Most of use our crockpot to cook one or two dishes for Thanksgiving. But did you know that you can cook almost an entire Thanksgiving dinner in the crockpot? And it doesn't have to be an alternative Thanksgiving menu!
Think of your crockpot as a kitchen assistant. Side dishes, desserts, and main dishes can be assembled, then you just forget about them until it's time to eat. It's like having a couple of sous chefs on hand!
If you cook a turkey breast in the crockpot, you can use the drippings to make gravy. Remove the turkey and heat up some chicken broth (or turkey broth you've made by simmering turkey wings or giblets and onions in water) in a large saucepan. Pour about 1/2 cup into the crockpot, using a spatula to remove browned bits from the sides and bottom. Pour everything into the saucepan, skim fat if necessary (there won't be much) and add chicken broth or turkey broth to equal about 5 cups. Finally, add a flour slurry as directed in My Mother's Turkey Gravy, boil, and salt to taste.
Crockpot Appetizer Recipes
Crockpot Snack Mix
Butter, seasonings, and Parmesan cheese make this crockpot snack mix a delicious and easy recipe.
Crockpot Artichoke Spinach Dip
The classic warm and creamy appetizer dip is made easy in the slow cooker.
Crockpot Crab Spread
This five ingredient recipe is creamy, rich, and delicious.
Crockpot Enchilada Dip
Starting your meal with something slightly spicy is a great way to rev up your appetite.
Crockpot Onion Dip
Onions are caramelized in the crockpot first, then the creamy ingredients are blended in. Yum.
Crockpot Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Wild Rice Stuffed Turkey Breast
You could substitute raisins for the dried cranberries if you'd like in this fabulous recipe.
Crockpot Turkey with Fruit Sauce
If your family fights over the drumsticks, this is the recipe for you!
Three Ingredient Crockpot Turkey Breast
Cranberries and dry onion soup mix add fabulous flavor to turkey breast in this simple recipe.
Crockpot Turkey Breast with Veggies
If you have an oval slow cooker, you most likely can leave the turkey breast whole for this recipe.
Crockpot Onion Turkey with Stuffing
Use your favorite brand of stuffing mix in this classic and simple recipe.
Maple Glazed Crockpot Turkey Breast
Use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes to make this recipe more Thanksgiving-y.
Crockpot Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breast
I cooked our Thanksgiving turkey this way one year when it was just me and my husband. It's wonderful!
Turkey Breast Dijon
Tuck some small potatoes under the turkey for another course. I love the combination of flavors and textures in this simple recipe.
Thanksgiving Stuffing in the Crockpot
Traditional Crockpot Stuffing
This traditional stuffing recipe cooks perfectly in your crockpot.
Crockpot Wild Rice Stuffing
Wild rice adds great texture and a wonderful nutty flavor to this classic stuffing. Dried cherries add color and even more flavor.
Crockpot Cornbread and Chorizo Stuffing
Chorizo sausage adds wonderful rich and spicy flavor to this tender and delicious stuffing recipe.
Crockpot Sweet Potato Stuffing
Yum - this recipe is sweet, savory, smooth, and crunchy.
My Great-Grandmother's Stuffing in the Crockpot
I wait every year for this fabulous recipe. It's so easy cooked in the slow cooker.
Crockpot Apple Stuffing
Applesauce makes stuffing moist, tender, and flavorful. This five-ingredient recipe is so easy and good.
Crockpot Cornbread Stuffing
Cornbread stuffing mix, frozen corn, and shredded cheese makes this stuffing (okay, technically 'dressing') delicious.
Crockpot Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Crockpot Wild Rice Pilaf
If you've never eaten wild rice, give it a try this holiday season; it's simply delicious.
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
The classic mashed potato recipe is updated for the crockpot. This recipe alone will make your Thanksgiving dinner so much easier!
Crockpot Garlic Smashed Potatoes
What could be better than tender potatoes cooked with onions, garlic, and cream cheese?
Updated Crockpot Green Bean Casserole
This updated version of the classic casserole uses Alfredo sauce instead of cream of mushroom soup. But you could use the soup if you'd like!
Peachy Crockpot Sweet Potatoes
I like making this recipe with a sprinkle of granola on top to add some crunch.
Creamy Crockpot Potatoes
Just four ingredients create this creamy and delicious potato side dish.
Crockpot Roasted Vegetables
This classic dish is delicious served with turkey and gravy.
Crockpot Scalloped Corn
Scalloped corn is a classic Thanksgiving recipe that isn't made much anymore. Hopefully this recipe will bring it back!
Crockpot Mustard Scalloped Potatoes
I always add mustard to my scalloped potatoes. This recipe is just about perfect.
Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Crockpot Turtle Cake
Wow - caramel, pecans, brownie mix - what more could you want? Serve this with pure vanilla ice cream.
Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Pudding
This is pumpkin pie without the crust - so add crust! Serve with some crisp sugar cookies.
Crockpot Caramel Cheesecake
Follow instructions carefully in this recipe and your cheesecake will be rich, creamy, and smooth.
Crockpot Hot Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Peanut butter and chocolate are such a perfect combination. In this moist and rich cake, they are perfection.
Crockpot Baked Apples
This lighter dessert is a nice choice for the heavy traditional dinner. Serve with hard sauce or whipped cream.
Crockpot Cherry Cobbler
Add some dried cranberries to this recipe for a bit of Thanksgiving flair!