Baked homemade stuffing in a glass baking dish on top of a white and brown towel all on a white surface

Homemade Stuffing

Making your own stuffing/dressing is not as hard as you would think, and tastes so much better than the boxed stuff!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, holidays
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 337kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 loaf white bread
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp celery leaves
  • 5 oz chicken broth


  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter
  • Dice the onion and add it to the pan and saute for about 10 minutes, until the onions are soft and slightly translucent
  • Meanwhile, break the bread into bite-sized chunks
  • Sprinkle the bread with a bit of water to dampen and place in a large mixing bowl
  • Pour the onion mixture over the bread and add the seasonings
  • Stir to combine (I find using your hands works best)
  • Grease a 9x13 baking dish and pour the bread into it without packing it down
  • Sprinkle the bread with chicken broth
  • Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes, until golden brown and crunchy


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 3.5mg