Monday, November 21, 2011

Slow Cooker Cornbread Dressing

When we downsized into our cottage I began to look for ways to conserve space and cooking time. With only one regular oven and one convection oven I needed to look for a way to cook dishes for a large dinner in another way besides the oven. This has been a great alternative for the dressing and sure frees up some oven space for holiday meals. This is the basic Cornbread Dressing that my family has used for generations, that I have adapted for the Slow Cooker.

Slow Cooker Cornbread Dressing

Slow Cooker Cornbread Dressing
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 skillet of corn bread (Corn Bread Recipe)
8 to 10 slices of day old bread chopped in cubes
2 cups celery chopped
1 large yellow onion chopped
1 cup butter
2 eggs beaten
2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
1 1/2 tablespoons sage
1 tablespoons thyme
3 tablespoons parsley
salt and pepper to taste
3 to 4 cups turkey or chicken broth
1 cup milk
Make the cornbread about two days ahead and let it dry really good. Lay the other bread on a cookie sheet about 1 to 2 days and let it dry really good. If you forget to do this, then toast it. The bread and cornbread have to be dry or this won't work.
On the day you want to prepare the dressing, add the dried crumbled cornbread and the dried cubed bread to the slow cooker. To the bread mix add the poultry seasoning, sage, thyme and parsley and mix well.  In a hot skillet melt 1/2 cup butter and saute the celery and the onion. When the onion and celery are soft then add to the bread mixture and stir well.
Add the broth, and milk to the mix and stir well. Taste the dressing at this point and adjust the seasons adding salt and pepper to taste.
Add the beaten eggs and stir well, then add the last 1/2 cup of the butter cubed and stir the mixture very well. Put the lid on the cooker and cook on high for 2 hours and low for 2 hours.
If you would like to have a browned top for your dressing, remove the dressing to a baking dish and brown the dressing under the broiler. This is a very moist dressing, if you want a drier dressing then reduce the milk in the recipe. 
Options:
Add cranberries, and other dried fruit or nuts to this recipe and it is delicious. We have even added cooked sausage to the mix before and it is very good.

1 recipe of Cornbread

Ready to Cook

 Enjoy!
I hope that this recipe will help you free up some oven space for your special dinners, or a great way to take dressing to a covered dish event. Thank you so much for stopping by today, your visits are always so important to me and please come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
This Post Is Linked To
Thanksgiving Recipes at Girlichef 

11 comments:

  1. Mmm, mmm. Cornbread dressing with smoked sausage is so Southern! I love it! Great idea to make it in the slow cooker, too.

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  2. ohh thank you, this looks like my dear Grandmommys dressing... cant wait to try it in my crockpot!

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  3. I love slow cookers, and sure love this hearty stuffing!

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  4. I have never tried something similar, but the picture sure tempts me to try it! Looks delicious!

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  5. This sounds delicious and so does that skillet of corn bread on its own! I'm saving both recipes - thank you.

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  6. Looks so good, Miz Helen! I might just have to try this out....so very simple but still delish!

    Much love,
    Amy

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  7. Miz Helen, this dressing looks perfect. I'm going to try it for Christmas. I love using crockpots/slow-cookers anytime, but especially for Christmas when we don't know exactly when dinner will be. Happy Thanksgiving, Helen

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  8. It looks very pretty! where you get these interesting ideas to making all these pretty things….???? :-D Thanks for sharing! ,, you can visit my blog Decor Zone

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  9. Thank you so much for this. This is the same recipe my mother used but she passed away before I could get it. Mother always kept recipes in her head which did me no good. Hopefully I can make this like she did. :-)

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  10. Thank you so much for this. This is the same recipe my mother used but she passed away before I could get it. Mother always kept recipes in her head which did me no good. Hopefully I can make this like she did. :-)

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    1. Hi Melinda,
      I am so happy that you found the recipe and hope that it turns out good for you. I am always so excited when I find a family recipe that I thought was gone forever.
      God Bless You,
      Miz Helen

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