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.
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:
Want to get away from the normal chips and dip?
Healthier Christmas Appetizer Ideas:
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:
Christmas Side Ideas:
Roasted Garlic in the Crock-pot or Not to use as a healthier, real food, I ingredient substitute for butter
Some people like the traditional turkey or ham at Christmas. Others like to go a little more unconventional….
Christmas Main Dish Ideas:
Here are some Christmas dessert ideas for your consideration:
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.