Slow Cooker Side Dishes

Uncle Jack's Mac-and-Cheese
Photo: Hector Sanchez

When your main dish requires extra attention, turn to your slow cooker for a delicious side dish. These recipes require little prep and are infused with bold flavor, thanks to their lingering cook times. You can make flavorful veggies, rice, or potato dishes you can serve as a side to any main dish. If you are preparing for a backyard barbecue, your slow cooker can help you with Uncle Jack's Mac and Cheese. During the holidays, making Green Bean Casserole and Mashed Sweet Potatoes in the slow cooker will help free up oven space for the rest of your holiday dinner.

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Slow-Cooker Green Beans

Thanksgiving Sides: Root Vegetable Gratin
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Green Beans

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Uncle Jack's Mac-and-Cheese

Uncle Jack's Mac-and-Cheese
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Uncle Jack's Mac-and-Cheese

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Cooking for the holidays? Pop this sweet potato mixture into your slow cooker on Thanksgiving morning. It will be ready to serve when everyone sits down to dinner.

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Green Bean Casserole

Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole and Cranberry Sauce
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas / Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford / Food Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

Recipe: Green Bean Casserole

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Slow-Cooker Cornbread Dressing

Slow-Cooker Cornbread Turkey Dressing
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Cornbread Dressing

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