Slow-Cooker Thanksgiving Sides
Forget about juggling bake times and wedging casseroles around a 20-pound turkey in a tiny oven. Using your slow cooker is the secret to an easy Thanksgiving dinner.
This sweet-and-salty side could not be easier to prep on Thanksgiving morning. Best part? It's made in the slow cooker, so you're saving valuable stovetop space.
For a delicious twist, top with a sprinkling of cooked and crumbled bacon just before serving.
- Recipe: Balsamic Root Vegetables
For a finishing touch, spoon this deliciously warm dressing into pretty bowls, and top with fresh sage.
- Recipe: Cornbread Dressing
Lightly coating rice with butter or oil before adding the broth prevents the grains from sticking together. Less liquid is used during slow cooking because it doesn’t evaporate as quickly as when cooking rice on the stovetop.
- Recipe: Wild Rice Pilaf
If you’re taking a slow-cooker dish to grandmother’s house, you may want to invest in a model that features a lock top and insulated carrying case. Or you can attach heavy-duty rubber bands around the handles and lid and then wrap the slow cooker in towels or newspaper.
- Still looking for a recipe to take to Thanksgiving dinner? Check out Simply Spectacular Thanksgiving Sides for more ideas.