Turkey and Stuffing Casserole is simple to make, and so delicious. I love how easy this stove top stuffing casserole is to make. Perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Can I tell you a secret? I know I say all the time how much I love to cook, but sometimes that is just easier said than done. There are days when we are just overwhelmed with the responsibilities of everyday life, especially during the holidays.
On those days when we don’t feel like cooking I try to come up with easy recipes, even if they take a little longer than what I would really call easy. Of course it helps to have one or two meals on hand that are already prepared in the freezer. That way we don’t have to decide if we are cooking that night or grabbing fast food.
Best Turkey Casserole with Stuffing
My simple Turkey and Stuffing Casserole is one of those really easy recipes I like to keep in the pantry and freezer for nights when we aren’t up for cooking a more complicated dish.
In fact, this stove top stuffing casserole may be as simple as tossing the ingredients into your slow cooker and then allowing it to cook while you are doing other things. Plus, it makes the house smell amazing!
I am so thankful for my family, and the way we have worked together to make our favorite dishes over and over again until they are just right! And there is nothing better than when you give it a twist to create a whole new dish. That’s what happened with this amazing Turkey and Stuffing Casserole.
The thing I love most about this stove top stuffing casserole is how easy it is to make! You can get everything prepped and in the slow cooker in about 10 minutes. Once you set your slow cooker to cook, you can walk away and have dinner ready when you need it.
On nights that I know we will be super busy, I try to think ahead and assemble things like this stove top stuffing casserole. That way at the end of the busy day, there is a delicious and hearty meal waiting for my family, without any added stress on me.
Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
I love making this stove top stuffing casserole, because it is so easy, and my family loves eating it! With our crazy schedules lately, I have been trying out lots of quick and easy recipes. The best thing is that this Turkey and Stuffing Casserole works perfectly for both crowds.
I hope you enjoy cooking turkey as much as I do. Turkey is a great source of protein and much lower in fat than many other meats. It freezes well too, so you can buy it in bulk on sale and use it for quick meals all year long!
I used to think that getting my family off the couch ready for dinner didn’t take real cooking skills. After all, we usually eat at around 6 or 7 PM. I was happy to find out that there are plenty of time-saving, simple recipes for busy nights like this one!
This Turkey and Stuffing Casserole is a family favorite recipe that has fast become a favorite among my children’s friends too. My son doesn’t even say grace before eating anymore, because no one can wait to dig in if it smells this good!
Can I use frozen turkey breasts in Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
Of course! Turkey thighs are great too. You may need to add an additional hour to your cooking time if you are frozen turkey, but don’t worry you don’t need to do anything extra other than adding additional cook time if you are using frozen turkey.
Can I use chicken instead of turkey
Yes, you can. Since chicken is so much thinner than turkey, and this stove top stuffing casserole will cook for a shorter amount of time as well. The turkey really does have better flavor when it cooks for longer periods though! Feel free to use what you have on hand with this recipe if that’s easier!
How should I reheat Stove Top Stuffing Casserole
You can reheat the stove top stuffing casserole in the microwave, or on the stovetop. If you are reheating in the microwave, heat for one minute and then check for warmth. Add an additional 30 seconds if it is not warm through the center.
Keep repeating until your Stove Top Stuffing Casserole is warm through the center.
To reheat your stove top, stuffing casserole on the stove, plan your leftovers into a sauce pan, and add a small amount of water. About half a teaspoon should work. Then allow the casserole to reheat slowly, until warm all the way through.
I recommend never turning your stove above medium when reheating this casserole as it can burn quickly.
How do I store the best turkey casserole with stuffing
You can store your stove top stuffing casserole for up to three days. You are going to want to cover it with foil or an airtight lid so that you don’t get any drying out of the turkey. Be sure to keep your leftover best turkey casserole with stuffing cold at all times.
If you need to reheat your leftovers use the method explained above, and be sure not to reheat on high!
Should I use a slow cooker liner
Yes! I absolutely recommend using a slow cooker liner when cooking your turkey and stuffing casserole. Not only will it make cleaning up quick and easy, but you can also use the liner to help lift the hot casserole right out of your crock pot!
However, if you prefer not to use a liner that is okay also. I tend to not use liners because my family says they can taste the liner. If you are not using a liner make sure to spray your slow cooker well first.
What size slow cooker should I use
I always recommend using at least a 4-quart slow cooker for this turkey and stuffing casserole. If you try to cut your casserole to fit into a smaller slow cooker it will likely not cook through properly. I have a six quart and have plenty of room in my slow cooker.
What kind of stuffing mix should I use
I like to use the Stove Top brand stuffing mix, and I also enjoy using both the Turkey and Chicken flavor stuffing. I use the flavor to match the meat that I am cooking. So, for this recipe I would use turkey flavored stuffing. You could also use cornbread stuffing if that is a stuffing that you enjoy.
Ingredients for Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
- 2 pounds boneless skinless turkey breasts
- 1 6oz box of stuffing mix (whichever flavor is your favorite)
- 1 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
- ¾ cup sour cream
- 1 cup chicken stock
How to Make Turkey Stuff and Casserole
Step 1. Spray crockpot with cooking spray.
Step 2. Place turkey down the bottom of the crockpot and season with salt, pepper and whatever seasoning you like.
Step 3. In a mixing bowl mix together the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and stock.
Step 4. Gently stir in the stuffing.
Step 5. Spread on top of the turkey.
Step 6. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
If you are looking for a new weeknight dinner idea then this casserole is just what you need. Turkey and Stuffing Casserole is a set and forget style dinner. Once it’s in the slow cooker you don’t need to do another thing until it is time to eat.
I hope you love this recipe for Crock Pot Stove Top Stuffing Casserole as much as I do! It’s one of my favorite easy crock pot recipes, plus so many of your family members are guaranteed to enjoy it as well! Gather your family around the time and enjoy this delicious and tasty dinner! Dinner always tastes better when it’s easy to make.
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Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
- large slow cooker
- 2 pounds boneless skinless turkey breasts
- 1 box (6 oz) stuffing mix whichever flavor is your favorite
- 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
- ¾ cup sour cream
- 1 cup chicken stock
- Gather all of your ingredients and measure them.
- Spray crockpot with cooking spray.
- Place turkey down the bottom of the crockpot and season with salt, pepper and whatever seasoning you like.
- In a mixing bowl mix together the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and stock.
- Gently stir in the stuffing.
- Spread on top of the turkey.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
- Enjoy every bite!