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21 (Very Good) Christmas Crock Pot Recipes To Bookmark

All I want for Christmas is food.

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1. Classic Pot Roast

Christmas dinner? Check. Recipe and other ideas here.

2. Red Wine Hot Chocolate

This version includes stovetop instructions, but you could easily make a big batch in a slow cooker too. Just simmer milk + chocolate on low until combined, switch to warm, then add wine. Recipe here.

3. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples

These also make your kitchen smell amazing, FWIW. Recipe here.

4. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

No shame in going the Grands route, but if you're looking for a from-scratch option, this dough can be made the night before. Recipe here.

5. Crock Pot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

If the wine won't warm you up, this will. Recipe here.

6. Maple & Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham

Because during the month of December, the oven should be free for PIES. Recipe here.

7. Crock Pot Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

If there's one thing we can all agree on around the holidays, it's mashed potatoes. Recipe here.

8. Orange Pomegranate Cider

Big batch drinks FTW. Recipe here.

9. Cider-Braised Short Ribs with Apples & Thyme

For the best flavor, you’ll want to quickly sear the short ribs on the stove before piling them into the slow cooker. Recipe here.

10. Wild Rice Pilaf with Fresh Cranberries

Vegetarian, gluten free, and great as a colorful side — or meat-free main. Recipe here.

11. Honey Orange Glazed Carrots

Topped with orange zest. Recipe here.

12. Big Batch Mulled Wine

Red wine + fruit + spices. Recipe here.

13. Hearty Hambone Soup

The perfect way to use up leftover ham. Recipe here.

14. Slow Cooker Meatballs

The sauce — which includes cranberries, hoisin, and hot sauce — is equal parts sweet and spicy. Recipe here.

15. Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Feta

Going green: holiday edition. Recipe here.

16. Vegetarian Chili with Pumpkin & Red Lentils

Protein packed, with a little jalapeño to counter the sweetness of the pumpkin. Recipe here.

17. Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies

To crisp up the chicken skin, just toss the meat in the broiler for a few minutes at the end. Recipe here.

18. Chocolate Peanut Clusters

The hardest part? Waiting for the chocolate to cool before you inhale one. (Or six.) Recipe here.

19. Cranberry Apple Crisp

Vanilla ice cream = mandatory. Recipe here.

20. Crock Pot Monkey Bread

Breads, ranked: 1. Monkey bread. 2. All other breads. Recipe here.

21. Chai Hot Chocolates