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Delicious easy prep slow cooker turkey stuffing. This turkey stuffing is perfect for making ahead for your turkey, tastes amazing and only has a few simple ingredients.

You can also use your slow cooker, to keep your stuffing warm for later or for reheating leftover stuffing the next day.

Slow Cooker Stuffing
Slow Cooker Stuffing
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Homemade Stuffing Recipe

Whenever I suggest a roast dinner to the hubby or to the kids, the first request is always:

Are you making your homemade stuffing recipe?

I always smile and say YES because 1) I know how much the family likes it 2) I know how easy it is to prep 3) I know that it’s a cheap side dish that is perfect for Sunday dinners.

This homemade stuffing recipe is something I have perfected for many years.

It started off as a dump in the slow cooker kind of recipe, back in 2004 when we got our first slow cooker and since then its become a Milner family tradition.

Of course slow cooker stuffing is most associated with a roast turkey dinner, but who says you cant have stuffing with beef or with pork or when with lamb?

Plus, making stuffing is so easy!

Today, I am going to share with you my dump it and mix it in the slow cooker style of Crockpot turkey stuffing and how you can use it for anything.

Plus, if you are looking for more Sunday dinner shortcuts do check out: our air fryer frozen sprouts, air fryer frozen parsnips, slow cooker turkey crown, air fryer beef pot roast, and my personal favourite air fryer stuffing balls.

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Can You Make Stuffing In A Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can make stuffing in a slow cooker, and you will love slow cooker turkey stuffing.

Its one of those super-simple side dishes that can be left to it and then you can focus on your other parts of your roast dinner.

If Paxo stuffing or other packet stuffing is more your thing, then note homemade sausage meat stuffing isn’t very difficult at all.

Can I Cook Stuffing In A Crock Pot?

Yes, you can make turkey stuffing in any brand of slow cooker including the Crock Pot. When you make stuffing in the Crockpot the only thing to really consider, is that the Crockpot is a slightly faster cooking slow cooker and you might need to reduce the cook time by 30 minutes.

Do You Put Liquid In Stuffing?

No need to put liquid in the stuffing unless you are baking it in the oven. Because of the way the slow cooker works it only needs the liquid from the butter melting. It then becomes a bit like a hash the way to forms together as it slow cooks.

Do You Put Liquid In Stuffing
If you are worried that the bottom of your slow cooker will burn this is what the bottom of our slow cooker looked like after making stuffing.

Can I Reheat Stuffing In Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can reheat stuffing in slow cooker, as long as it is defrosted and hasn’t already been reheated.

I find the best option is to transfer your just cooked slow cooker cooking pot to the fridge with its leftovers, then when ready to reheat move the pot back into the slow cooker base, that way you will save on washing up!

Then place the slow cooker on low with the turkey stuffing inside and slow cook for 2 hours.

Paxo Stuffing In Slow Cooker

If using Paxo stuffing I much prefer our recipe for microwave paxo stuffing, but if you do want to cook slow cooker paxo stuffing, then you can.

If doing Paxo stuffing make it as the box suggests (the same for another packet stuffing) and then follow our reheat method, because otherwise the stuffing will end up overcooked.

Making Stuffing Ahead Of Time

If you would like to make stuffing ahead of time, then we recommend you prep this slow cooker stuffing recipe, then place it into the fridge and then put it on, in the slow cooker when you are ready.

I like to sometimes do this the day before, and then put the slow cooker on the following morning especially at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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Ingredients For Making Turkey Stuffing

Ingredients For Making Turkey Stuffing

Sausage Meat – Let’s start with the sausage meat. I love the rolls (or do you call them tubes?) of sausage meat available close to Christmas, this is the best. Alternatively, a pack of sausage meat from the supermarket works well too.

Bread – I love how the stuffing tastes so good because of the bread. I recommend 1-day old stale bread like you would use in air fryer croutons, or you can use sour dough or another crusty bread. 

Butter – Have you ever heard the saying that everything tastes better when you add butter? It is so true and the same goes for this easy stuffing recipe. You just add a bit and the butter melts into the stuffing and gives it the wow factor. Truly making it the best turkey stuffing recipe ever.

Onion & Leek – When cooking stuffing I use both leeks and onion. They give a great texture to your turkey stuffing, and you just need a small quantity of both of them.

Seasonings – Then you will need your seasonings. Salt and pepper are a good start and then you can decide which dried herbs you would like to add. You can add sage or my favourite combo is dried thyme and dried bouquet garni.

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I often get asked which slow cooker I recommend and which one I use. In 95% of our slow cooker recipes, we use the Ninja Foodi and its slow cooker setting. Because the Ninja Foodi is an all in one cooking pot we can sauté, air fry, slow cook, and even dehydrate and make yoghurt, all from the same cooking pot. 

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How To Make Homemade Stuffing?

  • Prep. Start with your prep. Peel and dice the onion. Thinly slice and clean the leeks, cube the butter into small chunks, and chop the bread into chunks. Load everything into your slow cooker.
  • Mix. Then mix everything inside your slow cooker until it clings together like a big ball. Then flatten it down a little to cover the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Cook. Then place the lid on the slow cooker and slow cook for 3 hours on high or 6.5 hours on low. Stir half way through to stop it sticking.

And I am sure you can see now how easy Crockpot turkey stuffing is and how you can re-create it at home in your slow cooker.

How Long To Cook Stuffing In A Slow Cooker?

The recommended slow cooker turkey stuffing cook time is JUST 3 hours on high or 6.5 hours on low.

Though for the best slow cooker stuffing we do recommend a stir halfway through to stop it sticking.

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Crockpot Turkey With Stuffing

Would you rather make turkey and stuffing in the Crockpot and not just stuffing? Then follow our slow cooker turkey crown recipe and then halfway through add in this stuffing mixture but made into stuffing balls.

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Slow Cooker Turkey Stuffing

Delicious easy prep slow cooker turkey stuffing. This turkey stuffing is perfect for making ahead for your turkey, tastes amazing and only has a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
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  • 225 g Sausage Meat
  • 2 Slices Bread
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Medium Leek
  • 1 Tbsp heaped Salted Butter
  • 2 Tsp Thyme
  • 2 Tsp Bouquet Garni
  • Salt & Pepper

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  • Crockpot Slow Cooker


  • Let’s slow cook stuffing. Start by chopping the leek into small chunks and giving it a wash.
    How Long To Cook Stuffing In A Slow Cooker?
  • Next chop the bread into chunks, reserving some of the non-crust bits for breadcrumbs. Then add the chunks into the slow cooker along with all other ingredients and then rub the remaining bread over the slow cooker to create a breadcrumb effect.
    How Long To Cook Stuffing In A Slow Cooker?
  • Flour your hands and then mix the slow cooker ingredients with your hands, until all ingredients are well mixed. Then form into a large ball. Press down in the bottom of the slow cooker to layer it into a big layer of stuffing.
    How Long To Cook Stuffing In A Slow Cooker?
  • Slow cook the stuffing for 3 hours on high or 6.5 hours on low, stirring halfway through to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
    How Long To Cook Stuffing In A Slow Cooker?
  • When ready serve.
    How Long To Cook Stuffing In A Slow Cooker?


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Swaps. You can swap the thyme and bouquet garni for another similar seasoning or why not use dried sage?
Plan B. If you don’t want to crumble your bread, then a good shortcut is to have some breadcrumbs in the freezer that you can just grab a handful of when making the stuffing. We do this and often use similar breadcrumbs when we are doing air fryer chicken schnitzel or other breaded recipes.
Thanks for reading our turkey stuffing slow cooker recipe on Recipe This. We have many more slow cooker recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more slow cooker dinners, do check out our slow cooker whole chicken and potatoes recipe next.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 374IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg
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