This classic sausage stuffing is flavored with basil, thyme, and sage adding such amazing flavor. Made right in your slow cooker it frees up your oven and makes it easy to transport. It slow cooks to perfection adding crispy edges and will be the best stuffing that you ever make!
1large crusty loaf of french breadcut into 1 inch pieces, (about 8 cups)
1poundground italian sausage
1TablespoonMcCormick Basil Leaves
2teaspoonsMcCormick Rubbed Sage
1teaspoonMcCormick Thyme Leaves
8tablespoonsbuttercut into 1/2 inch pieces
Fresh Parsleychopped and dried cranberries for garnish
To prepare the bread crumbs, Cut into 1 inch pieces and stale them overnight. You can also toast them in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until they are lightly golden.
In a medium sized skillet, cook and crumble the italian sausage until no longer pink. Prepare your slow cooker by spraying it with non stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl toss bread crumbs, sausage, onion, carrot, celery, basil, sage, salt, pepper, and butter until combined. Add to slow cooker and pour chicken broth on the top. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until vegetables are tender.
Garnish with fresh parsley and dried cranberries if desired.