Getting everything on the table at the same time can be the most difficult part of a large holiday meal. Scheduling what goes in the oven at what time can be complicated, and there is never enough space for all the side dishes, casseroles, breads, and desserts. Just when you think you have everything figured out, a guest brings a dish that needs to be heated up.
But you can avoid oven-shuffling side dishes and casseroles this year! Have you ever considered using your crockpot to help cook your holiday meal? Making some crockpot side dishes for Thanksgiving can help simplify the process! Using your crockpot to cook your Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts will
- free up oven space,
- make for easy clean up (use slow cooker liners), and
- keep foods warm for serving.
The more crockpots you use, the better! You could borrow an extra crockpot or two from friends. If you entertain often, you might consider purchasing additional crockpots. They are available in so many colors and sizes. Here are a few I recommend:
|This 4-quart oval crockpot is priced under $15, and a great option as a second crockpot.|
|This 2.5-quart casserole crockpot has a blue and white design that is pretty enough to place on your dinner table.|
|If you need a larger casserole crockpot, here’s a 3.5-quart one. It comes in 4 different colors and has a locking lid for easy carrying.|
|This 6-quart crockpot is the one I use most often. I like that the timer is programmable, and the lid locks on making transporting it a breeze.|
I’ve collected several Crockpot Side Dishes for Thanksgiving to help you (and me) plan the simplest and most delicious meal. Choose from vegetable sides, mashed potatoes, breads, and even desserts! You could even share these recipes with your guests and ask them to make a few!
Crockpot Side Dishes for Thanksgiving
Really Good Really Easy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes from Finding Time To Fly
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole from Cindy Shopper
Crock Pot Mac and Cheese from My Heavenly Recipes
Crock Pot Zucchini Summer Squash Casserole from Low Carb Yum
Easy Crockpot Corn Casserole from The Typical Mom
Crock-Pot Green Beans from My Heavenly Recipes
Easy Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls from Living Sweet Moments
Slow Cooker Gluten Free Cornbread Dressing from Weary Chef
Herbed Crock Pot Bread Recipe from Living Sweet Moments
Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake from My Heavenly Recipes
Blueberry Dump Cake from My Heavenly Recipes
Slow Cooker Coconut Cake from Living Sweet moments