The slew of pots, pans, roasting dishes, and mixing bowls that will inevitably overtake your kitchen space next week would be enough to make any cook frustrated. Even if you prepare the minimum — the classics in the fastest way possible — Thanksgiving is still a multi-dish affair that creates kitchen chaos.
Most dishes parade in and out of the oven, taking turns in the heat, and theoretically showing up hot and cooked perfectly at the table. The stovetop stays busy, too, with pots of boiling potatoes and simmering gravy bubbling away.
Even one slow-cooker dish could give you just enough space on your stove or in your oven to make your Thanksgiving a shred easier. You can even use your slow-cooker to keep already-prepared side dishes warm while you wait for the turkey to cook.
Revolutionize your holiday cooking by breaking out the slow-cooker and using the spare minutes (and space) to enjoy time with friends and family.
Original aritcle publish by Angela Carlos in 2015 with updates and revision made by Rachael Pack, cook editor of The Daily Meal