A straightforward holiday stuffing calls for great bread; we love the nutty, toasty dimension of a bakery whole-grain loaf. Sauté the onion, celery, and carrot mixture until tender but not browned. The added moisture from the veg will help soften the bread and make for a more cohesive stuffing.

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr 10 mins
Serves 10 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until golden, stirring after 10 minutes. Place the bread cubes in a large bowl.

  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic; sauté 10 minutes or until vegetables are very tender. Remove pan from heat; stir in parsley, sage, salt, and pepper. Add onion mixture to bread; toss to combine.

  • Combine stock, butter, and eggs in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle stock mixture over bread mixture; toss. Let stand 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Spoon bread mixture into a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until browned.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 3.3g; poly fat 1.8g; protein 8g; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 46mg; iron 1mg; sodium 340mg; calcium 72mg; sugars 5g; added sugar 2g.