10 Lip-Smacking Crock-Pot Side Dishes You Have to Try Right Now (PHOTOS)

Rebecca Stokes | Apr 24, 2014 Food & Party

crockpot sides in a snap!Your Crock-Pot is probably one of your favorite go-to kitchen tools. It's so easy -- just toss in some ingredients and come home from a long day to a tasty, warm dinner in a snap! But your Crock-Pot can do so much more than just knock great entrees right out of the park.

Sure, you know it can handle desserts (Crock-Pot brownies anyone?), but did you know that when it comes to sides, the Crock-Pot can take your meal from a one-pot wonder to a veritable three-course culinary tour? I've made myself hungry just thinking about it. Though admittedly, it is lunchtime.

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We've rounded up 10 of our favorite side dishes for the Crock-Pot. They are savory, splendid accompaniments to every meal, and they are good year 'round. Just because it gets a little warmer outside, that's no reason to leave your Crock-Pot on lock-down until the chilly months return. Stay away from the oven with these 10 great sides.

What do you use your Crock-Pot for the most?


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