The Best Slow Cooker Recipes for an Office Thanksgiving Potluck

updated Nov 15, 2023
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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.

Slow Cooker Recipes for an Office Thanksgiving Potluck

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Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage
A savory bread pudding meets French onion soup you can make in the slow cooker.
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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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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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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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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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Slow-Cooker Corn Pudding

There is no better way to serve up corn at your potluck. It’s easy enough to pull together with a handful of basic ingredients, and cooks up creamy and comforting.

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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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Stuffing in a Slow Cooker
Classic stuffing made in the slow cooker, filled with homey flavors and plenty of crispy, toasty edges.
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Caramelize Onions in the 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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Slow-Cooker Apple Crisp
With the help of the slow cooker, you can have delicious, fuss-free apple crisp.
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