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Thanksgiving Stuffing

Try this easy Thanksgiving Stuffing -- it's delicious and our favorite stuffing recipe.
Categories Side
Difficulty Easy
Keyword cream of mushroom stuffing, stuffing made with cream of chicken soup, stuffing with cream of mushroom soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 234 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 whole grain loaf cut into 3/4-inch to 1-inch cubes (can also be whole wheat bread)
  • 2 tbsp organic, grass-fed unsalted butter (can also replace with olive oil)
  • 10 cremini mushrooms quartered
  • 3 celery stalks halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme approx. 1 tbsp., leaves only
  • 2 fresh sage leaves chopped
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper plus more to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread the bread cubes evenly over two baking sheets lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake the cubes in oven until completely dried and beginning to harden and turn golden, about 15-20 minutes.

  3. Transfer dried bread to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped mushrooms, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper and saute until mushrooms are golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

  5. Once golden, add celery, onion and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the celery and onion have softened, about 8-10 minutes.

  6. Add sage once vegetables are softened. Add chicken broth and stir mixture to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Carefully pour the chicken broth mixture over the bread cubes in the large mixing bowl and toss to combine. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the chicken broth mixture to assess moistness of the bread cubes before incorporating all the broth. You don't want the bread to be soupy, just moist.
  8. Carefully pour the bread mixture into a 9x13 or similar baking dish. Take care not to smash the stuffing into the dish, just lay it gently so a not to mush the bread too much.

  9. Bake until heated through and the top begins to turn golden brown, about 30-40 minutes. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Thanksgiving Stuffing
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.1g17%
Saturated Fat 6.1g31%
Cholesterol 26.5mg9%
Sodium 494.5mg21%
Fiber 1.6g6%
Sugar 4.7g5%
Protein 7.8g16%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.