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Easy slow cooker Christmas recipes

by Rachel Deeley

published on 6 December 2023

The humble slow cooker is beloved by many – and for good reason. The countertop appliance is especially useful for creating comforting wintery dishes and saving on time, energy, and precious hob and oven space during the busy festive period.

For this reason, we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas dishes to make in your slow cooker, from honey-glazed ham, to mulled wine, to a hearty brisket packed with festive spices.

Also the proud owner of an air fryer? Be sure to also check out our collection of easy air fryer Christmas recipes to help you get the most out of your appliances.

bored of lunch honey mustard ham in cider

Bored of Lunch’s Slow Cooker Honey and Mustard Ham in Cider

by Nathan Anthony

This simple gammon joint recipe combines delicious Christmassy flavours like orange, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise, making it a perfect festive centrepiece (and delicious filling for leftover sandwiches).

slow cooker mulled wine

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

by Clare Andrews

Slow cookers are ideal for making a pot of everyone’s favourite warming winter tipple. Have this recipe simmering away during your Christmas parties for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

mulled wine brisket

Bored of Lunch’s Slow Cooker Mulled Wine Brisket

by Nathan Anthony

This recipe combines warming winter spices and the richness of mulled wine to create a melt-in-the-mouth beef brisket with a Christmas twist.

Pot-roast Beef with French Onion Gravy

Pot-roast Beef with French Onion Gravy

by Jo Scarratt-Jones

Looking for an alternative to turkey this year? Why not try this roast beef recipe, perfect for cooking down cheaper cuts of meat to create a melt-in-the-mouth centrepiece.

Ham Hock with Red Cabbage

Ham Hock with Red Cabbage

by DK Publishing

Red cabbage – packed with spices and dried fruit – is a staple of any good Christmas dinner. This recipe adds savoury morsels of shredded ham hock to make it even more hearty and festive.

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