Crockpot Thanksgiving sides save room in your oven for other holiday recipes and keep warm for hours on the buffet table.
Anyone who has ever been charge of the Thanksgiving dinner prep knows the biggest challenge of the entire effort:
Juggling all the last minute baking of side dishes in the oven so that everything is hot at the same time.
There have been years where I wanted to cry at the frustration of figuring out the timing to get 5 side dishes into the oven for different times and different temperatures.
Now as a seasoned Thanksgiving cook, I use the greatest holiday hack of all:
Skip the oven altogether and use your slowcooker!!
These easy Crockpot Thanksgiving sides will help you save so much room in your oven and can just hang out in the slowcooker and keep warm until you're ready to serve dinner.
- Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
- Crockpot Stuffing
- Crockpot Green Bean Casserole
- Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes
- Cheesy Cornflake Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
- Crock Pot Corn Casserole
- Crock Pot Creamed Corn
- Slow Cooker Acorn Squash
- Slowcooker Corn Chowder
- Slow Cooker Boneless Turkey Breast
- Open Face Turkey Sandwiches
- Crockpot Spiral Ham
- More Thanksgiving Ideas
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Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
I think that Crockpot mashed potatoes are just as delicious, if not even more so, than traditional stovetop mashed potatoes. If I had to choose just one item to move to the slowcooker, this would absolutely be it.
I love my mom's oven baked Italian sausage stuffing so much because of the crispy edges it gets on top. I was skeptical that I could love a Crockpot stuffing until I tried putting mom's recipe in the slowcooker. It worked GREAT.
With my easy method, you still get that golden brown crispy edge and now you have one less thing to worry about putting in the oven.
Crockpot Green Bean Casserole
Everyone knows that the best part about a Thanksgiving green bean casserole is the crispy onion topping. I figured out the best work around for my Crockpot green bean casserole.
BONUS: This keeps warm for hours on the buffet table.
Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes
Thanksgiving is all about the potatoes, isn't it?? It can be nice to have some fresh options for a side.
These cheesy Crock Pot scalloped potatoes are a huge hit. The elegant sliced potatoes in rich creamy cheese sauce taste amazing.
Cheesy Cornflake Potatoes
If you're bringing potatoes to a Thanksgiving potluck, these cheesy cornflake potatoes can be baked in the oven OR you can use my method for cooking Slowcooker funeral potatoes and still have the crispy cornflake topping.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
An elegant baked sweet potato can make a perfect Thanksgiving side dish. Your family can top it with plenty of butter and brown sugar or those that want a lighter side can eat them with just a little cranberry sauce.
Pop them in the slowcooker and you won't even have to think about them.
Crock Pot Corn Casserole
Feeding a hungry crowd for the holiday? This big batch Crock Pot corn casserole is sure to stick to their ribs.
Filled with sweet corn and cheddar cheese mixed with a yummy Jiffy cornbread mix, this is a classic side that is easy to add to the buffet table.
Crock Pot Creamed Corn
Spoil your family with homemade Crock Pot creamed corn instead of the regular canned varieties.
This recipe only takes a few minutes to prep and it can simmer away in the slowcooker all morning.
Slow Cooker Acorn Squash
I love this delicious Slow Cooker acorn squash recipe because it has chunks of fresh apples and tart dried cranberries in the mix.
It is such a fun twist for a Thanksgiving side.
Slowcooker Corn Chowder
Dig out the fancy china soup bowls and have your family sit down to an elegant first course for the Thanksgiving feast!
You could serve small portions of this slow cooker corn chowder as a starter but it would also make a fantastic Thanksgiving lunch to tide everyone over until the big dinner later.
Slow Cooker Boneless Turkey Breast
I couldn't let an article about slowcooker recipes for Thanksgiving go by without mentioning my slow cooker boneless turkey breast.
While this isn't a side dish, it is definitely my new favorite Crock pot recipe for the holiday and how we'll be cooking this year's bird.
Open Face Turkey Sandwiches
If you're hosting a Thanksgiving open house with friends and family coming and going over the period of several hours, consider shredding your turkey and keeping it warm in a slowcooker filled with homemade gravy.
HINT: My kiddo is planning to do this for her actual Thanksgiving dinner and she is sooooo excited.
Crockpot Spiral Ham
Some families just don't want to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. That's ok!
How about popping a Crockpot spiral ham in your slowcooker instead?? We make this for Christmas dinner but it would be right at home on your Thanksgiving holiday menu, too.
More Thanksgiving Ideas
Now that you've got some easy slowcooker recipes all picked out, what about the rest of your meal plan?
Don't miss my other easy Thanksgiving recipes for your family feast: