30 Days 30 Slow Cooker Recipes
For an easy, no-fuss holiday meal, try one of our slow cooker dinner recipes for Easter this year. With traditional slow cooker lamb recipes and slow cooker side dishes, including classic mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, these recipes allow you to spend the morning and afternoon with loved ones and still enjoy a delicious Easter meal together at the end of the holiday!
1. Cherry-Cola Ham
Don’t drink soda alongside dinner. Add it to dinner—here, cherry cola sweetens the sauce that simmers with the ham as it slow cooks to juicy perfection. Prep the Easter dinner recipe in a quick 20 minutes on Sunday morning, then enjoy the rest of the day with family and friends. The mustard- and cola-based glaze allows for a delicious Easter dinner that no one would guess was so easy to make!
2. Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Buttery, creamy, and set to soak up all the sauces from your Easter dinner entree of choice, no holiday dinner is complete without this classic side dish. Our traditional mashed potato recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prep, but it is the most-requested Easter side dish on our site. (Craving more variety? Try our four-way slow cooker mashed potatoes!)
3. Honey-Rosemary Roast Lamb with Potatoes and Green Beans
Meat and potatoes get a holiday-worthy makeover in this succulent lamb entree. Simmer the meat, potatoes, and green beans in a seasoned mix of tapioca, honey, lemon juice, snipped rosemary, and garlic for a traditional Easter meal all in one pot. Toss in fresh vegetables as a simple and flavorful side dish. Just add a fruit salad and an Easter dessert, and dinner is done.
4. Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fruit Kabobs
Didn’t get quite enough chocolate from the Easter bunny? This three-ingredient fondue is your quick-prep fix. Combine whipped dessert topping with dark chocolate and coffee (it can be decaf) for this low-fuss slow cooker dessert.
5. Lemon Poppy Seed Dump Cake
Spring tastes like this refreshing dump cake that bridges the gap between winter citrus and summer berries with beautiful results. Buttermilk creates a remarkably tender crumb for this healthy-ish dessert. “Baking” your Easter dessert in a slow cooker not only saves oven space, but it also means your final course is appropriately shaped like an egg. Decorate with stripes or polka dots of berries to match your dyed eggs, if desired.
6. Chicken Confit
Inexpensive chicken leg quarters are transformed into a gourmet Easter dinner thanks to low and slow cooking. Season the meat with thyme, salt, and garlic before placing it into the slow cooker for seven hours. Serve the finished Easter chicken recipe over a salad, pasta, or even white beans.
7. Slow Cooker Pickled Beets
Vibrant pickled beets are the perfect topper for your Easter salad. Make a batch in your slow cooker using fresh beets, pickling spices, and vinegar.
8. King Ranch Crunch Chicken Casserole
Prep this hands-off dinner recipe in just 15 minutes. It’s the perfect Easter dinner idea if you have a busy day of activities planned. Serve the finished dish with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.
9. Slow Cooker Beer Bread
Round out your Easter dinner menu with a pan of homemade slow cooker beer bread. Choose from flavors like honey-thyme and white cheddar-mustard to best complement your meal.
10. Butternut Squash-Pimiento Mac and Cheese
Add a sneaky serving of vegetables to your Easter mac and cheese. Stir in fresh butternut squash at the beginning of cooking to create a creamy sauce.
11. Slow-Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops with Sherry
Following an afternoon in the slow cooker, you can savor this Spanish-inspired dish, soaked in vegetable broth with bay leaves, sherry, and cloves. To make the most of every single ingredient, give the simmer sauce a whiz with your immersion blender. The herb-scented carrot, onion, and garlic mix is the perfect topping to spoon over the luscious slow-cooked lamb.
12. Ginger-Orange Cheesecake
For a citrus-themed springtime treat, turn to this cheesecake flavored with blood oranges, orange juice, and fine ginger. The result is a simple, fresh dessert that no one would guess was made in a slow-cooker.
These 12 slow cooker dinner recipes for Easter provide a convenient and delicious way to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones. From succulent lamb dishes to comforting sides and delightful desserts, these recipes offer a range of flavors and options to suit everyone’s taste. By utilizing the slow cooker, you can save time and effort while still enjoying a satisfying meal. So, why not try one of these recipes and make this Easter a memorable and stress-free occasion?