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20 Slow Cooker Holiday Main Entrées

by Kristen

During the holiday season slow, cooking your holiday main entrée can save you loads of time and energy.  Most meat dishes turn out tender and flavorful when slow-cooked with little effort. Stop fussing around in the kitchen during the holidays and spend time with your family!   Here are 20 easy holiday entrees that you can cook in the slow cooker that will give you room in your oven for side dishes and will liberate you from your kitchen during Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner prep!

Why cook your holiday entrée  in the slow cooker? 

Slow Cooking is a great way to attain super tender flavor without a lot of fuss.  Many of these classic holiday entrées have just a few ingredients but are fancy enough for holiday dinner tables.  Whether you’re hosting, Christmas eve, Thanksgiving, New Years Eve, or Easter, I’ve got an easy holiday entrée you can whip up.   You can free up your oven or stove top for your side dishes.   Cooking your main entrée in your slow cooker

You can also make side dishes in your slow cooker for your holiday dinners!  some of the best Christmas crockpot recipes include mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, veggies, sweet potatoes, slow cooker cranberry sauce,  cider, soup, rice pudding, hot chocolate,  and other desserts.

20 Slow Cooker Holiday Main Entrées

Slow Cooker Brown Butter Maple Ham 

Slow Cooker French Style Turkey 

French Onion Beef Pot Roast 

Slow Cooker Iowa Ham meatballs 

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Loin 

Slow Cooker Orange Spice Pork Roast 

Slow Cooker Apricot Nectar Ham 


Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Apple Cider Brined Turkey Breast 

Balsamic Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Lamb Shoulder 

Orange Honey Spiral Ham 

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast 

Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham 

Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin 

Brown Butter Chicken Thighs

Slow Cooker Turkey Parmesan Meatloaf 

Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs 

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Did you try any of these super flavorful slow cooker dinner entrees for your holiday guests?  How did they turn out for you?  I would love to hear how these Christmas recipes turned out for you!  Please comment on this blog post or tag me on social media and let me know how they turned out for you!  You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.


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