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Easy Stovetop Stuffing Recipe

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

1 hour

Yield

4 -6

This easy stovetop stuffing is my spin on a classic holiday stuffing that every guest will love.

Personally, I don’t think there is anything better than a good stuffing recipe during the holiday season. It’s everyone’s favorite side dish and it’s important that you get it just right since for some reason we only eat it around this time of year. This easy stovetop stuffing recipe is a good one that you’ll want to make every holiday season.

Why you’ll love this stuffing recipe:

  • 60-Minutes: Make this recipe in just shy of an hour on your stovetop
  • Easy: This stuffing recipe is incredibly easy to pull together with simple ingredients
  • Nostalgic: Isn’t a good stuffing so nostalgic? It reminds me of every holiday gathering I’ve had since being a kid
Stuffing recipe for the holiday season

Ingredient Notes:

Fresh Herbs: What really makes stuffing so fantastic is the fresh herbs. For this recipe, I used fresh sage and thyme but if you can’t find them fresh you can substitute for dry just make sure you alter the amount since it’s not interchangeable. A general rule of thumb is to use 1/3 of the number of fresh herbs.

Croutons: The key ingredient to a good stuffing recipe is the bread. I like to use boxed croutons or I make my own by drying out simple white bread in the oven.

How to make stovetop stuffing:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and butter a medium-sized casserole dish.
  2. Add the butter to a high sided frying pan and turn to medium heat. Add celery, onion and garlic and saute until softened, 5-8 minutes. Stir in the poultry seasoning, salt and pepper and cook a few more minutes.
  3. Sprinkle in the herbs and saute 1 minute to meld flavours. Then stir in the vegetable paste and whisk in water. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Turn off the heat and add in the bread cubes, tossing the bread cubes with the mixture, until evenly coated.
  5. Transfer to a buttered baking dish, spread evenly. Cover loosely with foil and bake 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 10-15 more minutes to crisp the top. Serve warm
Plate of holiday food with a stuffing recipe on the side

Expert Tips & FAQ:

To make the stuffing ahead of time: The stuffing can be completely cooked, assembled, topped with butter, covered with aluminum foil, and then put in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to bake it, take the baking dish out and let it sit at room temperature while you preheat the oven. Then follow the baking instructions above.

Leftovers: Store any leftovers in a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.

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Stuffing recipe for the holiday season

Easy Stovetop Stuffing Recipe

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This easy stovetop stuffing is my spin on a classic holiday stuffing that every guest will love.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American-Inspired
Servings 4 -6
Calories 368 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 7 cups cubed croutons (boxed) or cubed white bread completely dried out in the oven
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh sage
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock paste
  • 2 1/2 -3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F and butter a medium-sized casserole dish.
  • Add the butter to a high sided frying pan and turn to medium heat. Add celery, onion and garlic and saute until softened, 5-8 minutes. Stir in the poultry seasoning, salt and pepper and cook a few more minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the herbs and saute 1 minute to meld flavours. Then stir in the vegetable paste and whisk in water. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Turn off the heat and add in the bread cubes, tossing the bread cubes with the mixture, until evenly coated.
  • Transfer to a buttered baking dish, spread evenly. Cover loosely with foil and bake 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 10-15 more minutes to crisp the top. Serve warm

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Notes

To make the stuffing ahead of time: The stuffing can be completely cooked, assembled, topped with the butter, covered with aluminum foil, and then put in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to bake it, take the baking dish out and let it sit at room temperature while you preheat the oven. Then follow the baking instructions as above.
Store any leftovers in a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.8g | Protein: 5.7g | Fat: 24.1g | Saturated Fat: 12.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 727mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 2.9g
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