35 Christmas Crock-Pot Recipes (2024)

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If you are looking for main dishes, sides, dessert, appetizers and more for your holiday meal look no further than this awesome collection of 35 Crock-Pot Christmas Recipes. We have something for everyone this Christmas season!

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The Christmas season is always so busy, with all the extra cooking, baking, guests, presents, gift wrapping and other holiday traditions it can often feel overwhelming.

To lighten your load, we have put together a collection of our most popular slow cooker Christmas recipes.

Most slow cooker recipes can be prepped ahead of time and allowed to slow cook for hours which really frees up a lot of time. Slow cooker recipes also free up the oven and stove which are often occupied with all the traditional Christmas dishes.

We hope you find some lovely new holiday crockpot recipes to try this season and we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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Slow Cooker Christmas Recipes Collection

From sweet treats to warm drinks to fun snacks you can make with the the kids and so much more, this recipe collection of Christmas recipes that you can make in your slow cooker contains so many of our most popular holiday recipes for you to enjoy making, bringing to the Christmas dinner and more importantly eating!

Slow Cooker Christmas Appetizer Recipes

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Crock-Pot Honey Buffalo Meatballs

With just a few simple ingredients these easy, sweet & spicy Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs are going to be gobbled up by your party guests!

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Crock-Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa

The flavor of this simple four ingredient appetizer recipe for Slow Cooker Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa will wow your guests at your next party!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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Crock-Pot Swedish Meatballs

Your family will love this easy recipe for Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs. Serve the meatballs over cooked egg noodles for dinner or alone as a delicious appetizer!

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Crock-Pot Sweet Kielbasa

With just 5 ingredients this easy recipe for Slow Cooker Sweet Kielbasa takes less than 10 minutes to prepare & then you can just forget it while it cooks in the slow cooker for hours. A great appetizer recipe that your guests will love!

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Crock-Pot Honey Garlic Lil' Smokies

Nibble away on these sweet & saltySlow Cooker Honey Garlic Lil' Smokies! Just 6 simple ingredients makes a yummy appetizer for your next party!

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Slow Cooker Christmas Beverage Recipes

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Warm up to a steaming cup of this Slow Cooker Thick & Creamy Hot Chocolate today. By far one of our most popular recipes!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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Crock-Pot Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple cider and cinnamon sticks are simmered in the slow cooker and then added to Everclear or vodka in this recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Pie Moonshine.

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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Crock-Pot Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Warm up to a rich & creamy cup of cocoa on a chilly day with this delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate that is both sweet & salty!

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Crock-Pot Mulled Apple Cider

Warm up with this classic recipe for Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider. Let this hot drink simmer away & take on the flavors of orange zest, cinnamon and spice.

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Crock-Pot Chocolate Coffee

This recipe for Slow Cooker Chocolate Coffee features fresh brewed coffee with a hint of chocolate. Kept warm in your slow cooker & served with whipped cream!

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Slow Cooker Christmas Breakfast Recipes

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Crock-Pot Biscuit Breakfast Casserole

A quick & easy Slow Cooker Biscuit Breakfast Casserole that the whole family will love. Biscuits, eggs, cheese & bacon combine for the perfect breakfast!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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Crock-Pot Apple Pie for Breakfast

Wake up to your home smelling like apple pie & spices with this easy and oh so delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Pie for Breakfast!

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Crock-Pot Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

Whip up this amazing and easy recipe for Slow Cooker Sausage Hash Brown Casserole Recipe with just 5 simple ingredients for breakfast or brunch!

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Crock-Pot Cinnamon Sweet Roll Casserole

Your family will love the this recipe for Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sweet Roll Casserole. It's gooey, delicious & easy to make in your slow cooker for breakfast!

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Crock-Pot Fully Loaded Breakfast Casserole

Serve up this amazing Slow Cooker Fully Loaded Breakfast Casserole for your next brunch. Filled with sausage, bacon, veggies & cheese this recipe is amazing!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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Slow Cooker Christmas Dessert Recipes

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Crock-Pot Cheesecake

If you are looking for an amazing dessert recipe that you can make in your slow cooker this recipe for Slow Cooker Cheesecake is a winner every single time!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

A funny playful snack perfect for Christmas. Slow Cooker Snowman Poop...the kids will get a kick out of the name AND helping to make it!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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Crock-Pot Candy Cane Bark

Just 2 ingredients in this Slow Cooker Candy Cane Bark recipe and you have a festive treat that is perfect for holiday gift giving!

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Crock-Pot Chocolate Fudge

We love how easy this 2 ingredient recipe for Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge comes together. This recipe is so simple that even a child could make it. In fact the kids and I like to make several batches of this easy fudge for Christmas gift giving each year!

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Crock-Pot Cashew Candy Clusters

This recipe for Slow Cooker Cashew Candy Clusters is fun and easy with only 5 ingredients. Perfect for holiday gift giving or just snacking on!

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Slow Cooker Christmas Dip Recipes

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Crock-Pot Crab Rangoon Dip

A delightful take on classic Chinese appetizer is this popular recipe for Slow Cooker Crab Rangoon Dip. Serve with crackers or fried wonton wrappers!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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Crock-Pot Warm Spinach Dip

Melt into a warm, gooey and cheesy Slow Cooker Warm Spinach Dip made in the slow cooker with this easy to prepare recipe. Your guests will LOVE it!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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Crock-Pot Amy's World Famous Pepperoni Dip

Just three simple ingredients & you have this yummy recipe for Slow Cooker Amy's World Famous Pepperoni Dip. A warm and gooey dip that is easy to make!

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Crock-Pot Pecan Praline Dip

Serve this amazing Slow Cooker Pecan Praline Dip with slices of apples, pound cake or cinnamon pita chips for a sweet dip perfect for the holiday season!

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Crock-Pot Crab Dip

Your party guests will be impressed with this easy recipe for Slow Cooker Crab Dip! Serve with your favorite crackers, slices of crusty bread or pita chips!

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Slow Cooker Christmas Entrée Recipes

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Crock-Pot Baked Pineapple Ham

This Slow Cooker Baked Pineapple Ham recipe will melt in your mouth it is sweet and tangy! A fabulous recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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Your mouth will water as this Slow Cooker Cranberry & Orange Pork Roast simmers away all day. With only 5 simple ingredients this recipe is easy to prepare!

Crock-Pot Roasted Turkey Breast

This recipe for Slow Cooker Roasted Turkey Breast is a easy way to prepare a whole turkey breast. With a great lemon flavor this is one of our favorites!

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Crock-Pot Apple Cider Ham

Perfect for the holidays! Slow Cooker Apple Cider Ham is smothered in apple cider, brown sugar & maple syrup with a dusting of ginger, cinnamon & vanilla.

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Crock-Pot Brown Sugar Picnic Ham

If you need a holiday ham recipe this simple 4 ingredient Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Picnic Ham is just the ticket! The picnic ham cut comes out nice and tender!

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Slow Cooker Christmas Side Dish Recipes

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Crock-Pot Funeral Potatoes

Slow Cooker Funeral Potatoes (AKA Cheesy Potatoes) are a delicious side dish for your ham or roast beef and are a perfect dish for potlucks and parties.

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Crock-Pot Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Frozen broccoli is transformed in this easy 4 ingredient recipe for Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Casserole. The perfect cheesy side dish for any meal!

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Crock-Pot Baked Apples

Serve these delicious and easy to make Slow Cooker Baked Apples as a side dish for dinner or save them as a yummy dessert served with a scoop of ice cream!

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Crock-Pot Green Beans

Just 5 ingredients (green beans, onion, garlic, chicken broth and salt) are all that is needed in this easy side dish recipe for Slow Cooker Green Beans!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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Crock-Pot Easy Green Beans and Bacon

Just 5 simple ingredients makes upthisamazingly deliciousSlow CookerEasy Green Beans and Baconrecipe. You really can't go wrong with this easy side dish!

BONUS - Watch the video on how it's made!

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What is YOUR favorite recipe to make in your Slow Cooker during the Christmas season? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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FAQs

Can I just throw a bunch of ingredients in the crockpot? ›

One of the main attractions for many people is the ease of a slow cooker, so when you're looking for recipes, avoid those that suggest a lot of pre-preparation. For many dishes, particularly soups and stews, you really can just throw all the ingredients in.

How long are slow cooker recipes? ›

Most slow cooker meals take 8-12 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high, but there are also recipes for slow-cooked meat that take up to 24 hours. If you want to avoid overcooking your dish, follow the given guidelines as closely as possible.

How much can you put in a slow cooker? ›

You shouldn't be filling your slow cooker to the brim with ingredients. It needs space between the food and the lid to prevent it from boiling over. The heat inside also needs room to circulate and cook the food the right way. Generally, you shouldn't fill your slow cooker more than three-quarters full.

Is 4 hours on high the same as 8 hours on low in a slow cooker? ›

The difference between "High" and "Low" on slow cookers seems to differ with every brand and model. One thing that is consistent, though, is that food takes seven to eight hours to reach a simmer point (around 210°) on low; versus three to four hours on high.

What cannot be cooked in a slow cooker? ›

10 Foods You Should Never Make in a Slow Cooker
  1. Raw Meat.
  2. Seafood.
  3. Pasta.
  4. Rice.
  5. Delicate Vegetables.
  6. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts.
  7. Dairy.
  8. Wine and Other Liquor.
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Can you put raw meat in a slow cooker? ›

Yes, you can add raw steak to a slow cooker to cook it to your desired doneness level.

Do I need to brown meat before slow cooking? ›

While this step isn't essential, and you'll still get a perfectly good meal at the end, browning your meat and veg beforehand is a complete slow cooker game changer. Why? This simple step intensifies the flavour of a really amazing stew or casserole.

Can I leave crockpot on warm overnight? ›

You can set your slow cooker to cook your dinner before you leave for the day and come home to a hot and freshly cooked meal. You can also set it overnight and wake up to a tasty breakfast.

Is it safe to leave a crockpot on overnight? ›

Is it safe to leave a slow cooker on for 12 hours? Yes, you can use your slow cooker for longer than eight hours, as long as you keep an eye on it. Many slow cookers do have an automatic shutoff after 24 hours.

Is it safe to leave a crockpot on all day? ›

But is it safe to leave a crockpot on all day? Yes! Since crockpots cook at a much lower temperature, it's often necessary to run the appliance for 4-8 hours.

Can you overdo meat in a slow cooker? ›

“If you're cooking meat, you'll know it's done when it is fork-tender, meaning you can cut into it easily with just a fork,” she says. When meat is overcooked, it will be “tough and dry,” while overcooked vegetables will be mushy.

Can you put everything in a slow cooker the night before? ›

Make-ahead when possible: If your slow cooker has a removable insert, assemble the ingredients the night before and refrigerate the entire insert overnight. It's important to note that starting with cool ingredients may lengthen cooking time (but be sure to keep them out of the temperature danger zone).

What is too full for a slow cooker? ›

To ensure proper cooking, it is important to fill your slow cooker with the appropriate amount of food. Aim for between half and two-thirds full. If the cooker is too full, the food may not cook evenly and could end up being undercooked. On the other hand, if the cooker is not full enough, the food may overcook.

Can you cook everything in a crockpot? ›

Most people use a slow cooker for meat, poultry and vegetables, although fruits, desserts, stuffing and oatmeal can also be prepared. All ingredients placed in a slow cooker should be thawed. Choose to make foods with high moisture content such as chili, soup, stew or spaghetti sauce.

What happens if you fill a slow cooker too full? ›

"When a slow cooker is too full, it may not heat the food evenly," explains Leal. As a result, some parts of the dish may overcook, while others remain undercooked. "This can also increase the risk of foodborne illness, because the food might not reach a safe temperature throughout," she says.

Can you cook multiple things at once? ›

The exact impact on cooking times varies from dish to dish, but generally cooking multiple dishes at once can lead to longer cooking times. No matter how many dishes you plan to cook, be sure to leave at least 3 inches of space between each dish and the walls of the oven, or other dishes, to allow for proper airflow.

What happens if you put too much in the slow cooker? ›

You're not adding the right amount of ingredients. Slow cookers should be “at least halfway, but no more than two-thirds full,” write Vance and Lacalamita. Anything less may cause your food to overcook, and conversely, if it's too full, your food may not cook fully.

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