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5 easy slow-cooker sides for Thanksgiving: Mashed potatoes and more!

by Alessandra Bulow /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Your turkey’s in the oven, the stove-top is packed with saucepans and there’s no room for that one last side you want to serve. Don’t panic! Simply turn to your slow cooker to make delicious side dishes like sausage stuffing or garlic mashed potatoes. Phew! Here are five slow cooker Thanksgiving side dish recipes to try, plus a smart recipe for slow cooker turkey with no-fuss gravy.

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Slow-Cooker Sausage Stuffing

Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing
I Wash You Dry

I Wash You Dry makes dressing in a slow cooker to ensure that it will be perfectly moist every time.

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Slow-Cooker Honey Glazed Carrots

Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Carrots
Eat At Home Cooks

This comforting 3-ingredient recipe from Eat At Home Cooks is made simply with peeled carrots, butter and honey. Pop them in the slow cooker and three hours later, you’ve got a satisfying and crowd-pleasing side.

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Slow-Cooker Brioche

Slow Cooker Brioche
Sydney Kramer / The Crepes of Wrath

Mop up that delicious gravy with a buttery wedge from this easy slow cooker pull-apart bread by The Crepes of Wrath.

Slow-Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Damn Delicious

It’s not Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes. Damn Delicious finishes her red bliss potato version with Parmesan, thyme, oregano, basil, nutmeg, a swirl of sour cream and a smattering of chives.

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Chelsea’s Messy Apron uses canned pre-cooked sweet potatoes to cut down on prep time—plus they taste better than fresh ones in this luscious recipe.

Bonus recipe: Slow-Cooker Turkey with No-Fuss Gravy

Slow Cooker Turkey with No-Fuss Gravy
Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

If all of your sides have taken over your oven, turn to your slow cooker to make the main course using this smart recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

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