The Best Slow Cooker Recipes for an Office Thanksgiving Potluck

The Best Slow Cooker Recipes for an Office Thanksgiving Potluck

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Kelli Foster
Nov 9, 2017
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As you decide what to make for your office Thanksgiving potluck, know that your slow cooker is your number-one ally. In addition to those easy dinners you love so much, the slow cooker lends itself to a slew of make-ahead Thanksgiving sides and apps. And best of all, it means you have a handy way to bring your dish to work and keep it warm until the potluck festivities kick off.

1. Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage

Since it's Thanksgiving, take the liberty of serving panade as a super-savory stuffing that's a little on the brothy side. Trust me — it will be a hit. Think of it as savory bread pudding meets French onion soup.

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2. How To Make Slow Cooker Chex Party Mix

Be prepared for your coworkers to gobble up this timeless treat by the handful. It's just like that back-of-the-box recipe everyone knows, with a big boost of extra flavor.

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3. How To Make Slow-Cooker Caponata

Served with sliced bread, this eggplant relish cooked in a sweet and sour sauce can play both appetizer and side dish.

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4. Slow Cooker Maple-Glazed Squash

Just before serving give this sweet side dish a savory twist with a sprinkle of dukkah, sesame seeds, chopped nuts, or even savory granola.

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5. How To Make Mashed Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

No matter the size of your crowd, these are the easiest mashed potatoes you can make. Everything from cooking the chopped potatoes to mashing and adding the butter and milk happens in the slow cooker. Bring them to work in your slow cooker and they'll stay warm until it's time to eat.

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6. Slow Cooker Corn Pudding

There is no better way to serve up corn at your potluck. Bonus points if you still have leftover corn from summer! It's easy enough to pull together with a handful of basic ingredients, and cooks up creamy and comforting.

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7. How To Cook Collard Greens in the Slow Cooker

Low, slow cooking is just the ticket to mellow tough greens into a smoky, savory, and utterly irresistible side everyone will love.

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8. How To Make Thanksgiving Stuffing in a Slow Cooker

Should you prefer to keep your stuffing on the more traditional side, you won't be disappointed by this slow cooker version. It's studded with onion and plenty of fresh sage and thyme.

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9. How To Make Caramelized Onions in a Slow Cooker

Caramelized onions might seem like an odd thing to bring to a potluck — that is, until you spoon them over your turkey, stuffing, and all the Thanksgiving fixings.

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10. Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

It's so much easier than apple pie, plus who can resist a brown sugar and oat crisp topping? Prep the apples and crisp topping at home and layer them in the slow cooker, and cook dessert at work a couple hours before the Thanksgiving feast. Bet you'll be the only one with a warm dessert!

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