This stove top stuffing recipe is made with celery, onions, and bread cooked in savory herb seasonings, and is light, fluffy, and so delicious!
Every holiday feast needs a classic bread stuffing recipe to go with turkey, gravy, veggies, cranberry sauce, and all those other flavorful side dishes! Cook it on the stovetop first, and then stuff it in the bird, or bake it in a casserole dish and serve. Add bacon or sausage crumbles for even more flavor. Stovetop stuffing is easy, versatile, and always welcome at the table!
Simple Stuffing Recipe!
- Make this easy stovetop stuffing recipe and keep it warm in a crockpot which is perfect for a holiday party or potluck!
- This homemade stovetop stuffing recipe is a great way to use up leftover ends of sandwich bread or biscuits, or even stale garlic bread.
- It’s the perfect recipe to complement turkey, chicken, ham, pork, and even meatloaf because it’s ready in minutes!
Ingredients and Variations
BREAD CUBES: For color and contrast, white and brown pumpernickel cubes of bread can be used. Sourdough, whole wheat, or rye bread will add another level of flavor.
SEASONINGS: Use store-bought or make your own. This DIY poultry seasoning blend is a fine grind of sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, nutmeg, and white pepper.
ADD-INS: Give color and crunch to homemade stovetop stuffing and mix in some chopped green apples, dried cranberries or currants, walnuts, water chestnuts, bacon bits, and even cooked and crumbled sausage.
How to Make Stove Top Stuffing
Just follow these steps to perfect stovetop stuffing.
- Saute onions, celery, salt, and poultry seasoning in butter (as per recipe below).
- Add one cup of broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and stir in bread cubes, adding extra broth if necessary.
- Add parsley, cover, and remove the pan from heat.
- Let the stuffing rest before fluffing with a fork and serving.
Best Stuffing Tips
- Make sure bread cubes are dry before using so they soak up the seasoned broth without getting mushy.
- Avoid overmixing the stuffing so the cubes stay intact.
- Use a big enough pot to fluff up the stuffing as it cooks.
- Keep leftover stove-top stuffing in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Stir before reheating on the stove or in the microwave.
- Freeze cooled stuffing in zippered bags for up to 4 months.
Stuffing can be used all year round in myriad ways! Make stuffin’ muffins by baking them in muffin tins, use them as a filler in meatloaf, or use it to top a savory turkey burger!
More Side Dishes
- Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole – Rich and creamy
- Copycat Panera Autumn Soup – Comforting
- Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Sweet
- Instant Pot Bread – Moist and fluffy
- Air Fryer Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes – Perfect for the holidays
- Instant Pot Carrots – So easy to make
Stove Top Stuffing Recipe
- 10 cups bread cubes dried
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 ½ cups diced celery approx. 4 ribs
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 – 2 cups chicken broth
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Add butter to a large deep non-stick skillet or saucepan and melt over medium heat. Stir in onions, celery, salt, and poultry seasoning. Cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Stir in 1 cup of broth and bring to a boil.
- Turn the heat to low and add dried bread cubes stirring to combine. Add additional broth as needed.
- Stir in parsley, cover, and remove from the heat. Let the stuffing rest 10 minutes.
- Remove the lid and serve.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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