Three Thanksgiving recipes you can make in a Slow Cooker


Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

If you’re staying in Macon for the Thanksgiving holiday, you don’t have to give up having a home-cooked meal. These three slow cooker recipes are fall favorites that don’t require much more than a crock pot. Invite the people in your dorm over for a Friends-giving, but make sure you schedule in time for a post-turkey nap.

Macaroni and Cheese

This Mac and Cheese recipe is easy to make, and it is much better than the kind that comes in a box. This does require a little bit of cooking before all the ingredients go in the slow cooker, but it is still a very simple recipe.


1 16 ounce box elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

1 stick of butter or margarine

2 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese (reserve ½ cup)

1 can evaporated milk

2 eggs, beaten

1 ½ cups of whole or 2% milk

1 teaspoons of salt

½ teaspoons of pepper


  1. Put macaroni, butter, and cheese in crock pot and stir well
  2. Stir in eggs, both milks, salt and pepper
  3. Top with cheddar cheese
  4. Cook on low for 3 hours

Source: My grandma

Green Beans

Green beans are a favorite Thanksgiving staple, and they are super simple to make. This recipe does require cooking the bacon beforehand, but bacon makes everything better, so it’s worth it.


5 cans of cut green beans

½ pound of bacon, cooked and cut into pieces

¼ cup of butter

⅔ cup of brown sugar

7 teaspoons of soy sauce

1 ½ teaspoons of garlic powder


  1. Drain the green beans and pour them into the crock pot
  2. Add the cooked bacon on top
  3. Melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder
  4. Drizzle the sauce over the green beans
  5. Cook on high for an hour
  6. Stir all ingredients again before serving



If you’re feeling adventurous, impress your friends with this turkey recipe. Prepping the turkey to cook is pretty easy, but it will have to stay in the slow cooker for six hours. Your work will pay off, though, when you have enough leftover turkey to eat until Christmas break.


1 (6-7 pound) bone-in turkey breast

1 cup chicken stock

1 tablespoon poultry seasoning

1½ teaspoons cracked black pepper

2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Pour chicken stock in the bottom of the crock pot
  2. Combine garlic, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper and rub over turkey
  3. Transfer turkey to a 6 qt. slow cooker
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until tender