The last thing you want to do on any vacation is spend a ton of time cooking and cleaning. That’s why slowcookers are so perfect. They are an easy set-it-and-leave-it meal that only dirties a single pot. Plus, they can feed plenty of guests if you are hosting a family event.
For winter vacations, like a Christmas get-together or group ski trip, you are going to want most of your meals to be steaming hot. There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of stew on a beautiful snowy winter day. Here are a few easy slowcooker recipes that can bring with you on your snowy wonderland travels.
- Loaded Sweet Potato by the Lean Green Bean
For this recipe, cut the potatoes in half and lay it on a piece of tinfoil. Then, load it with your favorite vegetable, grain, and meat toppings. Add cumin and grated cheese. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. When finished, you can add refrigerated toppings like tomatoes, avocado, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, et cetera, as desired.
Check out the full recipe here: Loaded Sweet Potato.
- Slowcooker Steel-Cut Oats by AllRecpies
To make quick and easy steel-cut oats in a slowcooker, just add 2 cups of water, 1 cup of milk, and 1 cup of steel-cut oats. Then, add fruit, butter, or spices as you see fit. This recipe suggests apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and a bit of salt. Cook it for 8 hours (so you will want to start it the evening before) and then you have a ready-to-go warm breakfast.
Check out the full recipe here: Slowcooker Steel-Cut Oats.
- Slowcooker Chicken Breast with Gravy by Dinner at the Zoo
Place 6 raw (not frozen) chicken breasts into the slowcooker. The broth is made with olive oil, chicken broth, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and garlic. You then have the option to cook the meal on low for 4-5 hours or high to 2-3 hours. Once done, you can set the chicken aside and boil the broth with cornstarch and 1/4 cup of cold water for about a minute to make the gravy.
Check out the full recipe here: Slowcooker Chicken Breast.
- Hearty Pork Bean Soup by Taste of Home
This full recipe makes about 12 servings so you can half it if you are feeding less people. Soak the beans overnight and rinse them the next day. Then, layer the beans, vegetables, and pork into the slowcooker. Add seasonings, broth, and pale ale. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred the pork, add the tomatoes, spinach, and salt, and then cook for another 20 minutes.
Check out the full recipe here: Hearty Pork Bean Soup.
Those are a few simple, fun, and delicious slowcooker recipes for you and your loved ones to enjoy this holiday season. They are perfect for any occasion and sure to bring some holiday cheer.