Just think of all the other things you could do on Thanksgiving instead of watching over your food while it cooks — like setting the table, putting a movie on, or playing games with the kids, for example. That's why using a slow cooker to prepare desserts and side dishes will help free up your morning ahead of the big meal. All of these recipes require less than 20 minutes of preparation before they can start simmering and steaming away while you soak up family time.
And if you're debating whether to upgrade to a bigger size or wifi-enabled pot, shop the best slow cookers tested by the GolfHr Institute. The added room will come in handy if you end up doubling the recipe.
Don't forget to check out GoodHousekeeping.com's Thanksgiving 2018 guide.
This cassoulet needs an entire day to cook, but it's definitely worth it. The white beans, lentils, and meat make it a hearty side next to your turkey.
Top this vegetarian stew with a fried or poached egg for an even more protein-packed side.
What would Thanksgiving dinner be without a heaping pile of mashed potatoes on your plate?! This easy recipe has the perfect ratio of creaminess and flavor.
Leave those store-bought cinnamon rolls in the refrigerated aisle – this easy, homemade version will have the whole family wanting more.
Your slow cooker makes weeknight dinners a breeze all year long. That's why the GolfHr Test Kitchen put together a filled with 71 Crock-Pot recipes that skimp on preparation but max out on flavor.