20 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Make Right In the Crock-Pot

Courtney Leiva | Oct 29, 2018 Food & Party
20 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Make Right In the Crock-Pot


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Although Thanksgiving isn't here yet, it never hurts to start planning the holiday menu early, especially if there’s a large number of people to feed. And while an oven, stove top, and even a trusty air-fryer can be helpful in making scrumptious Thanksgiving entrees, it’s good to know that using a Crock-Pot can be more than useful if the oven space is looking pretty tight. But soups, stews, and sauces aren’t the only dishes a Crock-Pot can yield, as there are plenty of slow cooker recipes online that can provide massive culinary inspiration. And suitable for both beginners and master chefs alike, it’s safe to say there’s a recipe (or two) for everyone to try.

Aside from making mouthwatering Thanksgiving entrees (some people make holiday turkey this way!) and desserts, it’s important to note that slow cookers can also deliver yummy side dishes, as there are tons of foolproof ways to get crafty with popular holiday ingredients, such as sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and green beans. And even traditional side dish classics, like stuffing, can get the creative Crock-Pot treatment, as we found a recipe that incorporates tasty yet unexpected ingredients like wild rice. Not a stuffing person? Not to worry, as there are plenty of risotto, cranberry sauce, and even meatball recipes (yes, really) below that will please the pickiest of eaters. From green bean casserole, cinnamon sugar glazed carrots, and slow cooker mashed potatoes, here are 20 easy Thanksgiving dishes that can be easily made in a slow cooker or Crock-Pot.

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