Thanksgiving Crock Pot Recipes

Use your slow cooker to help prepare your Thanksgiving sides! I'll be cooking crockpot butternut squash soup, crockpot sausage stuffing, crockpot mashed potatoes, and easy crockpot sweet potatoes on the big day, and crockpot roasted turkey breast is a yearlong favorite! Thanksgiving crockpot recipes are delicious!

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)

Roasted Turkey Breast 

Slow Cooker Roasted Turkey Breast

Other Crock Pot Turkey recipes you may like:
Crock Pot Whole Turkey Recipe from A Year of Slow Cooking

Crock Pot Turkey from Just a Pinch

Crock Pot Butternut Squash Soup

This Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup recipe combines carrots, onions, squash, and Granny Smith apples to create a wonderful fall soup!

Crock Pot Sausage Stuffing

Crock Pot Sausage Stuffing that is perfect for Thanksgiving!

Slow Cooked Sweet Potatoes

Don't wait for Thanksgiving to make these incredibly easy Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes recipe! They have the perfect blend of buttery sweetness, and make an excellent side dish!

Slow Cooked Mashed Potatoes

mashed potatoes

Happy Thanksgiving!



Use your slow cooker to help prepare your Thanksgiving sides! I'll be cooking crockpot butternut squash soup, crockpot sausage stuffing, crockpot mashed potatoes, and easy crockpot sweet potatoes on the big day, and crockpot roasted turkey breast is a yearlong favorite! Thanksgiving crockpot recipes are delicious!

6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Crock Pot Recipes

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting all of these awesome recipes together today!! I cannot WAIT to try the stuffing recipe. I will not eat “stuffing” that has been put in the bird. *shiver* I always bring dressing that has been cooked in a regular pan. THIS will make things so much easier in the crock pot! (and I had people last year asking about sausage stuffing! Perfect timing!!) Woot!! –Lisa

    1. I love, love, love sausage stuffing. It’s my favorite part of Thanksgiving, and not the kind that’s pulled out of a bird’s butt, thankyouverymuch!

    1. My husband would die laughing if that ever happened. And then I would spend both his life insurance money and all my cookbook earnings on slow cookers!

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