Ah, Thanksgiving. The American Holiday devoted to giving our thanks to God for our bounty and a holiday totally devoted to … eating (only in America, right)! What’s not to love? I can’t decide if I love the turkey or the stuffing more. Yes, we love the left over turkey for great sandwiches … but for me, it’s the stuffing. Years ago, I came up with a way to make my stuffing in the crock pot. Ewwww, you say? NO WAY! It is wonderful. If you are a brave soul, and willing to try it, I will guarantee you that you will love it. Here is my very own secret recipe. Please let me know if you like it.
Gerri’s Thanksgiving Crock Pot Stuffing
1 Jimmy Dean original sausage
1 Cup finely chopped onion
1 Cup diced celery
2 tbs. Chopped parsley
¼ Lb. Butter
1 Tsp. Poultry Seasoning
1 Pkg. Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing cubes
2 ½ – 3 Cups College Inn Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
2 Eggs, well beaten
Melt butter in large skillet. Add celery, onion, parsley and cook over medium-low heat until soft and transparent. Add the sausage meat, separating with fork into small pieces and cook 7-10 minutes. Pour the stuffing crumbs and poultry seasoning into your crock pot. Add the sausage, onion, celery to the crock pot and mix. Add in the egg and chicken broth and mix. Cover and set crock on low. Let cook for a few hours (approximately 4-5) checking every 20-30 minutes and baste with chicken broth to keep moist.
Do you have a favorite recipe for a delightful dish you make on Thanksgiving? What are your plans for the holiday? Will you travel to a relative’s house, or will you be hosting dinner?