Check out these 10 Slow Cooker Side Dish recipes. The perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner or holiday gathering.

Everyone immediately thinks chilis or pot roast when they hear “slow cooker” or “crock pot” but have you ever used it for a side dish? It never fails that veggie and starchy sides take a back seat to the main dish when it comes to time in the oven, especially during the holidays.

If sides are always an afterthought on weeknights, start baked lentils or baked potatoes in the morning so they’ll be ready in the evening to go along with your meal (or eat them as the meal itself). Or, during the holidays when the turkey is taking up all of the room in, make you’re green bean casserole or sausage stuffing in the crock pot instead.

Check out the pictures and links form 10 of my favorite sides from across the web that will be the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

Crockpot BBQ Baked Lentils via The Organic Dietitian

Slow Cooker Ginger Applesauce via Nibbles & Noshes

Crockpot Vegan Refried Beans via Prevention RD

Crockpot Baked Potatoes via My Cultured Palate

Healthier Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese via Hidden Fruits & Veggies

Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes via The Dinner Mom

Crockpot Corn on the Cob via Crockpot Gourmet

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole via Spicy Southern Kitchen

Crockpot Sausage Stuffing via I Wash, You Dry

Orange Sage Sweet Potatoes with Bacon via Better Homes & Gardens

Be sure to check out my other slow cooker recipe roundups including chilis, chicken dinners, and vegetarian meals.

Do you make your side dishes in the slow cooker? If so, I’d love to hear what you make and would be happy to help share your recipe!

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10 Slow Cooker Side Dishes from Holley Grainger