5 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Be a Hit This Thanksgiving

Save space in the oven this Thanksgiving and utilize your slow cooker
5 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Be a Hit This Thanksgiving

When you’ve got the turkey in the oven and the entire stove covered with food, cook a dish or two in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider. Hot apple cider will make the house smell like Thanksgiving festivities before you even start cooking for the day. Add in a bit of bourbon for a cocktail version of this recipe.
Mulled Apple Cider
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Pumpkin Soup. Fresh pumpkin soup tastes way better than the canned purée. Pop this in the slow cooker in the morning on Thanksgiving and serve in shooter glasses as an appetizer.
Fresh Pumpkin Soup
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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes. Yes. A thousand times yes. Lots of potatoes, lots of cheese, lots of happiness.
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
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Mac and Cheese. Macaroni and cheese is a hotly debated Thanksgiving dish: you either make it every year or you will never put on the table. There’s no doubt about how delicious this dish is, though, so maybe this year is the year you switch sides.
Mac and Cheese
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Apple Betty with Almond Cream. The easiest dessert you could ever make, and everyone will love something warm and sweet on a cold Thanksgiving Day.
Apple Betty
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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and loves to warm up with a mug of warm apple cider. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.