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.
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 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.
From the book
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.
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.
From the book
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.