Thanksgiving is barreling down like a freight train filled with frozen turkeys, without brakes or apology, and in one week we’ll be lying on the tracks, rubbing our bellies in a tryptophan haze. Do you have your meal planned yet? We’re still up in the air on what green vegetable to serve, mostly because my husband will be passing on anything that won’t mesh well with gravy. This means the focus, as it should be, is on turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Apple pie, pumpkin roll, and regret will round out our holiday feast. These Thanksgiving Crock Pot recipes are just the ticket.
If you are fancy and have a double oven, congratulations! You will not need to perform the holiday miracle of fitting 839 dishes into one oven all at the same time. At our house the 18 lb turkey takes up the entire oven all day long, and my trusty Crock Pots are crucial to my goal of eating four times my suggested daily caloric intake in one meal.
We have successfully prepared several side dishes in the slow cooker, and if your turkey isn’t as huge as ours, a turkey can be roasted in a slow cooker, as well. Here are five recipes that will decrease your Thanksgiving chaos, so you can focus on wine, football, and family dysfunction, just like our ancestors intended.
I used both my 6.5-Quart Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker and my 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker to make these Thanksgiving recipes! (affiliate links)