I’m so excited to share these holiday crockpot recipes with you. They’re healthy, delicious, and so easy to make!
I love my crockpot and use it all the time during the week. I’m willing to spend a little more time making special holiday dishes, but I always make a crockpot recipe or two when we’re going to someone else’s house. They’re easy to make and transport. (My favorite crockpot has a locking lid, but you can use two pieces of packing tape to secure the lid in a pinch.) Plus, they don’t take up space in the oven.
My parents are hosting Thanksgiving this year so I promised to bring mac ‘n cheese and spiced butternut squash soup in my crockpots (recipes #8 and #25 below). I thought you might like to use your crockpot too, so I put together a list of my favorite crockpot recipes that are perfect for the holidays.
What’s so great about these holiday crockpot recipes?
- They don’t take up space in the oven.
- They’re mostly healthy.
- They’re delicious! (I tried most of them myself.)
- Cranberry Sauce (Only two ingredients plus water!)
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Cocktail Meatballs (My mom makes these every year and they’re so good)
- Ultra Creamy Sweet Potatoes from Sweet Peas and Saffron
- Spinach Artichoke Dip from Gimme Some Oven
- Mashed Potatoes from The Pioneer Woman (I think white or golden potatoes are creamier than Russet)
- Sweet Potatoes
- The best-ever Mac ‘n Cheese (Transfer to crock after cooked on stovetop)
- Cheesy Corn Casserole from Thirty Handmade Days (Double the recipe and cook in the crock for 4-6 hours. Add cheese 5-10 minutes before serving.)
- Cinnamon Applesauce
- Balsamic Brussels Sprouts from Damn Delicious
- Butternut Squash
- Green Bean Casserole from Crystal and Co.
- Vegetable Cheese Bake from Food.com (Not healthy, but delicious)
- Apple Cider from Allrecipes (Add some spiced rum and cut back on the brown sugar)
- Easy Apple Crisp
- Hazelnut Pudding Cake from Better Homes and Gardens (5 stars)
- Cheesecake from Crock-Pot Ladies (Cook overnight and cool during the day)
- Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Simply Stacie
- Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower from Sweet Peas and Saffron
- Hot Crab Dip from Living Well Spending Less
- Cinnamon Biscuits from Money Saving Mom
- Classic Stuffing from Peas and Crayons
- Pear and Sausage Stuffing from Pinch of Yum
- Spiced Sweet Potato Soup (Also great with butternut squash)
Click the links above for detailed cooking instructions, but I think most recipes will cook perfectly in 4-6 hours on low.