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Simple Homemade Bread Stuffing

This simple bread stuffing recipe is perfect for traditional stuffing or as a dressing casserole.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Thanksgiving
Keyword Homemade Bread Stuffing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1 large loaf french bread
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper diced
  • 4-6 stalks celery diced
  • 4-6 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 tbsp bacon drippings
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  • Cut the french bread in large cubes.
  • Lightly oil or grease a cooking sheet, then place the bread on the sheet.
  • Bake the bread until it's nice and crisp.
  • While the bread is baking, head over to the stovetop.
  • In a large pan, add in 2 tbsp of bacon drippings.
  • Turn the heat to medium.
  • Once the bacon drippings is nice and hot, add in the peppers, onions, and celery. Season with 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper.
  • Cook until tender, then add in the garlic.
  • Let cook for another minute or so, then turn the heat off.
  • Remove the bread from the oven, then toss the cubes into a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Now add in the beaten egg, and fold the ingredients.
  • Add in the cooked vegetables, and sprinkle in the poultry seasoning, remaining salt, and pepper.
  • Mix until everything is well combined.
  • Lightly grease or oil a 9x13 bake dish.
  • Add in the stuffing mixture.
  • Bake in the oven on 350F, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes.
  • Remove the dressing from the oven, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • OPTIONAL: Add some chopped parsley on top, for looks.
  • Serve and enjoy!