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 124 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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104 Comments

  1. I prepped the stuffing ahead of time. Should the stuffing sit out of fridge before going in the oven? Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    So appreciate the x2 measurements! Made it this morning….easy and simply delicious! Thank you! Have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!! Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow,🙌🏻

  3. Just wondering where it says cooking time, you have 3 hrs.20 minutes . Then as I’m reading instructions , it says bake for 20-25 minutes?

  4. Thanks for this recipe! Looks great! I plan to bake it then transfer to a crock pot for travel (40 minutes) and keeping warm.

    Do you think that will turn out the same as baking today, reheating tomorrow?

    Just trying to avoid dried out (or soggy) stuffing!

    1. I think it should work fine. You can always drizzle a little bit of chicken broth (or other broth) over the top before you bake just to ensure it’s moist when you bake it.

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you! This was exactly the recipe I was looking for. All I have to do tomorrow (Thanksgiving 2023) is to cook the turkey breast in the Instant Pot and then put the sides in the oven. The stuffing and green bean casserole are assembled and in the fridge.

    1. 3hours and 20 minutes is 200 minutes. I just assumed she hit the zero twice by accident and the recipe adjusted itself.

  6. Not that anyone looks at the nutritional info around Thanksgiving time but I just wanted to make it a little closer to reality. Firstly the serving size on 1 box of StoveTop stuffing is 1/6 of the box. So this should make 12 servings (not 6). And if we only consider the calories (and fat, etc.) of the stuffing mix and the butter, then 1/12 of the total (little more than 1/2 cup), would be: 143kcal, 5g Fat, 21g Carb, 3g Prot.

    1. Yes, you can a bag of Pepperidge Farm is 12 oz and a box of Stove top is 6 ounces. You could use one bag of Pepperidge Farm for the whole recipe. If you and making for a bigger crowd, you can double the recipe. Thanks!

      1. If preparing the night before, how long do you keep it in the oven on thanksgiving. Also do you cover it while baking?

      2. You can bake it for 25-30 minutes straight out of the refrigerator. You can choose to cover or uncover while baking. If you like it crispier on top, the cook it uncovered.