Making Crock Pot Stuffing is the perfect way to free up oven space on Thanksgiving. Made with a traditional recipe of celery, onions, herbs, chicken broth and Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Cubes, this recipe is a game changer!
Simply mix all of the ingredients together, put it in the crock pot, and let it cook. No more hassle with the oven, and no more dry stuffing! This is the perfect way to make stuffing for all your holiday meals.
So why not give crock pot stuffing a try this Thanksgiving? You might just be surprised at how delicious it is.
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For many people, the stuffing is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner. Crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside, it's the perfect compliment to the turkey. But making classic Thanksgiving stuffing can be a bit of a hassle, requiring multiple pans and a lot of time spent standing over a hot stove.
Luckily, there's an easier way. This year, try making your stuffing in the crock pot. Let it cook while you focus on other things for the Thanksgiving meal. In just a few hours, you'll have perfectly cooked stuffing that's ready to eat.
And best of all, you won't have to worry about dealing with a messy kitchen later on. This crock pot stuffingcan even be made the day before you want to serve it. It also helps free up space in the oven and gives the turkey more room to cook.
Another recipe I like to make ahead of time for Thanksgiving is my Company Mashed Potatoes.
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💭Pepperidge Farm Stuffing crockpot recipe
The recipe that I use to make my Crock Pot Stuffing is the same recipe I use for my Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing. It's a very easy recipe that starts out with Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Mix.
This is a basic stuffing recipe. Please use it as a guide for your favorite recipe. Add cooked sausage, chopped apples or whatever your family loves in a Thanksgiving stuffing.
💭How long to cook stuffing in crock pot?
If you're cooking stuffing in a crockpot, the general rule is to cook it on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. Of course, this will vary depending on the recipe you're using and the size of your crockpot.
Stuffing can be a bit tricky to cook, so it's important to keep an eye on it and test it occasionally to make sure it's not drying out or getting too soggy. If your stuffing seems to be cooking too quickly, you can always add a bit more liquid (such as chicken broth) to the pot.
To be extra safe, you can always insert a meat thermometer into the center of the stuffing to make sure that it has reached an internal temperature of 165°F. Once it's done cooking, simply remove the crock pot lid and allow the stuffing to cool slightly before serving.
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Main Ingredients Needed
This is an overview of the ingredients and instructions. Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
Step 1 | Saute the Vegetables
- In a large frying pan, melt the butter.
- Add the onion and celery and cook until they are softened; a few minutes
- Add the thyme (not pictured above), poultry seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
Step 2 | Combine the Ingredients
- Combine the cooked onion, celery and spices to the stuffing mix.
- Add the beaten egg.
- Beginning with one can, add the chicken broth and stir to combine.
- Add stuffing to the crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Step 3 | Cooking Instructions
- Cook on high for 30 minutes, then reduce the temperature to low and continue to cook for another 2 ½ hours.
- Turn the setting to keep warm until you're ready to serve.
Serve the stuffing straight from the crock pot! No need to use another serving bowl. This is another one of our Family Favorite Crock Pot Recipes that's perfect to make all year long; not just for the holidays.
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- Cranberries - add dried cranberries when the stuffing is completely cooked. The heat of the recipe will warm and plump up the dried cranberries.
- Apples - add chopped Granny Smith apples to the mixture about an hour before it's done.
- Italian Sausage - add cooked Italian sausage to the stuffing mixture before you add everything to the crock pot.
- Corn Bread Stuffing Mix - swap out the traditional bread stuffing for corn bread.
💭Tips for using a Slow Cooker
Here are a few tips to make sure your any recipe comes out perfect:
- Don't overfill the crock pot.
- Keep the lid on. Opening the slow cooker allows the heat and moisture to escape and can slow down the cooking process.
- An obvious tip, but this has happened to me...make sure the crock pot is plugged in.
Crock Pot Stuffing
This recipe for Crock Pot Stuffing made with Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Mix is the perfect side dish for any holiday meal.
- 1 bag Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Mix; 14 ounce size
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 egg
- 2 cans of chicken broth; 14.5 ounce size each
Add the stuffing mix to a large bowl. Set aside.
In a large frying pan, melt the butter. Add the onion and celery and cook until they are softened; a few minutes
Add the thyme and poultry seasoning.
Remove from heat and add to the stuffing mix.
Add the beaten egg.
Beginning with one can, add the chicken broth and stir to combine.
Add stuffing to the crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Cook on high for 30 minutes, then reduce the temperature to low and continue to cook for another 2 ½ hours.
When the stuffing is done, you can leave it in the crock pot using the keep warm setting until ready to serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2013 with new photos, information and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!
Linda Neely says
I made this today for a dinner at church tomorrow. It's kind of sticky (like it sticks to the spoon when I scoop it). Did I do something wrong? It tastes great (added green apples & cranberries) but wonder if there is some way to make it less sticky before I take it to church tomorrow night. Thanks for any advice.
I'm not sure why it's sticky! Maybe you can put it in a baking dish and add it to the oven to try and crisp it up a bit? That might help. I'm glad the flavor is there. Thank you for visiting and trying the recipe.
Cindy Jamieson says
Your stuffing looks fabulous, Lois. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.
Joanne DiPalo says
We love stuffing so I'll definitely make this for us even after Thanksgiving is long gone. I can't wait to try it.
Happy Thanksgiving Lois,
Cheryl @ TFD says
This looks yummy and it's so nice to have one less thing to put in the oven! I remember reading a few years
ago how one busy cook made her mashed potatoes and put them in a crockpot on low to stay warm. Have you ever done this? I've never tried it, but I think I might this year.
That looks so delicious!
Hi, Lois! Sure sounds delicious! Any time I can get away with cooking in my Crock Pot is a win in my book! Be sure to stop by today and enter my giveaway...would love to have you! 🙂