Set-it-and-forget-it crock pot stuffing recipe with soft, custardy bread and crispy, toasty edges and a secret ingredient.
- 1/2 lb bread rustic white or sourdough loaf, cut or torn into 1-inch cubes (about 5 cups)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 lb mushrooms mixed, sliced or torn
- 2-3 shallots quartered
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 2 tbsp sage finely chopped
- 1/2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves only
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- 1.5 cup chicken stock low sodium preferred
- 1 tbsp soy sauce low sodium preferred
Heat the oven to 225°F and arrange the bread cubes in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake, until dry and crisp, stirring occasionally, about 1 to 1 and half hours. Let cool completely.
In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and sear, not moving, until caramelized, flipping as needed. Add the shallots and cook until golden, then add the garlic and cook until just soft. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the celery, sage, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the bread cubes to a large bowl and toss with the cooked vegetables. Whisk the eggs with the chicken stock and soy sauce in a liquid measuring cup or bowl, the pour over the bread cubes and toss until everything is evenly coated. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Generously butter a crock pot and add the stuffing. Cook covered for 3-4 hours on low, until the stuffing starts to crisp around the edges. Enjoy hot!
Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.3g | Protein: 8.9g | Fat: 5.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 2.5g