Do You Use Your Crockpot Enough? Frugal Crockpot Dressing or Stuffing

United States
March 11, 2007 7:44pm CST
If you have been following my discussions, you know that I love to entertain. Not fancy dinners but country family meals. The kind where you are comfortable and have hardy food. I have about 60 people at my home each year for Easter Dinner. We do expect more this year. I cook for 3 days so we have a variety of food. I try to use my crockpot as much as possible because it frees up my burners on the stove for other things. I have a wonderful stuffing or dresssing recipe. I call is stuffing and my Grandma corrects me everytime and calls it dressing. Whatever you call it, I make it in the crock pot. Here is my recipe. I hope you enjoy it. The great thing about food is that you can adjust the ingredients to your families likes. I went ahead and put canned soup in the ingredients so everyone could make this easy recipe however, I do not use store bought soup. I make my own. I have posted the recipe before so if you need the link you can look it up in my discussions or you can use store bought soups. Enjoy. Crock Pot Stuffing About 8-inch pan cold cornbread 8 slices day old bread, toasted and cubed 4 large eggs 1 med. onion chopped 1/2 c. chopped celery 2 tsp. poultry seasoning 1/2 tsp. black pepper 2 cans cream of chicken soup 2 tbsp. butter or margarine Chopped green onions Lightly grease Crock Pot. Crumble cornbread into mixer bowl. Add all ingredients except butter and green onions. Pour mixture into Crock Pot. Dot top with butter. Sprinkle chopped green onions on top. Cook on high 2 hours or on low 3-4 hours.
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@GardenGerty (104105)
• United States
12 Mar 07
You have all the right ingredients for me, somewhere in the past our families probably ccoked together, and ate dressing/stuffing. I have not ever made it in the crockpot, but you can bet i will in the future.
• United States
12 Mar 07
We are probably long lost cousins. LOL
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
I try to use it as much as possible. Acutally I should say them. I have smaller regular sized one and 2 of the 18 quart for times of the season that we had extra mouths to feed. Like during calving, seeding, branding, harvest etc. One oven does not cut the mustard so to speak. I have the BBQ going alot as well. Crock pot receipes are high on my list of things I want. So you just keep them comming. By the way, have you ever run across any desert reciepe's? Feel free to post those as well.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
I have posted a couple desert recipes for crock pots. One is for fudge and one is for cake. I only post recipes that I have used.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Scroll down and you will see my candy in the crock pot recipe
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@shaz6611 (951)
• Australia
12 Mar 07
I bought myself a crockpot last year and so far I have only used it twice. This stuffing recipe sure does sound good I'll be sure to give it a go, it'll give me an excuse to get the crockpot out.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Nope, I don't use my crockpot enough but I am learning mostly because of you. I want to thank you for that. Making the stuffing in the crockpot sounds great mainly because of freeing up a burner. We always have that trouble when it comes to making big holiday meals. BTW, I call it stuffing too.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
12 Mar 07
thank you for this one too. I have a container of stuffing staring at me and I thought about fixing it. Now I can with my crockpot. I don't use it as much as I would wish to. Now I have a new reason. Thanks for sharing this for me to have for lunch with hubby one day this week.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I love using the crock pot. But my family isn't enthusiastic about pot meals. They don't like foods combined when cooking. So I don't use it as much as I'd like. I like it even more now that I can buy crock pot disposable liners. The cleanup is almost eliminated. No more having to scrape or soak the food stuck to bottom or sides. Now, if I could just get my family to eat more pot meals . . .
• United States
12 Mar 07
I don't use my crockpot enough. I suppose that with summer coming on, it would be a terrific way to cook a good meal without having to heat up the entire kitchen. Hopefully, thanks to your recipes and encouragement, I can bring my crockpot out of the cabinet and put it to work for me again in the near future. It would be nice to be able to work outside this summer knowing that our supper will be ready for us when we get done. Thanks again for posting this!
• Canada
12 Mar 07
Oooh, I LOVE the sound of this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it. I absolutely could not live without my crockpot and I've been looking for something like this to use for a little while now. I'm looking forward to seeing how many of my recipes I can incorporate it into. Thanks so much for sharing!
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@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
12 Mar 07
Looking at the ingredients in the recipe sounds a very nice way to do a slow cook whilst doing other things whilst that is cooking. When that is cooked it looks like it won't last long in the pot.
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@nancygibson (3737)
• France
12 Mar 07
Our slow cooker is a very large on eand mostly there are just two of us here, so it ytends yo come out for party sized chillis, soups, stews and that sort of thing. It does make food lovely and tender and its really nice to come home after a long day outside or at work to smell that dinner is ready. Definately a useful bit of kitchen equipment.
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@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Stuffing! - stuffing
Let's trade recipes! Slow Cooker Stuffing Ingredients: 2 cups chopped onions 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery 1 cup diced tart apples, peeled and cored 1/4 cup butter 1 tablespoon ground sage 1 teaspoon ground marjoram 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon savory 1/2 teaspoon thyme 12 cups lightly toasted bread, cubes 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock In a large fry pan saute onions, celery and apple in butter until onion is just translucent . Stir in sage, marjoram, salt, pepper, savory and thyme. Combine vegetable mixture with the bread cubes and parsley. Toss well. Pour stock over mixture, tossing well. Spoon into your crock-pot. Cover and cook on high for one hour. Reduce to low and continue cooking for 2-3 hours, stirring every hour.
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@AmbiePam (50258)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I don't own a crockpot, but I have access to my mother's. I need to buy one but need to wait until it is financially feasible.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
I wish I had a crock pot it would be a good thing to have. But honestly, I never had one in my entire life. I wonder if I ever will get one.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Mar 07
sounds really good Connie.
• United States
12 Mar 07
I love my crockpot. It makes it so much easier when you go off to work and before you leave you put your ingrediants into the crockpot, turn it on and out the door to work. When you get back your food is ready to go. It took some time before my husband would let it stay on if no one was home. I had to convince him that it was designed for that. He finally is comfortable with me doing that.