Best Slow Cooker Stuffing Recipe - One Sweet Appetite (2024)

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This Slow Cooker Stuffing recipe could not be easier! Perfectly moist with crisp edges, no one will believe you made this in a crock pot! Set it and forget it while you work on other parts of your holiday meal!

Try serving these other great side dish recipes with your meal! Cheesy Funeral Potatoes, Perfect Mashed Potatoes, Browned Butter Brussels Sprouts, Easy Seasoned Dinner Rolls

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Recipe Features

  • Slow Cooker Side Dish: This crock pot stuffing is slow cooked to perfection.
  • Quick and Easy: Set it and forget it – almost. All you have to do is take a peek every now and again to make sure it doesn’t need additional liquid.
  • Easy to Customize: Add your favorite stuffing ingredients for an easily customized Thanksgiving side dish recipe.

I am ALL about super simple and time saving recipes. THIS slow cooker version of stuffing is high on the top of our favorites. It is as easy as mixing the ingredients and letting the slow cooker do all of the work for you.

Seriously. That’s it. Mix it and forget it.

Which is extremely convenient when you are preparing a large meal for Thanksgiving. Put all of your focus into turkey and pie and let this recipe work it is magic- without giving it a second thought.

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Crock Pot Stuffing Ingredients

Below is a quick breakdown of a few ingredients I used. For full recipe ingredient list and measurements see the recipe card below.

  • Unseasoned Cubed Stuffing or Homemade Breadcrumbs– If you can find it, I always reach for the Pepperidge Farm unseasoned stuffing cubes. The bag is large and they get the perfect texture. However, we have also made our own breadcrumbs by slicing loaves of bread and slow toasting them in the oven.
  • Onion– Pick up a yellow onion from the produce section. This combined with celery add to the classic flavor we know and love.
  • Celery– Celery is key to giving this stuffing a nice crunch and texture.
  • Parsley, Sage, Thyme, Marjoram, Salt and Pepper– When combined, this flavor combination makes this recipe irresistible.
  • Chicken Broth– I really love Better Than Bouillon (affiliate), but regular chicken broth will work just fine.

How To Make Stuffing In A Slow Cooker

Speaking of slow cooker Thanksgiving… Did you know you can make a turkey breast in the crock pot?? Flavor packed and so juicy every single time!

  1. PREP: Mist the slow cooker pot with cooking spray and measure all of your ingredients.
  2. MIX: Mix all of the ingredients in the slow cooker until combined.
  3. COOK: Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.
  4. ENJOY: Serve with your favorite Thanksgiving recipes, adding more liquid if needed.
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Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Try using a slow cooker liner (affiliate) to help with clean up.
  • Check on your stuffing stuffing periodically. Stir and add liquid as needed to avoid overcooking.
  • We have found that a 6 qt. slow cooker (affiliate) works best for this recipe.
  • We love this with a helping of Turkey Gravy on top!

How to make bread cubes for stuffing:

Making your own bread cubes is simple. You need:

  • 1 loaf of French bread, artisan bread, or leftover bread of any kind
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Using a sharp bread knife, cut the bread into cubes.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat each piece.
  3. Spread onto a baking tray and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake at 250 degrees for 1-2 hours, or until the bread is completely dried out.
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More Must-Try Thanksgiving Recipes

  • Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffed Shells
  • Smoked Turkey Breast
  • Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Apple Pie Moonshine
  • Easy Pumpkin Pie Truffles
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Truffles

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4.47 from 65 votes

Slow Cooker Stuffing

Created by: Jesseca

Course Side Dish Recipes

Cuisine American

Prep Time 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time 4 hours hours

Total Time 4 hours hours 10 minutes minutes

6 -8 servings

Slow Cooker Stuffing. This classic side dish recipe is as easy as stirring together your ingredients and letting this Thanksgiving side dish cook all on its own. Set it and forget it!


  • 1 (12oz) bag plain cubed bread
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  • Place all of your ingredients in your slow cooker.

  • Stir until combined. Place the lid on and cook on high for 3-4 hours.

  • Check halfway through, stir, and add additional liquid as necessary.


  • Try using aslow cooker linerto help with clean up.
  • Check on your stuffing stuffing periodically. Stir and add liquid as needed to avoid overcooking.
  • We have found that a 6 qt. slow cooker works best for this recipe.


Serving: 1people | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 649mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

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  1. Michelle says

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    I use this recipe every year. I love it.


  2. Not Applicable says

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    I found this stuffing recipe a while back and it has been a hit every year! I will never use another stuffing recipe. It’s the easiest thing I’ve ever made for Thanksgiving. We have a vegan household member, so I just use veggie broth instead of chicken broth and you would never know the difference. I also prefer unseasoned bread cubes so I can adjust the seasonings myself without the cube seasoning blending in. I happen to have the exact same crockpot that is shown on the recipe and I double it and it still fits! I do find that I have to stir it to ensure that it gets mixed properly. Try it, you won’t be disappointed!


    • Jesseca says

      Well, this was a comment that truly made my entire day. Thank you! I love this recipe too but I always worry how it turns out for others. I really appreciate you taking the time to review.


  3. Lynn Radcliff says

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    3 to 4 hours on high as it states in your above recipe? Or is it on low?
    Thanks, Lynn


    • Jesseca says

      Hi Lynn, I cook mine on high. But I also like a crispy outer layer. You could cook on low if you were wanting it a little more moist. I would just test the internal temperature and make sure it’s at 165 °


  4. Marcia says

    Can I mix 1/2 dry bread with this stuffing mix? Would it really matter? Im trying to make the best version of stuffing that I can- my family likes thevreal deal! Also I think I bought the cornbread stuffing mix..would this be okay?


    • Jesseca says

      I’ve made my own breadcrumbs by slicing day old bread into cubes and baking at a low temp until crispy. Works just fine.


  5. Stan says

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    Giving this 5 stars for the method. I used my own recipe but in the slow cooker. Turned out great and was nice not to have to think about the stuffing while I cooked other things.


  6. Donna M. says

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    I bought the seasoned version of stuffing so I didn’t have to add the herbs. I have to say I was disappointed, even though I used turkey broth to moisten it. I may have cooked it too long, so that may have something to do with the end result. I don’t think I’ll try it in a slow cooker next year. It sounded like such a good idea so I had to try it. It wasn’t very flavorful.


    • Jesseca says

      Hi Donna, Thanks for your feedback. I always appreciate when someone leaves an honest review.


    • Teri says

      I have made this recipe with the seasoned bread cubes and solely because I’m lazy I use Bells seasoning instead of the individual spices. They are pretty much what Bells is made with. I think using just the seasoned bread cubes was what may have gone wrong for you. I find making stuffing this way is a game changer and love it. I double the recipe and use about 1 tablespoon of Bells (I’m guessing on the amount, I don’t measure it). It’s fantastic.


      • Jesseca says

        Love this tip! I might give it a try this year.

  7. Tracey says

    You can make it a day or 2 ahead just don’t add the broth till u are ready to turn it on. 😊. So yummy!!


    • Jesseca says

      Thanks for letting us know, Tracey! I can’t wait to use this tip next year.


  8. Jennifer says

    Could you make this a day or two beforehand and just reheat it the day of?


    • Jesseca says

      I have never tried to make this ahead of time, but I would assume it wouldn’t taste quite as delicious.


  9. Carol says

    Can this be frozen? Like as a make ahead type thing?


  10. Denise says

    I bought the stuffing bread cubes but they are not toasted will that still work? Or wil it be soggy?


  11. Paula says

    Should I grease the crockpot first?


    • Jesseca says

      I haven’t needed to but you certainly could if you are worried. My mom uses butter to grease hers.


      • Paula says

        Okay, thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Shanna says

    Grandma’s recipe calls for eggs in addition to what you have, did you omit them?



    • Jesseca says

      I did. You won’t even miss them.


      • Shanna says

        Wonderful thanks!

  13. Michele says

    I have to travel for Thanksgiving 1.5 hours drive time. Can I start the slow cooker, unplug and travel and resume cooking when arriving at my cousins without it making a soggy mess?


    • Jesseca says

      I don’t personally know enough about pausing the cooking process to tell you if it would be ok but I would worry about bacteria growth in that 1.5 hours and wouldn’t chance it.


    • Michele says

      Good point Jessica- thanks for your response!


      • Jodie says

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        It may be good to pre-cook and refrigerate it in an oven safe dish and then re-heat when you arrive at your cousins?

      • Jesseca says

        That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing, Jodie!

  14. Kris says

    Do the onions and celery get tender? I was wondering if I should sauté them partially before adding them to the crock pot.

    Thank you!


    • Jesseca says

      Yes! I have a picky eater who refuses to have anything crunchy in his stuffing and loves this version. I’ve also had readers who cooked the veggies in butter before and had great results so either way you should be good.


  15. Terry says

    Can you stuff this in your turkey


  16. Vanessa says

    What if I can’t find unseasoned bread crumbs ? Can I use the seasoned ones ?


    • Jesseca says

      I would just decrease the seasonings slightly.


  17. Karen says

    No butter needed?


    • Jesseca says

      If you want to add dots of butter on the top you can. We like it with and without.


  18. Coleen says

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    Hi! Im hosting my first Turkey day this year and am SO excited to find that crock pot stuffing is an option. After finding this crock pot stuffing recipe, i have been informed that i need to make my husbands grandmothers stuffing… great. They stuff the bird which i wont do so i fully intend to still cook it in the crock pot… it is very similar to your recipe with the addition of sausage. I plan to cook the sausage first. Any other suggestions?


    • Jesseca says

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      Just add the liquid sparingly and check as it cooks to see if it needs more. Excited to see how it turns out!


  19. Angela says

    Can I add sausage and oysters?


    • Jesseca says

      I have added cooked sausage but haven’t tried oysters. I’m not familiar enough with them to know how they would do in a slow cooker.


      • Liz says

        Did you add the cooked sausage in from the start or part way through or at the end?

  20. amanda says

    What size of crockpot do you use?


    • Jesseca says

      I use a 6 quart.


  21. Ashley says

    Can you double it?


    • Jesseca says

      I’ve never tried it but I don’t see why not. Just watch how much liquid you add to avoid it turning out soggy.


      • Britney says

        If I double it would I still cook on high for 3-4 hrs or extend time?

      • Jesseca says

        I would say 4 hours should work.

    • Sheila Rozman says

      Do you mean to cook it on high for 3 to 4 hours or should it be on low?


      • Jesseca says

        I recommend low.

  22. Amy says

    This is so my speed. How many servings does it make?


    • Jesseca says

      This should serve 8-10. I will add that into the recipe!


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