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Simple Thanksgiving Day Recipes: How to Make Stuffing in a Crockpot

Updated on June 12, 2015

Crockpot Stuffing

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Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving dinner would not be complete without stuffing. Aside from the Thanksgiving Turkey or ham, the stuffing is one of my favorite dishes.

We grew up with Thanksgiving stuffing from a box, which is okay, but there is nothing like homemade stuffing. When I started hosting my own Thanksiving dinners I vowed never to serve stuffing from a box.

There are many ways to prepare Thanksgiving stuffing. I prefer to cook Thanksgiving stuffing in a crockpot. My oven and stove are typically cluttered with the turkey, ham, green bean casserole, and other Thanksgiving meal dishes that there really isn't any room to cook my Thanksgiving stuffing.

There are thousands of crockpot stuffing recipes out there. This hub is just one way to prepare Thanksgiving stuffing in a crockpot.

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Crockpot Stuffing Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 5 hours
Ready in: 5 hours 30 min
Yields: This is a large recipe and serves 16-20 people

Optional Ingredients

Change up the recipe by adding these optional ingredients.

  • Mushrooms - 1 package fresh diced
  • Cranberries or Currants - 1 cup dried
  • Marjoram - 1/2 tspn (very potent)
  • Walnuts or Pecans - 1 cup chopped

Thanksgiving Stuffing Ingredients

  • 12 Cups Bread Crumbs, 1/2 inch cubes
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Celery, Diced
  • 2 Cups Onion, Diced
  • 2 Sticks Butter, Unsalted
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 1/3 Cup Parsley, Fresh
  • 1 Tbsp Sage, Dried
  • 1 Tbsp Thyme, Dried
  • 1/4 Tbsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper, Ground

Instructions: How to make crockpot stuffing

  1. Chop the onion and celery into bite size pieces.
  2. In saute pan, melt the butter then add the onion and celery. Saute over low/medium heat until cooked.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the bread crumbs and all the spices. Then add the sauteed vegetables including the melted butter. Finally, add the eggs and the chicken broth. Mix together loosely.
  4. Transfer stuffing mixture to crockpot. Cook on low for 6 hours.

Optional Ingredient Instructions

If you choose to add the optional ingredients, include these steps:

  • Chop the mushrooms into bite size pieces and sauté with the onions and celery. Add mushrooms last because they do not take as long to sauté.
  • Chop the walnuts and/or pecans and add to the mixing bowl after you add the spices.
  • Add the Cranberries and/or Currants after you have added the spices. You may have to chop the currants into bite size pieces.
  • Marjoram can be added with the other spices. Note marjoram is a very potent spice, so less is more.

Approximate Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 6 oz
Calories 210
Calories from Fat126
% Daily Value *
Fat 14 g22%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 17 g6%
Sugar 4 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 57 mg19%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Momojay 3 years ago

      Hey Joe Runner, My family and I will be trnailevg up from Florida to Louisville for Thanksgiving. We would love to run this 5 miler Thanksgiving morning. Is there a chance you could send me a copy of the registration? Thanks!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Fall is coming--this will be useful. Thanks!

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      Trish89 5 years ago

      This sounds delicious, I think I will give it a try!

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      Novel Treasure 5 years ago from US

      I was skeptical at first, but we tried it and loved it. And it is so convenient to cook it this way then another dish in the oven or stove top.

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      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      This is an interesting way to make turkey stuffing!

      I am adding it to my Recipe Index for HubPages - under 'stuffing' and under 'crockpot cooking'.