Crock-Pot Stuffing



We came up with this recipe a few years ago at Thanksgiving.  I played with it a bit, and found that it really didn’t matter if you cooked the onion before hand or not, so now I don’t.  However at Thanksgiving we make a batch with onions and without for my picky kids.  We love how easy it is, and that you can make it hours before the stress of trying to get stuff on the table, and I’m really not into trying to stuff stuffing into a bird and not getting sick from this is a fabulous alternative.

Crock-Pot Stuffing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 10

Great dish for big dinners, and if your getting Thanksgiving planned, this is a great easy and clean way to stuffing for your big Thanksgiving Dinner.


12-15 ounces Package of Bagged Stuffing
5 Tablespoons Butter Melted
1 Cup Onion Chopped
1 Cup Celery Chopped
3 Cups Chicken Broth or Stock


  1. *I find this works better if I double the recipe and then I use either a 7 quart crock pot or two smaller crock pots.
  2. If you don’t want to double the recipe, use a small crock-pot.
  3. It is Key that as little space on top as possible be left.
  4. In a large mixing bowl mix all ingredients except only 2 1/2 cups of the Chicken Broth.
  5. Mix until the mixture is moistened.
  6. If you still need more chicken broth, you can use any extra you have (still saving the 1/2 cup) or use water.
  7. Once it’s all mixed up, pour it into the crock-pot (pots).
  8. Try to leave as little room at the top as possible.
  9. Use the remaining 1/2 cup and pour along the sides of the crock-pot to add more moisture.
  10. Check every hour or so, just eyeballing, if it looks like it’s getting too dry, add more chicken broth, or water.
  11. I have found no difference in taste to pre cook the onion on the stove top for a few minutes, but if you prefer, that is always something you can do.
  12. Cook for 4 hours on low.

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  1. Mary says

    This is Sarah Lady’s sister (who usually cooks the stuffing for Thanksgiving). Actually got the idea from my best childhood friend–when I went to CA years ago to visit her–and “spread the joy”. Couple things. Make sure to line the crock pot with tin foil. Helps the stuffing cook correctly–and WAY easier to clean up afterward. I usually spray the tin foil with some cooking spray too. So–that’s my hint. And yes–the “we” she speaks of includes me :)

    • says

      Great tip Mary on lining the crock-pot with tin foil. Would a plastic crock-pot liner work as well or does the foil really make a difference in how it cooks? I am doing Thanksgiving this year at my house and am totally going to do as many recipes as I can in the crock-pot(s)

  2. Lady Sarah says

    I used a regular plastic liner when I did it, and it worked great. One thing I may try…it is extremely important that you have very little room in the crock pot inch a 1/2 full crock pot…the stuffing will brown too much, but I’m wondering if you use tin foil on the top to help with the extra space if it won’t brown. Because when making it for thanksgiving you end up needing to use more then one crockpot unless you have a very small family! I will try this at least one more time before thanksgiving and see if that helps. My very big crockpot I filled all the way up, my smaller one, I put the left over to cook but it wasn’t as it browned too much.

  3. Patty Kasiewicz says

    We made this for a couple years now. It is yummy but even on low the bottom wants to scorch. i tried a differant crockpot,same thing. any suggestions. It doesnt scorch bad bad but enough nobody wants the crispy bottom.

    • Lady Katie says

      You could make the boxed stuffing alone and just add in a few of the extras (no spices). I think the boxed stuffing mix (dry pouch) has flavoring in it.

  4. Melanie says

    Awesome recipe! We had no issues with the stuffing drying out & it really helps having one less item to worry about taking up oven space. Used a crock pot liner, but foil would work as well. Will definitely make this one again!

  5. Stan Wright says

    Even though this seems to be a ladies site, I got on here because I really like crock pot cooking. It is so easy. I like stuffing anytime. I add a can of chicken and a can of Rotel tomato and green chile. Yum.

  6. Jeanine says

    This is very similar to the one I make only I use ground pork in mine. I will have to try it in the crockpot. I so love stuffing anytime of the year!

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