First Published: November 23, 2013… Last Updated: November 15, 2019
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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