This is 21 crock pot recipes for Christmas that you can use to welcome Christmas with the family.
1. Classic Pot Roast
Christmas dinner? Check. Recipe and other ideas here.
2. Red Wine Hot Chocolate
This version includes stovetop instructions, but you could easily make a big batch in a slow cooker too. Just simmer milk + chocolate on low until combined, switch to warm, then add wine. Recipe here.
3. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples
These also make your kitchen smell amazing, FWIW. Recipe here.
4. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
No shame in going the Grands route, but if you’re looking for a from-scratch option, this dough can be made the night before. Recipe here.
5. Crock Pot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
If the wine won’t warm you up, this will. Recipe here.
6. Maple & Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham
Because during the month of December, the oven should be free for PIES. Recipe here.
7. Crock Pot Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
If there’s one thing we can all agree on around the holidays, it’s mashed potatoes. Recipe here.
8. Orange Pomegranate Cider
Big batch drinks FTW. Recipe here.
9. Cider-Braised Short Ribs with Apples & Thyme
For the best flavor, you’ll want to quickly sear the short ribs on the stove before piling them into the slow cooker. Recipe here.
10. Wild Rice Pilaf with Fresh Cranberries
Vegetarian, gluten free, and great as a colorful side — or meat-free main. Recipe here.
11. Honey Orange Glazed Carrots
Topped with orange zest. Recipe here.
12. Big Batch Mulled Wine
Red wine + fruit + spices. Recipe here.
13. Hearty Hambone Soup
The perfect way to use up leftover ham. Recipe here.
14. Slow Cooker Meatballs
The sauce — which includes cranberries, hoisin, and hot sauce — is equal parts sweet and spicy. Recipe here.
15. Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Feta
Going green: holiday edition. Recipe here.
16. Vegetarian Chili with Pumpkin & Red Lentils
Protein packed, with a little jalapeño to counter the sweetness of the pumpkin. Recipe here.
17. Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies
To crisp up the chicken skin, just toss the meat in the broiler for a few minutes at the end. Recipe here.
18. Chocolate Peanut Clusters
The hardest part? Waiting for the chocolate to cool before you inhale one. (Or six.) Recipe here.
19. Cranberry Apple Crisp
Vanilla ice cream = mandatory. Recipe here.
20. Crock Pot Monkey Bread
Breads, ranked: 1. Monkey bread. 2. All other breads. Recipe here.
21. Chai Hot Chocolates
Cheers! Recipe here.
Source : buzzfeed.com