Top Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Dishes
If you are the one that has been designated to prepare Thanksgiving Dinner, you will want to know about this time-saving tip.
One of the best ways to streamline Thanksgiving Dinner preparations and save yourself some time is taking advantage of any recipes that can be made in slow cookers.
You can also use your slow cookers to keep dishes warm until you have finished preparing the rest of the meal.
These help to free up the valuable stove and oven space for those dishes that cannot be cooked ahead of time or in a slow cooker. They also help keep the house from getting as hot as it would if you were to cook everything on your stovetop or in your oven.
I also use a roaster to cook our turkey for these same reasons. I can use the oven to bake all kinds of delicious desserts without worrying about how to cook everything using just my oven.
Here are some Top Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Dishes:
Mashed Potatoes –
This is a simple recipe that I have been using for years.
Peel 5 lbs potatoes and cut into 1-inch chunks and add to your large slow cooker along with 1 stick of butter and 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth. Cook on high for about 4 hours until chunks are soft enough to mash. Add 1 cup of milk and mash until desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to salt.
Green Bean Casserole –
This is a simple Green Bean Casserole recipe that can be made in a slow cooker and ready to go when dinner is finished.
Cranberry Sauce –
You can very easily adapt any homemade cranberry recipe you use to a slow cooker version. If you don’t have a recipe, I suggest this one.
It doesn’t matter if you call it stuffing or dressing, you can prepare any stuffing recipe and add it to a slow cooker to cook for 6-8 hours on low. This recipe makes it easy to throw together homemade stuffing and allow it to cook while you work on other components to your dinner.
Apple Crisp –
This Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe is my family’s favorite! You can cook it in your oven, or add it to your slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
I hope you will consider using a slow cooker or two this year in your Thanksgiving Dinner Preparations to save time and space.