Make it Yourself: 10-Minute Homemade Stuffing

I grew up honestly thinking that stuffing (or dressing in some parts of the country) came from a red box. But one day I looked at the ingredient list on that red box, and was horrified. So I decided I needed to make my own stuffing, but was worried it would be too time-intensive. Guess what? It’s super-easy to make your own stuffing — and only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.

1 year old helping hand not included. :)

Easy Homemade Stuffing

(adapted from
1/2 loaf bread of your choice, cubed (I used homemade wheat bread, but you can use anything, as long as you have about 4 cups of cubed bread
3 tbsp. butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp parsley
1/2 tsp. sage
1/4 tsp. marjoram
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 c. boiling chicken stock (or water, if you want to go vegetarian)

1. Melt butter in a large, deep sauteĀ pan. Add the onion and garlic and saute on low 5 minutes
2. Add parsley, herbs, and pepper and stir together. Add boiling chicken stock and cook until the whole mixture is at a boil.
3. Remove from heat and lightly mix in bread cubes — do NOT over mix or else you will end up with mush. Let sit, covered, and serve hot.

Alternately, you could bake this in the oven after cooking for about 10 minutes at 350 to crisp it up a bit.

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  1. How many serving does this make?


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