Nonny’s Favorite Holiday Recipes – Vegetarian Crock Pot Dressing (with Step-by-Step Photos)

Because of family food allergies and preferences, I created my own Vegetarian Crock Pot Dressing a few years ago. Even though it may be lacking the traditional chicken or turkey broth as an ingredient, it is not lacking in flavor! In fact, it has become a family favorite!


  • 1 ½ cups finely minced celery (about 4 stalks)
  • 1 ½ cups finely minced onion (about 2 medium onions)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2  12 oz. pkgs. Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing
  • 4 cups home-made or bought sour dough bread, torn
  • 5 cups hot water seasoned with 5 vegetable bouillon cubes or 5 cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup Fleishman’s Unsalted Margarine (4 tablespoons = ½ stick) melted


  1. In an iron (or other) skillet sautée celery & onion in olive oil until vegetables are clear.
  2. In a giant mixing bowl combine the cooked onion and celery with the seasoned stuffing, sour dough bread, vegetable broth, and unsalted margarine.
  3. Pack lightly into a 4-quart Crock Pot. Cover. Cook on high setting for 45 minutes. Transfer contents to a giant mixing bowl and stir. Then put contents back in the Crock Pot. Reduce heat to low setting and cook for approximately 2 more hours, checking that dressing is not sticking to the pot. Then reduce heat to warm setting to serve directly from the Crock Pot.
  4. Right before mealtime, heat Campbell’s Mushroom Gravy in a small pan. Serve Nonny’s Crock Pot Dressing with mushroom gravy on top.

Photo Gallery

Nonny’s Favorite Holiday (Or Any Day) Recipes –
Nonny’s Vegetarian Crock Pot Dressing
Connie Carlisle Polley, 2022

One book in my Nonny Day Series goes especially well with this Autumn season!

Front cover of Sweet Potato Pie, Oh My! By Connie Carlisle Polley, Illustrated by Courtney Coriell Williams

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