5-Ingredient Turkey Stuffing Slow Cooker Casserole

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Tender, juicy turkey breast slow cooked with flavor-rich herb stuffing, creamy cream of chicken soup, tangy sour cream, and hearty chicken stock makes the perfect easy weeknight dinner that is both filling and comforting.

overhead shot of crockpot turkey stuffing casserole in a slow cooker

Turkey Stuffing Casserole

This 5-ingredient turkey and stuffing slow cooker casserole is perfect for those chilly fall nights! This dish combines all the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner in one easy-to-prepare dish.

The best part about this recipe is that it only requires five ingredients: turkey breast, herbed box stuffing mix, cream of chicken soup (or any “cream of” soup), sour cream, and chicken stock. 

The stuffing gives this dish its texture and flavor without needing any more breadcrumbs or flour, while the cream of chicken soup adds some extra moisture. This recipe serves at least four people and takes less than 10 minutes to prep!

Then, if you have leftovers, you can turn them into turkey & stuffing egg rolls!

bowl of turkey stuffing casserole with a napkin

Equipment you’ll need

For this recipe, you’ll only need “one-pot”, your crockpot, and a medium-size mixing bowl to combine the stuffing, soup, sour cream, and broth.

  • Slow Cooker – This is my slow cooker of choice. I have had it for years and recommend it.
  • Mixing Bowls – I love these mixing bowls with the grippy bottoms so they don’t scoot around.
  • Ladle – I’ve also had this set for years and it is great for soups or scooping casseroles.


Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.

  • Turkey – Boneless, skinless turkey breasts (chicken will also work, if that’s your preference). Season it with salt, pepper, onion powder…whatever you like.
  • Stuffing Mix – One box of stuffing mix. It comes in many flavors – choose your favorite.
  • “Cream of” Soup – Cream of Chicken works well but so does Onion or Celery. Low-sodium also works. If you don’t like using canned, you can use make homemade condensed soup.
  • Sour Cream – Sour cream helps add moisture to the casserole. Greek yogurt can also be used.
  • Chicken Stock – Stock or broth can be used.
overhead shot of labeled ingredients laid out to make turkey casserole

How to Make Crock Pot Turkey & Stuffing Casserole

  1. STEP ONE: First, spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray and lay the turkey breasts in. Season with your choice of seasonings.
  2. STEP TWO: In a large mixing bowl, add in the “cream of” soup, sour cream, and chicken stock and stir together. Gently stir in the stuffing mix and then spread it over the turkey breasts.
  3. STEP THREE: Cover and cook on HIGH for four hours.

That’s it! Serve and enjoy.

collage of the process of making turkey stuffing casserole in the crockpot

What to serve with it

The stuffing covers your starch, so all you have to do is serve it with a veggie, and you have yourself an easy meal.

Some options include oven-roasted garlic green beans, carrots, or sauteed asparagus

For dessert, go with an apple bundt cake, molasses cookies, or a chocolate cream pie!


I can’t find turkey breasts, can I use chicken?

Sure can. Boneless skinless chicken breasts can be used in place of the turkey.

Can I use leftover turkey or stuffing for this recipe?

If you have leftover turkey or stuffing, you can definitely use it for this recipe! 

If you are using leftover turkey, you will only need to warm the turkey and the stuffing. Set your crockpot to low and cook for about an hour or two or until the stuffing is tender. 

If you are using leftover stuffing, you’ll still want to add in the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and broth to keep the stuffing from drying out. You may need to cut the broth in half depending on how wet your leftover stuffing is.

How long does this recipe last in the fridge?

If properly stored, your casserole will be good in the refrigerator for about three days. Make sure to store it tightly covered and either on a plate or in an airtight container to avoid any spills.

Can I freeze this turkey and stuffing casserole?

This recipe can be frozen, but because there is sour cream included, we don’t recommend freezing it for more than two months. To prepare the dish after you’ve thawed it out, just cook on low for about two hours.

As always, I recommend portioning it out into these Souper Cubes when freezing.

Can I make this turkey and stuffing casserole gluten-free?

Yes, you can easily make this turkey and stuffing casserole gluten-free by using a gluten-free bread in place of the herbed box stuffing mix. You will need to use your discretion when it comes to the chicken stock, as some brands have wheat listed on their ingredients list. “Cream of” soup is also not gluten free but you can make homemade.

Can I add more or different vegetables?

Yes, you can definitely add more or different vegetables to your casserole. Some good options include brussels sprouts, asparagus, mushrooms, or bell peppers.

What kind of broth should I use?

You can use any kind of stock or broth that you prefer, but we recommend using either chicken or turkey stock for added flavor. Stock is made from bones, broth is made from meat and/or vegetables. Stock is generally slightly thicker while broth is thinner and more flavorful. Keep an eye on the gluten content if you’re gluten free.

Need more slow cooker recipes? Try these:

Crockpot Chicken & Rice Casserole
Crockpot Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
Slow Cooker Lasagna
Slow Cooker Chili
Leftover Crockpot Turkey Noodle Soup

Click here for my entire collection of slow cooker recipes.

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overhead shot of crockpot turkey stuffing casserole in a slow cooker

5-Ingredient Turkey Stuffing Slow Cooker Casserole

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Tender, juicy turkey breast slow cooked with flavor-rich herb stuffing, creamy cream of chicken soup, tangy sour cream, and hearty chicken stock makes the perfect easy weeknight dinner that is both filling and comforting.
4.75 from 71 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 422 kcal



  • 2 pounds boneless skinless turkey breasts or chicken breasts
  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup any "cream of" will work
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 6 ounces stuffing mix whichever flavor is your favorite


  • Spray the slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  • Place turkey into the prepared slow cooker and season with seasonings of your choice (salt, pepper, onion powder, etc.).
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and stock.
  • Gently stir in the stuffing then spread it on top of the turkey.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
  • Serve!


Any “cream of” soup will work. Chicken or onion are my go-tos.
Use your favorite flavor of stuffing mix. 
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 422kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 51gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 908mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 271IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 4mg

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  1. Theresa Mayshock says

    How long should it cook on LOW?

    • Zakiyah Buchanan says

      I wanna use chicken breasts for this recipe so could I cut up then dice the chicken first and put it in the slow cooker or is it best to just put it in whole like the recipe says

    • Melissa Williams says

      It will work, it just may dry out quicker.

  2. Rhonda says

    Can you use turkey wings instead. I prefer dark meat with stuffing or dressing.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Yeah, I would separate them & do 6 hours on low.

  3. Casey Carr says

    5 stars
    This turned out so good!! I used the same ingredients and it cooked well. I had it on high for six hours instead with a bit of lower high heat because 4 hours was too soon for me. My family and kids all loved it and asked for more.

  4. Joy says

    4 stars
    Have made this but rested the ‘chicken’ breasts on a bed of chopped veggies. Excellent meal!👌🏼

    • Melissa Williams says

      Sometimes it is hard to find the turkey breasts. I like adding veggies!

  5. Beth. says

    5 stars
    Made it today an it was awesome! Is there a way to add a vegetable to the recipe? If not cool I’ll do it separately.

    • Melissa Williams says

      I’m glad you liked it! I’d keep it separate since most veggies will give off moisture. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Susan says

    Who sells boneless, skinless turkey breasts?? Not in the US… hard to make a recipe when you can’t find the main ingredient.

    • Ryan Matis says

      Shop Rite, Stop and Shop and Aldi all sell turkey breasts in the US.

  7. Kathy says

    Can I use precooked turkey breast?

  8. C Richburg says

    Have you ever doubled the recipe? Instead of 6 servings I’d like to make 12, but all at once.

    • Melissa Williams says

      It should work, as long as your slow cooker can accommodate that much.

  9. Jaime Lewis says

    Would this be able to be cooked on low? Maybe for 6-7? Like a prep and go meal for when you get home from work?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Yes, it should be fine. I worry about condensation making the stuffing soggy, but I think it should be ok.

  10. Zakiyah Buchanan says

    Two questions:

    I have 3 other people in my house and I’m trying out this recipe for the first time but I’m worried the 1X won’t be enough so should I bump it up to 2X and secondly once everything is in my slow cooker should I let it cook for 6 hours on low instead of 4 hours on high because I just wanna make sure I have enough for everyone and in case anyone wants seconds

    • Melissa Williams says

      As written, it should serve 4-6 so I don’t really think you need to double it.

      Doubling slow cooker recipes gets tricky because you need to make sure your slow cooker can accommodate everything. I’d suggest using at least an 8 quart slow cooker (if doubling) or using two slow cookers.

  11. Sandy says

    Do you thaw the turkey or the chicken breast before you put them in the crockpot

    • Melissa Williams says

      Yes, always recommend thawed meat in the slow cooker.

  12. Beth says

    I can’t wait to make this. I have 2 questions. 1. Do you have to prepare the stuffing in advance or just put the dry mix in?
    2. If the meat is more than 2 lbs, but less than 4 lbs, how would I go about making the adjustments?

    • Melissa Williams says

      1. No, you don’t prepare it per the box, prepare it per the directions in the recipe card.
      2. I don’t like story problems lol If you have 2-3 lbs of meat, I would leave the rest of the recipe as-is.

  13. Arlo Ashbach says

    Could this recipe be done with a small whole turkey?

    • Melissa Williams says

      I haven’t tested that for cook times.

  14. Crystal says

    What would the cooking time be on HIGH if I use cooked, sliced turkey breast? I want to use my leftovers up.

    • Melissa Williams says

      At that point you’re just making stuffing so I’m not sure the slow cooker is the way I’d go. I think 1-2 hours on high will be plenty.

  15. Josie says

    5 stars
    I added a can of green beans and some fried onions to the mix and it was Thanksgiving in one bite! Add some cranberry sauce and there is nothing but the comfort and joy of the holidays!

  16. Lynn says

    5 stars
    Decided to layer leftover cubed turkey, stuffing, a lot of leftover gravy with 1 can cream or chicken, then a thick layer of mashed potatoes. Only heating 1 -1 1/2 hours to heat. Hoping it is terrific but I love this flavor combo so I’m sure it will be great! Thanks for the inspiration start!

  17. Liz says

    I throw frozen green beans in and notice it still comes out great, but I do not cook them the full time add them on top for the last 2 hours or so

  18. Linda VB says

    I have only one thought – do i make the stuffing first then add it to the mix. Or is the stuffing dry and I sprinkle the seasoning packet on it? I really want to make this today.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi, no you don’t prepare it, you stir in the dry stuffing mix in step 4.

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