Adding these to the list of things we’re thankful for.
Hosting Thanksgiving is no easy to-do. It's more than just a feast for the family. The house needs to look its best, the table must be set beautifully, and the food should be cooked to perfection. During those busy weeks leading up to Turkey Day, there’s nothing like a slow-cooker recipe to keep you calm. To help your planning and cooking schedules this November, we’ve got the best slow-cooker Thanksgiving recipes. These will save you time and oven space so that you can get everything finished before your guests arrive. From classic slow-cooker vegetables for Thanksgiving like green beans and carrots to slow-cooker sides like sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and yams, you won't be missing out on anything this Thanksgiving. If you’ve never cooked a turkey but want to try something homemade, we’ve got the easiest turkey recipes around. For one of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes, both the turkey and the stuffing cook in the slow cooker at the same time. Genius, we admit. (Mama said so.) And don’t even think about worrying about dessert–there’s something for everyone, cranberry upside-down cake included. Hosting Thanksgiving is stressful, so make it easier on yourself with these delicious recipes.
Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole
This classic holiday recipe is just as delicious but so much easier when made in your slow cooker.
Uncle Jack’s Mac-and-Cheese
Recipe: Uncle Jack's Mac-and-Cheese
Make the kids’ favorite holiday side in the slow cooker and save the oven for the turkey and dressing.
Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
Switch up your go-to mashed or scalloped potatoes and try this version.
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Green Beans
Whether in a casserole or on their own, green beans deserve a spot at the Thanksgiving table (and these have bacon).
Slow-Cooker Cornbread Dressing
Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
Recipe: Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
Got extra sweet potatoes and holiday company? Say hello to your day-after-Thanksgiving brunch casserole.
Apple Butter-Glazed Turkey
Balsamic Root Vegetables
Recipe: Balsamic Root Vegetables
These tender vegetables are cooked with cranberries for added holiday flare.
Stewed Green Beans and Tomatoes
Recipe: Stewed Green Beans and Tomatoes
This Southern side has a slightly Asian flare for the Thanksgiving table that will sway off the traditional path.
Easy-Does-It Mashed Sweet Potatoes
It’s all in the name with this easy recipe. Go healthier than traditional mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving.
Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham
Recipe: Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham
If your family likes to serve both ham and turkey at Thanksgiving, this five-ingredient recipe is the absolute easiest way to get ham on the table.
Turkey Breast and Herb-Cornbread Stuffing
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner’s biggest stars in one slow cooker is what we call winning.
Dinde Au Vin
Recipe: Dinde Au Vin
This rich turkey recipe with pancetta, cremini mushrooms, carrots, pearl onions, and tons of seasoning looks fancier than any slow-cooker recipe we’ve seen.
Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
Recipe: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
Leave off the cranberry salad—this cranberry upside-down cake is how we’ll be eating our cranberries this Thanksgiving.
Apple and Pear Crisp
Recipe: Apple and Pear Crisp
This apple and pear crisp deserves a scoop of vanilla ice cream as a partner.
Chocolate Lava Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Pumpkin pie isn’t going to satisfy the chocolate-lovers at your Thanksgiving dinner. They’ll love this decadent slow-cooker cake.
Triple-Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters
These triple-chocolate-covered peanut clusters are the perfect bite-sized dessert to set on the dessert table for guests who want something portable.
Slow Cooker Apple Cake
Recipe: Slow Cooker Apple Cake
No one will guess that this soft cake came out of the slow cooker.
Chocolate-Cinnamon Latte Cake
Recipe: Chocolate-Cinnamon Latte Cake
We bet that even after the biggest Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll still manage to find room for this chocolaty cake.