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Homemade Stuffing Recipe Bread Cubes Scratch

Homemade Stuffing From Scratch

Ever made homemade stuffing from scratch? Not using store-bought bread cubes, I'm talking about even making the bread cubes for stuffing!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 10 cups dried stuffing cubes
Calories 25 kcal
Author Sarah Ozimek



Making Bread Cubes for Stuffing

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with 2 Tbsp of olive oil. (This will be way too much to grease the sheet, but you’ll use it in the next step).
  3. Place the bread cubes on the baking sheet and mix to coat them with the oil.
  4. Sprinkle seasonings over the bread cubes and mix to evenly distribute the seasonings.
  5. Once the seasonings are evenly distributed, arrange bread cubes in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake the bread cubes for 1½ - 2 hours, stirring after 1 hour, until they are completely dry.
  7. Once dry, remove bread cubes from the oven and let them cool completely on the pan.
  8. After they are cool, transfer them to a sealed container.
  9. If the bread cubes are completely dry, they should last for about a month.

Make Homemade Stuffing

  1. To make homemade stuffing from your bread cubes simply sauté a diced onion and a few stalks of celery in a ¼ cup (half stick) of butter for 5 minutes.

  2. Add the cubes and enough broth to moisten them, 2 cups should do.

  3. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. There, you just made delicious stuffing from scratch!

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If you want to get fancy, use your homemade bread cubes to make a unique homemade stuffing like this French Chestnut Stuffing or this Mushroom Dill Stuffing.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Stuffing From Scratch
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 25 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 117mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.