Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing with Vegan Option


Ditch the perfectly timed oven schedule and put your slow cooker to work! This slow cooker sausage stuffing will free up oven space and give you more time to enjoy your company. The recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving feasts, but can be enjoyed at any holiday gathering or for a fuss-free weeknight dinner.

Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing Recipe (Dairy-free w/ Options for Vegan, Gluten-free, and more)This slow cooker sausage stuffing recipe with photo was shared with us about a year ago by McCormick.

Special Diet Notes: Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan, and optionally vegetarian.

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This easy recipe saves space in your oven and takes minimal time to prep.
Serves: 12 servings
  • ¼ cup dairy-free buttery spread or olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ pound dairy-free mild Italian sausage, casing removed (vegan, if preferred)
  • 1 cup chicken stock (not unsalted; can sub vegetable broth)
  • 2 teaspoons sage
  • 1 teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • 10 cups cubed French bread (1-inch pieces; gluten-free, if needed)
  1. Melt the buttery spread or oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the sausage and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  2. Grease the inside of your slow cooker. Add the stock, sage, and rosemary and stir to combine. Add the bread cubes and sausage mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook for 45 minutes on high. Uncover and stir. Cook, uncovered for 30 minutes longer.

Key Pantry Supplies: Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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