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Slow Cooker Stuffing Recipe

Slow Cooker Stuffing. This classic side dish recipe is as easy as stirring together your ingredients and letting this Thanksgiving side dish cook all on its own. Set it and forget it! 

Slow cooker filled with cooked stuffing

I am ALL about super simple and time saving recipes. THIS slow cooker version of stuffing is high on the top of our favorites. It is as easy as mixing the ingredients and letting the slow cooker do all of the work for you. 

Seriously. That’s it. Mix it and forget it. 

Which is extremely convenient when you are preparing a large meal for Thanksgiving. Put all of your focus into turkey and pie and let this recipe work it is magic- without giving it a second thought.  

Recipe Features:

  • Slow Cooker: This crock pot stuffing is slow cooked to perfection.
  • Quick and Easy: Set it and forget it – almost. All you have to do is take a peek every now and again to make sure it doesn’t need additional liquid.
  • Easy to Customize: Add your favorite stuffing ingredients for an easily customized Thanksgiving side dish recipe.
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What You’ll Need:

Below is a quick breakdown of a few ingredients I used. For full recipe ingredient list and measurements see the recipe card below.

  • Unseasoned Cubed Stuffing or Homemade Breadcrumbs- If you can find it, I always reach for the Pepperidge Farm unseasoned stuffing cubes. The bag is large and they get the perfect texture. However, we have also made our own breadcrumbs by slicing loaves of bread and slow toasting them in the oven.
  • Onion- Pick up a yellow onion from the produce section. This combined with celery add to the classic flavor we know and love.
  • Celery- Celery is key to giving this stuffing a nice crunch and texture. 
  • Parsley, Sage, Thyme, Marjoram, Salt and Pepper- When combined, this flavor combination makes this recipe irresistible. 
  • Chicken Broth- I really love Better Than Bouillon (affiliate), but regular chicken broth will work just fine.

How to use a slow cooker to make stuffing:

  1. Place all of your ingredients in your slow cooker. Stir until combined.
  2. Place the lid on and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Check halfway through, stir, and add additional liquid as necessary.

Tips for this recipe:

  • Try using a slow cooker liner (affiliate) to help with clean up. 
  • Check on your stuffing stuffing periodically. Stir and add liquid as needed to avoid overcooking. 
  • We have found that a 6 qt. slow cooker (affiliate) works best for this recipe.

How to make bread cubes for stuffing:

Making your own bread cubes is simple. You need:

  • 1 loaf of French bread, artisan bread, or leftover bread of any kind
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Using a sharp bread knife, cut the bread into cubes. 
  2. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat each piece. 
  3. Spread onto a baking tray and season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Bake at 250 degrees for 1-2 hours, or until the bread is completely dried out. 

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Slow Cooker Stuffing

Slow Cooker Stuffing

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Slow Cooker Stuffing. This classic side dish recipe is as easy as stirring together your ingredients and letting this Thanksgiving side dish cook all on its own. Set it and forget it! 

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz bag plain cubed bread
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Place all of your ingredients in your slow cooker.
  2. Stir until combined. Place the lid on and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Check halfway through, stir, and add additional liquid as necessary.

Notes

  • Try using a slow cooker liner to help with clean up. 
  • Check on your stuffing stuffing periodically. Stir and add liquid as needed to avoid overcooking. 
  • We have found that a 6 qt. slow cooker works best for this recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 649mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g
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Lynn Radcliff

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Jessica, 3 to 4 hours on high as it states in your above recipe? Or is it on low? Thanks, Lynn

Jesseca

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Hi Lynn, I cook mine on high. But I also like a crispy outer layer. You could cook on low if you were wanting it a little more moist. I would just test the internal temperature and make sure it's at 165 °

Marcia

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

Can I mix 1/2 dry bread with this stuffing mix? Would it really matter? Im trying to make the best version of stuffing that I can- my family likes thevreal deal! Also I think I bought the cornbread stuffing mix..would this be okay?

Jesseca

Thursday 21st of November 2019

I've made my own breadcrumbs by slicing day old bread into cubes and baking at a low temp until crispy. Works just fine.

Stan

Thursday 13th of December 2018

Giving this 5 stars for the method. I used my own recipe but in the slow cooker. Turned out great and was nice not to have to think about the stuffing while I cooked other things.

Donna M.

Saturday 24th of November 2018

I bought the seasoned version of stuffing so I didn’t have to add the herbs. I have to say I was disappointed, even though I used turkey broth to moisten it. I may have cooked it too long, so that may have something to do with the end result. I don’t think I’ll try it in a slow cooker next year. It sounded like such a good idea so I had to try it. It wasn’t very flavorful.

Teri

Saturday 16th of November 2019

I have made this recipe with the seasoned bread cubes and solely because I’m lazy I use Bells seasoning instead of the individual spices. They are pretty much what Bells is made with. I think using just the seasoned bread cubes was what may have gone wrong for you. I find making stuffing this way is a game changer and love it. I double the recipe and use about 1 tablespoon of Bells (I’m guessing on the amount, I don’t measure it). It’s fantastic.

Jesseca

Friday 30th of November 2018

Hi Donna, Thanks for your feedback. I always appreciate when someone leaves an honest review.

Tracey

Tuesday 26th of December 2017

You can make it a day or 2 ahead just don’t add the broth till u are ready to turn it on. 😊. So yummy!!

Jesseca

Sunday 31st of December 2017

Thanks for letting us know, Tracey! I can't wait to use this tip next year.

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