Slow-Cooker Thanksgiving Dinner

Are you running out of time for your Thanksgiving meal? A slow-cooker can be your best helper for the big holiday dinner! Find out how to use it to make your mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots with orange juice and a delicious corn casserole. You can also assign certain recipes to members of your family and make the most out of your slow-cooker. Read on and find out how to make your Thanksgiving dinner special!

Ingredients used:

  • 3 cups - Mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup - Flour
  • 1/4 cup - Butter
  • 2 cups - Carrots
  • 1/4 cup - Orange juice
  • 2 cups - Brussels sprouts
  • 3 - Lemon wedges
  • 1 cup - Creamed onions
  • 1/4 cup - Peanuts
  • 1 dish - Corn casserole

Recipe steps:

  • Fix mashed potatoes ahead and refrigerate. On the day you plan to serve dinner, put them in the slow-cooker on low for about three hours before you plan to serve dinner.
  • If you put extra stuffing in the slow-cooker when you put the turkey in the oven, it will be ready when the turkey's done.
  • Put carrots with orange juice in the slow-cooker and cook on low.
  • Add Brussels sprouts with lemon wedges in the slow-cooker and cook on low.
  • Add creamed onions with peanuts in the slow-cooker and cook on low.
  • Roast the corn casserole in the slow-cooker on low until done.
  • If delayed or the rest of the meal is not ready, an hour of extra cooking time won't make much difference in most recipes cooking on low.
  • Use a thin coat of nonstick cooking spray on the bottom and sides of the cooker to speed up cleanup.
  • Cut root vegetables the right size; slices should be no more than 3/4- to 1-inch thick.
  • Melt butter in a small pan, add the flour and heat, stirring, until it smells nutty and cooked.
  • Add liquid and any seasonings and stir until thickened.

Thanksgiving dinner can be both delicious and easy to make with the help of a slow-cooker! Make sure to cut the root vegetables in the right size, use a thin coat of nonstick cooking spray in the slow-cooker and thicken the liquid with a roux of flour and butter to make a delicious sauce. Enjoy your slow-cooker Thanksgiving dinner!