Crockpot Dressing

Fall is definitely in the air around here. It is only 49 degrees this morning. I know it’s a bit early to be thinking about Thanksgiving, but you may want to do a “trial run” with this before the holiday.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I have been the one to cook Thanksgiving Dinner for many, many years. I have never stuffed my turkey and I’ve always just cooked the dressing in a large casserole dish in the oven. This recipe is from a free online book club that I have subscribed to for several years. I was skeptical about dressing made in the Crockpot but I decided to try it anyway. We were not disappointed. It is delicious and I have made it this way several times. It’s especially great for taking to a fellowship meal. Following is the original recipe from the book club and below it is my version. We like cornbread dressing so I tweaked it a bit and cut the recipe in half.

Crock Pot Dressing
Serves 16-20

1-cup butter, melted
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped celery
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 cups mushrooms (if you use canned, drain them)
2 eggs beaten
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups chicken broth or enough to moisten well
13 cups dried bread, cubed
1 1/2 tsp. Poultry seasoning
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Sage
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Pepper 

Melt butter in fry pan and sauté onion and celery until soft. Mix with remaining ingredients and toss well. Pack in large crock-pot. Cover. Cook on high for 45 minutes, then turn to low and continue Cooking for 6-8 hours.

I halved this recipe and it will serve 8-10.  Following is how I made it. jkg

1 stick butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
3 T. chopped parsley, dried
1 4oz can sliced mushrooms (can omit if you don’t like mushrooms in your dressing)
1 egg beaten
1-1/2 cans Swanson chicken broth. (14 oz. Size)
1-16oz. pkg. Pepperidge Farms Cornbread Stuffing (6 cups)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sage
½ tsp thyme
½ tsp pepper
¼ tsp marjoram
1 ½ tsp. Poultry seasoning

Follow directions above, except…cook on high for 45 minutes and on low for 1 ¾ hours.
This is a very moist and tasty dressing.

4 comments for “Crockpot Dressing

  1. September 1, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Sounds great. I just may have to try this.

  2. marilyn
    September 1, 2009 at 6:33 am

    My Mom always made crockpot dressing. She said the secret to how moist it was, is that she would make it like she always did and add a can of soup – either cream of mushroom or cream of celery or even cream of chicken. I have made crockpot dressing for years but never had a formal recipe so I am grateful to have this one. Thanks!

  3. August 31, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Fall … What’s that? It was 110 yesterday and cooling down all the way to 107 today.

  4. August 31, 2009 at 8:18 am

    I never liked dressing until Lea started making crockpot dressing. I often offended my mother and mother-in-law by bypassing their dressing. It was just too dry. Then Lea started making crockpot dressing and I love the stuff. Just can’t get enough. I like the fact that it’s not dry.

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