Rustic Herb Stuffing

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I may be obsessed with a lot of things. Guacamole, risotto, different pasta dishes etc. But let me tell you something.... this is the honest to god best stuffing recipe in the entire world. Rustic Herb Skillet Stuffing for everyone (and a side of Mascarpone mashed potatoes!

A steel skillet with rustic herb stuffing, baked and browned on top, placed on a grey and white kitchen towel.


 

Why I Love This Recipe

I kid you not. I could and would eat this every single day for an entire month if given the chance. The flavors will rock your world.

Last year was my first year with this stuffing. I made it not once, not twice, but three times before actual Thanksgiving. And each and every time I made it, it was devoured. All of the herbs and seasonings work perfectly together to create an out of this world stuffing. The toasted bread cubes and nice and golden brown and then soaked with the buttery herb mixture and then baked until perfection.  I've made a few tweaks this year and it brings a smile to my face every time I take a bite! I wish Thanksgiving was once a month so I had an excuse to make stuffing more frequently. In fact, I don't know why I don't make stuffing more frequently, especially this once, because it's life changing. Cross my heart. Make it. You'll thank me later. And, if you've already made this and want a change, try the kale and mushroom bread pudding!!

Ingredients & Substitutions

Mise-en-place of all the ingredients needed to make rustic herb stuffing.
  • Country-style French bread with crust cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Butter
  • Shallots finely sliced
  • Celery finely chopped
  • Green Onions thinly sliced
  • Italian Parsley chopped
  • Fresh Oregano chopped
  • Fresh Sage chopped
  • Fresh Thyme chopped
  • Garlic Cloves minced
  • Coarse Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper freshly ground
  • Eggs
  • Chicken Broth
  • Parmesan Cheese coarsely grated

*For a full list of ingredients and instructions please see recipe card below.

How to Make Rustic Herb Stuffing

A baking sheet with cubes of bread.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread bread on large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until bread is dry, about 15 minutes. Cool.

A white dutch oven with partially melted butter and chopped celery and shallots.

Step 2: Melt 10 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and celery and saute for 5-6 minutes.

A small glass mixing bowl with eggs and chicken broth.

Step 3: Whisk eggs and ¾ cup broth in medium bowl.

A white dutch oven with a celery shallot base, with chopped green onion, garlic and fresh herbs added, along with salt and pepper.

Step 4: Add green onions, all the herbs, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté until celery is tender, 6 to 8 minutes more.

A white mixing bowl with cubed bread, and the cooked herb and vegetable mixture.

Step 5: Generously grease a large skillet or baking dish. Place bread cubes in very large bowl. Add warm vegetable mixture; toss to combine.

A white mixing bowl with the stuffing mixture, with the egg mixture and shredded parmesan added.

Step 6: Add egg mixture to stuffing and toss to coat. Mix in Parmesan.

A white rectangular baking dish with rustic herb stuffing read to be baked, with a piece of foil on the side.

Step 7: Add more broth (about ½ to ¾ cup) to stuffing if dry. Transfer to skillet or baking dish.

A white rectangular baking dish with rustic herb stuffing baked and fresh out of the oven.

Step 8: Cover with buttered foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake until golden, about 30 minutes.

How to Store Rustic Herb Stuffing

You can store this stuffing in the fridge once its cool. Transfer to a container, or cover the baking dish tightly with foil. When its time to eat, pop it back in the oven or microwave until its warmed throughout.

How to Freeze Rustic Herb Stuffing

You sure can freeze this stuffing! Once you're done baking it, let it cool, and then transfer it into smaller glass containers and freeze. When it's time to eat it, just warm it up in a toaster oven, in the oven or in the microwave until it's warmed throughout.

Tips & Tricks

Make sure to toast the bread - it will give you the best final texture!

FAQs

Should I use fresh herbs?

Herbs are big part of this dish, and even though I'm open to substitutions and being flexible usually, the fresh herbs will really enhance the flavor in this dish.

How do the eggs help?

The eggs really help bind everything together! I prefer it, since it doesn't fall apart when you serve and it fills richer and custardy!

Can I prep this ahead of time?

Absolutely! I do all the time. I'll prep the bread and the herb mixture a day or so ahead of time so all I have to do on the day of the feast is mix everything together and bake. Easy.

PS – are you thinking of putting this on your Thanksgiving menu? Check out the full What’s Gaby Cooking menu here along with the master prep schedule to keep things organized and on track!
And if you need more Thanksgiving Ideas check out this roundup of 80+ Thanksgiving Recipes and Ideas

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Rustic Herb Stuffing

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 16 votes
If you're looking for the best stuffing ever (no nuts, no sausage, no shrooms) THIS IS IT!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf country-style French bread with crust cut into 1-inch cubes (roughly 8 cups)
  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 ounces coarsely grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread bread on large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until bread is dry, about 15 minutes. Cool.
  • Melt 10 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and celery and saute for 5-6 minutes. Add green onions, all the herbs, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté until celery is tender, 6 to 8 minutes more.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously grease a large skillet or baking dish. Place bread cubes in very large bowl. Add warm vegetable mixture; toss to combine.
  • Whisk eggs and ¾ cup broth in medium bowl. Add egg mixture to stuffing and toss to coat. Mix in Parmesan.
  • Add more broth (about ½ to ¾ cup) to stuffing if dry. Transfer to skillet or baking dish. Cover with buttered foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake until golden, about 30 minutes.

Notes

Make sure to toast the bread - it will give you the best final texture!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1498mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1335IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 4mg
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52 Comments

  1. We never have stuffing on Thanksgiving (ours is usually only a 5-person party and we STILL have too many leftovers), but I think this recipe indicates a time to change that! Maybe stuffing every week from here on out! wonderful ingredients--it sounds SOO good!

  2. What a roundup! I'm looking forward to checking out all of those links. This stuffing sounds wonderful. It's by far my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. This sounds so hearty and delicious!

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