Thanksgiving Sides from Your Crockpot
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Thanksgiving Sides from Your Crockpot

Posted on Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Need to bring a side dish to Thanksgiving dinner?  Try one of these easy crockpot recipes.In many families, it is traditional for everyone who is invited to Thanksgiving dinner to bring a dish to pass. This cuts down on the cost of dinner for the hosts. It’s also a great way to share recipes. What will you be bringing? Try one of these Thanksgiving dinner recipes from your crockpot.

Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes

Green Bean Casserole
MyRecipes has a recipe for the traditional Thanksgiving green bean casserole. You will need:

* 2 (16 ounce) packages of frozen French-cut green beans (thawed)
* 1 (10 ounce) container of refrigerated Alfredo sauce
* 1 (8 ounce) can of diced water chestnuts (drained)
* 1 (6 ounce) jar of sliced mushrooms (drained)
* 1 cup (4 ounces) of shredded Parmesan cheese
* 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
* 1 (6 ounce) can of French friend onions (divided)
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Stir the green beans, Alfredo sauce, water chestnuts, mushrooms, and Parmesan cheese together. Add half the French fried onions. Put it into a lightly greased 4 quart crockpot. Cover it and cook on low for 4 1 /2 hours. When it is done, heat the pecans and the rest of the French fried onions. Add to crockpot. Stir often.

Slow Cooker Stuffing
This one came from AllRecipes.com. What’s Thanksgiving dinner without the stuffing? You will need:

* 1 cup of butter
* 2 cups of onion (chopped)
* 2 cups of celery (chopped)
* 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
* 12 ounces sliced mushrooms
* 12 cups of dry bread cubes
* 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
* 1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
* 1 teaspoon dried thyme
* 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 1/2 teaspoon pepper
* 4 1/2 cups chicken broth
* 2 eggs (beaten)

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion, celery, mushroom, and parsley in the butter. Put the bread cubes in a mixing bowl. Spoon the cooked vegetables over it. Add poultry seasoning, sage, thyme, marjoram, salt and pepper. Pour in enough broth to moisten. Mix in the eggs. Put the mixture into the crockpot. Cook on high for 45 minutes, then on low for 4 to 8 hours.

Before you start using your crockpot, it is a good idea to check with your relatives to see what dish they will be bringing. This will cut down on the potential of having too much of one food and not enough of something else. Is someone else already bringing the stuffing and green bean casserole? Worst case scenario, head to the grocery store to pick up a last minute pumpkin pie.

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