Crockpot Stuffing

Crockpot Stuffing

By Erin Huffstetler | 11/24/2015 | No Comments
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Free up some oven space and time by making your Thanksgiving stuffing in the crockpot.

Watch me make a batch in this video, or follow the recipe below.

Crockpot Stuffing

Cook Time:

5 hrs 15 mins – 7 hrs 15mins

Ingredients:

12 cups bread crumbs (approximately 2-3 loaves)
2 cups onion, chopped
2 cups celery, chopped
2 sticks butter
1-2 cups broth (chicken, turkey or vegetable)
2 eggs, beaten
1 Tbsp poultry seasoning Here’s my poultry seasoning recipe
1/2 tsp sage
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

What You Do:

Bread Cubes

Slice bread into one-inch cubes. French bread works well, but any bread will do. Then, leave it out uncovered overnight, so it dries out. This will ensure that it’s ready to absorb all of the yummy things that you’re going to add later.

If you don’t have time to let your bread cubes air-dry, you can dry them out in the oven. Just stick them on a cookie sheet, and bake them at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until they feel dry to the touch.

Onions and Celery Cooked in Butter

Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the celery and onions, and cook until the onions are translucent.

Bread Crumbs Mixed With Butter and Veggies

Place the bread crumbs in a really big bowl (I actually used my stock pot). Then, pour the vegetable-butter mixture over them, and stir to combine.

Seasoned Bread Cubes

Add the seasonings, and stir to combine.

Adding Eggs and Broth to Bread Cubes

Add the eggs. Stir to combine. Then, add the broth. Start with a cup, and continue to add broth until the bread crumbs are moist, but not soggy. You don’t want to add any more than the bread crumbs are able to absorb.

Stuffing Ingredients in Crockpot

Transfer your stuffing mixture to a crockpot (use a 5-quart pot, or divide it between two smaller pots). Cover, and cook on high for an hour. Then, turn the pot down to low, and cook for an additional 4-6 hours. Be sure to stir regularly, so you don’t get any burning around the edges.

Finished Stuffing in Crockpot

Serve hot, and enjoy!

Crockpot Stuffing in Ironstone Serving Bowl

Optional Add Ins:

Make the recipe your own by adding a cup of dried cranberries, fresh mushrooms, sausage, nuts or chopped apple to the stuffing mixture.

Freeze Your Stuffing

This crockpot stuffing freezes beautifully. Make it ahead to save time on Thanksgiving day, or freeze your leftovers to enjoy later in the year.

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Crockpot Stuffing

Crockpot Stuffing

Free up some space in your oven by making your stuffing in the crockpot. Here’s how.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours (up to 7 hours)
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12+ servings
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups bread crumbs (approximately 2-3 loaves)
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1-2 cups broth (chicken, turkey or vegetable)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp poultry seasoning (here’s how to make it yourself)
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions:

Slice bread into one-inch cubes. Leave out uncovered overnight, so it dries out, or bake at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Add celery and onions, and cook until onions are translucent.

Place bread crumbs in a really big bowl (a stockpot works well). Then, pour vegetable-butter mixture over them, and stir to combine.

Add the seasonings, and stir to combine.

Add the eggs. Stir to combine. Then, add the broth. Start with a cup, and continue to add broth until the bread crumbs are moist, but not soggy. You don’t want to add any more than the bread crumbs are able to absorb.

Transfer stuffing mixture to a crockpot (use a 5-quart pot, or divide it between two smaller pots). Cover, and cook on high for an hour. Then, turn the pot down to low, and cook for an additional 4-6 hours. Stir regularly, so you don’t get any burning around the edges.

Notes

Optional add-ins: one cup of dried cranberries, fresh mushrooms, sausage, nuts or chopped apple

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