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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 23 ideas to get you started.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Spice up your typical spuds.

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Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

A little bit sweet and a little bit savory.

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Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Meatballs

These little guys are flavorful and festive.

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Cinnamon Sugar Butternut Squash

Shh, these are basically vegetables disguised as candy.

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Brown Butter Carrots

In fact, let’s just cook all of our Thanksgiving veggies in sugar.

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

A little pre-dinner snack for the crowd.

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Turkey Breast

Why the heck not?

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Sweet Potato Casserole

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

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Creamed Corn

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

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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The fluffiest potatoes we ever did try.

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Garlic Herb Mashed Cauliflower

Or you could ditch the taters altogether and try this low-carb alternative.

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Cranberry Apple Stuffing

This side is the perfect balance of savory and sweet.

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Butternut Squash Soup

Oooh, this will warm things up.

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Slow-Cooker Cornbread

Because you need something to dunk in the soup.

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Cranberry Sauce

A hint of citrus makes this sauce a standout.

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Butternut Squash Risotto

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

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Pumpkin Spice Lattes

The most festive way to get your caffeine fix.

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Pecan Pie

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

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Spiced Mulled Wine

The whole house will smell festive.

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Apple Cobbler

You’re going to need some vanilla ice cream for this.

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Cranberry Apple Cider

We’re thirsty just thinking about it.

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Pumpkin Monkey Bread

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

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