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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


  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.

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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*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 728mg32%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.