Slow-Cooker Recipes for Easter

You'll lighten your cooking load and save room in your oven by preparing these classic Easter dishes in your slow cooker.
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Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Slow-Cooked Easter Classics

Didn't think you could make a glazed ham in the slow cooker? Think again. The chefs in Food Network Kitchen have perfected Easter dinner with a simple and comforting menu, complete with five classic dishes that come together in a slow cooker.

Slow-Cooker Ham with Apricot-Dijon Glaze

This super-convenient ham leaves your oven free for all the sides. For an easy variation on the glaze, try peach or pineapple preserves.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Ham with Apricot-Dijon Glaze

Slow-Cooker Braised Artichokes with Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

Add these easy-to-make stuffed artichokes to your Easter dinner menu and watch how quickly they disappear. Your guests will love peeling off the tender leaves, and they'll be happily surprised to find little pockets of garlicky breadcrumbs inside. For a spicy kick, add a pinch of crushed red chile flakes to the breadcrumbs.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Braised Artichokes with Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

Slow-Cooker Asparagus-Barley Risotto

Food Network Kitchen's easy slow-cooker risotto will liven up your Easter spread and lighten your cooking load. This creamy rice dish is usually made with Arborio rice, but we love it with the toothsome nuttiness (and fiber) of barley. Have your guests add a squeeze of lemon for an extra pop of brightness.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Asparagus-Barley Risotto

Slow-Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

The best part about this creamy potato side is that you can serve it straight out of the slow cooker — no need for replating. We added a little bit of flour to help thicken and stabilize the cream. Keeping the potatoes thin is the secret to this recipe's success, so try using a mandoline to slice them evenly.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

Slow-Cooker Ham, Cheese and Spinach Crustless Quiche

The chefs at Food Network Kitchen leave the spinach out of this creamy quiche and put it on top so it stays nice and green. After all, the most-important part of any slow-cooker recipe is how you finish it. You can also top your quiche with vinaigrette-tossed baby mixed greens or arugula.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Ham, Cheese and Spinach Crustless Quiche

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