A Slow-Cooker Dish A Day: December
Company Pot Roast with Creamy Mushroom Grits
Bacon, garlic, and red wine imbue humble chuck roast with robust character and rich beef-bourguignon flavor as the meat transforms in the slow cooker. Serve sliced or in chunks over Creamy Mushroom Grits.
Company Pot Roast with Creamy Mushroom Grits Recipe
Hearty Oats and Grains
When you have a house full of holiday guests who'd enjoy a wholesome, hearty breakfast at their own pace, the slow cooker can come to your rescue. Get it going first thing, and let folks serve themselves when they're ready to eat.
Hearty Oats and Grains Recipe
Butternut Squash-Parsnip Soup
This soup is simple, savory and extremely soothing on a cold winter night. To serve twelve to sixteen, make two batches of soup instead of doubling the recipe.
Butternut Squash-Parsnip Soup Recipe
Caramel Pear and Cranberry Pudding Cake
Make this cake when you don't have oven space but want something special after dinner. If you like, serve it with vanilla ice cream instead of crème fraîche, or substitute other favorite fruit for the pears and cranberries.
Caramel Pear and Cranberry Pudding Cake Recipe
The intriguing combination of lamb, saffron, sweet spices, and dried plums makes this slow-cooker meal suitable for supper club and easy entertaining.
Lamb Tagine Recipe
Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili
This vegetarian soup has a mild chile flavor. If you want more heat, increase the amount of chili powder and don't seed the jalapeños.
Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili Recipe
Caramel Apple Cider
This cider is perfect for a party because it can be cooked and served out of the same dish--your trusty slow cooker!
Caramel Apple Cider Recipe
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Cheesecake in the slow cooker? You betcha! Don't miss out on this decadent chocolate and peanut butter creation.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe
Topped with fresh chives and parsley, this flavorful Hungarian dish will delight your taste buds. Serve over egg noodles to help soak up the sauce.
Veal Paprikash Recipe
Ginger-Lemon Hot Toddies
Ginger infuses this lemony hot toddy with spiciness--the perfect antidote to chilly winter weather.
Ginger-Lemon Hot Toddies Recipe
Slow-Cooker Recipe: Smoky Pea Soup
Thick as fog yet pure as rain, this soup deserves an accompaniment of homemade corn bread or biscuits.
Slow-Cooker Recipe: Smoky Pea Soup Recipe
Pork with Apricots, Dried Plums, and Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut balances the sweetness of the apricot preserves and orange juice. Slow cooking tenderizes the pork and dried fruit.
Pork with Apricots, Dried Plums, and Sauerkraut Recipe
We left the skins on the McIntosh apples to provide texture and color to this favorite fruit dish.
Chunky Applesauce Recipe
Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Thanks to your slow cooker, a memorable meal doesn't require hours in the kitchen on your part--just the slow cooker's.
Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe
Asian Pot Roast
For Asian Pot Roast, we simmer ginger and garlic in a slow cooker for a delicious twist on a traditional cold-weather pot roast.
Asian Pot Roast Recipe
Roasted Garlic-White Bean Dip
This white bean dip gets its flavor from a combination of roasted garlic, rosemary, and kalamata olives and its smooth texture from ricotta cheese. If time allows, pick up a baguette and make your own crostini at home, or just serve with crackers.
Roasted Garlic-White Bean Dip Recipe
Praline Apple Crisp
This slow-cooker apple crisp will fill your home with a wonderful aroma and fill your belly with sweet happiness.
Praline Apple Crisp Recipe
Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham
A holiday favorite just got easier--and frees up valuable oven space--thanks to your slow cooker. With minimum ingredients and delicous flavor, this slow-cooker ham won't disappoint.
Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham Recipe
All your favorite ingredients are featured in this easy slow-cooker version of Spaghetti Casserole.
Spaghetti Casserole Recipe
Mulled Pomegranate and Red Wine Punch
If you're throwing a big holiday party and your stove is full, use a slow cooker to simmer up this tangy mulled wine. Set up the slow-cooker in the kitchen or on a dining table, and let guests serve themselves.
Mulled Pomegranate and Red Wine Punch Recipe
Tarragon Lamb Shanks with Cannellini Beans
Drench tender lamb shanks in perfectly seasoned veggies and savory cannellini beans. You'll be surprised at the remarkable taste!
Tarragon Lamb Shanks with Cannellini Beans Recipe
Spicy Chicken Stew
Salsa and chili powder add spice to this chicken stew, but probably not too much for timid tasters or kids. If you want to kick up the heat, use a hot salsa and a dash of hot sauce or ground red pepper.
Spicy Chicken Stew Recipe
Triple Chocolate-Nut Clusters
Candy making has never been so easy! The slow cooker is the perfect tool to keep this candy mixture warm while you're spooning it out. Plus, the nut clusters make a sweet holiday gift.
Triple Chocolate-Nut Clusters Recipe
Red-Currant-Pomegranate Glazed Ham
This holiday-ready ham calls for just five ingredients (ham included!) to create a mouthwatering, flavorful main dish. As a bonus, this ham cooks in a slow-cooker, freeing up your oven for savory side dishes and dessert.
Red-Currant-Pomegranate Glazed Ham Recipe
Slow-Cooker Turkey & Dressing
Slow cook your way to Christmas dinner with this savory turkey and dressing. Simmering for 5 hours in butter, onion, celery, and cranberries, this dish is a flavorful and tender treat for your tastebuds.
Slow-Cooker Turkey & Dressing Recipe
Pumpkin Pie Pudding
Here's a new twist on an old favorite. Serve Pumpkin Pie Pudding straight out of the slow cooker for a warm and festive fall treat.
Pumpkin Pie Pudding Recipe
For slow-cooked comfort, feast on Wine-Braised Oxtails. It's the perfect dish on a cold winter day.
Wine-Braised Oxtails Recipe
Apple pie spice and ground ginger liven up the holiday flavor in Gingerbread Cocoa.
Gingerbread Cocoa Recipe
Plum Pork Tenderloin
Serve with jasmine rice to help soak up some of the sauce. Snow peas make a great side dish for rounding out your meal.
Plum Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Holiday Gingerbread Pudding
Dazzle your guests with fragrant Holiday Gingerbread Pudding that's prepared entirely in your slow cooker.
Holiday Gingerbread Pudding Recipe
Hoppin' John is said to bring good luck all year when eaten on New Year's Day. Make the tradition easier with this slow-cooker recipe.
Hoppin' John Recipe