Make this Portuguese Stuffing, but without Meat!
I know this is totally a random recipe as we enter the steamy and very humid month of June, but I felt compelled to share it. This past weekend we had a family cookout and my mom brought over some Portuguese bread rolls or papo-seco (pop-secs). We didn’t end up using them so they sat on my counter for almost 3 days. If you have ever had these rolls before, you know they get pretty stale fast.
So I immediately thought to make my delicious Portuguese Stuffing without meat because I had everything in my fridge and pantry. Plus, this stuffing recipe is so super easy and takes literally like 15 minutes to make! It will pair well with my grilled chicken later tonight! I did have chourico in my fridge too, but I wanted it to be meatless this time around.
The very first time I made my meatless stuffing, my family devoured it super quickly! It has a very addictive taste that is mild, and so delicious. Around the holidays I generally make 3-4 times this recipe, but for a regular 1-2 meal side the recipe below will comfortably serve 6. The ingredients are fairly common too so you may even be able to make this tonight!
This stuffing can be kept in the fridge for about 3 days, or even frozen too!
How to Make Meatless Stuffing
- 12 Portuguese Buns *2-3 day old bread works best
- 1 large onion
- celery 1/2 cup
- 12 tablespoons butter
- chicken stock- 1 1/2 cups
- poultry seasoning- 1 tablespoon
- salt & pepper- to taste
Place your stick of butter in a stock pan over medium heat; melt
Using a food processor finely chop your onion and celery.
Add your chopped veggies to the butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Chop bread into bite sized pieces; add to the stockpot.
Thoroughly mix bread with the butter, and veggies; slowly add in chicken stock.
Cook for 1o minutes over medium heat; constantly stirring to slightly brown all surfaces.
Serve as a side for just about any meal. We love this around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
Get the printable version of this Portuguese Stuffing without Meat below!
Portuguese Meatless Stuffing Recipe
- 12 rolls Portuguese Papa-Seco (buns)
- 1 onion
- 2 large stalks celery
- 12 tbsp salted butter
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon Poultry seasoning
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Using a Food processor finely chop your onion and celery.
- Chop bread into bite sized pieces. You can use your fingers.
- Place your stick of butter in a stock pan over medium heat; melt.
- Add your chopped veggies to the butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- Thoroughly mix bread with the butter, and veggies; slowly add in chicken stock.
- Cook for 1o minutes over medium heat; constantly stirring to slightly brown all surfaces.
- Serve as a side for just about any meal. We love this around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
Fatima rombeiro says
The best Portuguese stuffing like my mom used to make. This is the best recipe ever. I don’t like meat in my recipe.
My mom always made it like this all the time it’s delicious. The best Portuguese stuffing ever.
Ellen Christian says
I’ve never heard of those rolls before but this sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks!
Stefani Tolson says
Your stuffing recipe sounds delicious. I normally just buy the stuff in the box.
I never heard of it but I love stuffing so I would love to try it.
Not heard of this before but it does look good. Yummy!
I’ve never heard of Papo-Seco before. It looks really good. I love that it is meatless
Jen Temcio @dapperhouse says
This is super cool to learn about these rolls AND stuffing because we love both of these. I am going to make this for the family this week :)
Michele Brosius says
Confession…at Thanksgiving I eat more stuffing than I do turkey! Your recipe looks great!
Jennifer Soltys says
Wow, this sounds really unique and tasty! I really want to eat less meat around here, so I will have to try!
Brandy M. says
Your recipes looks amazing. I have never heard of papo seco but it’s hard to go wrong with stuffing. Thanks for the new recipe.
I have never heard of papo seco, but this sounds awesome… Would be a great side dish. Thanks so much…
Oh wow yum! Now I’ll never waste my stale bread again! TY
I have never heard of papo-seco, but this recipe looks really good. I love stuffing.
Kayla @ TheEclecticElement says
I’m use to stuffing with meat in it but I’m not opposed to trying a meatless recipe! Variety is the spice of life after all :)
Dawn Lopez says
This sounds like a really interesting recipe to give a try! My mom likes to add sausages to our stuffing but I wouldn’t mind giving meatless a go.
Emily @ Baby Dickey says
I’ve never heard of pap-seco and I’m a super picky eater, but you sold me – I want to try it! Your pictures look delicious!
I am obsessed with stuffing! this looks so yummy
Yum, I love anything meatless! This would make a perfect side for dinner tonight!
Dawn Lopez says
I’ve never heard of Papo-Seco before but I’m definitely intrigued by those pictures and that recipe! Anything unique like this is a must try for me :)
Ashley - Embracing Beauty says
Yum! I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything quite like that but it sounds amazing!
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
I’ve never made anything like this before, but I’m so intrigued that I need to try! Thanks!
Mama to 5 BLessings says
oh that sounds really good, I have never seen a recipe like this before.
This looks amazing! A yummy family dinner I am sure, I am always up for stuffing.
Liz Mays says
I would love this because my mom’s stuffing always had giblets in it. YUCK. I prefer a meatless stuffing, and this sounds so good!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
It’s cute that you call this meatless, but isn’t all stuffing meatless? LOL.