5 Slow-Cooker Side Dishes That Complete Any Meal

Slow-Cooker Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

Move over entrées and say hello to these slow-cooker side dishes. These side dishes are perfect if you're looking for a healthy and delicious accompaniment to your meal, but don't want to spend active time making it. Just add your ingredients and let your slow-cooker do the work. Recipes like Slow-Cooker Cheesy Potatoes and Slow-Cooker Brussels Sprouts with Lemon are flavorful, nutritious and make the most of your slow-cooker.

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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

Slow-Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

What's not to love about this easy dump-and-go slow cooker recipe? It has potatoes and ooey-gooey cheese, all combined with a can of condensed cream of chicken soup! Whip up this kid-friendly side dish anytime you have a crowd to feed.

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Slow-Cooked Sweet and Sour Cabbage


The combination of cloves, cabbage and cider vinegar gives this slow-cooker cabbage recipe its sweet-and-sour flavor. Don't skip the apples-the hit of natural sweetness is worth the time it takes to core and chop them.

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Slow-Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Slow-Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This simple slow-cooker mashed potatoes recipe skips tedious peeling and boiling and helps save precious stovetop space by letting the slow cooker do the work. It's a great timesaving set-it-and-forget-it side dish recipe to round out any hearty meal. Buttermilk makes the mashed potatoes creamy while garlic and shallots add flavor.

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Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions


Thanks to fresh green beans, an easy homemade cream sauce and crispy onion topping, this green bean casserole recipe is healthier and more delicious than traditional recipes that use canned soup, beans and onions. Plus, the slow cooker saves you time cooking at the stove. Make sure to use fresh green beans, as frozen green beans will become mushy.

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Barley-Squash Gratin


Barley is an excellent source of fiber, and in this slow-cooker recipe it's paired with nutrient-dense spinach and butternut squash. Topped with shredded Parmesan cheese, this side dish will be happy sharing a plate with whatever else you're serving.

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