5 Holiday Slow Cooker Recipes You Need Now

Enjoy a stress-free season with these simple recipes!

How to Stay Fit During the Holiday Season

Meal-prepping for the holidays is no small task. From selecting dishes everyone will like and successfully cooking those meals, to cleaning up what might look like an avalanche-stricken kitchen afterwards, you have a lot on your plate. But as the happiest time of the year, the holidays shouldn’t invite unnecessary stress! That’s where your slow cooker comes in.

The handy-dandy appliance makes meal prep a snap, and takes the stress out of cleanup since you’re left with no additional pots and pans to scrub! Instead of scouring thick stacks of cookbooks trying to uncover the perfect recipes for this year’s feast, we’ve made things easy for you by grouping together our top picks of holiday dishes. From a juicy turkey entrée, to gorgeous side dishes and delectable desserts, we’ve got you covered this holiday season. These scrumptious and comforting meals will have your loved ones coming back for seconds. Happy holidays!

1. Slow Cooker Pecan Pie

Our slow-cooker version of the classic holiday treat will blow your taste buds away! Clean ingredients like honey, egg whites, and diced pecans simmer together and nestle in a warm, flaky crust that simply melts in your mouth. Your dinner guests will swoon over this scrumptious, guilt-free dessert.

2. Slow Cooker Holiday Turkey Breast

This juicy, tender turkey recipe makes the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Slow cooking seals in moisture, yielding meat that’s truly bursting with flavor. Enjoy as a main course, and use leftovers for scrumptious sandwiches the following day!

3. Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Even if you’re not the biggest Brussels sprouts fan, you’ll pop these scrumptious delights in your mouth like candy! Packed with vitamins and fiber, this gorgeous veggie dish makes a nutritious side at your holiday feast, and pairs beautifully with roasted chicken or turkey.

4. Slow Cooker Chocolate Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

The perfect finish to a fabulous feast, this gooey, chocolatey treat makes all your holiday efforts worth it. Our melt-in-your-mouth bread pudding recipe calls for clean ingredients your waistline will appreciate, and is complete with a warm and delectable caramel sauce.

5. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
We’ve taken the holiday staple to a whole new level with this crave-worthy recipe! Instead of spending hours tending to stove-cooked cranberry sauce, your slow cooker practically does all the work for you, yielding a flavorful ruby-red sauce that’ll sparkle on the dinner table.


Craving more holiday-worthy recipes? Check out this Traditional Holiday Dinner Menu or these 15 Quick-Prep Dinners for the Holiday Season for ideas!

For more sweet-tooth satisfiers to enjoy during the holidays, these 11 No-Cook Treats for the Holidays and these 9 Healthy Pies to Complete your Holiday Meals have you covered.

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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