You already know that your slow cooker is your kitchen’s most valuable appliance. But did you know it’s your secret weapon for holiday entertaining? Here, 20 amazing holiday Crock-Pot recipes you can make in this miracle appliance—from Christmas ham to curried almonds.
1. HAM WITH BROWN SUGAR GLAZE
Let your roast cook for three hours, remove it one hour before dinner and voilà: Christmas dinner is served.
2. Whole Chicken with Potatoes
A true one-pot wonder.
3. CURRIED CASHEWS AND ALMONDS
Snack on these between courses.
4. Oreo Cheesecake
Never thought we’d make cheesecake in a crockpot, but now we can’t imagine it any other way.
5. herbed chicken and rice pilaf
Bring on the wild rice.
6. Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
No seasonal table is complete without a little bit of green.
7. Spiked Cinnamon Lattes
Best enjoyed in front of a roaring fire.
8. Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Meatballs
Fact: Party apps taste better on toothpicks.
9. Spinach Artichoke Dip
…or as a vessel for dunking warm pita bread.
10. Garlic-Herb Mashed Cauliflower
Set it, forget it, then smother it in gravy.
A Christmas Eve favorite.
12. braised red wine short ribs with cheddar potato perogies
Perfect for sweater weather.
13. Hot Chocolate
The best way to stay warm.
14. Cranberry Sauce
It’s not just for Thanksgiving, people.
15. Pasta e Fagioli
Just say no to stove-top soup.
16. Turkey Breast with Orange and Herbs
The key to a turkey that’s moist on the inside and crispy on the outside: your slow cooker, of course.
17. Stuffed Shells
Can’t you just feel the Christmas spirit?
18. Salted-Caramel Rice Pudding
Dessert is served…and you didn’t do any baking.
19. Monkey Bread
Forget the milk and cookies; Santa is climbing down the chimney for this.
20. Hot Toddy
Your slow cooker can get you drunk, too.