Slow Cooker Cornbread Stuffing from Skinny Ms.

Crock Pot Sausage Stuffing from I Wash You Dry

Perfect Homemade Stuffing in the CrockPot (Gluten Free) from A Year of Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Stuffing from Culinary Cory

Slow Cooker Sausage Apple Stuffing (Weight Watcher's Friendly)  from Simple Nourished Living


50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker Thanksgiving featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com

Last, but absolutely positively not least we have Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce.  I love the idea of making your own cranberry sauce so you know just what's in it.  Here are the recipes:

Crockpot Apple and Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Crystallized Ginger from Cookin' Canuck

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from The Lemon Bowl

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Emily Bites

Slow Cooker Whole Cranberry Sauce from Kitchen Parade

Slow Cooker Homemade Cranberry Sauce from A Year of Slow Cooking

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from The Gracious Pantry

Sugar-Free Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from The Perfect Pantry

CrockPot Holiday Cranberry Sauce from Heather's Dish

 Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Burnt Apple

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Skinny Ms.


More Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Ideas from 2014:
(I'm adding some more great Slow Cooker Thanksgiving ideas I found in 2014, enjoy!)

Rudy's Slow Cooker Creamed Corn from Barefeet in the Kitchen

Garlic Sweet Potato Mash from Skinnytaste

Gluten-Free Dressing (Stuffing) from The Weary Chef

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms from The Foodie Corner

Holiday Mashed Potatoes with Bacon, Ricotta, Parmesan, and Thyme from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Sweet Potato-Apple Sauce (and recipe for Sweet Potato-Applesauce Muffins) from Yankee Kitchen Ninja

Green Bean Casserole from Crockpot Gourmet


Hopefully this group of amazing-sounding recipes should give you a good start on the Thanksgiving menu for this year.  Let us know in the comments if you have other good ideas for using the slow cooker on Thanksgiving!

8 comments:

  1. Wowie zowie! I think I need to buy more slow cookers to handle all of these great recipes.

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  2. Lydia, it's definitely good to have a few of them going on Thanksgiving!

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  3. What a fabulous round up of Thanksgiving recipes, Kaylyn! Thank you so much for including my Slow Cooker Stuffing.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

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  4. Tracey, my pleasure. So glad you like the round-up!

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  5. Love having these slow cooker Thanksgiving recipes all in one place. Have bookmarked for quick reference.

    Thanks for including my stuffing, Kalyn.

    Warmly,

    Martha

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  6. Martha, my pleasure! So glad the post is useful.

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  7. This is awesome! I am a nurse that is working the night before Thanksgiving. It will be so nice to pop stuffing and mashed potatoes in the slower cooker while the turkey cooks so I can snooze. :)

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  8. My mom was a nurse, so I know what that's like. So glad this is going to be helpful for you!

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