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20 Ways to Slow Cooker Your Way Through Thanksgiving

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Here’s a list of 20 slow cooker items that are yummy and great for sharing this Thanksgiving.


The holidays can be hectic as all get out. But don’t let that get you down – Fall is also a great time for feasting! Some of the best food-based gatherings are right around the corner. Maybe you’re planning to get together with friends or family to get your noms on. But you’re totes busy; I get it. There are so many things to do and only so many hours in which to achieve all the things.

Gather ‘round as I impart some wisdom that will enrich your life. Ready? Two words: Slow cooker. Yup, that’s all you need to make a magical harvest feast happen. Your slow cooker will the lion’s share of the work allowing you the freedom to take care of any pesky tasks that would otherwise stand between you and a fantastic food!

Here’s a list of 20 slow cooker items that are yummy and great for sharing this Thanksgiving:


1. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cake

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cake

No, your eyes do not deceive you! This is a CAKE that you make in your slow cooker. Betty Crocker® Spice Cake Mix and pumpkin pie puree provide perfect harvest flavors for your feast!


2. Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Rich, creamy and just a little dreamy, this mac and cheese recipe will float anyone’s boat.


3. Slow Cooker Balsamic Root Veggies

Slow Cooker Balsamic Root Veggies

Trust me when I tell you that parsnips are your (very delicious) friends. And they just want to be as tasty as they can possibly be. Lucky for you, this recipe makes their dreams comes true.


4. Homemade Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Bright and tangy, orange juice and Grand Marnier™ help intensify the yum of homemade cranberry sauce.


5. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash-Parsnip Soup

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash-Parsnip Soup

Parsnip, butternut squash and granny smith apples are bathed in a beauteous chicken broth and savory spices – ready to fill up your belly!


6. Ultimate Slow Cooker Potatoes

Ultimate Slow Cooker Potatoes

Want the tastiest, creamiest spuds in the block? Betty Crocker™ Potato Buds™ mashed potatoes, milk, butter and cream cheese guarantee that you’ll have the best taters ever!


7. Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Applesauce

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Applesauce

Sweet potatoes, brown sugar and applesauce – what sort of flavorful madness is this? It’s the kind you want to put in your face, trust me.


8. Slow Cooker Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

Slow Cooker Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

These meatballs are round, their zesty sauce is of red; eat all the meatballs, but not before bed. I mean you could – but who wants sauce on their pillows? Besides, aren’t you supposed to be sharing these?


9. Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

I’ve made this before and let me tell you, it is dangerous. First of all, there is absolutely nothing that you can put it on that doesn’t taste freakin’ amazing! Also, it is so soooo good that there’s a very high probability of you eating it all yourself, with a spoon.


10. Slow Cooker Curried Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Curried Squash Soup

Apples, squash, curry and rich creamy coconut milk are combined in a rich and delicious soup that’ll keep the cold weather chills at bay.


11. Slow Cooker Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Slow Cooker Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Everyone loves dipping stuff in other stuff! You can totally make this dip in your slow cooker and then pretend it was a super-hard, rigorous process. No one has to know that you just threw everything in and walked away.


12. Slow Cooker Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Potatoes

Slow Cooker Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Potatoes

Look at these golden little discs of yum; it’s like tiny delicious suns on your plate. This is a perfect side dish that requires minimal effort but provides maximum taste!


13. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

These yummy potatoes will please anyone who likes it a little sweet. Brown sugar, nutmeg and vanilla are just a few of the ingredients that go into this delectable dish.


14. Slow Cooker Ginger Citrus Mulled Cider

Slow Cooker Ginger Citrus Mulled Cider

Apple and cranberry are clearly fall feast favorites, and this mulled beverage gets a flavor level up from fresh sliced ginger root!


15. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Harvest Chex Mix

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Harvest Chex Mix

This wonderfully easy snackable is so tasty that you might find it hard to avoid spoiling your appetite for dinner.


16. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Some like it spicy and in cute little meatball form. These amazing balls of deliciousness are ready to party in your mouth. A great prelude to your fabulous fall feast!


17. Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

I know this recipe is a lot of goodness to process. So please, just take a deep, calming breath as you imagine this rich, decadent hot cocoa making all of your dreams come true.


18. Slow Cooker Turtle Monkey Bread

Slow Cooker Turtle Monkey Bread

Things have certainly taken a turn for the ooey-gooey, caramelly and chocolatey haven’t they? You can certainly see where my interests lie. This awesome pull-apart bread won’t play with your heart, but it will please your palate!


19. Slow Cooker Rosemary Beets

Slow Cooker Rosemary Beets

Beets are nature’s candy. Don’t believe me? Why don’t you try out this recipe and then we’ll see who laughing.


20. Slow Cooker Turtle Pudding

Slow Cooker Turtle Pudding

One cannot live by savory alone. After a satisfying Thanksgiving dinner why not end the night with this decadent turtle pudding, courtesy of your slow cooker?

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