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This guest post comes to us from Featured Foodie Hope Comerford. Hope is the blogger behind A Busy Mom’s Slow Cooker Adventures. Thanks, Hope, for your great slow cooker recipe ideas for the holidays.
Top 7 Slow Cooker Recipes for the Holidays
Many of us are completely overwhelmed at the thought of planning a menu for the holidays. What am I going to make? How am I going to fit it all in the oven? How is the timing of everything going to work out? Sure, it can be an extremely daunting task, but the rewards are so much greater. By utilizing your slow cookers, you’ll be able to put these worries to rest! I’ve gathered my top 7 slow cooker holiday recipes for you, from main dishes, to side dishes and desserts! Don’t worry! This holiday will be a breeze!
1. Traditional Turkey Breast
Most large slow cookers can handle up to a 7-pound turkey breast. If you’re expecting a smaller crowd, this is the perfect turkey for you! Save your oven for those pies!
2. Brown Sugar and Honey Ham
Did you know you can cook a delicious ham in the slow cooker? It’s incredibly easy! You only need 4 ingredients!
3. Green Bean Casserole
I know my family holiday gatherings are not complete without the green bean casserole! This one is delicious and won’t take up that precious oven space.
4. Creamy Chive and Onion Mashed Potatoes
I’ve always overcooked my potatoes, or the water has boiled over on my stove because I have too many things going on the day of my holiday celebration. You won’t have to worry about that when you use your slow cooker. Find out just how easy it is!
5. Decadent Sweet Potato Casserole
This is my favorite side dish for the holidays. It’s decadent, just like it’s namesake. It’s a must-have!
6. Hope’s Sweet and Savory Stuffing
The holidays just are not complete without stuffing. This one mixes a bit of the sweet with a little bit of the savory. Best of all, it has incredible flavors!
7. Irish Cream Brownies with Heath
End you holiday meal with these delicious brownies infused with Irish cream liqueur and crunchy Heath bars. Everyone will ask for the recipe!
Free up that oven space and get those slow cookers plugged in and ready! Make things easier on yourself and assemble all your recipes the night before. Stick your crocks in the fridge and pull them out the day of, and put them into the slow cooker base. Set timers for yourself, or keep a list of when you start things and when you should turn each slow cooker to warm. Organization is the key to a successful slow-cooked holiday! Now, sit back and relax! You’ve got this!
What holiday dish might you try preparing in your slow cooker this year?
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