Extra Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes for Easter Sunday

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

Take some of the stress out of preparing the Easter Sunday meal by calling on your slow cooker to assist you in the kitchen. From mains to sides to desserts, your trusty slow cooker can do it all, even for special occasions. Preparing at least one dish in your slow cooker will free up stovetop and oven space for the rest of the dishes on your menu, and will make cooking multiple things at once a little easier. Even though these recipes require little-to-no effort on your part, they still deliver maximum flavor and will be a delicious addition your Easter meal.

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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

Even though this recipe makes enough for a crowd, we bet there won't be any leftovers of this homemade mac-and-cheese in sight.

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Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
Photo: Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl; Food Styling: Mary-Claire Britton

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

If you want to swap up your Easter menu by serving something other than ham as the main dish, this pot roast is elegant enough for the occasion.

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Slow-Cooker Green Beans

Slow-Cooker Green Beans Recipe
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Green Beans

Cooking beans low and slow with bacon ensures full flavor with few ingredients and not much hands-on time.

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Lemon Bar Cake

Lemon Bar Cake
Jennifer Davick; Food Styling: Vanessa Rocchio; Prop Styling: Missie Crawford

Recipe: Lemon Bar Cake

Using your slow cooker to prepare this lemon cake will allow your dessert to stay warm while you enjoy the rest of your Easter meal.

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Slow-Cooker Buttermilk Grits

Slow-Cooker Buttermilk Grits
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Buttermilk Grits

If your Easter menu will be a brunch, your slow cooker is the best cooking method to ensure that your grits stay warm until they are served.

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Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder

Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder

This slow-cooked corn chowder calls for 14 ears of fresh corn. It's the perfect way to start your holiday meal.

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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

Sweet potatoes are a hearty and comforting side dish any time of the year. Topping them with crumbled bacon is always a good idea.

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Slow-Cooker Collard Greens

Slow-Cooker Collard Greens with Ham Hocks
Victor Protasio

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Collard Greens

A holiday staple made easy. You can also prepare greens a week or two ahead of time and store in the freezer. Simply use your slow cooker to reheat them before serving.

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Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Easter brunch is the perfect excuse to cook these decadents rolls—and, trust us, everyone will thank you. If your family is celebrating with lunch or dinner, they are also a great treat to enjoy before the Easter church service.

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Green Bean Casserole

Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Green Bean Casserole

Reserving half of the French fried onions and toasting them in a pan them just before serving will make sure you have the same topping of crunchy onions that you get from the oven.

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