This is the best homemade stuffing that I have ever had- if I may say so myself! Over the years, I have mostly stuck to Stovetop Stuffing box- mainly because it is really cheap, a very affordable side dish! However, I recently made French Bread from The Prepared Pantry and was given the opportunity to make homemade stuffing. Early last week, I made a whole chicken- which of course leads to homemade chicken broth! Why not take half the loaf of French bread and make stuffing?

One of the things I urge you to do most is to use my homemade chicken stock recipe with this stuffing recipe. Chicken stock from the grocery store tends to have a lot of preservatives and doesn’t have as much nutrients and flavor as my own broth. I suspect that without using a fresh chicken stock, your stuffing won’t be as rich in flavor. To learn more about making bone broth, read this article.

Recipe for Best Homemade Stuffing


  • 3 cups chicken stock– my broth is what made it so amazing!
  • 4 celery sticks
  • 4 carrots 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Salt, pepper, parsley,
  • 2 TBS thyme
  • Leftover bread: 3-4 cups in medium sized pieces
  • 1 stick of butter
Ingredients for Homemade Stuffing


  • Melt butter in a medium pan and add 1 TBS of thyme, and some salt and pepper.
  • Combine cut vegetables and sauté until translucent
Homemade Stuffing- sautéing the vegetables
  • Add bread to the pan and pour the chicken stock over the bread
  • Mix with a flexible spatula until all is fully incorporated 
Adding the Bread to the vegetable mix
  • Transfer to a baking dish, cover and cook at 350 degrees for 35 minutes
  • Uncover the stuffing and bake for an additional 20 minutes
Homemade Stuffing- Finished Product

Final Thoughts for my Homemade Stuffing Recipe

Use the recipe from my homemade chicken broth. You have the added nutrients, umami flavor and added seasoning from when you make the chicken broth. It creates added layers of flavor. Even though I used French Bread from The Prepared Pantry, you can also make my cheap French bread recipe. The recipe is $1-2. Then your stuffing can cost you way less than $5 to make!

Pork loin and fresh stuffing

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