Growing up, my Mom ALWAYS made homemade stuffing for Thanksgiving. I'll never forget my first Thanksgiving where I got to cook. I called my mom in the wee early hours of the morning, trying to make sure I got it just right. When I met my husband, I began spending some of the Holidays with his parents. His dad makes a delicious stuffing as well. So, when I began thinking about what kind of stuffing I was going to make for our "Mocksgiving" this week, I ran it by my husband, He pretty much begged for me to make a stuffing like his dad's. So, I gave it my best shot!
The verdict?! My husband said it was DELICIOUS! Not exactly like his dad's, (which he was ok with) but close enough for my husband to tell me a million times how much he LOVED it! I have to admit, I loved it too! (And so did my daughter!) It's the perfect combination of sweet and savory, which is how I named this stuffing!
I stuffed my stuffing right into my Traditional Turkey Breast. Because of this, I did not need to add any liquid to my stuffing. If you plan on making this stuffing out of your Turkey, you will need to add some broth (either turkey or chicken will work). I would cook that on LOW for about 6-7 hours or on HIGH for about 3 hours. I'm guessing here since I've never made stuffing on it's own in the slow cooker, but this should be about right!
Sweet and Savory Stuffing
6-7 stalks of celery, diced
2 onions, diced
4 oz. mushrooms, diced (I used mini-bellas)
12 slices Italian Bread, crust removed, cut into small cubes
7 oz. freshly baked sweet corn bread (I used Martha White Sweet Cornbread Mix...cheap and easy!)
1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
1 stick butter, melted
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. poultry seasoning
Saute your celery, onions and mushrooms on the stove top until your onions are translucent.
While this is cooking, crumble your corn bread into a bowl.
Add your cubed Italian bread to that.
Your celery, onions and mushrooms should be just about done at this point, so add them to this bowl as well.
Add your pecans, seasonings and melted butter to this and stir.
Stuff into your Turkey and cook according to turkey directions.
IF you are not stuffing a bird and just making this in your slow cooker, you will need to add some broth (either turkey or chicken will work). About 1 cup should be good. I would cook that on LOW for about 6-7 hours or on HIGH for about 3 hours. I'm guessing here since I've never made stuffing on it's own in the slow cooker, but this should be about right! If you try this,let me know how it comes out!