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!

30 +Christmas crockpot recipes from Kids Activities Blog - slow cooker standing on a kitchen counter
Let’s make this Christmas easier with your slow cooker!

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.

Christmas crockpot desserts - chocolate peanut butter clusters, chocolate fudge, hot fudge sauce, and candied pecans.
These sweet Christmas crockpot recipes are perfect for dessert or to give out as gifts!

1. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pecans Recipe

Slow cooker cinnamon pecan recipe from the recipe critic shown in a red bowl with cinnamon sticks
Use your crockpot to make spiced nuts!

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pecans are the perfect holiday snack and make great gifts! From The Recipe Critic.

2. Rich Crockpot Hot Fudge Recipe

Finished slow cooker fudge recipe from Kids Activities Blog shown in a small serving container of creamy fudge
Did you know you can make fudge in the slow cooker?

Another excellent holiday gift is this simple and delicious Crockpot Hot Fudge. This is great for Christmas potlucks.

3. Easy Slow Cooker Fudge

finished plate of slow cooker fudge recipe from Skinny Ms
Crockpot fudge can be made so easily!

What’s Christmas without fudge? Make a big batch of Slow Cooker Fudge this year. From Skinny Ms.

4. Perfect Crockpot Candy Recipe

text: crock pot candy - clear mug of foil wrapped candy pieces on a white table cloth from Cookies and Cups
Your slow cooker can also magically make Christmas candy!

Did you know you can make candy in a crockpot? Christmas seems like the perfect excuse to try Crockpot Candy. From Cookies and Cups.

5. Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding Cake Recipe

Gingerbread Pudding Cake made in the crockpot from Better Homes and Gardens shown in a bowl with ice cream
I might be dreaming about this slow cooker recipe…

Looking for easy recipes? This Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding Cake from Better Homes and Gardens has holiday written all over it.

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.

Christmas crockpot breakfast ideas - Christmas crock pot recipes that are perfect for breakfast an dinner with apple crisp, sweet and sour chicken, a delicious cheesy and chive casserole, and overnight oatmeal!
These Christmas breakfast ideas using a slow cooker makes the holiday so much less stressful.

6. Delicious Apple Monkey Bread Recipe

Finished apple monkey bread recipe from That Skinny Chick can Bake shown on a plate with a fork
I heart monkey bread and this one has an apple twist!

Start the morning off right with this gooey and delicious Apple Monkey Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.

7. Savory and Filling Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole Recipe

text: slow cooker breakfast casserole from the Taylor House blog
Throw everything for this breakfast casserole into the slow cooker!

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.

8. Festive Eggnog Oatmeal

slow cooker eggnog steel cut oatmeal recipe from Sweet Annas shown in a casserole dish and with a spoon
Overnight oats are the best and this one has an eggnog flavor!

Get breakfast ready the night before with this seasonal Eggnog Oatmeal recipe from Sweet Anna’s.

9. Yummy Crockpot French Toast Casserole Recipe

french toast recipe shown from above in a crockpot from moms with crockpots
How easy is this slow cooker recipe?

Crockpot French Toast Casserole from Moms with Crockpots is another perfect dish for Christmas morning.

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.

Crock pot drinks for Christmas that include hot chocolate, white hot chocolate, apple cider, and a cranberry orange drink.
I love these crock pot drinks for Christmas. I think the cranberry orange one would be amazing!

10. Creamy and Rich Slow Cook Hot Chocolate Recipe

slow cooker hot chocolate recipe shown in a red mug with snowman marshmallows and red and white candy canes - Kids Activities Blog
It is one of the best ways to use your crockpot…hot chocolate!

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.

11. Sweet White Christmas Cocoa Recipe

White hot chocolate made in the slow cooker shown in a mason jar with white marshmallows, whipped cream and a candy cane from I Heart Naptime
Let’s make white Christmas hot chocolate in the slow cooker!

White Christmas Cocoa is another wonderful crockpot drink recipe from I Heart Nap Time.

12. Crock Pot Vanilla Latte Recipe

Slow cooker vanilla latte recipe from Kitchen treaty shown in a large mug with whipped cream
Mmmm…vanilla latte!

Help the grown-ups survive that super early Christmas morning wake-up call with this delicious Crock Pot Vanilla Latte from Kitchen Treaty.

13. Adult Crockpot Cranberry Orange Mulled Wine Recipe

Slow cooker cranberry orange mulled wine recipe from Kitchen treaty shown in a clear mug with orange slices and cranberries on a skewer
I love the smell of mulled wine wafting through the house.

Speaking of grown-ups, Crock Pot Cranberry-Orange Mulled Wine is perfect for holiday entertaining. From Kitchen Treaty.

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

hot buttered rum recipe from Tammilee Tips shown in glass mugs with cinnamon sticks
One of the best things about the holidays…

For another adult holiday beverage, try this Crock Pot Hot Buttered Rum from Tammilee Tips.

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.

slow cooker apps - crock pot holiday appetizer recipes that include hot crab dip, sweet and sour chicken, bbq meatballs, and creamy spinach dip.
I love these crock pot holiday appetizer recipes. They feed an entire crowd!

15. Amazing Creamy Hot Crab Dip Recipe

creamy crab dip made in the slow cooker shown served on crackers from Living Well Spending Less
What a lovely appetizer!

Creamy Hot Crab Dip is perfect for holiday entertaining from Living Well Spending Less.

16. Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

slow cooker spinach dip from Damn Delicious shown in a bowl with toasted bread all around on a plate
This slow cooker dip from Damn Delicious is genius!

Try Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip  for a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Recipe from Damn Delicious.

17. Sweet Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa Recipe

crock pot bourbon glazed kielbasa shown on a toothpick - from Tamilee Tips
Mmmm…I love the bourbon glaze on these appetizers made in the slow cooker.

Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa make a great Christmas party appetizer from Tammilee Tips.

18. Sweet and Savory Honey Balsamic BBQ Meatball Recipe

honey balsamic BBQ meatballs slow cooker recipe from Iowa Girl Eats
I love a good meatball!

For a delicious twist on the typical meatball app, try these Honey-Balsamic BBQ Meatballs from Iowa Girl Eats.

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.

Crockpot Christmas dinner ideas -  crock pot dinner recipes with rolls, ham, turkey and gravy, shrimp gumbo, mashed potatoes, and roasted carrots.
These crock pot Christmas dinner recipes make cooking for a crowd easy!

19. Slow Cooker Creamy Shrimp Bisque Recipe

slow cooker creamy shrimp bisque from Get Crocked
This crockpot soup looks delicious.

Start your meal with this elegant Slow Cooker Creamy Shrimp Bisque from Get Crocked.

20. Slow Cooker Ham With Maple Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

cooked slow cooker ham recipe from number two pencil site
This inspires me to cook…

Slow Cooker Ham with Maple Brown Sugar Glaze from No. 2 Pencil is the perfect main course.

21. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe

slow cooker turkey breast recipe shown on a white plate sliced from Skinny Ms
I didn’t think slow cooker turkey could be this lovely…

Or maybe you like to serve turkey in which case, Slow Cooker Turkey Breast from Skinny Ms. is the right choice for you.

22. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce Recipe

slow cooker cranberry sauce recipe from Cleverly Simple
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without cranberry sauce!

Don’t forget the Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Cleverly Simple.

23. Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Roast Recipe

slow cooker honey balsamic pork roast recipe from Six Sisters Stuff
I can smell the slow cooker pork roast from here…

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Roast is another delicious main dish from Six Sisters Stuff

24. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe

slow cooker mash potatoes recipe from baked by rachel shown in a white casserole dish
You can make mashed potatoes in your crockpot!

Serve it up with a side of Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Baked By Rachael.

25. Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

honey glazed carrot recipe made in the crockpot by Eat at Home Cooks
What a lovely honey glazed carrot!

And Honey Glazed Carrots from Eat at Home Cooks are sure to be passed around twice.

26. Dinner Roll Recipe For The Crockpot

slow cooker dinner rolls from plain chicken shown on a white background with one buttery dinner roll
Add a little butter to this slow cooker dinner roll!

No more room in the oven? Make the Dinner Rolls in the crockpot! Recipe from Plain Chicken.

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.

These slow cooker Christmas recipes like pulled pork sandwich, chili, and chicken soup are perfect for guests who are staying.
Have guests who are staying a while? These Slow cooker Christmas recipes are perfect to easily feed everyone.

27. Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Easy slow cooker chicken tortilla soup recipe from Kids Activities Blog shown with chips and a lime in a bowl.
Tortilla soup is a crowd pleaser and makes great leftovers.

Feed a crowd with this easy and delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup.

28. Delicious BBQ Dr. Pepper Pork Recipe

Finished dr pepper pulled pork recipe sandwich shown on a white plate from Kids Activities Blog
Dr Pepper is the secret ingredient in this easy slow cooker recipe.

Dr. Pepper Pork is a super simple way to whip up a yummy lunch for guests.

29. Creamy and Cheesy Mac & Cheese Crockpot Recipe

slow cooker mac and cheese recipe from Amanda cooks shown in a dutch oven with a wooden spoon
Mmmmmmm…oh the comfort of mac & cheese!

OMG…I just found the easiest comfort food crockpot meal–ever!  Check out mac & cheese in the crockpot!

30. Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe

Shredded beef taco recipe from Kids Activities Blog shown with multiple tacos standing up with lettuce cheese and tomatoes
When are tacos NOT a good idea? NEVER!

Tacos are one of my favorite ways to feed house guests, try these yummy Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos.

31. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Two-Bean Stew Recipe

vegetarian two bean stew from Cooking with Books shown in a bowl with chips and a spoon
Some days a vegetarian option just makes sense.

Got vegetarians? Serve this hearty Slow Cooker Vegetarian Two-Bean Stew from Cooking with Books.

crockpot christmas recipes faq

Can I Cook Christmas dinner in the slow cooker?

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.

What can I put in a crock pot for a party?

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!

What is in a Christmas roast dinner?

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.

Can you use a slow cooker while camping?

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!

What should you eat on Christmas Eve?

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

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Which Christmas crockpot recipe are you going to try? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!

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