5 Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Recipes To Free Up Time & Space

5 Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Recipes To Free Up Time & Space

If your family is anything like mine on Thanksgiving, we really put out a spread. I’m talking 10 to 12 different dishes. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert… the works! But with so much happening in the kitchen, it quickly gets stressful trying to organize time and space to make sure everything has a spot in the oven or on the stove–not to mention making sure everything is ready for the table at the same time. It takes cunning and skill. 

This year, why not try out a dish or two in the crock pot? Have two crock pots? Go for two! Chances are you are going to be up early getting things prepped anyways, so why not free up space on your range or in your oven by throwing something in the slow cooker! And, bonus, the slow cooker can keep your dish warm if other dishes aren’t quite ready. Here are five ideas for slow cooker recipes to try this Thanksgiving.

Slow Cooker Buttery Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

By: Creme de la Crumb
slow-cooker-garlic-herb-mashed-potatoes-9.jpgOr, if you prefer your Thanksgiving potatoes to be a little less savory and little more sweet…

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

By: Five Heart HomeSlow-Cooker-Sweet-Potato-Casserole-Crock-Pot-Recipe-by-Five-Heart-Home_700pxDish.jpgAnd since everyone knows Thanksgiving is all about those heavy starches, we can’t forget everyone’s favorite…

Ultra Creamy Crock Pot Mac & Cheese

By: Spend With PenniesUltra-Creamy-Crock-Pot-Mac-an-Cheese-21.jpg
Wait, did I mention starches? Yes, more starches please…

Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing

By: A Spicy Perspectiveslow-cooker-thanksgiving-stuffing-recipe-1
Or, maybe you are a master at juggling all these dishes and you just want to throw a little dessert in the slow cooker for later…

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Dump Cake

By: 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Have you been using your slow cooker to help you save time and space during Thanksgiving? Share some of your favorite slow cooker recipes! Happy feasting!



  1. Yuuummmm! These all look delicious. Think I may just try the mac and cheese one for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the tip and recipes. Using the crockpot for Thanksgiving has never occured to me.

  2. So excited to try out the mashed potatoes!!! YUM!

    1. I made these potatoes the other night for dinner with honey mustard glazed chicken thighs and a walnut and blue cheese salad. Heavenly!!

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