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.
For some people, Thanksgiving dinner is all about the side dishes: stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, everything delicious that can pile your plate high when you go back for seconds. Here are several delicious slow-cooker side dishes that help make planning Thanksgiving meals simple. These are new twists on classic side dish recipes, including Cornbread Dressing, Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon, and Green Bean Casserole and Cranberry Sauce. We’ve even updated one of our favorite Southern side dish recipes, Candied Yams, so this Thanksgiving delight can be made in a slow cooker. So settle in with your family for a meal, and plan your Thanksgiving around these mouthwatering slow-cooker side dishes.