21 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!"

-fedexlisa

Cheesy Spinach Casserole

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

-Juenessa

Drunken Meatballs

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

-Chef*Lee

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!"

-*Parsley*

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."

-avonrg

Crock Pot Lamb Shanks

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

-tolst

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."

-beckbre

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!"

-yooper

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."

-Steph.

Cheesy Red Potatoes

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

-*Parsley*

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!"

-NorthwestGal

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

Crock Pot Holiday Dressing

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

-HKC

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!"

-robinator63

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

Crock Pot Brilliant Red Pears

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

-fishywitch