Crock Pot Cranberry Stuffing is a light and easy dressing recipe made in the slow cooker with pecans and leeks for the perfect holiday side dish!
Crock Pot Cranberry Pecan Stuffing is a light and moist stuffing made in the Crock Pot loaded with rich flavor and texture from cranberries, golden raisins, pecans and leeks.
While your turkey and Cranberry Custard Pie is baking away in the oven, allow yourself the ease of preparing your stuffing in your Crock Pot. It is so easy, all you have to do is mix it up, set it and forget it!
Slow Cooker Stuffing Recipe
I love preparing holiday meals for my family. Whether I am hosting them at my house or more typically taking over the cooking at my mom’s, it is something I enjoy.
The problem I had last Thanksgiving, was that I ran out of oven space for all of my dishes. That is why this delicious slow cooker stuffing recipe with cranberries was born!
I like to change things up and add a bit of variety to the old standby’s such as stuffing. Instead of the boring old celery and onion, I decided to go a sweeter route and make cranberry stuffing.
This Crock Pot stuffing with dried cranberries, pecans, leeks and golden raisins is the perfect compliment to your Thanksgiving turkey this year.
How to make Crock Pot Stuffing
The best part of this Cranberry Crock Pot Stuffing is that it doesn’t take up any oven space. Grab a large slow cooker and gather your ingredients.
Spray the liner of a 5 quart Crock Pot with non-stick cooking spray, or use a liner. Add the cubed stuffing, leeks, cranberries, raisins and pecans. Mix gently until well combined.
In a medium bowl, whisk the chicken broth, melted butter, egg, ground mustard, salt and pepper together. Pour the egg and broth over the bread mixture in the Crock Pot and gently fold together.
Cook the cranberry stuffing on low for 3-4 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°.
Why do you put eggs in stuffing?
I added one egg to this recipe, to help bind it together while still keeping it light and fluffy. If you prefer a dense and heavy stuffing, just add an additional egg or two in addition to some extra liquid.
I prefer a lighter stuffing, but it is all personal preference. This Crockpot Cranberry Pecan Stuffing is my go-top if I am bringing stuffing to a holiday meal. It’s always a big hit!
Can I keep my stuffing warm in a slow cooker?
Stuffing holds really well in a slow cooker, just like so many holiday foods. You can leave the stuffing in your Crock Pot for hours on the warming function. Just be sure not to keep it on a hot setting or it will dry it out.
You can also keep your roasted in the slow cooker if it gets done too early. We all know it is a tricky task to time the turkey to get done at the exact right moment for a holiday dinner.
Add the turkey drippings to the Crock Pot along with the sliced turkey. If there aren’t many drippings, you can add a couple coups of chicken stock. It can stay warm and moist in the slow cooker for a couple hours before you have to worry about it drying out.
More side dish recipes perfect for the holidays!
If you are looking for more unique holiday recipes perfect for your family dinner, I have got you covered! Try some of these favorites that are sure to impress.
- Balsamic Glazed Bacon Wrapped Squash
- Smoked Mashed Potatoes
- Balsamic Dijon Roasted Root Vegetables
- Spiralized Apple Cranberry Salad
- Poppy Seed, Grape & Chicken Pasta Salad
- 12 oz. bag Sage & Onion cubed stuffing
- 1 c. leeks, chopped (or substitute green onions)
- 1/2 c. dried cranberries
- 1/2 c. golden raisins
- 1/2 c. chopped pecans
- 3 c. chicken broth
- 1/2 c. butter, melted
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. ground mustard
- Toss your cubed stuffing, leeks, cranberries, raisins and pecans in a sprayed 5 quart Crock Pot.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the chicken broth, melted butter, egg, ground mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over the bread mixture in the Crock Pot and gently fold together.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 13gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.