28 Holiday Dishes You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Get ahead on your holiday meal by opting for one of these slow-cooker dishes. Just set it and forget it until dinner time!

Crock Pot Turkey Breast

"My entire family said it was great! I did use a previously frozen boneless breast, but I had no complaints!"


Cheesy Spinach Casserole

"I love spinach and after eating this wonderful recipe, I love it even more!"


Beef Bourguignon

"Prep in 20 minutes—awesome! I was under time pressure and, sure enough, it took only 20 minutes to prep. I threw it in the slow cooker and left the house all day to return to a great-smelling kitchen and delish weekday meal."


Crock Pot Ham & Beans

"This is hands-down the best ham and beans I've ever had. If you make this and it's not thickening up yet, it's just not done. Mine started to thicken around the seven-hour mark, and there was a HUGE difference."


Drunken Meatballs

"This is super easy! The sauce thickens into a very rich and sweet glaze. I like the hint of bourbon."


Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

"A tried and true recipe. I had a pot roast in one crock pot and these potatoes in another. What a great recipe."

-Audrey M

Cheesy Winter Vegetables Casserole

"I was making this as a side dish, but then decided to add leftover cubed ham at the end to make a one-dish meal!"


Crock Pot Crème Brûlée

"Wonderful texture and flavor. Place a clean kitchen towel over the slow cooker before putting on the lid to catch drips."


Crock Pot Mac & Cheese

"This mac and cheese was amazing! Everyone I served it to actually said it was the best they'd ever eaten."


Crock Pot Lamb Shanks

"Delicious! I made the recipe without the mushrooms and used a cup of Yuengling."


Cheesy Veggie Bake

"For being so easy, this was great! In addition to the frozen veggie blend, I also added half a bag of frozen soy beans."

-Brooke the Cook in WI

Slow-Cooker Honey Ham

"Absolutely love this! It cannot be beat for simplicity and ease (three ingredients!) and it tastes fabulous."

-Bunny Slippers

Crock Pot Shrimp & Artichoke Dip

"This was a hit when I brought it to a party. It was easy to make and was perfect sitting out since it could stay heated in a crock pot."


Red Wine Crock Pot Roast

"This was outstanding! The beef was tender and the gravy was delicious."

-Audrey M

Spinach-Stuffed Shells

"Very tasty and easy to put together! I used ricotta and egg in place of the cottage cheese. I didn't miss the meat in this one at all!"


Persimmon Bread Pudding

"This is very easy to put together. It's great served hot out of the crock pot with a big dollop of whipped cream on top."


Slow-Cooked Barbecue Ribs

"I made this when I had my family over for a meal. Everyone asked for the recipe. It was loved by all! You can't get much easier ribs than these!"


Cheesy Red Potatoes

"Great potatoes! I cut mine pretty small so the cooking time was right on target."


Tamarind Sweet Potatoes

"This was a lovely treat. I loved the ease of making this in the slow cooker. I cut my potato chunks a little bigger so the cooking time was perfect."

-Baby Kato

Fruit & Nut Slow Cooker Baked Apples

"I got up extra early and made these before anyone else was awake, and I served them for breakfast. What a treat they were!"


Crock Pot Holiday Dressing

"I can't believe how good this stuff is!"


Beef Roast

"As a single male I must say that this simple recipe is delicious. It never fails to impress. My dates think I can actually cook!"


Crock Pot Italian Chicken

"I cheated and slow cooked this in my wood-burning oven, as it was on, and cooked it for about three hours with perfect results."

-French Tart

Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

"I loved this recipe! It was so quick, easy and delicious! I thickened the juice after the chops were done and made a gravy to pour over rice. The flavor was very good and the meat so tender."


Crock Pot Brilliant Red Pears

"My family really liked this and the color was beautiful!"


Crock Pot Beef Stew

"Just a wonderful, simple, full-of-beefy-goodness stew. I added the potatoes about halfway through cooking only because sometimes I find they get overcooked."

-wicked cook 46

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

"This was really good and easy, and we enjoyed it with our Christmas ham. I set the pot on high for one hour, then turned to low for four hours."

-Hey Jude

Lil' Smokies in the Crock Pot

"I have cooked these with barbecue sauce in the crock pot before, but I have to say this was much better!"

-Chef Teer