Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Crockpot Stuffing

My sister-in-law always cooks her stuffing in the crockpot...and shared her recipe with me. I used it a few times...and then combined it with the simple Betty Crocker original recipe that I have been making for decades...and have found it to be a great way to make extra stuffing for a large crowd. The steam keeps the stuffing nice and moist...and it stays piping hot until serving time.


Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of firm white bread, cut into 3/4 inch cubes (or 9 cups of cubes)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning (or 1 1/2 teaspoons sage and 1 teaspoon thyme)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (add more if you prefer a very moist stuffing)
Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and celery until veggies soften...stirring frequently.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine bread cubes, seasonings and onion mixture. Add enough broth to moisten. Transfer to slow cooker and cover.
  3. Cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 4 hours.
  4. Serves 10.
Notes:
  • I double the recipe...stuff the turkey and cook the remaining stuffing in the crockpot. When it is time to carve the turkey...add turkey stuffing to crockpot, combine well and keep piping hot until dinner time.

22 comments:

  1. Thankyou Judy,
    I have never thought of doing this -I always make more stuffing in put in a pan then it gets dry. This will be such a helpful hint.
    Thanks again
    vickie

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  2. What a great idea to do this in a crockpot.

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  3. **Had to delete the first try. Too many typos!

    I've been using the crockpot to keep my mashed potatoes (made early in the day) ready until serving time. Now I need a second crockpot!

    Great tip, thanks!

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  4. Oh boy! A crockpot recipe! I really love these because I am trying to learn to use my slow cooker more! Thank you!

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  5. Fabulous idea. That just freed up alot of space in the holiday oven. Thanks for the post.

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  6. Thanks Judie, I love this idea. i usually do a casserole dish of extra in the oven, but my oven gets so full...I will do this this year.

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  7. Doing it in the crock pot is a great idea! How many cups of bread cubes would one loaf be, do you know?

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  8. I've been doing mine in the crockpot too; ever since I learned that stuffing the turkey dries out the meat; so now I just throw in an onion, carrot and celery stick in the cavity for roasting the bird...much juicier!

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  9. I have often used my crockpot but find the amount of bread cubes need to be the right amount not to be too soggy nor too dry.
    What size loaf of bread would that be? I'm thinking the sort of flat rectangular heavy white sliced bread?

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  10. I wonder if I could be so bold as to ask what size(s) of crockpot do you use when you do this? Thank you.
    Diane

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  11. You can use your favorite loaves of bread...stale French or Italian work fine...but I usually use the inexpensive white sliced bread (since it's a cinch to cube).

    Diane...I'm not sure what size my crockpot is, but it holds a double recipe of stuffing quite nicely.

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  12. Hello! I'm wondering, can this be made with cornbread? I live in the South, and do not use white bread for this. Ever tried it? Thanks for your website!!!

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  13. I'm sorry...I have never tried stuffing with cornbread. But why not experiment?

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  14. wow...another crockpot use. I too often have the 'extra' stuffing go dry on me when I stick it in a separate dish in the oven....this is super!

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  15. Hello,

    I'm excited and anxious to try this out! Give some feedback, hopefully soon.

    Thank you for sharing this.

    Regards.

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  16. Hello again,

    Can you please tell me how many servings this is, when you double the recipe? Don't think I saw it in the recipe. Thank you, I haven't used my crockpot in ages and am very excited about this recipe, thanks for sharing!

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  17. Hello again,

    I just wanted to thank you again for this recipe. A while back I'd made the stuffing in my crockpot and liked the convenience of it, staying nice and piping hot when served.

    Kind regards.

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  18. Thanks for posting this recipe Judy. Can't wait to try it in a few days! Can you tell me how many this serves? ~Thanks!

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  19. A single stuffing recipe would serve about 10 people. I usually double it for a crowd.

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  20. I am trying this and find it is much too dry, it will burn in my crockpot. I've already added at least another cup of broth and its been it the pot for 2 hours.

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