(Updated with new recipes on September 20, 2023)
There’s nothing easier than fixing Thanksgiving recipes in the crock pot. You can gather the ingredients together, put the lid on, and wait for it to get done.
Thanksgiving is a time when everyone wants to have the food turn out just right and for everyone to love it. And hope that Uncle Fred doesn’t drink too much and start snoring!
You might not want to be responsible for all these dishes in the crock pot. But you could ask family and friends to help out with their own crock pots to make things easier.
Either way, the whatever is cooked in the crock pot tends to turn out moist and delicious.
Slow Cooker Turkey & Stuffing:
When you think of the Thanksgiving meal, most everyone thinks of turkey and dressing.
The prep for this recipe is 10 minutes. Then it will take 6 hours to cook in the crock pot.
It’s the easiest way to ensure that the turkey and dressing will be moist and tender and not have to check on it all day.
The dressing goes inside the turkey cavity and then you add chicken broth.
Slow Cooker Glazed Ham:
This slow cooker glazed ham is cooked in a sweet and spicy brown sugar glaze.
Put the ham in the slow cooker with a bit of water to keep it from scorching. Then cover and cook on low for about 6 hours.
About an hour before serving, make the sauce and pour it over the ham. Cook another 30 minutes.
Crock Pot Stuffing:
To me the dressing/stuffing is the best part of the holiday meal. I could eat nothing but stuffing on Thanksgiving and I’d be happy. Dressing is what I consider comfort food.
This recipe is made with fresh bread, vegetables and herbs.
Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole:
I’ve always wanted to cook sweet potato casserole, and for some reason never have. Maybe I’ll try this delectable dish soon.
Peeling the potatoes actually looks like the toughest part of this recipe!
Rudy’s Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn:
The creator of this recipe says it takes about two minutes to get the ingredients together for this dish. Then about four hours later, just stir and serve.
She says she always tastes the creamed corn around the three-hour mark, and then she has trouble staying out of it!
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes:
This blogger says an easy way to make a large batch of mashed potatoes is to cook them in the slow cooker.
Even better, since you cook Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes in milk, you don’t have to drain the liquid.
She said she likes to make a big batch and then have leftovers throughout the week.
You mash the potatoes right in the crock pot, and you can even serve it from there. Then there’s no serving bowl to wash.
Crock Pot Parmesan Potato Wedges:
Who doesn’t love potatoes? If you aren’t a fan of mashed potatoes, then maybe this recipe for Parmesan potato wedges is for you.
All you have to do is cut the potatoes up and toss them in the crock pot with onions, butter, and seasonings. Then the pot does the rest.
At dinnertime, you just dish them out, sprinkle on some Parmesan, and serve.
Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole:
I think it goes without saying that just about everyone thinks green bean casserole should be on the menu at holiday time. I know I do.
In this recipe, three cans of drained green beans are used. Or about five cups of fresh or frozen green beans.
Crock Pot Honey Glazed Carrots:
These honey glazed carrots take very little time to put together.
You can use the full sized carrots that you cut up yourself (the recipe creator prefers it done this way.) Or you can go the pre-cut and pre-bagged carrots route.
Just peel and slice the carrots. Melt the butter and honey together. Add the carrots to the slow cooker and toss with the honey butter.
Cook on high for three hours or until tender.
Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce:
One thing this crock pot dish does is make the house smell wonderful!
Once everything is in the crock pot, stir the cranberry sauce every hour or so. This helps the mixture cook evenly and not get scorched.
All these recipes make me think: Is there anything you can’t make in the crock pot?
The very best thing is that these dishes are all Thanksgiving recipes you can cook in the crock pot.
Now all you have to worry about are the desserts. And guess what? You can make many desserts in the crock pot as well!