Wild Mushroom Stuffing // Stuffing Recipe 101

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Do you love stuffing? Do you want to make a delicious and impressive dish for your next thanksgiving dinner without spending hours in the kitchen? Then this recipe is for you! My Wild Mushroom Stuffing recipe is simple to make, and it's sure to please even the most discerning palate. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your Thanksgiving feast today!

Yes I love mashed potatoes, but hands down my most favorite part of Thanksgiving is this Wild Mushroom Homemade Stuffing recipe. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

Gaby holding a white baking dish with mushroom stuffing, in an outdoor stuffing in front of a thanksgiving table with a wine bottle in the foreground.

Why I Love This Recipe

We're about to dive head first into a whole lotta roasted turkey, gravy, dessert, salads, mashed potatoes, side dishes and baked cheese (because baked cheese should be mandatory at all fall gatherings).

A baking dish with a gold serving spoon with mushroom stuffing, with persimmons on the side.

Before we get to the rest of those things, we're talking about this Wild Mushroom Stuffing Recipe!

If you're a long time reader of What's Gaby Cooking, you know that stuffing and I are best friends. FOREVER. It's my favorite part about Thanksgiving and I love this easy stuffing recipe. Hands down the best stuffing recipe EVER created and I'll never deviate from it. I drizzle a bit of my homemade gravy on top and go to town.

A woman's hand putting a white baking dish with mushroom stuffing down on a dining table, set with plates and wine glasses.

It's basically a traditional stuffing recipe, with all the mushrooms. Fresh, because of all the variety of herbs and perfectly salty with the addition of Parmesan cheese. You really can't go wrong. AND... because I know not all of you are as obsessed with mushrooms as me, you can easily omit those when whipping this up and it will still be a mega star! AND if you have vegetarians in your family, they will love the addition of shrooms!

There are 3 parts to incredible stuffing:
1. Great bread. Find a really delicious loaf of bread - it can be plain or seasoned. I've done this recipe with a rosemary roasted garlic bread and it was incredible. Also incredible with a good old baguette from an amazing french bakery!
2. Herbs. The herbs in this dish are what really make it shine. They bring such a depth of flavor that a lot of stuffings don't have.
3. Parm + Eggs. The parmesan cheese and egg mixture gives this almost a custard like finish that makes it creamy while still maintaining the bread!! It's perfect.

A close-up shot of a baking dish with mushroom stuffing in it.

Let's talk stuffing recipe 101 so we're all prepped and ready for Thanksgiving day!

Ingredients & Substitutions

mise-en-place with all the ingredients required to make wild mushroom stuffing.
  • Country-style French bread with crust cut into 1-inch cubes 
  • butter
  • wild mushrooms
  • shallots finely sliced
  • celery
  • green onions
  • Italian parsley
  • fresh oregano
  • fresh sage
  • fresh thyme
  • garlic clove minced
  • coarse kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • large eggs
  • chicken broth divided
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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

How to Make Wild Mushroom Stuffing

A baking dish with bread cubes on it.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread the cubed bread on large rimmed baking sheet and transfer into the oven. Bake until bread is dry, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

A skillet with butter, shallots and mushrooms being sautéed together.

Step 2: Meanwhile, melt the butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and shallots and sauté until golden, about 7 minutes.

A skillet with mushrooms, celery, herbs, green onions, shallots and garlic, with salt and pepper being cooked together.

Step 3: Add the celery, green onions, various herbs, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for 3-4 minutes more.

A large white bowl with cooked mushrooms and celery and dried bread cubes and a bowl of whisked eggs and broth on the side.

Step 4: Place the bread cubes in large bowl. Add the warm vegetable mixture; toss to combine. Whisk the eggs and ¾ cup broth in medium bowl.

A white mixing bowl with cooked mushrooms, dried bread cubes, eggs and broth mix, and grated parmesan.

Step 5: Add egg mixture to stuffing and toss to coat. Mix in Parmesan. Add more broth (about ½ to ¾ cup) to stuffing if it still looks and feels dry.

A white baking dish with wild mushroom stuffing.

Step 6: Transfer to greased skillet or baking dish. Cover with buttered foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake until golden, about 30 minutes.

How to Store Wild Mushroom 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 Wild Mushroom 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

Dry your bread cubes! I prep my bread cubes a few days ahead of time and let them dry out on the counter. This way they still maintain their shape/bulk when you add the eggs, parmesan and stock. If you don't have time to let the bread cubes dry out a few days ahead of time, you can toast it in the oven the day of no problem!

FAQs

What is traditional stuffing made of?

It's only the best part of Thanksgiving + Christmas! No but really, stuffing is a combination of dried out cubed bread that can be mixed with any number of add-ins. I like keeping things bright and fresh and decadent with the recipe below.

What kind of bread should I use for Thanksgiving stuffing recipe?

I love a really great french loaf, a baguette, sourdough, or any other type of hearty bread. The only breads I would stay away from would be a brioche or anything generally soft.

Should you put egg in your stuffing?

I prefer stuffing with eggs for many reasons. First, it acts as a binder. Two, it doesn't fall apart when you serve it. Three, it feels a little bit more filling and custardy!

Can I prepare stuffing ahead of time?

You sure can! I do all the time. I'll prep the bread and the butter/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.

And there you have it! Any other Thanksgiving stuffing questions... shout them out below!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means one thing – stuffing! This year, why not try something a little different and make your stuffing with wild mushrooms and fresh herbs? Our Wild Mushroom Stuffing recipe is easy to follow and will leave your guests begging for more, it is literally best thanksgiving stuffing recipe. So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and start cooking!

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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Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 62 votes
Hands down my most favorite part of Thanksgiving is this Wild Mushroom Stuffing. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf country-style French bread with crust cut into 1-inch cubes (about 14-15 ounces or 8-9 cups of cubed bread)
  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound wild mushrooms
  • 2 shallots finely sliced
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 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 clove minced
  • 2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 4 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread the cubed bread on large rimmed baking sheet and transfer into the oven. Bake until bread is dry, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and shallots and saute until golden, about 7 minutes. Add the celery, green onions, various herbs, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for 3-4 minutes more.
  • Generously grease a large baking dish.
  • Place the bread cubes in large bowl. Add the warm vegetable mixture; toss to combine.
  • Whisk the 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 it still looks and feels dry. Transfer to skillet or baking dish. Cover with buttered foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake until golden, about 30 minutes.

Notes

Prep ahead instructions: You can prep the bread 3-4 days ahead of time and store in an air tight container. You can also make the butter/herb mixture a day or two ahead of time and refrigerate. That way, day of the dinner, all you have to do is combine everything with the stock, eggs and cheese and bake. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1501mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1335IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 4mg
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329 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is soo good! I made this stuffing for the first time this year (I normally do boxed stuffing because it’s easy) but this is not only easy it’s so flavorful!! My whole house smelled like thanksgiving when I prepped this a few days before thanksgiving. Everyone who came (12 people) said how amazing it is! I will absolutely be making this stuffing every year!

  2. Thoughts on adding sausage to this stuffing?
    Will it be too much with the cheese?
    Lots of different constraints from guests this year, so trying to make all different things work!

  3. 5 stars
    I always make something a little different to add to the traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Made this last year and it was a HIT!!! Now it is apparently what I have to bring every year. Moved since last year and am worried about finding good mushrooms but I will figure it out. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Just wanted to make a shout out that you were right…this was THE BEST STUFFING EVER!! I’ll be making it every year from here on out! Thank you

  5. 5 stars
    I love mushrooms and bread!
    This recipe was easy to make and it was so yummy.
    I added carrots for some extra veggies.

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