Traditional Bread Stuffing

An easy recipe for classic bread stuffing.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 55 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 to 10 servings
Calories 338 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter plus extra for greasing baking dish
  • 2 medium stalks celery finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 21 ounces plain dried bread cubes
  • cups chicken stock
  • 2 eggs beaten lightly
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 9x13-inch casserole dish; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the celery and onion and sauté until softened, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the parsley, sage, thyme and marjoram, and cook until fragrant, about 1 additional minute. Transfer to a very large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the bread cubes, chicken stock, eggs, salt and pepper, and stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to distribute the dry and wet ingredients evenly. Turn the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until golden brown, 25 to 30 additional minutes. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Make-Ahead: The stuffing can be assembled in the baking dish, then wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 24 hours before baking. To bake, let the stuffing stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove the plastic wrap and proceed with step #4.

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Traditional Bread Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 728mg 30%
Potassium 317mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 5.1%
Calcium 12.7%
Iron 18.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.