Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing

Make room in your oven for other dishes! Moist and Fluffy Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.comLooking for ways to lighten the oven load this Thanksgiving? Try our rich herby Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing made right on the countertop!

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It’s the plight of Thanksgiving dinner… How can you possibly make all the wonderfully cozy dishes you’ve added to your menu, with only one oven and four stovetop burners?

You could upgrade your kitchen this month to include double ovens and additional burners. *wink*

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Or… you can look to your slow cooker for answers!

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Slow cookers (AKA crockpots) are a fantastic solution for all sorts of dinnertime dilemmas. Think beyond the beef stew and mexican casserole you usually throw in your crockpot. The humble slow cooker is capable of so much more.

And the beauty is, most of us have at least one crockpot hidden in our pantry.

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Over the years we’ve made yeast rolls, quiche, spiced apples, beef tenderloin, wassail, and all sorts of unconventional things in the crockpot. This frees up oven and stovetop space, plus, you can plug your slow cooker(s) in anywhere in the house. They don’t have to take up valuable countertop space either! #mindblown

Just imagine all the Thanksgiving side dishes that are potentially slow cooker-friendly. 

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Let’s start with my favorite Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe, shall we?

This is a classic dressing recipe loaded with butter and herbs. I usually start with store-bought unseasoned bread cubes, because they are quick to use and easy to find this time of year. (You’ll find them in the seasonal Thanksgiving section at your local market.) Then add fresh herbs like parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme, along with sautéed onions and celery.

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If you are cooking something in the slow cooker for 10-12 hours it’s sometimes unnecessary to sauté the onions first. But in this case, it softens the texture and sweetens the onions so they don’t over power the stuffing.

Add all the dry ingredients for the Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing to the crock, then whisk chicken broth and eggs together and pour over the top.

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Because this stuffing recipe is made with all fresh ingredients, it’s important to season it well with salt.

I like to sprinkle a generous amount of Diamond Crystal® Kosher Salt over the top to bring out the natural flavors in the other ingredients.

It makes the butter soaked bread cubes taste butterier. It makes the herbs taste even more fresh and green. It even makes the cranberries taste sweeter. Good salt is the magic ingredient in any recipe.

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Cover the crock and let the Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing cook for several hours. You can turn it on low or high to match your cooking timeframe. The rising moisture gathers against the lid and drips down over the stuffing the entire time it cooks.

What you end up with is a super moist and fluffy traditional Thanksgiving stuffing that is utterly irresistible. Who even needs the rest of the Thanksgiving dinner when you have stuffing like this?

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Looking for more holiday recipes with a salty note? Check out our newest Pinterest Board, Brilliant Time Saving Recipes! All our sweet and savory favorites are represented, along with amazing tips on how to make the most of sea salt and kosher salt.

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20 comments on “Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing

  1. Gaby Dalkinposted November 8, 2015 at 9:18 pm Reply

    this is gold! anything I can do to free up some burner space for the holidays is key!

  2. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted November 9, 2015 at 10:22 pm Reply

    What a great idea. Genius! Anything to free up oven space.

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted November 10, 2015 at 10:34 am Reply

    I love anything I can slow cook!! Gorgeous flavors and colors Sommer!

  4. Aggie @ Aggie's Kitchenposted November 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm Reply

    So so smart!! I love everything about this stuffing, especially that it can be made in the crock pot. Great for pot lucks!

  5. Angie | Big Bear's Wifeposted November 12, 2015 at 11:55 am Reply

    Absolutely love the idea of making the stuffing in the crock pot! It’s beautiful! 

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  8. Susanposted November 12, 2016 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Can you add andouille sausage to this?

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  11. Jenposted November 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm Reply

    How can I keep the edges from burning? I made a trial run tonight. The flavor was fantastic. But the edges burned after less than 2 hours. Any suggestions or tricks?

    • Sommerposted November 23, 2016 at 7:27 pm Reply

      Hi Jen,

      Maybe give the stuffing a stir a couple times. You must have a hotter-than-average crockpot! I’ve made this is several different slow cookers and the edges get a little crusty, but do not burn.

      Another idea is to line the crock with parchment paper.

  12. N Davisposted November 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm Reply

    This is the best stuffing I ever made and super easy. I skipped chopping up the herbs and just used dried. 

    • Sommerposted November 23, 2016 at 7:23 pm Reply

      Yay!! I’m so glad you liked it. :)

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  15. Amy @ The Quiet Homemakerposted December 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for posting this, it will be such a time saver and life saver for me. We do Christmas at the families, and we just do sandwiches. I really like to have a dinner, but am not home to make it. This will be a great help!

  16. Lynnposted December 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm Reply

    Just a quick question. I plan on making this recipe for Christmas Day dinner. 12 ounces of bread cubes doesn’t sound like very much, do you mean 12 cups of bread cubes? Thanks, Lynn

    • Sommerposted December 22, 2016 at 11:39 pm Reply

      Hi Lynn,

      Most large-cube dried stuffing comes in 12-14 ounce bags. You can use either size and it will be plenty. Happy cooking! :)

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