So put your slow cooker to use this holiday season and make some Crock Pot Stuffing! This recipe is simple, flavorful, and sure to be a hit with your family and friends. With just 10 simple ingredients, you can create a warm and comforting side dish that will complement any meal.
While all of the other kitchen appliances are being used for cooking other parts of the meal, the crock pot can be used to make this stuffing. This means you spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the holiday festivities!
This crock pot stuffing recipe is also great for those who are looking for an easy and stress-free side dish. The slow cooker does all of the work for you, so all you have to do is add the ingredients and let it cook. It's that simple!
Whether you're looking for an easy side dish to cook for the holidays or you're just looking for a new crock pot recipe to try, this slow cooker stuffing is a great option!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- It only requires 10 ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
- A great way to free up some oven space if you're cooking a big holiday meal.
- It's a delicious classic holiday dish that pairs well with any meal!
- Easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd.
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED
- Dry Bread Crumbs - You can use store-bought bread crumbs or easily make them yourself using the instructions below.
- Butter - When sauteed with the onion and celery, butter helps release its aromatic flavor and adds a touch of buttery flavor to the dish.
- Vegetables - Yellow onion and celery are classic vegetables to add to stuffing as they add lots of fresh flavor to the stuffing.
- Poultry Seasoning - A mix of dried herbs such as sage, thyme, and rosemary. This is what gives the stuffing its classic holiday flavor.
- Seasonings - You'll need additional salt, dried rosemary, and ground black pepper to add additional flavor to the stuffing.
- Eggs - Helps bind the ingredients together to create a casserole texture.
- Low Sodium Chicken Broth - Hydrates the breadcrumbs while adding hearty chicken flavor.
HOW TO MAKE STUFFING IN THE CROCK POT
Cook the vegetables: Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, poultry seasoning, salt, rosemary, and black pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the onions are soft and translucent.
Assemble the cooking liquid: Whisk eggs and chicken broth together in a medium bowl and set aside.
Fold in the breadcrumbs: In a very large bowl, add breadcrumbs and vegetable mixture. Fold in the dry bread crumbs while slowly adding in chicken broth. (see notes below)
Cover and cook: Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Add stuffing and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or until eggs are set, and the stuffing is formed together. Serve hot, and enjoy!
- Depending on the type of breadcrumbs you use, you may need to use more or less chicken broth than is called for in the recipe. It will be between 2-3 cups, and the stuffing should be moist, but there should be no standing liquid.
- To make homemade breadcrumbs: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place cubed bread onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until bread is dry and slightly toasted. Allow bread to cool before adding it to the recipe.
- If you don't have poultry seasoning, you can use one teaspoon each of sage, thyme, and rosemary.
- For a crispy top, remove the lid during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
- This crock pot stuffing can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free bread crumbs and chicken broth.
- Use different types of bread: French bread, sourdough bread, cornbread, or Brioche all work well in this recipe.
- Add different vegetables: You can add mushrooms, green bell peppers, red onions, or carrots to the recipe.
- Add dried fruit: Dried cranberries or diced apples add a touch of sweetness to the stuffing.
- Make it vegetarian: Omit the chicken broth and use vegetable broth instead.
- Add some protein: Cooked sausage, diced chicken, or crumbled bacon can be added to the stuffing.
- Add toppings: Once cooked, you can top the stuffing with shredded cheese, chopped green onions, or freshly chopped parsley.
STORING & FREEZING
Storing: Portion cooled stuffing into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Freezing: Portion cooled stuffing into an airtight freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
Your Favorite Slow Cooker
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, poultry seasoning, salt, rosemary, and black pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until onions are soft and translucent.
In a medium bowl whisk eggs and chicken broth together and set aside.
In a very large bowl, add bread crumbs and vegetable mixture. Fold in to the dry bread crumbs while slowly adding in chicken broth. (see notes below)
Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with a non stick cooking spray. Add stuffing and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
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