28 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

When it comes to prepping Thanksgiving dinner, your oven and stove top are highly valuable real estate. So save some space (and effort) by whipping up a few dishes in your slow cooker instead. Here are 28 ideas to get you started.

24 Irresistible Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Soup

Oh and this one’s vegan. 

Cranberry Hot Toddy

'Tis the season. 

Garlic-herb Mashed Cauliflower

Ditch the taters and try this low-carb alternative instead.

Pear And Sausage Stuffing

The perfect balance of savory and sweet.

White Spiced Wine

A lighter take on the classic. 

Butternut Squash, Kale, And Quinoa Chili

Oooh, this will warm things up.

Black Bean, Quinoa And Sweet Potato Stew

Serve with crusty bread for mopping the bowl clean. 

Apple Cider

The whole house will smell festive.

Butternut Squash Soup With Maple Roasted Chickpeas

Our new favorite starter, courtesy of Coterie member Maria Lichty

Cranberry Sauce

A hint of citrus makes this sauce a standout.

Mashed Potatoes

The fluffiest potatoes we ever did try.

Turkey Breast With Orange And Herbs

Why the heck not?

Risotto With Butternut Squash

Who has time for all that stove-top stirring anyway? 

Scalloped Potatoes

The perfect combo of creamy and cheesy. 

Cinnamon Rolls

Save oven space—make dessert in a Crock-Pot.

Sweet And Spicy Cranberry Meatballs

These little guys are flavorful and festive.

Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Sausage Stuffing

A little bit sweet and a little bit savory.

Apple Crisp

That crispy almond-oat topping though...

Pumpkin Spice Lattes

The most festive way to get your caffeine fix.

Creamed Corn

This should hold us over until corn-on-the-cob season.

Baked Apples

Don't forget the caramel. 

Brussels Sprouts With Cranberries, Pecans And Butternut

It’s not Thanksgiving without our favorite veggies. 

Monkey Bread

You’ll be dreaming of the cream cheese drizzle for the rest of the year.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

A little pre-dinner snack for the crowd.


Hot Chocolate

Because you need something to end the night right. 

Sweet Potato Casserole

Covered in marshmallows and brown sugar, just the way we like it.

Glazed Carrots

Shh, these are basically vegetables disguised as candy.

Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.