These Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Recipes will save space in your oven and make cooking holiday dinner a breeze! You can make almost any Thanksgiving dish in the crock pot…even turkey!
What Thanksgiving Dishes Can You Make in a Slow Cooker?
When it comes to feeding everyone in the family during the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s always a good idea to have options. A slow cooker or crockpot is an invaluable tool in your kitchen to help get the holiday meal on the table.
One of the problems our family has when preparing Thanksgiving dinner is that we run out of room in the oven! It seems like just about every holiday dish needs oven space!
BUT if you have a slow cooker, you can free up some oven space and save time with a set-it-and-forget-it dish! If you have multiple slow cookers, you can create multiple dishes!
You can make just about any type of Thanksgiving food in a slow cooker…even turkey! Of course you won’t be able to cooke everything in the crockpot, but you can choose a dish or two to try! We have everything from turkey, to classic side dishes, to festive drinks and desserts!
40+ Thanksgiving Crockpot Recipes
Here are some of the best crockpot Thanksgiving recipes that everyone will love. You can scroll down to see them all, or click on a type of recipe in the table of contents below to jump right to it.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Recipes
Yep, you can even make the main course in your slow cooker! This is a great option for smaller groups.
Crock Pot Slow Cooker Turkey Breast — Learn how to cook a turkey breast to be perfectly JUICY with this easy Crock Pot slow cooker turkey breast recipe! Just 10 minutes to prep, then the bone-in turkey breast cooks itself.
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast — It’s a one-pot dinner that takes only a few minutes to put together and is perfect for a smaller Thanksgiving meal or Christmas dinner gathering! It’s also Weight Watchers friendly and gluten-free!
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy — This Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy is a wonderful option if you’re feeding a smaller group for the holidays. This smaller cut allows you to create this classic, comforting meal with a minimal amount of effort.
Slow Cooker Recipes for Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Create flavorful holiday sides with hardly any effort! The slow cooker does all the work for you!
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes — Rich, buttery and SO easy to make! No boiling water, no draining…foolproof potatoes every single time!
Slow Cooker Rosemary Bread — Soft, buttery bread with a hint of herbs. Perfect to accompany turkey and gravy!
Country Style Collard Greens in the Slow Cooker — Country Style is relative, but the flavor on these slow-cooked Collard Greens is not. Using smoked turkey wings and spices make this the easiest side ever.
Green Bean Casserole in a Slow Cooker — This classic green bean casserole recipe is translated into a simple and easy slow cooker dish for busy holiday kitchens.
Vegan Crockpot Lasagna Soup — Vegetarian lasagna soup made hearty with mushrooms and lentils is the perfect thanksgiving side or main!
BBQ Creamed Corn — This copycat Rudy’s creamed corn is sure to wow your Thanksgiving guests. Best of all, you can free up oven space by making it in your slow cooker.
No Boil Crockpot Mac and Cheese — This no-boil crockpot mac and cheese is perfect for Thanksgiving or other gatherings when your oven is full.
Crock Pot Corn Casserole — This slow cooker corn casserole is a Thanksgiving side dish you will make year after year.
Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup — Sweet, spicy, & rich homemade butternut squash soup is the perfect first course for your Thanksgiving meal. This easy slow cooker butternut squash soup recipe is so simple to make yet impresses everyone.
Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole — Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole in a slow cooker saves the day when your oven is busy on Thanksgiving! With brown sugar, cinnamon, and marshmallows, these crock-pot sweet potatoes have all the fixings but can be made without taking up valuable oven space.
Crock Pot Au Gratin Potatoes — Crock pot Au Gratin Potatoes are the ultimate easy-to-make comfort food. The perfect side dish for any holiday dinner, these potatoes are a carb-lovers dream.
Southern Style Green Beans — Southern Green Beans are the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish. This set-it-and-forget side is loaded with irresistible flavor!
Slow Cooker Cranberry-Pear Sauce with Ginger — A blending of fall flavors makes this recipe layered, sweet, and tart. A perfect compliment to any meal!
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes — This recipe has decadent caramelized onions in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce with simple seasonings. It’s make-ahead and Crock Pot friendly and the perfect side dish idea for friends and family.
Crock Pot Stuffing — Save oven space on the holidays with this easy Crock-Pot Stuffing recipe. This hands-off method is a real timesaver and creates the most delicious bread stuffing!
Slow Cooker Cheesy Vegetables — Cauliflower, broccoli, leeks, and carrots are slow-cooked in a creamy cheese sauce. My Slow Cooker Cheesy Vegetables is a hands-off side that is perfect to accompany a weeknight meal or a holiday side dish.
Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts — Super Easy Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts. Made with a homemade balsamic reduction,. All you need is 10 minutes of prep time to make this! It’s the perfect healthy side dish for Thanksgiving!
Slow Cooker Candied Yams — Forget the canned yams and make these dreamy and saucy yams from scratch.
Acorn Squash — There’s only so much room in the oven on Thanksgiving. Use your slow cooker for perfect acorn squash!
Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots — Sweet and savory brown sugar-glazed carrots are coated in butter and sugar and cooked to tender perfection. Your whole family will love these slow cooker carrots!
Crock Pot Squash Casserole — Wow your guests this Thanksgiving with this Crock Pot Squash Casserole Recipe.
Slow Cooked Green Beans and Bacon — These delicious green beans are cooked low and slow with tons of flavor from the pork.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Topping — Using your Crockpot to prepare potatoes is easy, delicious, and frees up oven space should you need it.
Crockpot Green Bean Casserole — This crockpot casserole is a fun twist on a Thanksgiving classic.
Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar — This easy Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar recipe creates delicious glazed carrots with minimal effort!
Crockpot Roasted Potatoes — Crockpot Roasted Potatoes are russet potatoes roasted in a crockpot or slow cooker with garlic, Italian Seasoning herbs, including rosemary, and parmesan cheese. These Crockpot Roasted Potatoes are perfect for a weekend or holiday dinner.
Warming Thanksgiving Drinks
Warm up on a cool night with these festive drink recipes you can make in your slow cooker!
Crockpot Mulled Apple Cider — A delicious festive refreshment for the whole family. It will make the house smell amazing too!
Slow Cooker Low-Carb Mulled Wine — Don’t spend your time in the kitchen making drinks for your guests, pop this on and they can help themselves.
Fizzy Crockpot Apple Cider — A kid-friendly crockpot apple cider that’s both easy to make and will have your house smelling like fall all day!
Slow Cooker Homemade Turkey Stock — This effortless recipe transforms the end of Thanksgiving leftover turkey into liquid gold! Slow Cooker Homemade Turkey Stock is a cinch to make for immediate use or to be frozen.
Sweet Crockpot Thanksgiving Recipes
Finish the big meal with a tasty treat! These desserts will make your whole house smell fabulous and they taste amazing too!
Slow Cooker Fall French Toast Casserole — A sweet combination of maple and pumpkin flavors. Makes a wonderful dessert or make-ahead breakfast for the next day!
Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake — A warm, gooey-gooey chocolate alternative to the usual pumpkin desserts. It can be cooking in the background while you’re prepping dinner!
Crockpot Bread Pudding — This crockpot bread pudding couldn’t be easier to make! All you need is five minutes of prep to make this crowd-pleasing dessert.
Crockpot Chocolate Cherry Cobbler — If you love chocolate cake, you will love this tasty and delicious chocolate cherry cobbler dessert.
Apple Cobbler — If you’re looking for an easy dessert, this crockpot apple cobbler is as easy as “set it and forget it”. You’ll use the slow cooker for this delicious treat, and using a cake mix as the base makes it convenient and simple.
Homemade Slow Cooker Applesauce — This three-ingredient slow cooker applesauce is so easy to make! It’s delicious as a side, a snack, or even for dessert!
Easy Crock Pot Fried Apples — These Easy Crock Pot Fried Apples are a perfect, effortless Thanksgiving side dish or an everyday treat! You’ll love how easy they are to whip up!
Pumpkin Rice Pudding in the Slow Cooker — This slow cooker rice pudding is perfect for fall! Make this EASY pumpkin spice crockpot rice pudding with minimal effort and delicious results.
Easy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter — Nothing can be more cozy than thick, sweet, dreamy aromas and tastes of perfectly spiced and sweetened pumpkin butter! No need to roast your own pumpkin for this gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free crock-pot recipe either!
Slow Cooker Apple Butter — Thick, creamy, and sweet Slow Cooker Apple Butter with no peeling required! All those freshly picked apples cooked down in the crock-pot for a perfect sweet and aromatic spread recipe that’s gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free!
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