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This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!
Light and Fluffy Stuffing
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

This Light and Fluffy Stuffing is filled a delicious sweet and savoury combination of apple and aromatics – in the form of onion, garlic and herbs.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Myra
  • 6 cups cubed bread
  • 1 medium sized apple
  • 4 leaves fresh sage (can use scant 1/2 teaspoon dried sage)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme (can use 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth (I highly recommend Better Than Bouillon, mixed according to package directions)
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley (can use 1 and 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley)
  1. Cut your bread into 1/4 inch pieces and spread it on a cookie sheet. Aim for around 6 cups of diced bread. Bake in a 275 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes - until bread is dried out. This helps to avoid soggy stuffing.
  2. Chop one apple and three stalks of celery into pieces and dice one large onion into smaller pieces. Mince five cloves of garlic, about four sage leaves and a teaspoon of fresh thyme.
  3. Melt two tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a large frying pan, pot or wok. Add apple, onion, celery, herbs and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Sautee for about a minute.
  4. Lower temperature to medium-low, cover and sweat vegetables for about five minutes, until they have released their juices but still have some firmness.
  5. Remove from heat. Add dried bread cubes, 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley (or 1 and 1/2 tablespoons dried) and one cup of chicken broth (I recommend Better than Bouillon, mixed according to package directions). Toss to combine well.
  6. Add to oven safe dish, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for around 45 minutes. If you'd like a crunchy top, remove foil for the last ten minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Light and Fluffy Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.