I grew up balancing holidays between my mom, my dad, and even my stepfather and my stepmother’s families. I learned to eat my favourite things at each house (instead of filling up on everything at every meal) and became a master scheduler for every holiday. When my husband and I decided to move our family out West all of a sudden, it was just the five of us and the idea of cooking a turkey for only a few of us seemed ridiculous. I wish I had come up with this recipe back then. Making Turkey Dinner in the slow cooker would have saved me a ton of time, especially when my daughter requested “Turkey, Stuffing, and Gravy” for her birthday dinner.
Simply cut up and toast your bread.
Mix up your stuffing ingredients (clearly I was doing this early in the morning as my kitchen was very sunny).
Add the turkey to the slow cooker.
Top with stuffing mixture.
Cook on low for 6 hours. Then carefully remove the turkey.
Mix up the stuffing to combine all the dry bits and the super-moist bits.
Don't forget to whip up some mashed potatoes and gravy near the end of the cooking time, and voila!
1 loaf of day-old bread, cubed (either left out over night or toasted in the oven on a baking sheet) (I used a loaf of fresh French bread from my grocery store bakery)
2 stalks celery, sliced
½ white onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp. poultry seasoning
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup butter, melted
1 to 1 ½ cups chicken stock (depending on how moist you like your stuffing)
½ cup white wine
1 turkey breast
2 turkey drumsticks
Place bread, celery, onion, garlic, poultry seasoning, salt, and melted butter in large bowl. Stir until combined.
Add chicken stock and white wine. Stir until combined.
Place some stuffing on the bottom of the slow cooker (just enough to cover the bottom), sprayed generously with non-stick cooking spray (be sure to spray bottom and sides) and arrange turkey pieces in slow cooker.
Top with remaining stuffing, cover with lid, and cook on low for 6 hours.
Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy (made from a package or using your favourite recipe) and any of your other holiday “fixings.”