Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Cinnamon Squash & Apples Recipe #HolidayVeggies #Spon {Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table Decor Giveaway}

Ah!  The breeze.  The leaves.  The slow cooker!  All that is in my bones just wants to cook with the crockpot when Fall rolls around.  I think it is more than just the ease of use, it is the aroma that fills the house and the savory meals that come forth from all of that brewing about all day.  I am in Thanksgiving meal finding mode and the Carter family is reaping the benefits of all of the experimentation.

I don’t know about you, but the side dishes are what really makes it for me on Thanksgiving.  Sure, the turkey is great (sometimes), but who can resist all of the fantastic casseroles, veggies, and pumpkin goodness?  Davis was first introduced to cream corn last Thanksgiving and has been longing for it since. country crock honey spread

Since vegetables are such a major part of Thanksgiving I want to make sure to keep them interesting and delicious all at the same time.  The boys have learned to love vegetables for this reason and my hope is that we can keep the momentum going!  I know so many times we add things that are less than healthy to veggies to make them more irresistible, but this Thanksgiving I want you to introduce you to one of my secret weapons: Country Crock!   I picked up the lovely little Country Crock Honey Spread in the 60z tub and was inspired to recreate a recipe perfect for Thanksgiving and fall in general.  I was truly hoping to locate some of the Country Crock Pumpkin Spice Spread but couldn’t locate it (maybe due to the overwhelming popularity of pumpkin right now).  Country Crock has 0 trans fat which makes me happy to serve my family something on the healthier side.

So, here is a delicious Thanksgiving side option that combines squash and apples to create a fun flavor for everyone without spending tons of time in the kitchen.  I think the added kick of Country Crock Honey Spread finishes this off nicely. For even more recipe ideas for your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner, make sure to visit The Crock Country Chronicle In The Kitchen.  Those Cranberry-Orange Spiced Green beans are looking might tasty!

country crock with squash and apples

First you will need to cube 3 medium butternut squash, core/peel/chop 4 Granny Smith apples, and chop 1/2 sweet onion.  Quick Tip: Cut the squash easier!   First cut them in half, fill a microwave safe dish with water until the bottom is covered, place squash inside and cover with plastic wrap.  Microwave on high for about 5-7 minutes in order for the squash to soften.

cored apples

Place your squash, apples, onion, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground allspice and 1/3 cup Country Crock Honey Spread into the slow cooker and stir together.  Cook on low for 5 hours and serve warm!  This recipe was adapted from the Holiday Slow Cooker cook book.

country crock in the slow cooker


Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Cinnamon Squash & Apples Recipe

Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Cinnamon Squash & Apples Recipe


  • 4 Granny Smith Apples
  • 3 medium butternut squash
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup Country Crock Honey Spread
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice


  1. Peel and cube squash, apples and onion.
  2. Add them to the slow cooker with Country Crock spread and spices.
  3. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  4. Serve warm.

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Thank you to Country Crock for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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About Felicia

Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. I love hashbrown casserole.

  2. I have a recipe for a brandy sweet potato casserole that we all love.

  3. The Sweet Potatoes are my favorite.

  4. I LOVE a great green bean casserole!

  5. apple blossom says:

    sweet potatoes yummy

  6. I like a recipe that is like green bean casserole, but uses california blend veggies instead…yum! 🙂

  7. love stuffing

  8. debbie jackson says:

    green bean casserole debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  9. my favorite is green bean casserole

  10. D Schmidt says:

    I really like Green Bean Casserole.

  11. D Schmidt says:

    Email subscriber confirmed as mummytotwoboys at yahoo dot com

  12. Karen Medlin says:

    Grandma’s Corn Casserole

  13. My sister’s sister-in-law makes the best sweet potato casserole. Mmmm…can’t wait! Thanks!

  14. broccoli casserole

  15. april yedinak says:

    My favorite holiday veggie side dish is roasted carrots.

  16. I make a wild rice dish with wild rice, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, cheese, and broccoli that everyone loves!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  17. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Love Bean Green Casserole!
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  18. baby carrots and peas
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  19. Debbie Welchert says:

    Sweet potatoes

  20. Lucy Nguyen says:

    I love Sweet Potatoes

  21. Trung Nguyen says:

    I love sweet potatoes

  22. My favorite is corn casserole. Thanks.

  23. I love baked corn!

  24. sweet potatoes are neck n neck with corn bread stuffing

  25. the roasted cauliflower recipe looks great…a good change from steamed cauliflower

  26. love sweet potatoes with brown sugar and mallows

  27. We love Brussels Sprouts, even my sister who is the most picky person I know, loves them!

  28. Michelle C says:

    I love sweet potato casserole. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  29. brocili casserole

  30. Sweet potatoes with marshmellows.

  31. Nicole-Lynn says:

    Sweet potato casserole is my favorite thanksgiving side dish! Yum!

  32. Green bean casserole!

  33. Sarah Osborne says:

    I love cheesy scalloped potatoes!


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