Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Stuffing

The apples and dried cranberries give this stuffing a nice tart flavor. Using a slow-cooker makes holiday cooking a little less crowded.

Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Stuffing

A great way to use up stale bread, start this dish in the morning and you'll have a delicious side dish by the evening!
Print Recipe
CourseHoliday, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Servings12 servings
Calories163kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 12 cups bread whole-wheat, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup onion washed and chopped (about 1 medium onion)
  • 4 cups celery washed and chopped (about 4 stalks)
  • 2 cups apples washed, cored, and chopped (about 2 apples)
  • 1 cup cranberries dried
  • 1 can chicken broth reduced-sodium
  • ½ cup parsley fresh, washed and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 teaspoons herbs Any combination of dried herbs such as sage or thyme

Instructions

  • Wash hands before preparing food.
  • Use day-old bread or dry out the bread in the oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion and celery, cook, and stir about 5 minutes. Add apples and cranberries to skillet and cook while stirring for another 5 minutes.
  • Spray the inside of a slow cooker with no stick spray. Add chicken broth, parsley, sage & thyme.
  • Add broth, seasonings to slow cooker; stir to blend.
  • Add onion, celery, apple, cranberry mixture and stir to blend.
  • Stir in bread cubes.
  • Cook on high for 45 minutes, then reduce heat to low, and cook for 4 to 6 hours.

To Bake in an Oven:

  • Prepare as directed but transfer to a 9×13-inch baking dish or other large casserole dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350°F.

Notes

Slow Cooker Note: Do not lift the lid while the slow cooker is operating. Every time you lift the lid, steam escapes and you add cooking time.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Stuffing
Serving Size
 
1 cup
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
163
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
254
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
29
g
10
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Calcium
 
118
mg
12
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
232
mg
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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