Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Stuffing


Save room in the oven and make Thanksgiving stuffing in the slow-cooker instead. Savory sage, parsley and onion combine with sweet and tangy chopped apples and cranberries for a classic seasonal side.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
15 servings


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 medium apples, cored and chopped

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 2 cups Kitchen Basics® Original Chicken Stock

  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Sage, Rubbed

  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Parsley Flakes

  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Salt

  • ½ teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Coarse Grind

  • 8 cups cubed day-old Italian or French bread


  1. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in apples and cranberries.

  2. Spray inside of slow cooker with no stick cooking spray. Add stock and seasonings; stir to blend. Stir in bread cubes and vegetable mixture. Cover.

  3. Cook 3 hours on LOW or until desired texture.

Test Kitchen Tips:

For best results, use crisp sweet-tart red apples, such as Empire, Baldwin or Honeycrisp.

For moister stuffing, increase chicken stock to 3 cups.

For drier stuffing, allow bread cubes to air-dry overnight.

Optional Ingredients:

Cook 1/2 pound crumbled sausage with the celery and onion.

Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans when adding the apples and cranberries.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

122 Calories
4g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 103mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.