What delicious Thanksgiving side dish do you have planned this holiday? Decorating your home, setting up the dinner table, and preparing a grand meal for the Thanksgiving Day are a mammoth task, especially if you have no one else to help you. In that case, a slow cooker meal can be lifesaving, as it will save your precious time on that busy day! My Recipes has brought a slow cooker Thanksgiving side dish recipe. Check it out:
Thanksgiving Side Dish: Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes & Bacon
Thanksgiving Side Ingredients:
Slender sweet potatoes (4 pounds; peeled and cut into 1-inch thick slices)
Cooked bacon (3 slices; crumbled)
Cornstarch (2 teaspoons)
Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves (1/2 cup; chopped)
Fresh rosemary (2 teaspoons; chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
Kosher salt (2 tablespoons)
Light brown sugar (3 tablespoons)
Butter (4 tablespoons; melted)
Orange zest (1 tablespoon)
Frozen orange juice concentrate (1/2 cup; thawed)
Cold water (1 tablespoon)
Thanksgiving Side Dish Directions:
- Take a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker and place the sweet potato slices into it.
- Take a small bowl and stir together orange juice concentrate, butter, kosher salt, light brown sugar, and chopped rosemary. Pour over the potato slices and toss to coat.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook until the potato slices are tender or for 5-1/2 to 6 hours at LOW heat.
- Use a slotted spoon to transfer the potato slices to a serving dish. Keep the cooking liquid into the cooker and increase the heat to HIGH.
- Mix 1 tablespoon cold water and cornstarch in a small bowl until the mixture becomes smooth. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker and whisk for 3 to 5 minutes or until the liquid becomes thick. Pour the sauce over the potato slices in the serving dish.
- Mix together minced garlic, chopped parsley, and orange zest. Sprinkle the parsley mixture over the potatoes.
- Finally, serve the potatoes after sprinkling the crumbled bacon over them.
Love Sweet Potato Dishes?
Try this Sweet Potato Casserole for your Thanksgiving meal
The great thing about this slow cooker Thanksgiving side dish recipe is that you can just pour the potato mixture into the slow cooker in the evening and forget about it for the next 5-6 hours. Have it ready to serve when everyone sits down to dinner!
For more Thanksgiving dishes take a look at these 22 make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes!