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.

Source:, February 2020


Recipe Summary

25 mins
4 hrs 15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

1/2 cup
231 calories; protein 10.1g; carbohydrates 28.4g; dietary fiber 5g; sugars 5.1g; fat 8.9g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 36.1mg; vitamin a iu 190.7IU; vitamin c 2.8mg; folate 57.7mcg; calcium 80.5mg; iron 1.8mg; magnesium 50.9mg; potassium 271mg; sodium 377.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.