This Crockpot Stuffing Recipe makes the most delicious stuffing. Full of sage and thyme flavors with buttery crispy stuffing edges that everyone loves! This space-saving side dish recipe is one you will make year after year for Thanksgiving dinner.

This stuffing recipe is a great make-ahead recipe that will make your holiday meal preparation so much easier. Making this stuffing in the crockpot frees up the oven space and eliminates having to deal with cooking the stuffing in the turkey.

Crockpot Stuffing on a spoon

Mom’s Crockpot Stuffing Recipe for the long haul

This recipe has been made by my Mom, for years. It was passed on to other family members. The fresh mushrooms are part of what I remember the most and were my favorite part of the stuffing, other than the crispy parts you from the heat in the crock on the edges of the stuffing.

When I left home and began hosting my own Thanksgivings, I asked Mom for the recipe and started making it myself. I’ve been making this particular recipe now for well over 30 years! I would have to say it is the best stuffing recipe I have ever made. And, every year, it just seems to get better.

What you need to make this Thanksgiving Side Dish

fresh chopped mushrooms, celery, and onions on a cutting board

The Vegetables: Onions, mushrooms, and celery. These can be prepared ahead of time, or you can buy the vegetables already pre-cut for convenience.

Stuffing Cubes: I use dried stuffing cubes. You can buy these already flavored. I like to buy the classic style cubes and add additional seasonings.

Chicken Broth: You can buy premade, bouillion, or concentrate. I prefer the concentrate.

A stockpot with butter, mushrooms, onion, and celery simmering

Tips for making the best crockpot stuffing recipe

  • Use fresh herbs if you can. I feel fresh gives the best flavor.
  • Take the time to use fresh mushrooms. Don’t use canned mushrooms in this crock pot stuffing as they give a tinny flavor that is very unappealing.
  • The last hour of cook time, remove the crockpot lid and let the stuffing simmer and cook out some of the moisture.
  • Stir the stuffing a few times in that last hour. The heat from the crockpot is working on making crispy stuffing along the bottom and sides. When you stir it, the crispy part comes up towards the top and you can get more crispy stuffing!
overhead view of cooked crockpot stuffing in the crockpot

Other recipes to add to the Thanksgiving table

Traditional recipes like this crockpot stuffing, sweet potato casserole, roasted brussels sprouts, and green bean casserole are ones that everyone looks forward to finding on the Thanksgiving table. This round-up of Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes will share all of those and more!

We always have a relish tray with olives, garlic dill pickles, pickled green beans, and pickled beets.

You can’t forget the dessert table! This Amaretto Cranberry Swirled Cheesecake is a colorful and tasty addition.

pinnable image for crockpot stuffing

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Crockpot Stuffing
Yield: 12

Crockpot Stuffing

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Making Thanksgiving Stuffing in the Crockpot is a huge time and space saver. The end result is a delicious stuffing side dish full of flavor with crispy edges.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup. parsley sprigs
  • 1 (16 ounce) package sliced mushrooms
  • 12 cups dried bread cubes
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 eggs beaten

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter until bubbly and hot.
  2. Add the onion, celery, and mushrooms and saute until onions are translucent and mushrooms have released their liquid.
  3. Stir in the parsley and remove from heat.
  4. Mix the dried bread crumbs and seasoning.  Pour the onion mixture over the bread crumbs and stir to mix.
  5. Add the chicken broth and eggs to the mixture and toss lightly. 
  6. Place in the crockpot (do not pack) and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 211Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 55mgSodium 761mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 5g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

7 Comments

  1. Lela November 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Hi there! Making stuffing in a crockpot would be a good way to free up my oven. Your recipe looks wonderful!

  2. Kimberly Leverett Osburn November 27, 2013 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Love the idea of more room in the oven. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving. <3 Kim

  3. DesignedByBH November 30, 2013 at 9:22 am - Reply

    This looks so good! Thank you for sharing it on the Daily Blog Boost! I'm pinning it and printing it so I can make it sooner than later! 🙂

    – Brooke –

  4. Jane, The Heritage Cook November 23, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Do you need the margarine to grease the inside of the crock? Love the flavor combination of this recipe and know exactly why you make it every year! Happy Thanksgiving Shelby!!

    • Shelby November 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Jane, yes, the margarine is to grease the crockpot, but you can easily omit that and use cooking spray (which is how I do it now days!)

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