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21 Crock Pot Thanksgiving Sides That Basically Make Themselves

So you can concentrate on the bird.

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1. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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When they're done, pop your slow cooker over to the "Keep Warm" function and these will be perfect for hours. Get the recipe here.

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2. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

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Let it be known: There is no meal that cannot be improved with soup. Get the recipe here.

3. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

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When you combine canned corn with milk, cheese, butter, and herbs, something magical happens. Get the recipe here.

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4. Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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If juggling oven space is an issue every Thanksgiving, this recipe is for you. Just add brussels sprouts to your slow cooker and set it to low ― no oven space needed. Get the recipe here.

5. No-Boil Mashed Potatoes

This recipe cooks potatoes directly in the slow cooker, saving you time and dishes to clean. Simply throw your potatoes in, season 'em up, and let them cook ― no boiling required. Get the recipe here.

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6. Honey-Glazed Carrots

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Five ingredients and 10 minutes of prep is all you need to make these sweet and savory glazed carrots. Get the recipe here.

7. No-Boil Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you prefer your mashed potatoes on the sweeter side, this recipe is for you. Just cook 'em directly in the slow cooker and finish with butter and milk. Get the recipe here.

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8. Green Bean Casserole

This recipe does require some stovetop cooking, but after that it's just a matter of dumping everything in and letting it cook. Get the recipe here.

9. Potatoes au Gratin

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The secret to getting these potatoes perfectly browned? Top it with a paper towel while it cooks to absorb the condensation. Get the recipe here.

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10. Classic Stuffing

This recipe isn't as easy as dumping everything in and walking away (there's baking and sautéing involved), but it's totally worth the effort. Get the recipe here.

11. Corn Casserole

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This recipe might not be the prettiest, but it sure is delicious. The best part? You just dump everything in and walk away. Get the recipe here.

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12. Apple Sausage Stuffing

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This stuffing is loaded with sausage, apples, and tart cranberries ― just throw it in your slow cooker and let it do its thing. Get the recipe here.

13. Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

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These ultra-savory potatoes might just be the easiest side dish you can make. Just throw everything into a slow cooker and let them cook as you prep your other dishes. Get the recipe here.

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14. Sweet Potato Casserole

The classic combination of sweet potatoes and marshmallows melt together perfectly in the low heat of a slow cooker. Have it for dinner or dessert ― who's to judge? Get the recipe here.

15. Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This recipe only takes three ingredients to make, so there's no excuse to settle for the sad canned stuff. Get the recipe here.

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16. Mac and Cheese

This has to be the easiest way to make mac and cheese ― just make sure to undercook your pasta to prevent it from getting mushy. Get the recipe here.

17. Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach might sound boring, but this recipe loads it up with garlic, cayenne, and parmesan to take it to a whole new level. Get the recipe here.

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18. Creamed Corn

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This classic side only takes a few minutes to prep and five ingredients to make. Get the recipe here.

19. Wild Rice Stuffing With Cranberries and Almonds

This unexpected twist on stuffing uses wild rice, cranberries, and almonds ― and the best part is you don't even have to cook the rice in advance. Just dump it in, and let it cook. Get the recipe here.

20. Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

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If you're looking for something lower in carbs this Thanksgiving, this cauliflower mash is just what you need. Get the recipe here.

21. Pumpkin Maple Cornbread

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This genius recipe lets you bake the perfect side without using the oven. It'll free up oven space, and act as the perfect side for soaking up gravy. Get the recipe here.

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