Stove Top Stuffing In The Oven

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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.

Wooden spoon scooping stuffing.


 

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.

Ingredients needed

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.

Box of stuffing mix, bowl of chicken broth, diced celery, onion, seasoning, and butter.

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.

Skillet with butter, diced onion, and celery.

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.)

Skillet with bread crumbs and diced celery.

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.

White casserole dish with stuffing.

Recipe tips

  • 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.

Variations

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.

Wooden spoon scooping stuffing.
4.98 from 125 votes

Stove Top Stuffing In Oven

By Heather
Learn how to make Stove Top stuffing in the oven.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 3 hours 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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105 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I used a box of turkey and a box of herb stuffing mix and added a chopped boiled egg and some chopped chicken. I will definitely make this for Thanksgiving.

  2. I see that on each box of Stove Top it says there are approximately 6 servings so I’m wondering why your recipe, with two boxes, only serves 6?

    1. The servings on the Stove Top box are for 1/2 cup. I am accounting for closer to 1 cup per serving to be on the safe side (my family likes a lot of stuffing 🙂 ). This recipe makes 6-12 servings depending on how much each guest is eating.

    1. The box of Stove Top Stuffing that I am using has the seasoning combined in with the stuffing so I just use the whole bag. If your seasoning is packaged separately, you can use the seasoning pack from the stuffing. Hope this helps.

      1. Yes, I like a little extra seasoning. Feel free to leave out the poultry seasoning if you like less seasoning in your dishes. Hope this helps 🙂

    1. Yes, you could definitely add some sage. There is sage in the poultry seasoning, but if you would like extra you could add 1/8-1/4 teaspoon depending on how much of the flavor you want.

    1. You freeze both ways. I would recommend thawing in the refrigerator overnight and then bake per the instructions. It might take a few extra minutes of bake time.

    1. I have never tried this but it would probably work. Just make sure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 Degrees F.

  3. 5 stars
    I have made this several times and we love it. My husband usually
    doesn’t eat stuffing but he loves this one.

      1. Do you use low sodium chicken broth or stock when you make this? I’ve always thought Stovetop was a little salty. Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    Awesome!

    I added craisins, and made my own poultry seasoning.

    Your recipe saves on the drawn out process of scratch superbly!

    ***I have pears that I thought would be a good add.

    Recipe keeper I will make again.

    Thank you!

  5. I need enough for 12 people. Just double everything in the recipe? I’m using a a very large aluminum pan. thnx