8 Thanksgiving Sides You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

Sweet-potato casserole 

Sweet-potato casserole topped with marshmallows is a Thanksgiving favorite, and there are multiple recipes out there explaining how to make it in a slow cooker. 


There's nothing worse than having hungry guests hanging around the kitchen waiting for dinner to be ready. Meatballs are the perfect appetizer for parties big and small, and they are easy to make in a slow cooker.  

Mac and Cheese 

While Olson's recipe for slow-cooker macaroni and cheese can be made on the regular, it lends itself perfectly for Thanksgiving. Olson uses cream cheese, milk, sharp cheddar, and white sharp cheddar to make her noodles creamy and flavorful. 

Turkey chili

If you're looking to use your turkey leftovers the day after or simply want a hearty appetizer for the Thanksgiving football game, look no further than a delicious turkey chili. 

Butternut-squash soup 

This butternut-squash soup recipe from Delish advises you to buy pre-cut butternut squash cubes, sautée your vegetables first, and use a low-sodium broth. 

Candied yams 

For Olson's Southern-inspired candied yams, you'll need peeled thick-sliced red garnet yams, cornstarch, melted butter, cinnamon, cloves, salt, brown sugar, and molasses, among other ingredients.  

Glazed carrots 

The best part of this recipe is how easy they are to make. Toss the carrots into the slow cooker with a little salt, brown sugar or honey, and butter and let sit for four to six hours, until tender. 

Green-bean casserole

A recipe for green-bean casserole by The Magical Slow Cooker is perfect for a large group. 

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