Classic Slow-Cooker Stuffing

Save space in your oven and use your slow cooker to whip up this easy, classic stuffing. Hearty whole-grain bread gets toasted in the oven for only 10 minutes (and you can toast the cubes ahead of time!) while your slow cooker does the rest.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
12 servings


  • 12 cups whole-grain country bread cubes (1-inch)

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups chopped onion

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • 2 ½ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place bread cubes in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet; bake until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely, about 20 minutes.

  2. Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and celery and cook, stirring often, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Place the cooled bread cubes in a large bowl; stir in the onion mixture, broth, eggs, sage, thyme, salt and pepper. Lightly coat a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Transfer the bread mixture to the slow cooker.

  3. Cover and cook on High for 30 minutes; reduce heat to Low and cook until cooked through and a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 3 to 4 hours.


To make ahead: Toast bread (Step 1); store toasted bread cubes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. The stuffing may be held, covered, on Warm for up to 2 hours.

Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
9g Fat
28g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Vitamin A 191IU 4%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 58mcg 14%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 51mg 12%
Potassium 271mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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