Classic Bread Stuffing Recipe Easy Recipes

 Enjoy a taste of home with this easy-to-make classic bread stuffing recipe. Infused with traditional ingredients like onion, celery, and sage, the moist and buttery treat delivers an appealing taste that matches grandma's cooking. For best results, dry your bread the night before on the counter or in a preheated 300-degree oven for 40 minutes.


  • 1/2 cup butter (and additional for buttering the baking dish)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, halved lengthwise and chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon each of minced fresh sage, thyme, and marjoram (substitute with ½ teaspoon of dried herbs if fresh are unavailable)
  • 1 loaf of French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes and dried overnight (about 1 pound; other sturdy breads like Italian, challah, or sourdough are also suitable).


  1. Position the oven rack in the middle and preheat to 400 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with butter.

  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat until foamy. Sauté the chopped onion and celery until they become translucent - about 7 to 8 minutes.

  3. Whisk eggs in a separate large bowl, followed by broth, a teaspoon of salt, and half a teaspoon of pepper.

  4. Add parsley, sage, thyme, and marjoram to the skillet and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer the vegetable and herb mix into the egg bowl and stir well.

  5. Add the dried bread cubes to the mixture, ensuring they are well incorporated. Empty the contents into the prepared baking dish.

  6. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for about 25 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the edges become crispy.


  • The recipe yields roughly 10 cups of stuffing, enough for ten 1-cup side dish servings.
  • Store any leftover stuffing in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition per Serving

  • Calories: 231kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 495mg
  • Potassium: 194mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 701IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
  • Calcium: 48mg
  • Iron: 2mg