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25 Easy Crockpot Side Dishes for Effortless Cooking

Discover the magic of slow cooking with these Crockpot side dishes! Perfect for busy days or when you want to minimize kitchen time, these recipes offer delicious, effortless sides that complement any meal.

25 Easy Crockpot Side Dishes for Effortless Cooking

Cooking with a Crockpot isn’t just for main courses – it’s a fantastic way to prepare side dishes too. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, planning a family meal, or just need something to go with your main course, these Crockpot side dishes are here to save the day.

These recipes are not only easy to prepare but also pack a punch in terms of flavor and variety. From creamy mashed potatoes to savory vegetable medleys, there’s a side dish for every palate and occasion.

These Crockpot side dish ideas include:

  • Creamy mashed potatoes and sweet potato casseroles
  • Flavorful rice and grain dishes
  • Vegetable medleys and green bean casseroles
  • Hearty bean and legume sides
  • Cheesy broccoli and cauliflower delights
  • Stuffed peppers and squash dishes

The beauty of these recipes lies in their simplicity and the ‘set and forget’ nature of slow cooking. You’ll be amazed at how these sides can elevate your meals with minimal effort.

So, let’s explore these easy, flavorful, and convenient Crockpot side dishes that are sure to become a staple in your cooking repertoire!

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Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes are incredibly easy to make! With a hint of garlic and parmesan cheese, this will become your favourite recipe!
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Slow Cooker Creamed Corn - Cooking Classy
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn – Cooking Classy
The best creamed corn recipe! So easy to make and made extra delicious with bacon! A comforting side dish that’s perfect for holidays.
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Crock Pot Corn on the Cob
Crock Pot Corn on the Cob
Crock Pot Corn on the Cob is the perfect summer side dish. It takes the deliciousness of corn and makes preparation basically effortless!
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Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots
Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots
These slow cooker glazed carrots are perfect for a casual dinner or a holiday gathering! The whole family will love these brown sugar glazed carrots.
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Crockpot Mac and Cheese - Cooking Classy
Crockpot Mac and Cheese – Cooking Classy
Crockpot Mac and Cheese – It’s made with hearty macaroni and over a pound of three cheeses! It’s rich and satisfying and one of the ultimate comfort food
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Easy Slow Cooker Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
Easy Slow Cooker Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
Tender and tasty slow cooker Brussels sprouts tossed with Parmesan cheese. This easy side dish is perfect to serve with meat and potatoes!
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
Perfectly tender and packed with flavor Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes. All of the flavors combined with cheese and bacon to create these perfectly tender and delicious potatoes.
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Crock Pot Pinto Beans
Crock Pot Pinto Beans
The BEST crock pot pinto beans! No soaking, perfectly seasoned, and healthy. Use this recipe anytime your need canned beans or mash them for refried beans.
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Crock Pot Buttery Bacon Green Beans
Crock Pot Buttery Bacon Green Beans
This Crock Pot Buttery Bacon Green Beans recipe turns canned beans into some of the most delicious green beans you have ever tasted. So buttery with lots of smoky flavor.
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Crockpot Spaghetti Squash
Crockpot Spaghetti Squash
Crockpot Spaghetti Squash. Step-by-step of how to cook spaghetti squash in the slow cooker. Use this foolproof method anytime you need spaghetti squash!
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Easiest Crockpot Applesauce | My Baking Addiction
Easiest Crockpot Applesauce | My Baking Addiction
A delicious blend of Honeycrisp apples, apple pie spice and brown sugar are combined in the slow cooker to create homemade crockpot applesauce.
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Crock Pot Stuffing
Crock Pot Stuffing
Crock Pot Stuffing is a classic stuffing recipe from scratch. This make ahead side dish is perfect to serve along side turkey dinner!
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
Made from scratch (no canned soup) in this easy, cheesy side dish!
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe| Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe| Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potato Recipe – This crockpot version of scalloped potatoes is so EASY, creamy, tender and cheesy! And it frees up your oven space!
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Slow Cooker Honey Jalapeno Cornbread
Slow Cooker Honey Jalapeno Cornbread
Save room in the oven and use your crockpot to make Slow Cooker Honey Jalapeno Cornbread with the perfect texture and balance of sweet and savory!
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Slow Cooker Mexican Rice (Spanish Rice)
Slow Cooker Mexican Rice (Spanish Rice)
Have you ever wanted to know how easy it is to make restaurant-style Spanish rice at home? Now you can! It’s so simple and easy and so much better than Knorr’s packaged Spanish rice. This fool-proof recipe starts with the basic pantry ingredients and ends with fluffy, tender, sweet, and spicy rice!
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Slow Cooker Lo Mein - Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Lo Mein – Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Lo Mein – Skip delivery and try this veggie-packed takeout favorite for a healthy dinnertime meal that is easy to make right in your crockpot!
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Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans | Ambitious Kitchen
Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans | Ambitious Kitchen
Homemade slow cooker baked beans with the perfect balance of sweet & saucy. The best baked beans recipe that’s easily vegetarian!
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Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole
Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole
Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole is an easy dish that takes minimal prep work! It’s the perfect balance of sweet & savory and creamy & crunchy (with pecans)!
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Slow Cooker Jalapeno Creamed Spinach
Slow Cooker Jalapeno Creamed Spinach
Slow Cooker Jalapeno Creamed Spinach is so cheesy and rich. This spicy version cooked in the crock pot makes the perfect side for grilled steak.
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Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
This Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole recipe is a classic holiday creamy side dish with mushroom soup topped with crispy onions. Save the oven space!
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Slow Cooker Roasted Fall Vegetables
Slow Cooker Roasted Fall Vegetables
Using your slow cooker to roast up some delicious fall vegetables is nothing short of genius! So simple and a great way to made up a big batch of healthy veggies with no hassle! Slow
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Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas
Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas
These slow cooker black eyed peas are loaded with ham, sausage and veggies. The perfect crock pot meal to start your new year!
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Cracker Barrel Fried Apples Recipe {Crockpot}
Cracker Barrel Fried Apples Recipe {Crockpot}
Copycat cracker barrel fried apples are a unique side dish or dessert, they are perfectly seasoned, buttery cooked apples you can’t get enough of.
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Slow Cooker Yellow Squash Casserole
Slow Cooker Yellow Squash Casserole
Rich, creamy, cheesy, easy slow cooker squash casserole recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Full of slices of yellow squash, sour cream, cheddar cheese, mushroom soup, herb stuffing and a delicious crunchy Ritz topping. I love making tasty food my whole family will love that has lots of vegetables! Plus, this recipe is easy for a busy day, because all you have to do is add ingredients to your slow cooker and let it do it’s magic! For more easy slow cooker recipes full of veggies and flavor, check out this Slow Cooker Chicken Broccoli Casserole and Slow Cooker Cauliflower Casserole.
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