21 Thanksgiving Crockpot & Slow Cooker Recipes

Isn’t it just wonderful when a dish cooks itself? Especially at Thanksgiving, where a recipe made in the slow cooker is one less dish taking up valuable space on the stovetop! Here are 21 effortless and time-saving Thanksgiving Crockpot recipes that will leave your hands free for all your other holiday cooking.

crockpot sweet potato casserole in slow cooker

Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole

This classic holiday dish was made for a crockpot; a slow cooker casserole made with caramelized sweet potatoes and topped with pecans and marshmallows is the perfect pairing for your Thanksgiving turkey.

Crock Pot Cranberry BBQ Meatballs - the ultimate appetizer for the holidays. These party meatballs are covered in a sweet spicy Cranberry BBQ sauce that'll make you swoon!

Crockpot Cranberry BBQ Meatballs

A delectable sweet and spicy cranberry sauce will have party guests raving about this flavorful appetizer – and little do they know how insanely simple it is to make! The perfect slow cooker meatball recipe for the holidays.

Potato Leek Soup in a bowl with a spoon.

Slow Cooker Vichyssoise Soup (Leek and Potato Soup)

This is a classic and cozy, nutritious potato leek soup recipe to serve as a starter or side for the holidays. Guests will love this blend of fall flavors and delicious veggies pureed into a smooth and creamy soup!

Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken Wings close up in a black dish with a red towel

Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken Wings

Crockpot chicken wings are high on the list of ultimate easy holiday appetizers. This recipe for slow cooked wings coated in an incredibly flavorful sweet chili sauce was made for parties!

Mashed potatoes made in the crockpot

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

Not only are mashed potatoes super easy to make in the crockpot, but you can even make them ahead of time! The creamy texture and rich buttery flavor of this perfect potato mash is sure to have guests returning for seconds and thirds.

Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes being served with a spoon

Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes

On the hunt for a cheesy potato recipe? These cheesy and savory crockpot potatoes are guaranteed to be a hit with your dinner guests, and a perfect pairing next to juicy turkey. Classic and simple, and so delicious!

A bowl of butternut squash soup with cream on top and a fall napkin.

Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup

A perfectly spiced, healthy and creamy pumpkin soup recipe that melds together all the delicious flavors of fall! This soup only needs a bit of prep before the slow cooker takes over – the perfect crockpot dinner recipe.

Up close image of turkey breast with gravy, mashed potatoes and carrots on a white plate.

Crockpot Turkey Breast

Why not cook the star of the show in a crockpot while you’re at it? For smaller holiday gatherings, this is the perfect recipe for flawlessly cooked, tender and buttery crockpot turkey breast. Ready in no time to be drizzled and dressed with all the Thanksgiving fixings!

This Crock Pot Apple Cider is the perfect drink to have in your hand this holiday season. It's easy, delicious, comforting, and makes your house smell amazing! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

Crockpot Hot Apple Cider Recipe

What’s a holiday party without a warming serving of apple cider? Fill your house with the incredible smells of fall and spices, and your cups with this delicious easy recipe for slow cooker hot apple cider.

lifting up spoonful of crockpot candied nuts

Crockpot Candied Nuts

Crispy, sweet spiced nuts are a great holiday snack to make ahead, made even easier with the slow cooker! Serve them at parties, package them as gifts, or just enjoy these warmly spiced, easy candied nuts whenever a craving strikes!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Black Bean Chili in a bowl with a spoon.

Vegan Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa Chili (Slow Cooker)

For all the vegans and vegetarians, this is an amazing crockpot chili recipe filled with the fall flavors of sweet potatoes plus nutritious, protein packed quinoa.

Crock Pot Cornbread is the best corn bread recipe ever!

Crock Pot Corn Bread

Cornbread is a classic appetizer or side dish, and the best for soaking up all those delicious turkey drippings and Thanksgiving flavors. And now it practically cooks itself in a slow cooker!

Crockpot ham on a plate with fresh fruit.

Crockpot Ham

Give the turkey some competition this year with this juicy, crockpot ham in the mix. The slow cooker does the heavy lifting while your other dishes are cooking away!

overhead wooden spoon in crockpot green bean casserole

Crockpot Green Bean Casserole

The classic Thanksgiving bean casserole, made even more simple! Let the slow cooker do the work when it comes to this creamy, crispy green bean casserole.

scooping out brussel sprouts from the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are one of the healthiest and easiest side dishes, made even easier in the crockpot. This recipe for Brussels sprouts cooked to perfection and tossed with parmesan is perfect for serving at Thanksgiving.

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean sou pin a white bowl.

Slow Cooker Ham & Bean Soup

Served as an appetizer or starter, you’ll love this delicious recipe for a hearty fall soup made with ham (even leftovers!), healthy veggies, your choice of beans and flavorful broth. You can’t go wrong with this comforting and easy slow cooker soup.

Soup in the slow cooker with ladle in it.

Slow Cooker Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

This is a delicious combination of nutritious wild rice and savory mushrooms in a flavorful broth. A hearty bowl to serve as a starter or side dish.

Who doesn't love a little booze in their apple butter? This easy recipe for slow cooker bourbon apple butter will have you making it year after year!

Slow Cooker Bourbon Apple Butter

This incredible homemade apple butter recipe made with bourbon is the ultimate fall condiment! It’s a breeze to make in the slow cooker, and your homemade apple butter can be spread over Thanksgiving favorites like cornbread, turkey, and holiday desserts.

hot chocolate in the slow cooker topped with marshmallows

Spiked Crockpot Hot Chocolate

An adult hot cocoa is perfect to enjoy after dinner as a boozy dessert cocktail! This easy hot chocolate recipe bubbles away in a slow cooker until you’re ready to serve.

chex mix in a wood bowl

Crockpot Chex Mix

A classic holiday recipe remixed with the slow cooker! This crunchy, seasoned chex mix is made even easier in a Crock Pot, perfect for making in batches to serve to a Thanksgiving crowd.

2 stacked pieces of crockpot candy with peanuts

Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Candy

Crunchy, sweet, chocolate coated peanut candy is the perfect treat for Thanksgiving dessert. You can also wrap up these delicious homemade candies in a jar for a hostess gift. Best of all, you make them using a slow cooker!

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