Stuffing has never been easier, thanks to this Crockpot stuffing recipe!
Tender, fluffy, and savory seasoned bread cubes are cooked in the slow cooker, along with onions and celery, to create this well-loved side dish.
It’s perfect served with a traditional holiday turkey, but also delicious with chicken, sausage, pork, and even beef. The Crockpot makes cooking stuffing simple and easy!
Easy Holiday Side!
- Slow cooker stuffing is a foolproof recipe that’s not only safer than stuffing a bird, but it also frees up oven space for other side dishes!
- The turkey will cook faster when stuffing is cooked in a Crockpot.
- It’s a holiday favorite. Everyone loves a heaping side of homemade stuffing with a festive turkey dinner. But don’t stop there! It’s also delicious with chicken breasts, pork chops, or even some hearty chicken parmesan meatballs.
Ingredients and Variations
Bread Cubes – Store-bought dried bread cubes are super convenient, but making them from scratch is also easy. Use regular sandwich bread, whole wheat, or sourdough, and cut the cubes to an equal size and shape. Set bread out on the counter to dry for a couple of days, or place in a warm oven spread out on a baking sheet.
Butter – Choose real butter over margarine, and add a bit of bacon drippings for extra flavor if available. Olive oil, avocado oil, or extra refined coconut oil will also work.
Seasonings – Season cubed and dried bread with store-bought or homemade poultry seasoning. Freshly chopped rosemary, sage, thyme, and parsley would make a wonderful addition. And it only takes about 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs for a boost of flavor that tastes amazing!
Add-Ins – Stuffing is the perfect dish for add-ins! Try dried cranberries, chopped red or green apples, and even some crumbled sage or maple-flavored ground sausage
How to Make Crockpot Stuffing
- Saute onion, celery, poultry seasoning, pepper, and salt in a skillet until tender. Cool completely.
- Place dried bread cubes in a greased slow cooker and add onion mixture, broth, and eggs.
- Let the mixture rest for about 5 minutes so the bread can absorb the wet ingredients.
- Cover and cook (as per the recipe below).
Tips for the Best Stuffing
- Pre-purchased dried cubes may need more broth.
- Add the broth a little at a time. Not all the broth may be needed. The bread crumbs should be moist, but not soggy.
- Remember to grease the slow cooker. This will keep the stuffing from sticking to the Crockpot.
- This Crockpot stuffing recipe can also be made on the stovetop. Follow the recipe directions below, except cook covered on medium-low heat until cooked through. Stir very gently to combine, then fluff with a fork before serving. You can also bake stuffing in the oven in a casserole dish.
Easy slow cooker stuffing can be made ahead and frozen up to 8 weeks in advance which makes it perfect for busy holiday cooking! Keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, fluff, and reheat on the stovetop.
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Crockpot Stuffing Recipe
- Melt butter in a large skillet and stir in onion, celery, poultry seasoning, black pepper and ½ teaspoon salt. Cook just until tender, about 5 minutes and then cool completely.
- Place the dried bread cubes in a greased 6 quart slow cooker. Add cooled onion mixture, parsley, 2 cups of the chicken broth and eggs. Rest 5 minutes.
- Add more chicken broth as needed to moisten and gently stir. You may not need all of the broth (see note below).
- Turn the slow cooker onto high for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to low and cook an additional 3-4 hours or until hot and cooked through.
- Store-bought dried bread cubes may require extra broth to moisten.
- The broth should be added a little at a time. Depending on the dryness of the bread, not all of the broth may be needed.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Recipe slightly adapted from Spend With Pennies Crock Pot Stuffing.