30 Holiday Slow Cooker Recipes


Oh so many Christmas crock pot recipes…

…fire up the crockpot for the holidays!

These awesome holiday slow cooker recipes are going to make your Christmas easier and tastier!

Kids Activities Blog found the very best in holiday crockpot recipes. From food gifts to appetizers, Christmas morning to feeding house guests, you’ll find every recipe you need to have a very Merry Christmas feast!

Let’s make this Christmas easier with your slow cooker!

Best Christmas Crockpot Recipes

One of the reasons I love using the slow cooker around the holidays is that we are just super busy and dinner gets forgotten.  With a few simple steps earlier in the day, the crockpot can save Christmas break dinners from the classic “drive thru” last minute run.

But it isn’t just for dinner, Christmas breakfast, Christmas crockpot desserts, Christmas app & appetizers and so much more…

Christmas Crockpot Desserts

I never even THINK of the slow cooker when it comes to desserts and treats, but there are some super yummy (and really easy) recipes that are sure to please that start in the crock pot.

Christmas crockpot desserts - chocolate peanut butter clusters, chocolate fudge, hot fudge sauce, and candied pecans.
These sweet Christmas crockpot recipes are perfect for dessert or to give out as gifts!

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pecans are the perfect holiday snack and make great gifts! From The Recipe Critic.

Another excellent holiday gift is this simple and delicious Crockpot Hot Fudge.

What’s Christmas without fudge? Make a big batch of Slow Cooker Fudge this year. From Skinny Ms.

Did you know you can make candy in a crockpot? Christmas seems like the perfect excuse to try Crockpot Candy. From Cookies and Cups.

This Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding Cake from Better Homes and Gardens has holiday written all over it.

Slow Cooker Recipes for Christmas Morning

A Christmas crockpot breakfast on Christmas can relieve stress so no one has to think about it on Christmas Eve or on Christmas morning!  We want Christmas morning to have a yummy breakfast without all the fuss. These slow cooker breakfast recipes are a great solution.

Christmas crockpot breakfast ideas - Christmas crock pot recipes that are perfect for breakfast an dinner with apple crisp, sweet and sour chicken, a delicious cheesy and chive casserole, and overnight oatmeal!
These Christmas breakfast ideas using a slow cooker makes the holiday so much less stressful.

Start the morning off right with this gooey and delicious Apple Monkey Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole is a great way to feed your present opening crowd. From The Taylor House.

Get breakfast ready the night before with this seasonal Eggnog Oatmeal recipe from Sweet Anna’s.

Crockpot French Toast Casserole from Moms with Crockpots is another perfect dish for Christmas morning.

Crockpot Christmas Drinks

We have done spiced cider in the crock pot for years, but never ventured into these yummy ideas. Break out the slow cooker because you won’t want to miss any of these delicious Christmas drink ideas.

Crock pot drinks for Christmas that include hot chocolate, white hot chocolate, apple cider, and a cranberry orange drink.
I love these crock pot drinks for Christmas. I think the cranberry orange one would be amazing!

Serve the perfect Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate for every occasion this  holiday season from tree trimming to sledding.

White Christmas Cocoa is another wonderful crockpot drink recipe from I Heart Nap Time.

Help the grown-ups survive that super early Christmas morning wake-up call with this delicious Crock Pot Vanilla Latte from Kitchen Treaty.

Speaking of grown-ups, Crock Pot Cranberry-Orange Mulled Wine is perfect for holiday entertaining. From Kitchen Treaty.

For another adult holiday beverage, try this Crock Pot Hot Buttered Rum from Tammilee Tips.

Slow Cooker Appetizer Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

Take the stress out of holiday entertaining by firing up the slow cooker!  These crock pot specialties will feed a crowd if needed.

slow cooker apps - crock pot holiday appetizer recipes that include hot crab dip, sweet and sour chicken, bbq meatballs, and creamy spinach dip.
I love these crock pot holiday appetizer recipes. They feed an entire crowd!

Creamy Hot Crab Dip is perfect for holiday entertaining from Living Well Spending Less.

Try Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip  for a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Recipe from Damn Delicious.

Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa make a great Christmas party appetizer from Tammilee Tips.

For a  delicious  twist on the typical meatball app, try these Honey-Balsamic BBQ Meatballs from Iowa Girl Eats.

Crockpot Recipes for your Holiday Feast

Don’t forget about the slow cooker when it comes to the main event…Christmas dinner. This will allow you additional time to spend time with the family.

Crockpot Christmas dinner ideas -  crock pot dinner recipes with rolls, ham, turkey and gravy, shrimp gumbo, mashed potatoes, and roasted carrots.
These crock pot Christmas dinner recipes make cooking for a crowd easy!

Start your meal with this elegant Slow Cooker Creamy Shrimp Bisque from Iowa Girl Eats.

Slow Cooker Ham with Maple Brown Sugar Glaze from No. 2 Pencil is the perfect main course.

Or maybe you like to serve turkey in which case, Slow Cooker Turkey Breast from Skinny Ms. is the right choice for you.

Don’t forget the Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Cleverly Simple.

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Roast is another delicious main dish from Six Sisters Stuff

Serve it up with a side of Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Baked By Rachael.

And Honey Glazed Carrots from Eat at Home Cooks are sure to be passed around twice.

No more room in the oven? Make the Dinner Rolls in the crockpot! Recipe from Plain Chicken.

Slow Cooker Meals for Holiday House Guests

The holidays are a time when we open our house to friends and family. Often that includes overnight visitors. Here are some simple suppers that will take the stress out of entertaining.

These slow cooker Christmas recipes like pulled pork sandwich, chili, and chicken soup are perfect for guests who are staying.
Have guests who are staying a while? These Slow cooker Christmas recipes are perfect to easily feed everyone.

Feed a crowd with this easy and delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Dr. Pepper Pork is a super simple way to whip up a yummy lunch for guests.

OMG…I just found the easiest comfort food crockpot meal–ever!  Check out mac & cheese in the crockpot!

Tacos are one of my favorite ways to feed house guests, try these yummy Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos.

 Got vegetarians? Serve this hearty Slow Cooker Vegetarian Two-Bean Stew from Cooking with Books.

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