Thanksgiving is a special holiday that is celebrated with family and friends. It’s a time to spend time with loved ones, appreciate the blessings of the year and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast. But to get all that done, you need to put in a lot of effort and time. But don’t worry! A slow-cooker can help you make the Thanksgiving meal a lot easier and quicker. These slow-cooker recipes will help you make the best Thanksgiving dinner ever!
For 4-6 people
- 4 cups - Mashed potatoes
- 2 cups - Stuffing
- 4 cups - Carrots
- 2 cups - Brussels sprouts
- 1 cup - Creamed onions
- 1 cup - Corn casserole
- 1 cup - Orange juice
- 4 lemons - Lemon wedges
- 1 cup - Peanuts
- Start by prepping the mashed potatoes and refrigerate them until you are ready to serve.
- Place the mashed potatoes in the slow-cooker on low for about 3 hours before you plan to serve dinner.
- When you put the turkey in the oven, also put the stuffing in the slow-cooker.
- Carrots with orange juice, Brussels sprouts with lemon wedges, creamed onions with peanuts, and a corn casserole can all be prepared in the slow-cooker.
- Make sure to set your slow-cooker on low if you need to leave it unattended.
- Thaw any frozen foods before putting them in the slow-cooker.
- If the food is not ready in time, you can turn the heat to high for the last hour or two.
- After cooking is done, reduce the cooking liquid on top of the stove and thicken it with a roux of butter and flour.
- Lastly, make sure to cut root vegetables into slices that are no more than 3/4- to 1-inch thick.
Thanksgiving can be an overwhelming event, but it doesn’t have to be with a slow-cooker by your side. With these easy-to-follow recipes, you can make an amazing Thanksgiving dinner with minimal effort. These recipes will help you save time and make sure that your meals are hot and delicious when served. So don’t wait, get cooking and make this Thanksgiving the best one yet.