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Easy Bread Stuffing Recipe

This delicious, stove top Easy Bread Stuffing Recipe features stuffing bread, celery, onion, turkey drippings, butter, and poultry seasonings. It is perfect for your holiday dinner and is ready in minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread Stuffing, Stove Top Bread Stuffing
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 244cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $8


  • 15-Quart Stockpot
  • Wooden Spoon
  • food processor


  • 4 lbs stuffing bread
  • 2 cups celery food processed until fine
  • 4 medium onions food processed until fine
  • 1 1/2 sticks salted butter add 1/2 cup more if using chicken stock
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsps poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 1/2 cups turkey drippings can substitute chicken stock


  • Mince your bread into small, bite-sized pieces. You want them to have texture and not be fine crumbed.
    Broken stuffing bread
  • In a food processor, process your onion and celery until fine.
  • Set the large stockpot on your stove over medium-high heat.
  • Add the butter, celery, and onion to the pot.
    butter, onions, and celery for stuffing
  • Saute for about 5 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add in the minced bread.
  • Mix the bread with the onion and celery.
  • Add in the 2 cup of turkey dripping or chicken stock. If your bread needs more liquid, add 1/2 cup more of drippings or stock.
    Turkey drippings
  • Season generously with poultry seasoning, black pepper, onion powder, and oregano.
  • This stuffing takes elbow grease to mix and needs to constantly be stirred for 5 minutes.
    turkey drippings in stuffings
  • Serve warm & enjoy!
    Meatless Bread Stuffing


Recipe Tips

For convenience 

Process the celery & onion ahead of time and store in air-tight containers. You can also mince the bread and store it in the bags it comes in. I like to pinch the bread apart by hand to keep the texture in bite-sized pieces. 

Substituting Chicken Stock for Turkey Drippings 

Liquid like turkey drippings are the ultimate flavorful addition to this stuffing. You can use chicken stock, but turkey drippings add the ultimate flavor to this stuffing recipe.
If you cannot use turkey drippings additional butter (1/2 cup of salted butter) and 2-2/12 cups of chicken stock.

How to Freeze Stuffing 

To freeze your bread stuffing, allow your stuffing to cool completely before adding it to a aluminum, freezer-safe pan. I prefer aluminum pans with lids which I wrap in additional foil to keep it fresh.
This stuffing will store in the freezer for up to one month for best taste. To heat, place in the oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes- Stir at the 15 minute mark. You can also add a little more butter to it to moisten.
Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 244cal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 549IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg