Holiday Slow-Cooker Recipes

Simplify holiday cooking with these hands-free slow-cooker dishes. We've gathered 15 of our yummiest favorites that'll free up your schedule during this hectic season.

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Stephen Dux and Jason Gamble

Party Potatoes

Get ready for raves. These stellar spuds will be the life of your fiesta!

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Alexandra Grablewski

Slow-Cooker Eggplant Caponata

Simmer this delicious veggie-olive topping in your slow cooker, then serve warm or chilled.

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Yunhee Kim

Slow-Cooker Cranberry Sauce

This delicious sauce can also be prepared on the stove-top. Stir all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the cranberries are very tender, about 15 minutes.

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Yunhee Kim

Slow-Cooker Steamed Gingerbread Cake

A new twist on "fruit cake." Satisfy your sweet tooth with this festive dessert that's at its best served with a dried fruit compote and whipped cream or ice cream.

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How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

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Mark Thomas

Spicy Turkey Lasagna

Come home to ready-to-eat lasagna with a slow-cooker recipe that has yummy layers of noodles, spicy turkey, pasta sauce, and spinach-ricotta filling.

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Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Fennel Braised with Artichokes

Simmer layers of fennel slices, artichokes, and an onion mixture in a slow cooker to create this side-dish recipe sensation.

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Rita Maas

Apple-Cinnamon Pork Roast

Kids love this flavor combo with cereals and desserts -- why not give it a shot with pork too?

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Scott Little

Orange Butternut Squash

Cinnamon and citrus flavors bring this fruit medley to life.

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Marty Baldwin

Mississippi Mud Pudding Cake

This warm, decadent dessert is a chocoholic's dream.

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Peden and Munk

Low-Maintenance Risotto

With sausage, peas and Parmesan cheese, this simple recipe only takes 15 minutes of prep time.

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Alexandra Grablewski

Slow-Cooker Honey Barbeque Ham with Roasted Potatoes

A homemade honey barbecue sauce adds a sassy flavor to this boneless ham and potato recipe that cooks in the slow cooker.

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James Baigrie

Plum Glazed Pork Loin

A red plum sauce drizzled over pork loin gives it a sour-sweet flavor. Cooked in the slow cooker, the meat is fork tender and delicious.

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Veggie Stew with Dumplings

Dress up this classic vegetable stew with no-fuss cornmeal dumplings.

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Herb Chicken and Veggies

Serve this juicy Mediterranean chicken entrée on top of roasted peppers and mixed baby greens.

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Tina Rupp

Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Pork Roast

A Greek seasoning mixture gives this pork roast recipe its Mediterranean interest. Flavors meld together as it simmers in the slow cooker.

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