When I was growing up, we had a full house! There was mom and dad, 6 kids, 2 dogs and 3 cats. There was never a dull moment in that house, I can tell you that! It was also one of the most popular houses on the block. This was mostly due to mom’s cooking, for which she was known throughout the neighborhood for. Mom was always in the kitchen, making something delicious! Mom always had a group of us kids handing around the back door, which was a mere 10 feet from the kitchen. We were like little beggars, waiting for mom to share some of her yummy goodness with us. She made the best darn brownies and chocolate chip cookies on the planet. You can imagine how our holidays were! Mom would pile on mouth watering dish after dish on our big dining room table every Thanksgiving and Christmas. One of my favorites was here traditional homemade bread and herb stuffing.
When I was in my 30’s, mom moved into a small apartment. She all but ceased her cooking, which I can assure you was a sad day for all of us. The baton was passed to me and I become the host of the holiday meals. To say I had big shoes to fill (although mom only wore a size 7) was a huge understatement! I mean, how was I to duplicate all of her wonderful dishes, including that to die for traditional homemade bread and herb stuffing?!
Since mom mad this such a favorite in our house, I didn’t want to make many changes to it and mess with it’s integrity. The only thing I have added to her recipe is the rosemary and the bacon. My husband is a huge bacon fan and that is something he loves in his stuffing. heck, he would love it in his cereal for that matter! The only thing you need to be careful of with this recipe is that it can dry out pretty easily if you cook it too long. I found that by cooking it in the bundt pan lent to a moisture result than in the rectangular pan. If you make it in the 13×9 pan, just be sure to take a look at it after 25-30 minutes and test it and see if it is done. Chances are, you can take it out at that point and have a lovely result. If you want a great dessert to serve at your holiday meal, these mini no bake caramel apple pie cheesecakes are perfect!
Traditional Homemade Bread And Herb Stuffing
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 2 teaspoons sage
- 2 teaspoons rosemary
- 3 Slices cooked, chopped bacon
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 loaf of french bread or 1 bag of of bread cubes (found in the bakery section)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Melt butter in skillet on medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook for 5 minutes. Add herbs, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Cut bread into cubes (if too moist, bake at 250 for 5 minutes, stir and cook 5 additional minutes) or add bread cubes from bakery.
- Beat eggs and add broth. Stir gently until well mixed. Add celery mixture, bacon and bread. If too dry, add 1/2 to 1 additional cup of broth and toss gently until well mixed. Spoon into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish or bundt pan and press gently. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly brown. Allow to cool 15-20 minutes before cutting and serving.
- Bake 35 minutes or until heated through and lightly browned.
What is your favorite holiday side dish?
Kristen from The Road to Domestication saysNovember 11, 2015 at 1:31 pm
Sounds like I would have loved growing up at your house! And this stuffing turned out so PRETTY, I must say!
Jennifer saysNovember 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm
love thi! Stuffing is one of my favorite side dishes. You made it in such a fun and interesting way
Jeanette saysNovember 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm
I have never heard of this bread, but it looks SO pretty! Sounds like a great idea to make for Thanksgiving.
Jennifer saysNovember 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm
That looks so good! I think this might be the first time I’ve ever seen stuffing made like this before.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysNovember 11, 2015 at 1:54 pm
That looks so amazing! I love stuffing at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’ve never seen it in bundt form before.
Christie saysNovember 11, 2015 at 1:55 pm
I have never seen stuffing presented this way! What a fun way to jazz up the holiday!
Liz Mays saysNovember 11, 2015 at 5:29 pm
It definitely looks great. It’s a pretty impressive way to present stuffing.
Ann BAcciaglia saysNovember 13, 2015 at 10:31 pm
Yes, I agree. The presentation looks great.
Pam saysNovember 11, 2015 at 2:11 pm
Our whole family loves stuffing at Thanksgiving! Adding bacon sounds like it puts this over the top!
Lois Alter Mark saysNovember 11, 2015 at 3:07 pm
Wow, that is gorgeous! My husband loves stuffing, and would go crazy for this!
Theresa saysNovember 11, 2015 at 3:19 pm
It’s really beautiful! We love homemade stuffing at Thanksgiving and this looks like an awesome new recipe to try this year!
April G saysNovember 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm
That looks delicious. We don’t really have buns or rolls for Thanksgiving, but maybe it’s something that’s missing that no one thought of.
Liz Mays saysNovember 11, 2015 at 4:03 pm
Now this looks amazing. I could make some of this for my daughter and myself for Thanksgiving.
Stacy D. saysNovember 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm
Looks really good, i’m going to try this recipe! thanks for the great find!
Onica (mommy factor ) saysNovember 11, 2015 at 4:36 pm
I haven’t tried to make it t home, yours looks so perfect. I would love to try it.
jane miller saysNovember 11, 2015 at 5:43 pm
Looks great & I already know you are a good cook so I will try this as I love stuffing hot or cold!!!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysNovember 11, 2015 at 6:22 pm
Will you ship some of that to me here in Boston! I think it looks divine and would eat that whole thing myself.
lisa saysNovember 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm
This looks so good! My stomach is rumbling just looking at the picture. I can’t wait to try the recipe.
Maureen saysNovember 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm
This look delicious. I like how you put it in a bundt pan to make it easier to serve.
Stacie saysNovember 11, 2015 at 7:09 pm
The stuffing looks so pretty you almost don’t want to eat it. It looks so tasty. The bundt pan is a great idea.
Amber NElson saysNovember 11, 2015 at 7:12 pm
Stuffing is like my favorite! Any time of the year and especially with Thanksgiving dinner.
Mary Larsen saysNovember 11, 2015 at 7:33 pm
Gorgeous and delicious. Great idea!
Jeanine saysNovember 11, 2015 at 7:35 pm
Wow, this looks SO good! I need some of this in my life asap. I love bread (a little too much!) and this would be awesome!
Shauna saysNovember 11, 2015 at 8:03 pm
You know, I don’t know if I would be able to share that… wow… it looks amazing. I am a bit of a bread-addict and this would be amazing. Thanks for the recipe.
Amber Edwards saysNovember 11, 2015 at 9:06 pm
I just love herb bread! It makes the best appetizer! This would be perfect for our upcoming Holiday meals!
Jenn saysNovember 11, 2015 at 9:20 pm
WOW that looks delicious! If I could eat bread I’d dive right into that!!
Ann Bacciaglia saysNovember 11, 2015 at 10:18 pm
This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend. I am sure my family will love it.
gingermommyrants saysNovember 11, 2015 at 10:19 pm
This is sure to be a hit with my family. I will have to try this recipe and see what they think.
Vera Sweeney saysNovember 12, 2015 at 12:37 am
This looks so good! I have never made a stuffing into anything like this what a great idea!
Janis @MommyBlogExpert saysNovember 12, 2015 at 12:57 am
What a wonderful way to prepare Thanksgiving stuffing. I am going to try this and bake in a bundt pan just like you did. YUM!
Mykidsguide saysNovember 12, 2015 at 1:20 am
The bread looks savory. I’m not really good at making bread, but this looks so easy. I want to give this a try.
Sabrina saysNovember 12, 2015 at 1:25 am
Thanksgiving isn’t the same without a good stuffing! Thanks for charing the recipe!
Aubrey saysNovember 12, 2015 at 2:59 am
I have never seen stuffing shaped. This is very festive and looks like it tastes awesome.
rika saysNovember 12, 2015 at 3:51 am
My kids and I love bread… well, we love carbs! This recipe looks amazing, can’t wait to try it out
Rosey saysNovember 12, 2015 at 6:49 am
That’s so savory looking. I’d love to try it.
Kristi saysNovember 12, 2015 at 8:36 am
I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year so I need to bring something… this looks like a great idea for what I can make!
Mistee Dawn saysNovember 12, 2015 at 10:11 am
This looks so good! I have to make this for my Dad, he would just love this!
Chubskulit Rose saysNovember 12, 2015 at 10:43 am
Wow, that looks super deliciou0s! Baking is not my forte but once in a while I bake when I get inspired.
Lynndee saysNovember 12, 2015 at 11:11 am
With all those herbs, bet that is delish. I’ve been wanting to bake bread, but thought it’s hard. That one looks easy. Thanks for the recipe.
Ourfamilyworld saysNovember 12, 2015 at 11:22 am
Oh the bread looks so pretty. The recipe sounds easy. I will try this.
Platter Talk saysNovember 12, 2015 at 11:43 am
We love good stuffing; this one is so unique and delicious looking; can’t wait to try it!!
Melissa saysNovember 12, 2015 at 2:15 pm
This looks like a great side to serve at Thanksgiving. I will have to make this for my family at one of our gatherings.
Dogvills saysNovember 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm
That looks yummy! I love easy recipes like this.I can’t wait to try it.
Crystal saysNovember 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm
It’s so pretty! We are bread lovers (all carbs, actually), and this would be such a lovely addition to our holiday.
Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way saysNovember 12, 2015 at 5:31 pm
What a great twist on the traditional stuffing. I think it would be a hit at a holiday party as well.
Ali @ Home & Plate saysNovember 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm
There is nothing like the smell of fresh bread baking when you walk in the door. I imagine it makes delicious stuffing and would be perfect for Thanksgiving.
ricci saysNovember 12, 2015 at 9:31 pm
Oh wow!! This bread/stuffing mix looks amazing!! And it’s pretty!!
Toughcookiemommy saysNovember 12, 2015 at 10:58 pm
I’ve always loved freshly baked bread. It smells so good when it is coming right out of the oven.
Tina Marie saysNovember 13, 2015 at 11:16 am
What a fantastic idea! This is beautiful. I’ve passed this on to my mother in law, she is going to love this.
Claudia | Gourmet Project saysNovember 13, 2015 at 12:26 pm
this is perfect for my Italian style thanksgiving: tuscan herbs!
Lisa Rios saysNovember 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm
Homemade foods are always so special & my mom is an expert in preparing such delicious foods every now & then. We do love stuffing & this looks like a great idea for Thanksgiving & Christmas party.
Amanda || Growing Up Madison saysNovember 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm
Oh man this looks oh so super good. I think that I might have to give this recipe a try one day.
Tracey saysNovember 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm
I have never heard of this kind of bread. It looks delicious and I’ll have to give the recipe a try.
Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours saysNovember 13, 2015 at 2:13 pm
Lovely recipe and great presentation! A bread wreath perhaps?
Bonnie @wemake7 saysNovember 13, 2015 at 3:31 pm
Wow that looks really awesome Kelly. I would love to try making this for this holiday season.
HilLesha saysNovember 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm
I have never tried anything like that before, but it looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy saysNovember 13, 2015 at 4:21 pm
Ha, never thought to make stuffing this way! very creative, sounds amazing and looks wonderful!
Krystal saysNovember 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm
The herb stuffing looks kind of amazing! I am obsessed with this recipe. Perfect for this season!
Claudia Krusch saysNovember 13, 2015 at 8:58 pm
There is nothing like the smell of fresh bread baking when you walk in a home! This is a perfect Thanksgiving recipe!
Life as a Convert saysNovember 14, 2015 at 7:36 pm
This looks really good. Almost too good to eat.
Erin saysNovember 15, 2015 at 9:02 am
This looks amazing! And so festive too! I never would have that to make it in a ring!
Melissa saysNovember 15, 2015 at 3:01 pm
When I have kids my dream is to be like your mom, feeding everyone! I love your recipe with all the herbs, I´ll be sure to try it next weekend.
Shannon Gurnee saysNovember 15, 2015 at 8:51 pm
That sounds like an amazing bread recipe! I would love trying making that sometime!
Tiffany @ Daily Leisure saysNovember 16, 2015 at 12:07 am
Oh man I always wanted a big family! It was just my mom, dad, sister, and myself! Things were still crazy, though. 😉 I would LOVE to make this! I almost bought a loaf from Great Harvest, but theirs was $10!
Adriana saysNovember 16, 2015 at 10:15 am
This looks INSANELY amazing!!! OMG I need to try this this year. THank you so much for sharing!
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Kiwi saysNovember 16, 2015 at 11:12 am
This looks so delish! I never had a bread that was also a stuffing this is interesting!
Clarissa saysNovember 17, 2015 at 10:21 am
This bread looks over the top delish! I love the way you presented it! yum!
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal saysNovember 19, 2015 at 12:12 am
What a wonderful memory of your mom, and this recipe of hers looks just a wonderful! It sounds like you take after your Mom in the kitchen 😉
Jessica saysNovember 20, 2015 at 6:22 pm
I love the memories you shared of your mom, she sounds like a special lady. This stuffing looks so pretty and delicious!
Oana@AdoreFoods saysNovember 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm
Your bread looks so good! I have never tried anything like this 🙂 What a great idea!
Amy Green saysFebruary 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm
I have always wanted to know how to make stuffing at home by myself! I love that you used a Bundt ring pan, like in the movie ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’. The shape is so handy because you can slice it up and then put it on the side of whatever you want.