10 Epic Stuffing Recipes
Updated: May 24, 2020
Bread stuffing recipes are endlessly customizable. All you have to do is change up the bread, the herbs, and the liquid. Stuffing recipes like this one are by no means a Thanksgiving exclusive. They’re perfect with just about any roast chicken, roast beef, or roast pork. And, they feed a family, so make this your go-to side for a holiday dinner.
3 TBSN preferred butter, melted
1 ½ pounds bread (white, wheat, bagels- the more you mix, the better)
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1 TBSN sugar or preferred sweetener
½ cup white cooking wine
2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
3 TBSN chopped parsley
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Medium mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring spoons, aluminum foil, measuring cups, 9 x 13 inch baking pan, large bowl Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 60 minutes Ready: 75 minutes Serves: 6-8
1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F.
2. Use cooking spray to grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. 3. Tear bread into 1-inch pieces. 4. Spread the bread pieces out on two baking sheets. Toast bread pieces in the oven, tossing occasionally, until very dry, about 30 minutes. 5. Transfer bread to a large bowl to cool. 6. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F. 7. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook butter and add chopped onion to cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 5 to 10 minutes. 8. Add the wine and cook until it evaporates, about 2 minutes.
9. Stir in chicken stock and add chopped parsley. 10. Slowly pour the mixture over the dried bread. The bread should be moist and very soft. If you like your stuffing extremely moist, add more stock as preferred. 12. Transfer the bread mixture to the prepared baking pan. 12. Bake until top of stuffing is golden brown, about 40 - 45 minutes.
Bacon, Mushroom, Cauliflower & Almond Stuffing
Replace bread using one head of cauliflower cut into small florets. Add 1/4 cup of chopped green onion, and add 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds. For vegetarian version, replace with Vegan bacon.
Keto Stuffing Use 4 Slices Keto Bread (or rolls), crumbled.
Replace butter with extra virgin olive oil and add a teaspoon of minced Garlic.
Use Vegan butter or olive oil, vegetable stock, add 3 chopped celery stalks, and TBSN of minced garlic.
Low Cal Gluten Free Stuffing
Replace using light low cal butter and gluten-free bread.
Espresso Brandy Hazelnut & Cranberry Stuffing
Replace stock with 1 1/2 cups strong dark roast coffee and 1/2 cup Brandy. Add 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts.
Bacon and Four Cheese Stuffing
Add one cup of cooked bacon crumbles and 1 cup of combined shredded cheese (1/4 cup of each: Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, and Monterrey Jack)
Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Stuffing
Add one cup of Jalapeño pepper slices and half cup of roasted red peppers, sliced in bite-sized pieces.
Italian Sausage and Garlic Herb Stuffing
Add 1/2 cup of crumbled Italian sausage (do not precook so that sausage fat mixes into bread for extra flavor. Add 1 TBSN of oregano, 1 TBSN Basil, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan. Add 1 TBSN of minced garlic.
Citrus, Rosemary & Sage Cornbread Stuffing
Replace 1/2 cup of stock with 1/2 cup of orange juice, 3 Rosemary twigs, and 1/4 cup of minced sage.
My Big Fat Greek Stuffing
Add 1/4 cup of sliced black olives, 1/4 cup chopped red onion, replace 1/4 cup of stock with 1/4 cup Greek dressing, 1/2 cup Feta cheese, 1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes.