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25 Christmas Crockpot Recipes We Love

These Christmas Crockpot recipes are life-savers for busy families.

Thanks to the slow cooker, you can have all kinds of tasty treats and even a full dinner.

And they’re just as festive as anything from the oven!

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The Best Christmas Slow Cooker Recipes

The Crockpot is the perfect kitchen workhorse to reduce the heavy burden of holiday feasts. 

Whether it’s a holiday ham or a savory side, the crockpot does all the hard work for you.

From stocking sweets to the main event, these Christmas Crockpot recipes are to die for.

Beef burgundy with chopped veggies and savory sauce served on a bowl.
Source: Wholesomelicious.com

1. Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

Looking for a special Christmas entree to serve your family? Then look no further than this savory recipe.

This elegant dish is brimming with merriness!

Sirloin steak and thick bacon are slowly cooked in a robust Burgundy wine and beef broth.

There’s also a handful of chopped veggies and dried herbs to season it up.

Stuffing on a slow cooker.
Source: Aroundmyfamilytable.com

2. Slow Cooker Christmas Stuffing

Are you still using boxed stuffing because it’s easy? Time to retire that box and try slow cooker stuffing instead.

This recipe is as simple as the boxed stuff, and it tastes great.

Plus, the ingredients are versatile, so you can make it gluten-free and dairy-free for everyone to enjoy.

Gluten-free or not, just be sure to stick with the onion, celery, sage, and thyme.

A bowl of Potato Soup with Bacon and cheese.

3. Paula Deen’s Crockpot Potato Soup

Any time I need some comforting Christmas food, I turn to this creamy soup. 

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This potato soup is super thick, which is how I like it. If you like yours thinner, you can add some more broth.

I like to throw a pot on early in the morning. Then, when hunger strikes, everyone can help themselves throughout the day.

It doesn’t get easier than that!

Chicken in a slow cooker with milky sauce, orange zest, cinnamon sticks and seasonings.
Source: Simplebites.net

4. Slow Cooker Christmas Chicken in Milk With Orange, Cinnamon, and Savory

With this recipe, pulling together a fancy Christmas dinner doesn’t have to be a big deal. 

You’ll take a whole chicken and sear it in butter until it gets a gorgeous crispy coating.

Toss in some cinnamon and garlic for seasoning, then transfer it to the slow cooker. 

From there, top the chicken off with milk and orange zest. The chicken will take about 4 hours to cook, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Glazed ham cooked in slow cooker.
Source: Number-2-pencil.com

5. Crockpot Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Ham might not be an easy holiday dinner. But it is the quintessential Christmas dish.

Unfortunately, it often requires a lot of hands-on work.

Until now! This recipe needs just 15 minutes of prep. Can you believe it?

Green beans cooked in casserole with mushroom, bacon and sauce.
Source: Themagicalslowcooker.com

6. Slow Cooker Holiday Green Beans

Of course, a holiday ham needs a side dish. And I can think of no better accompaniment than these green beans.

While some green bean dishes can be bland and lackluster, this one is full of flavor. 

Slow cook these beans until tender with salty bacon, earthy mushrooms, and bacon drippings. Now, that’s how you do it at Christmas!

Mac and cheese on a red pot topped with parmesan cheese.

7. Trisha Yearwood Crockpot Mac and Cheese

There are many reasons to celebrate the Christmas season. One of my favorites is all the yummy comfort food, including this mac and cheese.

This cheesy dish is excellent for Christmas potlucks or even as a Christmas side. 

But I’d be lying if I didn’t say I eat it for dinner throughout December. It’s just too scrumptious to resist!

A serving of creamy mashed potato on a white bowl.
Source: Showmetheyummy.com

8. Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are another classic Christmas side dish that everyone loves. One of my favorite ways to make it is with this recipe. 

The Crockpot gives the spuds plenty of time to soak up all the cheesy buttery goodness. This means they always turn out rich and fluffy.

Speaking of rich, this recipe uses cream cheese, sour cream, parmesan, and butter. It may not be exactly skinny jean friendly, but ’tis the season!

Two glasses of mulled wine with cherries and cinnamon stick garnish.
Source: Thegayglobetrotter.com

9. Crockpot Mulled Wine

This Christmas mulled wine always makes the season a bit more cheery.

It’s full of warming Christmas spice and fruity flavors everyone will love. And the smell? OMG, it’s heavenly.

If you’ve never made it before, the wine is the star. So go for something full-bodied.

I like reds with berry flavors, but pick what you prefer. The honey, cinnamon, and citrus will help with the flavors.

Hand picking chocolate coated candies from a holiday box.
Source: Thechunkychef.com

10. Easy Crockpot Christmas Candy

Making Christmas candy from scratch can be stressful. 

Luckily, this four-ingredient chocolate recipe makes it easy.

All you’ll need is some almond bark, sweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, peanuts, and a couple of hours in a slow cooker.

A few red and green sprinkles on top are also a nice touch.

Hand holding a holiday mug with hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and candy cane.
Source: Thecountrycook.net

11. Crockpot Hot Chocolate

No matter which family member of mine is hosting, you can bet there’s always some hot chocolate in the Crockpot. 

I like to keep a bowl of marshmallows, cinnamon spice, and mini candy canes next to it. That way, everyone can doctor up their own mug. 

It’s hard to be a Grinch with a warm, rich cup of this hot cocoa. 

Slice in half baked sweet potato with butter in the middle.
Source: Foodfaithfitness.com

12. Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

Need to cook sweet potatoes, but there’s no room in the oven? Make them in the Crockpot instead. 

The Crockpot turns sweet potatoes into fork-tender perfection. This will take about 3 to 6 hours, depending on whether you use the low or high setting. 

Just be sure to pierce each spud with a fork so they fully cook in the center.

Mashed potatoes topped with short ribs and gravy with green peas, broccoli and cauliflower on side.
Source: Kitchensanctuary.com

13. Slow Cooker Short Ribs

When it comes to Christmas slow cooker recipes, short ribs are king.

They need to be cooked low and slow to get the signature melt-in-your-mouth finish.

And they’re so much yummier than turkey! Not to mention hearty. 

Grape Jelly Meatballs in white bowl.

14. Crockpot Grape Jelly Meatballs

Appetizer or main course, these succulent meatballs are my Christmas jam!

This recipe uses store-bought meatballs to keep it easy. It also uses chili sauce and grape jelly. 

This may sound like an odd combo, but it tastes phenomenal. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and so simple. 

Beef brisket with caramelized onions and mushrooms on a crockpot.
Source: Natashaskitchen.com

15. Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

The slow cooker manages to create the most succulent, juicy beef brisket fitting for Christmas dinner.

This perfectly tender brisket melds with caramelized onions and mushrooms for a rich meal. 

For serving, you can pair this with some mashed potatoes and a side of green beans. It will also be good on a toasty bun. 

Gravy pouring to sliced baked turkey breast.
Source: Cafedelites.com

16. Crispy Skin Slow Cooker Turkey

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving, it’s for Christmas, too! 

This game bird is versatile, making it a terrific entree to serve with all your favorite Christmas sides.

But when it comes to cooking, I recommend this recipe. Crispy and tender, this turkey is anything but dry.

A serving of chicken pot pie filling with a piece of biscuits in a bowl.
Source: Spendwithpennies.com

17. Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie

I think a bowl of this pot pie will make a fantastic meal for Christmas Eve!

The Crockpot cooks the pot pie filling while you bake the flaky, buttery biscuits. 

The result is a creamy, cozy bowl that will satisfy hungry bellies. That way, nobody is waking up and sneaking Santa’s cookies. 

Spoon scooping a portion serving of cheesy scalloped potatoes.
Source: Damndelicious.net

18. Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

If you feel like giving mashed potatoes a break, try scalloped instead. 

The crockpot does all the cooking for you, making this creamy and cheesy dish a cinch. 

Unfortunately, the only thing it doesn’t do is all the peeling.

So I say, put on some Christmas tunes and entice your helpers with some crockpot hot chocolate. 

Cheesy broccoli with crunchy Ritz crackers and cheddar cheese.
Source: Easybudgetrecipes.com

19. Crockpot Broccoli Casserole

This Christmas Crockpot casserole is a game-changer! 

It frees up space in the oven for the main event. Plus, it gets everyone to eat their veggies.

Speaking of veggies, you’ll dress up the broccoli with crunchy Ritz crackers and cheddar cheese.

Serving of chocolate pudding in a bowl with two scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Source: Savorynothings.com

20. Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake

Christmas tidings are best delivered in chocolate pudding cake form!

Rich in chocolate, this heavenly dessert is similar to a chocolate lava cake. Except the gooey consistency is a bit closer to pudding. 

This will take a couple of hours to make. But don’t worry, everyone will be saving a little room for dessert.

A serving of cheesy breakfast casserole on a plate.
Source: Familyfreshmeals.com

21. Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

It’s easy to neglect breakfast when there are so many presents to unwrap. Luckily, the Crockpot will be cooking this breakfast casserole.

You’ll want to take a heaping of hash browns and layer them in the Crockpot with cheese, bacon, and veggies.

Then, pour an egg mixture over it so everything binds together. How’s that for a Christmas morning feast?

Eggnog on a glass with sprinkles of spices on top.
Source: Glutenfreeonashoestring.com

22. Homemade Slow Cooker Eggnog

We can’t have a list of Christmas crockpot recipes with eggnog!

Scrooge himself can’t resist this holiday drink!

It’s creamy and sweet with a hint of spice. Oh, and it’s spiked with a splash of rum.

While the slow cooker does most of the work, you’ll want to stir the eggnog from time to time, so keep an eye on it. 

Gingerbread pudding cake served with vanilla ice cream.
Source: Biggerbolderbaking.com

23. Crockpot Gingerbread Pudding Cake

If you’re tired of baking cookies, let the Crockpot make Christmas dessert instead. 

This is a fantastically festive dish that’s sweet with a nice balance of spice.

This recipe is so luscious and gooey, nobody will be passing on dessert. 

Sliced glazed carrots on a casserole dish.
Source: Dinneratthezoo.com

24. Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots

It’s amazing how the right spice blend can spruce up carrots to make an exceptional holiday dish. 

You’ll need to use cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and parsley for this recipe.

This creates a divine glaze that makes carrots an extraordinary side for a Christmas feast. 

Corn casserole tossed in a slow cooker.
Source: Spicysouthernkitchen.com

25. Crockpot Corn Casserole

Give your Christmas meal a Southern spin with this delectable recipe. 

It takes cornbread and turns it into a buttery, cheesy casserole that you can gobble up with a spoon. 

Plus, it pairs well with all your other sides. Mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, green beans, you name it.

Baked apples with granola, melted butter, and maple syrup on a slow cooker.
Source: Themagicalslowcooker.com

26. Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Baked apples are the best! Want to know why?

Because they’re technically a dessert, but it’s totally acceptable to have them for breakfast, too.

They’re sweet, fruity, and deliciously crunchy. Serve them with ice cream or Greek yogurt, and you’re in for a treat!

Creamy spinach and artichoke dip on a pot.
Source: Asouthernsoul.com

27. Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Every Christmas party needs chips and dip. And what’s more beloved than spin-dip?

If you’ve never had it, spinach and artichoke dip is kind of self-explanatory. It’s cheesy, salty, and a dream to eat.

Top tip: add a layer of cheese to the top and cook for 15 minutes without the lid before serving.

Cranberry sauce cooked on a slow cooker.
Source: Eatingonadime.com

28. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

I know canned sauce is easy. But all you have to do here is dump everything in the pot and let it cook.

If you have a small crockpot, that would be ideal. Or, make it the day before so it can firm up in the fridge overnight.

Cinnamon rolls in a crockpot drizzled with white sugar glaze.
Source: Dinnerthendessert.com

29. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls

Here’s another Christmas morning treat you’ll go gaga for.

You can make them up the day before and keep them in the fridge overnight. Then, cook them in the slow cooker while you open gifts. Easy peasy.

French toast cooked in a crockpot topped with sugar coated banana slices.
Source: Diethood.com

30. Crock Pot French Toast

If you don’t want to make cinnamon rolls, how about French toast?

Just slice stale bread and cover it with cream cheese. Then layer it in the pot and cover it with sliced bananas and a creamy custard mix.

I do this the night before, then cook it in the morning. Serve with caramel, and you’ll swoon.

25 Christmas Crockpot Recipes We Love

Servings

70

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

10

minutes
Calories

102

kcal

These Christmas Crockpot recipes will make your holiday even more relaxing! From stuffing to soup to holiday ham and desserts, let your slow cooker do the work this Christmas.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound unsalted peanuts

  • 1 pound semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 pound white chocolate or white almond bark

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

  • Optional: white chocolate drizzle and festive sprinkles

Instructions

  • Pour the peanuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate or almond bark, and condensed milk into the crockpot.
  • Turn it to low and cook for 1 hour.
  • Stir after one hour, then cook in 15-minute intervals until the chocolate is fully melted.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Spoon the candy mixture into heaps on the trays. Add festive sprinkles and leave to cool.
  • When the candies are firm, drizzle with white chocolate and enjoy!

Notes

  • This recipe makes fudgy candy, thanks to the condensed milk. For firm candies, leave the milk out.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temp or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 102kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15.9g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Potassium: 16mg
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sugar: 15.4g
  • Calcium: 71mg
Christmas Crockpot Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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