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Slow-Cooked Sage Dressing Recipe

Preparing this dressing in a slow cooker makes it moist and delicious. My family enjoys it so much that I serve it alongside a variety of main meals.—Ellen Benninger, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 14 to 15 cups day-old bread cubes
  • 3 cups chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups butter, melted


  • 1. Combine bread, celery, onion, sage, salt and pepper; mix well. Add butter and toss. Spoon into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, stirring once. Yield: about 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 289 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 636mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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Dilli User ID: 7204156 256785
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2016

"Is the recipe correct - no broth or water and 1 1/4 sticks of butter?"

fabulouschef User ID: 6988139 13960
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"Very easy to make, few ingredients, and big on taste. This has become a Thanksgiving favorite in my house."

johnsen User ID: 2755435 17885
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"Added 1+ cups of broth. Very Good."

Squirt4 User ID: 2047632 31322
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times and it comes out great every time. To make it even richer on occation, I have used the fat off the top of the broth in leiu of the butter."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1605959 12610
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"I made it for my family gathering at Thanksgiving. I wasn't sure what the taste would be coming from a slow cooker but it was really good. I've been asked to bring the dressing for potluck Christmas dinner. I did add more bread near the end and will add more to start this time"

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