It’s time for another round-up of great slow cooker recipes with a winter holidays theme. When the days get shorter and busier, it’s great to drop some meat and vegetables into the slow cooker and come home to a delicious home-cooked meal.

With that in mind, here are nine great slow-cooker recipes for your holiday season:

1. Wassail

Wassail, wassail, all over the town—if you grew up singing that classic Christmas melody, you’d be delighted to learn several wassail recipes you can make at home in your slow cooker. (If you’re unfamiliar with wassail: it’s a delicious, warm holiday cider.) A Spicy Perspective has a wassail recipe that includes apples, oranges, and juniper berries. Simmer the ingredients in your slow cooker, and then serve.

2. Figgy Pudding

If you’ve sung “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and wondered exactly what figgy pudding was, now’s your chance to try it. Get Crocked (great blog name!) has a slow cooker figgy pudding recipe designed to warm and delight. Mix apples, raisins, and pecans into a thick, hearty pudding batter, then let everything cook. Top with whipped cream!

3. Peppermint Fudge

What is more Christmasy than peppermint and fudge? Believe it or not, you can make perfect fudge in the slow cooker, and Sugar-Free Mom has a slow cooker peppermint fudge recipe that is both gluten and dairy free.

4. Beef Brisket

What would Hanukkah be without brisket? Yummly has a slow cooker beef brisket recipe that includes carrots and potatoes; try the basic brisket recipe, or dress it up with your ingredients and variations.

5. Applesauce

It’s a little difficult to make potato latkes in the slow cooker, but it is very easy to make a slow cooker applesauce! Patch has a recipe for latkes and slow cooker applesauce that you can use for your Hanukkah celebration.

6. Collard Greens

Celebrate Kwanzaa with soul food cooked up in the slow cooker. has a collard greens and ham recipe that you might want to add to your dinner rotation year-round!

7. Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Bread pudding with bourbon sauce is another classic Kwanzaa recipe, and yes, it is perfectly designed for the slow cooker. Taste of Home has a bread pudding with bourbon sauce recipe to try out this holiday season. As a bonus, bread pudding also works as a delicious Christmas dessert.

8. Nachos

It would be best if you had a lot of snack food as you prepare to count in the New Year, so make your New Year’s Eve easy—and tasty—by serving slow cooker nachos. Yes, you can make nachos in the slow cooker! Read Betty Crocker’s recipe to learn how.

9. Black Eyed Peas

You’ve heard that eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day brings good luck, right? Plus, it’s a great meal to slowly cook on a day when everyone might be a little tired or ready to relax. The Wanderlust Kitchen has a slow cooker black-eyed peas recipe designed for your New Year’s Day festivities that includes bacon and hot sauce because all of the best foods include bacon and hot sauce. May you eat it and make 2023 a very lucky year!