Oh so many Christmas crock pot recipes fire up the crockpot for the holidays! These awesome holiday slow cooker recipes are going to make your Christmas easier and tastier! Kids Activities Blog found the very best in holiday crockpot recipes. From food gifts to appetizers, Christmas morning to feeding house guests, you’ll find every recipe you need to have a very Merry Christmas feast!
I Love a Holiday Crock Pot Recipe!
One of the reasons I love using the slow cooker around the holidays is that we are just super busy and dinner gets forgotten.
With a few simple steps earlier in the day, the crockpot can save Christmas break dinners from the classic “drive thru” last minute run.
But it isn’t just for dinner, Christmas breakfast, Christmas crockpot desserts, Christmas app & appetizers and so much more…
This holiday season is going to be saved by my crock pot! You can even make Christmas dinner in the crock pot which is one of my favorite ways with everything going on.
Christmas Crockpot Desserts
I never even THINK of the slow cooker when it comes to desserts and treats, but there are some super yummy (and really easy) recipes that are sure to please that start in the crock pot.
The best thing is, you could use white chocolate, or other flavored chocolates to make this fudge super unique.
1. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pecans Recipe
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pecans are the perfect holiday snack and make great gifts! From The Recipe Critic. This is a great option to the traditional walnuts and cracker that are popular around this time of year. My Gramma always had walnuts and cracker, and I would definitely eat these over them.
2. Rich Crockpot Hot Fudge Recipe
Another excellent holiday gift is this simple and delicious Crockpot Hot Fudge. This is great for Christmas potlucks. This is perfect if you need some sweet treats this winter!
3. Easy Slow Cooker Fudge
What’s Christmas without fudge? Make a big batch of Slow Cooker Fudge this year. From Skinny Ms. Once it’s set at room temperature, I promise you the whole family is going to eat it up!
4. Perfect Crockpot Candy Recipe
Did you know you can make candy in a crockpot? Christmas seems like the perfect excuse to try Crockpot Candy. From Cookies and Cups. This is such a great recipe and look how decadent it looks!
5. Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding Cake Recipe
Looking for easy recipes? This Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding Cake from Better Homes and Gardens has holiday written all over it. Perfect to add to the Christmas menus. I think this is the best way to end big Christmas meals!
Crockpot Christmas Morning Recipes
A Christmas crockpot breakfast on Christmas can relieve stress so no one has to think about it on Christmas Eve or on Christmas morning!
We want Christmas morning to have a yummy breakfast without all the fuss. These slow cooker breakfast recipes are a great solution.
6. Delicious Apple Monkey Bread Recipe
Start the morning off right with this gooey and delicious Apple Monkey Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake. I can’t help but think this needs a small school of vanilla ice cream. I mean…I know ice cream isn’t for breakfast…but maybe just a little?
7. Savory and Filling Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole is a great way to feed your present opening crowd. This is one of the more hearty breakfasts that every family member will love. From The Taylor House. I think this is perfect for Christmas day. Let breakfast cook while you open presents!
8. Festive Eggnog Oatmeal
Get breakfast ready the night before with this seasonal Eggnog Oatmeal recipe from Sweet Anna’s. I think this would be great as one of your family’s Christmas side dishes. My mom used to make brunch and would have multiple breakfast items and a small bowl of this wouldn’t have went amiss!
9. Yummy Crockpot French Toast Casserole Recipe
Crockpot French Toast Casserole from Moms with Crockpots is another perfect dish for Christmas morning. It’s like a holiday party in your mouth! Just add some maple syrup and you have a yummy breakfast.
Christmas Crockpot Drink Recipes
We have done spiced cider in the crock pot for years, but never ventured into these yummy ideas. Break out the slow cooker because you won’t want to miss any of these delicious Christmas drink ideas.
10. Creamy and Rich Slow Cook Hot Chocolate Recipe
Serve the perfect Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate for every occasion this holiday season from tree trimming to sledding. This is one of my favorite crock-pot Christmas recipes for large groups. Slow cooking hot cocoa? Yes please! You could even use dark chocolate if you don’t like super sweet coco.
11. Sweet White Christmas Cocoa Recipe
White Christmas Cocoa is another wonderful crockpot drink recipe from I Heart Nap Time. I’ve never had white chocolate…and now I want some! What a delicious Christmas crockpot recipe!
12. Crock Pot Vanilla Latte Recipe
Help the grown-ups survive that super early Christmas morning wake-up call with this delicious Crock Pot Vanilla Latte from Kitchen Treaty. I definitely need one of these while I’m cooking Christmas dinner!
13. Adult Crockpot Cranberry Orange Mulled Wine Recipe
Speaking of grown-ups, Crock Pot Cranberry-Orange Mulled Wine is perfect for holiday entertaining. From Kitchen Treaty. This is a must have at the Christmas eve dinner or any holiday party.
Pssst…you can use a different fruit juice instead of the wine or a dealcoholized wine if you want to avoid the alcohol.
14. Grown Up Crockpot Hot Buttered Rum Recipe
For another adult holiday beverage, try this Crock Pot Hot Buttered Rum from Tammilee Tips. Then again…maybe this one is better for this time of year. I mean…what better time for buttered rum!
Appetizer Crockpot Christmas Recipes for Entertaining
Take the stress out of holiday entertaining by firing up the slow cooker! These crock pot specialties will feed a crowd if needed.
15. Amazing Creamy Hot Crab Dip Recipe
Creamy Hot Crab Dip is perfect for holiday entertaining from Living Well Spending Less. This is one of my favorite recipes. And the green onions is an added bonus… to me anyway. I could probably eat this as a meal.
16. Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe
Try Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip for a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Recipe from Damn Delicious. Any home chef can make this easy appetizer and impress everyone on Christmas!
17. Sweet Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa Recipe
Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa make a great Christmas party appetizer from Tammilee Tips. Yum, these look so good and the cooking time isn’t that long. Perfect for any holiday party!
18. Sweet and Savory Honey Balsamic BBQ Meatball Recipe
For a delicious twist on the typical meatball app, try these Honey-Balsamic BBQ Meatballs from Iowa Girl Eats. I’m a sucker for a good meat ball and these are the perfect party snack or appetizer to Christmas dinner.
Slow Cooker Christmas Recipes for Your Holiday Feast
Don’t forget about the slow cooker when it comes to the main event…Christmas dinner. This will allow you additional time to spend time with the family.
19. Slow Cooker Creamy Shrimp Bisque Recipe
Start your meal with this elegant Slow Cooker Creamy Shrimp Bisque from Get Crocked. I’ve had lobster bisque, but never shrimp bisque, but I’m excited to try it. I love seafood and it looks so hearty!
20. Slow Cooker Ham With Maple Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe
Slow Cooker Ham with Maple Brown Sugar Glaze from No. 2 Pencil is the perfect main course. I love a good ham hock, but nothing beats a slow cooker ham with a sweet glaze. My family always ate ham for Christmas. This Christmas ham is gonna be a crowd pleaser. And it’s great if you’re using your oven for other things. You can still have a tender ham from your magical slow cooker. Just because your oven is crowded, doesn’t mean you can’t have a holiday ham!
21. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe
Or maybe you like to serve turkey in which case, Slow Cooker Turkey Breast from Skinny Ms. is the right choice for you. I love me some delicious turkey. And sure, we had turkey for Thanksgiving, but I’m convinced you can never have enough turkey!
22. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Don’t forget the Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Cleverly Simple. Cranberry sauce goes perfect with ham, turkey, or even goose if your family so chooses to partake in that tradition. Nothing is better than cranberry sauce made from fresh cranberries. Sweet spices, fruit, cranberry juice, your hungry family is going to love this! Plus, the festive aromas fill the house and smell amazing.
23. Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Roast Recipe
Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Roast is another delicious main dish from Six Sisters Stuff. A good pot roast is perfect for the holidays! Serve it with green bean casserole or southern green beans, carrots, rolls, and you can feed a large family. You can also use a pork loin, but understand it has less fat.
24. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Serve it up with a side of Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Baked By Rachael. These slow cooker mashed potatoes only requires simple ingredients which I always appreciate.
25. Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe
And Honey Glazed Carrots from Eat at Home Cooks are sure to be passed around twice. While I’m personally not a fan of honey glazed carrots, I know my husband is going to chow down on these!
26. Dinner Roll Recipe For The Crockpot
Christmas Crockpot Recipes for Holiday House Guests
The holidays are a time when we open our house to friends and family. Often that includes overnight visitors. Here are some simple suppers that will take the stress out of entertaining.
27. Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Feed a crowd with this easy and delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup. This hearty soup is a hearty meal for a cold night. And it looks so good. Especially with crispy tortilla strips on top of it.
28. Delicious BBQ Dr. Pepper Pork Recipe
Dr. Pepper Pork is a super simple way to whip up a yummy lunch for guests. It’s sweet, tangy, and delicious! Just don’t fill up before the main dinner! I think mini sliders would be perfect.
29. Creamy and Cheesy Mac & Cheese Crockpot Recipe
OMG…I just found the easiest comfort food crockpot meal–ever! Check out mac & cheese in the crockpot! While people typically eat macaroni as a side…who says the leftovers can’t be one of your family’s main dishes. It’s got noodles, fat, protein. And if you really need meat, add some delicious turkey or a whole chicken (a small one that’s been shredded).
30. Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe
Tacos are one of my favorite ways to feed house guests, try these yummy Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos. While tacos don’t necessarily say “Christmas season” you can never go wrong with a hearty belly-filling meal that tastes great.
31. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Two-Bean Stew Recipe
Got vegetarians? Serve this hearty Slow Cooker Vegetarian Two-Bean Stew from Cooking with Books. Looking for a great holiday meal? Then look no further. The best part is, this stew is not only hearty, but healthy!
crockpot christmas recipes faq
Yes! You definitely can make every single item for Christmas dinner in your slow cooker. This can be easier than trying to rotate your cooking through the oven and stove. All you need is your crock pot and a few you borrow from friends and relatives! Some of these recipes can also be made ahead and then reheated in the oven, etc.
Try one of these easy crockpot recipes for serving at a party — you could serve a drink recipe from your crockpot, a heated dip recipe or even a soup!
Choose to make an easy roast in your crockpot with these easy slow cooker recipes. A yummy pork roast or slow cooker turkey recipe works great.
Most reliable slow cookers require electricity to power them so if you have electricity at your campsite or you are camping in an RV, then cooking in the slow cooker can work great!
Our favorite Christmas eve meal is the vegetarian two-bean stew recipe that we make with cornbread. Oh, and if you want to make your corn bread in the crockpot, check out this easy recipe from Cookies and Cups
More Delicious Slow Cook Recipes From Kids Activities Blog:
- We have a crockpot hot chocolate recipe for every occasion! This sweet chocolate drink is a perfect dessert recipe.
- Tired of traditional fudge? Try all of these different crock pot fudge recipes.
- Looking for some healthy slow cook recipes after delicious holiday recipes? We have them!
- Yum! These vegetarian crock pot recipes are so good and filling!
- This crockpot Cornish hen tastes like it’s been slow roasted.
- Busy? This crock pot chili is quick and easy for any cold night.
- This quick and easy crock pot Swedish meatball recipe is absolutely delicious!
Which Christmas crockpot recipe are you going to try? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!