Have I ever mentioned that I love my slow cooker? Yeah, I thought so! Apparently, I’m not the only one too! And why not! You can do basically everything in a slow cooker. From all-day barbecue to slow cooker side dishes, from overnight breakfasts all the way to decadent desserts like cheesecake, the slow cooker can do it all. They easily qualify as a kitchen workhorse by saving time, keeping the house cool and making food prep super simple for a small family or a large crowd! I absolutely love using my slow cooker for gatherings. It makes my life so much easier in so many ways.
If you’ve never used your slow cooker to make side dishes, pull it out and give it a try! These 11 side dishes you can make in your slow cooker are the perfect place to start. These recipes are easy to put together and are definitely crowd pleasers. Pair them with summer food and you’ve got yourself a party or holiday dinners, whichever you prefer.
11 Easy Slow Cooker Side Dishes
Loaded Cheesy Potato Casserole are sure to be a hit at your next potluck with all their cheesy goodness!
Honey Glazed Carrots in the slow cooker are both buttery and sweet. Yum!
Corn Casserole in the Slow Cooker is a moist slightly sweet side dish with only 5 ingredients and less than 5 minutes of prep.
Hashbrown Casserole in the slow cooker is just as tasty as it looks, and you can fix the meat in the slow cooker at the same time with a simple little trick included in this post
Acorn or Butternut Squash in the slow cooker is a perfect side dish, especially when you add some butter and a sprinkling of brown sugar!
Homemade Apple Sauce in the Slow Cooker is much simpler than you might think and it just might ruin you for the store-bought stuff once you taste this eat at home version. Consider yourself warned!
Baked Beans in the Slow Cooker are a must for any dinner involving barbecue. These are classic with brown sugar, molasses and bacon. Yum!
The cheesy goodness of Scalloped Potatoes in the Slow Cooker? Yes, please!
Sweet Potatoes and Apples in the Slow Cooker are a tasty combination of fruit and veggies with plenty of sweet spices mixed in!
And if you prefer squash over sweet potatoes, then try this Apples and Butternut Squash in the Slow Cooker recipe.
This Cheesy Cauliflower from Simply Nourished Living is so tasty you won’t believe that it’s actually weight watcher friendly!
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