20 Crock-Pot Easter Recipes for a Tasty Dinner After the Egg Hunt

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All right, spring is finally here and I'm seeing Easter candy in shop windows. And to me that means one thing: Time to buy candy! Wait, two things: Time to buy candy AND plan my Easter dinner menu. Maybe this year, the weather will be sunny and warm enough to spend time outside. In that case, I don't want to spend the day indoors, cooking. I want the slow cooker to do the work for me. So here are 20 happy, springy Easter dishes anyone can make in the Crock-Pot.

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1. Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip: How about a little something to nibble while we're getting together these other dishes? Make this the night before.

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2. Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Ham: Let those sugars slowly seep into the ham all day with this tempting slow cooker recipe. Prep time is just five minutes, and the recipe uses just six ingredients.

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3. Mint Glazed Lamb: For families who do lamb for Easter, here's a slow cooker version of a classic. It's made with mint jelly -- and those who are skeptical and have never tried it before may be surprised at how perfectly those flavors go together.

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4. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken: This recipe sounds like it would have just the right light, springy flavors we all want for Easter.

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5. Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes: As far as I'm concerned, Easter = scalloped potatoes. Maybe that's just me? This recipe is loaded with cheesy goodness.

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6. Wild Rice Pilaf: If scalloped potatoes aren't our thing, then we're going to be satisfied with this fluffy, flavorful rice pilaf recipe.

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7. Honey Glazed Carrots: Every-bunny loves carrots for Easter! (Sorry, couldn't help it.) These sweet veggies are a snap in the slow cooker. Or -- here's a sneaky idea -- add chopped carrots about halfway through cooking the glazed lamb or ham.

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8. Slow Cooker Baked Lemon Cake: For dessert, how about this super-moist lemon cake.  

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9. Slow Cooker Peach-Glazed Pork Chops: What tastes more like spring than a warm peach glaze? 

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10. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn: Creamed corn is a comforting side that's also super simple to make! It only requires five ingredients. 


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11. Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler: Warm and gooey berries will steal the show at Easter dinner with this recipe. 

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12. Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon: This hearty and tender stew will be a hit with everyone, we promise! 

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13. Slow Cooker Asparagus-Barley Risotto: For a creamy and vegetarian side that doesn't lack on heartiness, whip up this risotto!

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14. Crock-Pot Apple Cranberry-Stuffed Pork Loin: The perfectly cooked tenderloin plus the tangy cranberries and crunchy apples make for a dish that's juicy in all senses of the word.

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15. Slow Cooker Lemon and Dill Salmon: Want a main dish that's lighter than pork or beef? How about this lemon and dill salmon?

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16. Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions: For a savory main dish, try out this brisket recipe that'll leave a pool of delicious broth.

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17. Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts: These Brussel sprouts only require about 10 minutes of prep time, and then the slow cooker does the rest. 

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18. Slow Cooker Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting: Forget the oven, this carrot cake is perfect for Easter and made in a Crock-Pot!

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19. Cheesy Crock-Pot Green Bean Casserole: Sure, these greens are covered in cheesy goodness, but hey, it's one way to get kids to eat their veggies!

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20. Slow Cooker Hot Crab Dip: This hot crab dip is so rich that we need to be careful people don't fill up on just this!

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