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15 Holiday Recipes You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

You already know that your slow cooker is your kitchen's most valuable appliance. But did you know it's your secret weapon for holiday entertaining?
12/07/2015 12:12pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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You already know that your slow cooker is your kitchen's most valuable appliance. But did you know it's your secret weapon for holiday entertaining? Here, 15 amazing recipes you can make in this miracle appliance--from Christmas ham to candied almonds.

Slow-Cooker Glazed Ham
Let your roast cook on a low setting for six hours, remove it one hour before dinner and voilà: Christmas dinner is served. Get the recipe.

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Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
No seasonal table is complete without a little bit of green. Get the recipe.

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Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Meatballs
Fact: Party apps taste better on toothpicks. Get the recipe.

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Spinach Artichoke Dip
...or as a vessel for dunking warm pita bread. Get the recipe.

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Mashed Potatoes with Herbs
Set it, forget it, then smother it in gravy. Get the recipe.

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Sweet Potato Casserole
Hey, some it like sweet. Get the recipe.

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Cranberry Sauce
It's not just for Thanksgiving, people. Get the recipe.

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Green Bean Casserole
Sure, I'll take my green beans under a layer of buttery fried onions. Get the recipe.

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Mushroom Risotto
Just say no to stove-top cooking. Get the recipe.

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Turkey Breast
The key to a turkey that's moist on the inside and crispy on the outside: your slow cooker, of course. Get the recipe.

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Cinnamon Sugar Candied Almonds
Can't you just feel the Christmas spirit? Get the recipe.

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Pear and Cranberry Crisp
Dessert is served...and you didn't do any baking. Get the recipe.

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Egg Nog
Your slow cooker can get you drunk, too. Get the recipe.

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Gingerbread Cake
Forget the milk and cookies; Santa is climbing down the chimney for this. Get the recipe.

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