Slow Cooker Stuffing Recipe – free up oven space! [VIDEO]
This slow cooker stuffing recipe will free up valuable oven space on Thanksgiving — and it will quickly become a favorite. No more dry stuffing!
Stuffing, dressing, whatever you want to call it…it’s hands-down my favorite part of Thanksgiving. (I mean, in terms of food. Because obviously I like my family more than stuffing. Most days.)
There are a thousand different variations of stuffing. Some like it with sausage, some with cornbread, some with apples, some with giblets, some like it gluten-free and made with quinoa.
I love quinoa, but no…just no. This is no place for quinoa.
The verrrry best part of this stuffing? It’s made in a slow cooker. So technically since it isn’t stuffed inside a turkey, it should be called dressing, but to me, stuffing is stuffing…it the bird, or in the slow cooker. Anyways, stuffing in a slow cooker. Each time I make this, I’m more and more convinced it is THE WAY to go. Here’s why:
- Slow cookers are amaaazing. But that’s not really a real reason.
- Turkeys are BIG. Right? They take up tons of space in the oven. So until I have that dream kitchen with six ovens (ha!), I want to free up that valuable oven space for the bird and other delicious sides.
- Have ya ever had dry stuffing? Ick. What a waste of calories. In the slow cooker, you’ll end up with super moist and perfect stuffing.
- End time is pretty flexible. Things are harder to screw up when you’re using a slow cooker. So if your turkey isn’t quiiiiite ready yet, no worries! The stuffing will be juuuust fine.
It takes a little time to prep this stuffing, but it’s not difficult. Just a little time consuming to chop the vegetables and herbs. But you could do the chopping the night before if you want. And once you get it all thrown together, you can completely forget about it for 6+ hours and focus on other parts of the big dinner.
Make sure to hit play to watch the short video for step-by-step directions of how to make this slow cooker stuffing recipe!
Serving Size: 1/12th of recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 514mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Protein: 7g
Husband’s take: He’s less of a carb-lover than I am, but I heard no complaints.
Changes I would make: None!
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