When you first bring your baby home from the hospital, you might find that people bring you lots of meals ready-to-eat. But if you want simple side dishes to accompany the dinners you are getting, try some of these slow-cooker side dish recipes. Start them during a morning nap and let the crock pot do all the work for you while you take care of you and baby during those first few weeks postpartum.
Three-Cheese Mashed Potatoes by Whole and Heavenly Oven – Your favorite three-cheeses with mashed potatoes are the perfect combo. They’re comforting and make a delicious side dish that can be cooked easily in your slow-cooker.
Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash by My Modern Cookery – This recipe can easily become a family favorite. Delicious and filling side dish, too. Yum!
Herb Roasted Garlic Potatoes by Recipes Worth Repeating – This recipe is for making use of your herb garden. Sprinkle them on your gemstone potatoes and you’ll have a yummy side-dish for everyone to enjoy.
Honey Glazed Carrots by Food Fanatic – If you haven’t tried this with your carrots, you need to go to your crockpot and give this a go. Not only is this nutritious, it’s so easy to make and it’s tasty too.
Macaroni and Cheese by Brown-Eyed Baker – If you want to a different version of your all-time favorite mac and cheese, try this recipe cooked slowly into a yummy, gooey, goodness.
Cuban Black Beans by Culinary Hill – We just love recipes that are not only easy to make but also inexpensive and, of course, tastes good too. These black beans work like magic.
Corn on the Cob by Food Fanatic – Nothing beats that classic corn on a cob. But this time, make it without breaking a sweat by putting your slow-cooker to work for you.
Braised Red Cabbage with Apples by The Food Blog – When apples and cabbages are in season, try this awesome, braised recipe bursting with flavor and lovely color.
Side dishes help round out a meal, or give you something to nibble on when you want an extra bite to eat and keep up your caloric intake while breastfeeding. These slow-cooker recipes should help you save time and energy without sacrificing health and flavor.