Learn how to make stove top stuffing in the oven with just a few simple ingredients. This stuffing recipe is a great addition to any holiday table or for an easy dinner.
Today we are sharing how to make Stove Top stuffing better by adding a few extra ingredients and baking it in the oven. This recipe can be made in less than one hour and is a classic side dish that the whole family will love.
Not just for Thanksgiving dinner, this is a great recipe that can be made ahead of time for an easy side during the week.
Stuffing mix – I am using Stove Top stuffing mix for this recipe but feel free to use your favorite brand like Pepperidge Farm. Also note, I am using chicken but turkey stuffing, cornbread, herbs, or any other flavor.
Butter – Unsalted butter or substitute with olive oil.
Chicken broth – You can use chicken broth or chicken stock for this recipe. Also feel free to substitute with vegetable broth.
Celery – 3-4 stalks of celery, diced. You can also leave out the celery if you prefer.
Onion – Make sure to dice onion into small pieces.
Poultry seasoning – This adds extra flavor and seasoning to the dish.
How to make Stove Top stuffing in the oven
Step one: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in diced celery and onion. Saute onions and celery for 4-5 minutes or until it starts to soften.
Step two: Stir in poultry seasoning, stuffing mix, and chicken broth. Stir to combine. (If your skillet isn’t large enough you can combine everything in a large bowl.)
Step three: Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place stuffing mixture into the dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
- If you prefer a softer, more moist stuffing, you can cover the baking dish with foil while in the oven. If you like a crisper top, leave it uncovered while baking.
- You can use this recipe to stuff a turkey or chicken. Prepare the recipe as written and then instead of baking in a dish, stuff inside the turkey cavity.
You can make this super simple recipe your own by adding some of these extra ingredients.
Butter – If you don’t like butter, replace with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
Protein – Try adding in 1 cup of cooked shredded chicken, ground beef or browned crumbled sausage into the stuffing mix.
Fruit – For a little sweetness, try adding in some diced apples or dried cranberries.
Vegetables – Want to add some extra veggies? Try adding some chopped mushrooms and or bell pepper with the onion and celery.
Seasonings – Like a little spice? Stir in a pinch of cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning blend, or ground black pepper to the mix.
How to store
Store: Make sure to let the stuffing completely cool. Place in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator until ready to reheat and serve.
Freeze: This also is a good recipe to freeze. Let it cool and then place in a freezer safe container. It will last 4-6 months. Let thaw in the refrigerator and then warm in the oven or microwave.
Can this be made ahead of time?
Yes, this dish can be prepared up to 2 days before serving. Make sure to cover the baking dish and store in the refrigerator until ready to heat and serve.
What to serve with stuffing
This is such a great side dish for so many meals. Try pairing it with things like:
More easy side dishes
A few of our other favorite holiday side dishes.
Did you make this stuffing recipe? Be sure to leave a comment.
Stove Top Stuffing In Oven
- 2 boxes stuffing mix
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 4 stalks celery, diced
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in diced celery and onion. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until it starts to soften.
- Stir in poultry seasoning, stuffing mix, and chicken broth. Stir to combine. (If your skillet isn't large enough you can combine everything in a large bowl.)
- Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place stuffing mixture into the dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.