Christmas with the Crock-pot: 22 Slow Cooker Recipes + a Few More Ideas for Feasting

Someone said to me they are having their big Christmas celebration this weekend and was talking about how it might get crazy for me in a couple of weeks.  Honestly, at this point, I don’t know if I am hosting Christmas or not this year, or where we will be, but the thought of hosting Christmas didn’t scare me at all because I have a weapon, or actually five weapons now…my crock-pots.

22 Crock-pot Christmas Recipes

Slow Cooker Saturdays

Seriously, if you know me, you know how much I love the slow cooker.  I love how the crock-pot completely reduces my stress level, especially during the holidays.  I just love how you can throw real, whole food into the crock-pot and come out with a great meal, desserts, beverages, sides and the like.  It reduces the need for the oven, freeing up valuable real estate during crazy big feasting times.

I put together a list of recipes that might be good for Christmastime and other different celebrations and parties.  This list includes 22 slow cooker recipes along with 16 other recipes.  Some are conventional recipes and others are inspirations for a different kind of holiday celebration.   Consider borrowing a crock-pot if you need more.  They are so portable and make cooking so much easier!

Here are some Christmas beverage ideas you can keep going in your crock-pot all day.

Christmas Beverage Ideas:

Kid-Friendly Crock-pot Wassail

Crock-pot Wassail Slow Cooker Saturday @

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple CiderCreamy Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate, Dairy-free, Vegan

Crock-pot Hot Chocolate


Want to get away from the normal chips and dip?

Healthier Christmas Appetizer Ideas:

Crock-pot or Not, Low Carb Parmesan Zucchini Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Parmesan Zucchini Turkey Meatballs

Raw Vegan 3 Ingredient Lara Bar Ball Recipe

Lara Bar BallsYogurt Honey Fruit Dip

Yogurt Fruit Dip @ practical-stewardship.comHummus Dip with Veggies

Easy Hummus @

Need some Christmas Breakfast ideas?  All the breakfast ideas (except the smoothies) can be prepared before the big day, and the smoothies below would make a great quick Christmas breakfast treat, leaving time to prepare the feast.

Christmas Breakfast Ideas:

Slow Cooker Monkey Bread (oven-baked option)

Crock-pot Monkey Bread

Crock-pot Breakfast Cobbler

Crock pot Breakfast Cobbler

Slow Cooker Vegetable & Egg Casserole

Crock-Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe

Overnight crock-pot Steel Cut OatsHomemade Crock-Pot Yogurt Recipe

Crock-pot Yogurt with GranolaSourdough Cinnamon Rolls, Dairy-Free Option, Egg-Free

Sourdough Cinnamon RollBaked Sourdough Donuts Recipe

Sourdough Donuts @ Pecan Pie Smoothie Recipe

Pecan Pie Smoothie @ practical-stewardship.comApple Pie Smoothie Recipe

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Green Key Lime Pie Smoothie Recipe

Key Lime Pie Smoothie @

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie or Thickie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Vegan

Banana & Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie Recipe

Banana Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie @

Christmas Side Ideas:

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic in the Crock-pot or Not to use as a healthier, real food, I ingredient substitute for butter

Roasted Garlic in the Crock-pot Collage @ practical-stewardship.comCrock-pot Homemade (Sourdough) Bread Recipe

Crock-pot BreadCrock-pot Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed PotatoesCrock-pot Stuffing or Dressing

Slow Cooker Stuffing 4 Ingredient Sourdough Rolls, Dairy Free, Egg Free

Sourdough Rolls, VeganBig Green Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

Lemony Vinaigrette

Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad

Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad

Some people like the traditional turkey or ham at Christmas.  Others like to go a little more unconventional….

Christmas Main Dish Ideas:

Easy Crock-Pot Ham

Crock-pot Christmas Ham

Crock-pot Lasagna with Dripping CheeseCrock-pot Risotto with Citrus Prawns, Asparagus, & Bell Pepper Recipe

Crock-pot Risotto with Citrus Prawns, Asparagus, & Bell PeppersCrock-pot or Not Caprese Pizza Recipe

Crock-Pot Pork Roast Recipe

Crock-pot Pork Roast

Healthier Crock-pot Meatballs Recipe

Healthier Crock-pot Meatballs

Easy Crock-Pot Turkey

Crock-pot Turkey

Here are some Christmas dessert ideas for your consideration:

Crock-pot or Not Blackberry Apple Crisp, Gluten Free Option

Blackberry Apple Crisp in the Crock-pot

Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie, D-F, Egg-Fr, V

Easy Crock-pot Apple Sauce

Crock-pot Apple Sauce in a Mason JarCrock-pot Brownies

G-F, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Crock-pot Brownies @

2 or 3 Ingredient Chocolate Nut Clusters

3 Ingredient Chocolate Nut Clusters CollagePumpkin Creamy “Cheesecake” Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake BarsPumpkin Bread Recipe in the Crock-Pot or Not

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread SlicedNo Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bite Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bite

Crock-pot White Chocolate Candy

White Chocolate Peppermint Candies

What are you making for Christmas?  Do you have any tradition foods you prepare in the crock-pot?  Have a blessed Christmas season!  **Pictures updated 11/13.

Go here for the complete list of recipes.

For more Crock-pot inspiration, follow my Cookin’ with the Crock-pot Board on Pinterest: Follow Sonja Sarr (’s board Cookin’ w/the Crock-pot on Pinterest.

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About Sonja

Sonja is a lover of the Lord, family, and friends. She digs DIY (especially re-purposing), fancies fitness, foods (whole), & fellowship. She is a thrifty thinker and jives with jazz. “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV). Thanks for visiting!
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11 Responses to Christmas with the Crock-pot: 22 Slow Cooker Recipes + a Few More Ideas for Feasting

  1. amy says:

    I think you just saved Christmas. Thank you :-)

  2. Ann says:

    Thank you for sharing. They are great ideas, which I will be trying!

  3. I love using my Crock Pot during the holidays! Great ideas. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. Sarina says:

    So many good recipes! Thanks!

  5. Wow, this one awesome list of recipes! Thanks for taking the time to share all these. Will definitely be coming back to look through them all more!

  6. Andrea says:

    I love this collection of recipes! I can’t wait to add some to my holiday rotation. I really enjoy sharing real food with my family (or trying to!) all the time but especially around the holidays.

  7. Erin says:

    These look like some great recipes!! I’m inspired to go make some cider now for my husband when he gets home and I’m definitely going to check out the steel cut oats recipe. It sounds like it might be easier than my current routine. I’m here from Pennywise Platter

  8. WOW! What a beautiful post – love your adorable collage too. There’s something for everyone here. Thanks for all the time it took to put this together…and for linking up at Weekend Potluck. Enjoy a blessed Christmas season!

  9. Thank you for stopping in and sharing your tasty recipes with our readers at Bowdabra’s Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your projects each week. Stop in and see which blogs are featured on Friday and to link up more of your goodies on Sat-Thur.

    Happy New Year, Susie @Bowdabra

  10. Julia says:

    Such an amazing collection of crock-pot recipes. Thank you!

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