When I used to stuff the turkey with my dressing, there was never enough so I had to make some of it in a casserole dish too. But that batch never came out the same, so I decided to adapt my recipe slightly and make it all together in the crock pot. It came out great (lots of compliments) and I didn't have to bother with stuffing (and unstuffing) the bird. In fact, I got to sleep in just a little longer because I didn't have to make the stuffing until after the bird was already in the oven (bonus). You can also prepare it through step 3 in advance. I make this recipe to go along with a 20 lb turkey, so if I make it right after the bird goes in the oven the timing is about perfect.