It can be tricky to find good Easter brunch menu ideas. On one hand you want to be traditional, but that can be boring. Also, Easter mornings are a special time. Maybe you head out with your family for a sunrise service at your local church, or maybe you wake up to the pitter-patter of little feet ready to go Easter egg hunting. In either case, the last thing you want to do is spend the day in the kitchen cooking.
Instead, you want to relax and enjoy a yummy meal with your loved ones. There’s an easy way to do just that. Put your slow cooker to work.
Easter Brunch Menu Ideas for the Slow Cooker
Easter Ham in a Slow Cooker
- 5-7 lbs ham to fit into your slow cooker
- 1/2 cup of your favorite mustard
- 1 Cup brown sugar
- 1 onion
- salt & pepper to taste
Cover ham in mustard and then rub with brown sugar, salt, pepper and add to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours
Dressed Up Green Beans in a Slow Cooker
- 1 lb Fresh Green Beans, cut into pieces (you can also use 2 cans of green beans, drained and cook for less time)
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup bacon, chopped into pieces
- 1 tbs vinegar
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tbs minced garlic
- salt & pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and mix well. Cook on low heat for 6 hours on high or 3 hours on low (fresh green beans). If you’re using canned green beans cook for an hour on high or 2 on low.
Slow Cooker Whipped Potatoes
- 2-3 lbs. of your favorite potatoes, cubed
- ½ cup sour cream
- cup milk
- 3 tbsp butter
- salt & pepper
Add the cubed potatoes to the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours (or until soft). Once potatoes are soft and cooked through add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Hand mash or whip with a hand mixer for a creamier consistency. For a different taste, think about adding a package of ranch dressing mix or garlic and spices. This dish is versatile enough to take almost any spices.
Slow Cooker Baked Sweet Potatoes
3-5 sweet potatoes, scrubbed
Wrap each sweet potato in aluminum foil and add to the slow cooker. You can stack them but try not to over stuff your crock. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until your sweet potatoes are fork tender.
Make them special and have some toppings ready for your guests to add to create their own masterpieces. Things like cinnamon, sugar, chocolate chips, whipped cream, brown sugar, nuts and butter make a delicious treat.
Slow Cooker Brussels Sprouts
- KitchenAid KMC4241CA Multi-Cooker1 pound fresh Brussels Sprouts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, lemon juice or rice vinegar (to give it a kick)
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 8 slices of bacon, cooked crisp
Wash and cut your Brussels sprouts, removing the end and slicing in half lengthwise. Add to your slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients, reserving half of the bacon for topping. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6.
These are only a few examples of delicious Easter brunch menu ideas that can be found in the ebook 500+ Crockpot Girls Recipes. Obviously, the recipes can be used for more than holiday menus. If you’re wanting to make the best use of your crockpot or slow cooker to create delicious meals that save you time, check out the recipe ebook by clicking here.