Cooking Easter can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead of spending countless hours in the kitchen, try some slow cooker recipes! Using your slow cooker is not only efficient, it often only requires a few minutes of prep time. In just a few hours you’ll have a delicious, healthy Easter meal that’s made entirely in your slow cooker. From a whole glazed ham and bouncy side dishes to desserts, here are some healthier holiday dishes that are great for Easter brunch or dinner. And for dessert, try these 21 Easter Dessert Recipes that are ready in 20 minutes (or less!).
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Red wine is a welcome presence in our Chicken in Red Wine recipe, which calls for flavorful ingredients like chopped bacon, pearl onions, and quartered mushrooms. This revamped version of coq au vin has just 365 calories per serving, making it a great choice for an appetizer or weekend meal.
Get our recipe for chicken in red wine.
Balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and some maple syrup come together for a delicious dish that’s great for Easter brunch or dinner. The best part is that it requires little to no prep – all you have to do is toss the ingredients in a slow cooker and go about your day!
Get our maple balsamic chicken with veggies recipe.
Instead of heavy gravies or cream-based sauces, this flavorful beef dish uses red wine, chicken broth, tomato paste, and bay leaves to create an appealing holiday dish. We love how this easy recipe is packed with hearty veggies like peas, potatoes, carrots, and onions.
Get our beef goulash recipe.
This delicious brisket recipe uses Greek yogurt to create a smooth horseradish cream that is used as an accompaniment to this hearty meat dish. Tip: Give leftovers an original twist the next day by making brisket French dip, corned beef hash, or brisket nachos.
Get our recipe for Braised Brisket with Horseradish Cream.
This slow-cooker favorite, made with skin-on chicken breasts, red wine vinegar, red bell peppers, and smoked paprika, is the perfect Easter Sunday meal. His secret ingredient? A bottle of dark beer.
Get our Basque Chicken recipe.
Slow-cooked in flavorful pineapple juice and then topped with a glaze of honey, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard, this flavorful ham recipe could become your new holiday favorite. Serve it alongside roasted carrots, sautéed veggies, and mashed potatoes for a truly decadent meal.
Get the recipe from Five Heart at Home.
If you are looking for a delicious and easy holiday lamb recipe then look no further. Served with a rosemary and garlic sauce, this tasty lamb ticks all the boxes.
Get the recipe from Recipe Tin Eats.
Equal parts tender and delicious, this Garlic Balsamic Pork Loin recipe is ready in just 3 hours when cooked in the slow cooker on high. Make sure to serve it with a side of mashed cauliflower, garlic spinach, and roasted sweet potatoes for a truly unforgettable Christmas dinner.
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This easy carrot side dish, made with baby carrots, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and honey, is the ideal accompaniment to baked ham, roasted chicken, slow-cooked pork loin, and more. The best part? It’s only about 130 calories per serving.
Get the recipe from Five Heart at Home.
This dairy-free mashed potatoes recipe is packed with creamy white bean puree, making it a flavorful high-fiber side dish that can be served at any holiday table. Be sure to top with fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme for the full effect.
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Once you make this pot roast recipe you will never go back. Stuffed with Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped carrots, and minced garlic and cooked to perfection, this slow-cooked dish blows all other roasts away.
Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.
This lamb stew, which takes just 10 minutes to prepare, puts an inventive twist on traditional stew recipes. Made with diced tomatoes, mushrooms, celery, Tuscan kale, and some beer, this hearty dish is both flavorful and flavorful.
Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen.
This roast beef recipe, which includes crumbling hip roast, baby carrots, red potatoes, chopped celery and beef broth, is packed with flavor and texture. It’s a secret? It uses both steak seasoning and Italian seasoning for that extra extra boost of flavor.
Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.
Never eat boring spinach again with this slow cooker creamed spinach recipe. Made with organic baby spinach, minced garlic, black pepper, and organic milk, this side dish requires just 5 minutes of prep time. Feel free to swap milk and whipped cream for plant-based alternatives.
Get the recipe from Katie’s Cucina.
Dessert from a slow cooker? Why not!? This delicious cinnamon roll recipe is healthier than store-bought alternatives, which are usually loaded with sugar and other additives. Also, one of the best parts is that you can control how much sugar goes in – you can always skip the icing if you want, for example.
Get the recipe from Sweet Phi.
Made in a quick 5 minutes, this creamy vegan cauliflower soup is the perfect way to start Easter dinner. Made with cashews, chickpeas and peppers, this could become your new go-to.
Get the recipe from Live Eat Learn.
Three words: Guinness. Short. ribs. This exceptional dish, made with boneless beef short ribs, low-sodium beef broth and 8 ounces of Guinness, takes slow-cooked short ribs to a whole other level. One of our favorite parts is the cheesy mashed cauliflower it’s served with.
Get the recipe from How Sweet Eats.
Breathe some life into boring old green beans with this crockpot twist calling for crumbled bacon, garlic salt, and low-sodium soy sauce. Tip: If you want to go dairy-free, be sure to swap out the butter for a plant-based option.
Get the recipe from Julie’s Eats and Treats.
This delicious southern green bean recipe, which is only about 118 calories per serving, uses a touch of brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce to deliver its undeniably delicious flavor. Serve alongside pot roast, glazed ham or marinated chicken for a truly memorable dining experience.
Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.
This easy spaghetti squash recipe only requires two ingredients – spaghetti squash and kosher salt. We love how we can get creative with toppings. For example, you can drizzle it with olive oil and lemon for a reduced side dish, or serve it with goat cheese, honey, and chopped nuts for a more elaborate treat.
Get Well Plated’s recipe.
Is it just us, or does honey and Dijon mustard make everything taste better? This flavorful recipe goes great with fluffy mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables and a crunchy salad.
Get the recipe from Show Me the Yummy.