Basic Bread Stuffing

Basic Bread Stuffing - Side Dish

Make a delicious bread stuffing this holiday season. This recipe is great to make ahead and easy to change up with whatever ingredients you have on hand, making it a must-have for your Thanksgiving dinner!
Blog post intro paragraph: Make the best tasting bread stuffing this year by using our simple recipe that includes all of the classic flavors everyone loves about Thanksgiving! You can serve it as a side dish or add meatballs to turn it into an entree. It’s so versatile, you will want to use it again and again throughout the year!

Recipe Summary test Servings: 12 Yield: 12 to 14 – 1/2 cup servings


1 tablespoon paprika

3 onions, diced

2 ½ cups low fat, low sodium chicken broth

¼ cup egg substitute

salt and pepper to taste

6 cups diced whole-grain bread


In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1/2 cup of the chicken broth. Add the onions and cook for 10 minutes until onions have softened.

In a bowl, combine the cooked onions, remaining broth, bread, paprika, egg substitute and salt and pepper. Mix well.

Place mixture inside the cavity of a turkey or place it in a casserole dish. If stuffing is to be baked separately from the turkey, place stuffing in a preheated 350-degree oven and bake for 45 minutes.

Variations include – Herb Stuffing: Add 1 tablespoon mixed chopped sage, rosemary, and parsley. Fruit Stuffing: Add 1/2 cup diced tart apples, washed cranberries, or diced pears. Sweet Stuffing: Add 1 teaspoon allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger. Mushroom Stuffing: Add 1 cup sliced mushrooms (white or wild). Saute with the onions. Cook until mushrooms are soft. Chestnut Stuffing: Add 1 cup roasted chestnuts, peeled (chestnuts are low in fat). To save time, use a jar of water-packed chestnuts (some grocers stock these around the holidays) instead of roasting the chestnuts. Dried Fruit Stuffing: Add 1 cup diced dried apricots, apples, figs, cranberries, or cherries. Corn Bread Stuffing: Replace 3 cups of the whole-grain bread with 3 cups cornbread.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 67 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 10.7g; fat 1.1g; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 164.7mg.

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