Holiday Slow-Cooker Recipes
We think the holidays should be centered around family and friends, not your kitchen stove. Try one of these holiday-worthy slow-cooker recipes this season.
With a warming broth, creamy potatoes, and the lemony flavor of thyme, this pot roast is a cozy and comforting meal during the holiday season.
When you have a house full of guests who'd enjoy a wholesome, hearty breakfast at their own pace, the slow cooker can come to your rescue. Get it going first thing, and let folks serve themselves when they're ready to eat.
View Recipe: Hearty Oats and Grains
Guests will be delighted to find this restaurant favorite on your buffet table. Get this appetizer started in the slow cooker a couple of hours ahead, and then make your final party preparations. The dip will be ready just as partygoers begin to arrive.
View Recipe: Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Ginger infuses this lemony hot toddy with spiciness–the perfect antidote to chilly winter weather. After you add the alcohol, turn the slow cooker to low and allow guests to help themselves.
With spiced apples and caramelized onions, these tender pork chops create a beautiful and flavorful dish for your holiday table. Essential to the recipe, the thickness of the pork chops ensures that the chops stay tender and juicy throughout the long cook time. Mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed Brussels sprouts complete the comforting meal.
Drench tender lamb shanks in perfectly seasoned veggies and savory cannellini beans. You'll be surprised at the remarkable taste!
This soup is simple, savory, and extremely soothing on a cold winter night. To serve twelve to sixteen, make two batches of soup instead of doubling the recipe.
Though this delicious meal takes some planning ahead, you'll be glad when you can spend the time before dinner chatting with family and friends instead of busily running around the kitchen. Use leftover meat and gravy to make roast beef sandwiches the next day.
For a main dish, split the potatoes from the top, and open slightly; pile on more toppings, and enjoy the entire potato.
The soothing aroma of fresh oatmeal makes this dish the ultimate comfort food. Savor happiness in a bowl with the flavors of brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup topped with chopped hazelnuts and apples.
View Recipe: Maple-Hazelnut Oatmeal
Tender pork loin roast makes a textbook slow-cooker meal. Soaked in sweet and savory flavors, this dish is brilliant cold-weather comfort food.
If you use frozen peaches, there's no need to thaw them first. This chutney thickens as it stands, as well as when it chills. Serve the chutney warm or chilled with grilled or roasted pork, chicken, or lamb.
Snuggle up to a cozy fireplace with this warm, flavorful, and savory cider. If you'd prefer a beverage with less spice, try substituting apple juice for the apple cider. It's fantastic either way.
Lemon zest adds a nice bright lift to the spicy sauce and complements the Greek-inspired flavors of these meatballs.
Serve this honey-colored jam alongside goat cheese or 1/3-less-fat cream cheese with assorted crackers. The recipe makes a lot, so store in decorative jars in your refrigerator to serve to unexpected guests and at impromptu parties. Tie on a pretty ribbon to present as a hostess gift.
Sauerkraut balances the sweetness of the apricot preserves and orange juice. Slow cooking tenderizes the pork and dried fruit.
Blue cheese amps up the flavor for a little twist on the traditional artichoke appetizer. The dip holds up well for about two hours after the cook time. Serve with pita chips or toasted baguette slices.
Leaving out the chicken doesn’t make this dish any less filling or tasty. The medley of vegetables topped with a fluffy and savory biscuit creates phenomenal flavor and will appease everyone in your family.
This white bean dip gets its flavor from a combination of roasted garlic, rosemary, and kalamata olives and its smooth texture from ricotta cheese. If time allows, pick up a baguette and make your own crostini at home, or just serve with crackers.
Serve with jasmine rice to help soak up some of the sauce. Snow peas make a great side dish for rounding out your meal.
This simple chicken dish becomes a whole lot more savory when stuck in a slow cooker. The sweet juice mixture gives the chicken its undeniably delicious flavor. Serve over hot cooked rice.
This cheesy crab dip makes a savory party appetizer with minimal preparation time. Serve warm with pita chips or whole-grain crackers.