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

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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krys1025 krys1025

I usually do beans, pot roast, and soups in the crock pot. I did ribs one time and they were yummy!

Madel... Madelaine

I am actually cooking chicken in mine right now!

jessi... jessicasmom1

I love my crockpot .. pork chops, chicken, lasagna, roast, ribs , meatballs 

sukainah sukainah

Yummy, those look great!  I have yet to get a crockpot. :-(  One day I will get one and I know I'll be using it often!

slw123 slw123

I really need to use my crockpot more.

Wish2Be Wish2Be

BBQ Country Ribs ! 

elasmimi elasmimi

I do main dishes and desserts, but never thought of sides. The mac and cheese looks great!

godde... goddess99

I use mine for lasagna, bbq, ... I ♥ my crockpot!

Now that we're selling our home, I put orange slices and cinnamon sticks (w/water) in my small crockpot and put it on high for a few hours, the house smells so good!

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