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Easy classic stuffing in a white bowl on a wooden table
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Classic Stuffing

Stuffing is a holiday classic side dish, that can be eaten anytime. You don't have to have a turkey! This recipe turns out super flavorful, with some yummy crisp cubes of bread on top, with soft juice soaked bread and veggies on the bottom. It reheats well too for leftovers.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 20 minutes
Bread Drying40 minutes
Total Time2 hours 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, easy, Thanksgiving
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Large bowl
  • Spatula
  • 13x9 pan
  • foil
  • cooking spray


  • 1 pound loaf of bread I use french bread (454g)
  • 1 cup of butter 225g
  • 1 large onion, diced I use yellow/sweet onions
  • 1 1/2 cups of diced celery 340g
  • 2 to 3 cloves of fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder 3g
  • 1 tsp. of fine salt 5g
  • 1 tsp. of black ground pepper 5g
  • 1 Tbsp. mixed Italian spice Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano Or just use fresh herbs if you have them. :)
  • 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth 475mL
  • 2 large eggs


  • Begin by prepping the bread. Lay out the bread in slices at room temperature the day before so it will go stale. Or cut fresh bread in cubes and add to a sheet pan. Bake it for 20 minutes at 200 F/93 C. Then rotate the pan and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Add 3/4 cup of the butter to a skillet and melt it on the stovetop using medium heat. Once melted add the chopped celery, chopped onions, and minced garlic. Cook for 15 minutes stirring occassionally.
  • Now add all the spices. You may also use fresh thyme, rosemary, etc. If you like. Mix well and then cook for a few more minutes.
  • Place the bread cubes into a large bowl. Pour the hot veggie mix over the bread and then add 1 cup of the chicken broth. Stir it all together.
  • Next, add the other cup of broth to a bowl with the eggs and whisk. Pour the mixture over the stuff and then stir until well combined.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C. Spread out the stuffing in a 13x9 inch baking pan. Take the remaining butter and cube it then scatter it on top. Cover with foil and bake, middle rack, for 40 minutes. Rotate the pan and remove the foil and bake for another 35 to 45 minutes until lightly brown on top.
  • Allow the baked stuffing to cool for a little bit and then serve. If you want to put it in the turkey, allow it to cool completely before stuffing it into the turkey. Enjoy!



Nutritional facts for easy classic stuffing


Calories: 262kcal