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Blog: Slow Cooker Cranberry Pecan

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pecan

Posted by: Chung-Ah Rhee


Okay, so I have the most amazing stuffing for you guys today.

It has all kinds of fun goodies, from those crunchy pecans to those sweet cranberries. And best of all, you have KING’S HAWAIIAN sweet bread rolls as your base.

I told you. This stuffing is epic. You have all the flavors of savory-sweet goodness in every single bite.

 

Oh and it comes together in a slow cooker too! All you have to do is prep everything on the stovetop and throw it right in the crock-pot when you’re ready for it.
 
You save on oven space and you can keep it on the warm setting until you’re ready to serve.
 
Now who said Thanksgiving prep had to be stressful?
 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (12-count) package KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raw pecan halves
  • 2 cups chicken stock, or more, as needed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until crisp and golden, about 4-5 minutes; set aside and let cool.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add leek, celery, carrots, sage and thyme. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in cranberries, pecan halves, chicken stock, butter and bread cubes until well combined.
  • Place bread mixture into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Chung-Ah
Meet the Chef!
Chung-Ah Rhee
With a focus on quick and easy meals, Chung-Ah is the author of the widely popular blog, Damn Delicious. While not formally trained, Chung-Ah has quickly learned the ins and outs of the kitchen through trial and error, taking her readers along for the delicious ride.