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Homemade Stuffing Mix


Homemade Top of the Stove Stuffing Mix

Homemade Stuffing Mix

Photo: Diana Rattray

 This easy stuffing mix is similar to the famous, convenient top-of-the-stove mix. It's an excellent use for day-old bread, and you probably have most of the seasonings on hand. 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes About 6 Cups


  •  6 cups soft fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 heaping tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 5 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/3 cup dried celery flakes*
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 scant teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf marjoram
  • To Make the Stuffing
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 cups stuffing mix
  • 3 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 350° F.

Spread the bread out on two baking sheets. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, until dry and crumbly.

In a large bowl or large plastic food storage bag, combine the bread crumbs with the parsley, onion, celery flakes, thyme, pepper, sage, and marjoram. 

To prepare the stuffing, bring 1 1/4 cups of water and 3 tablespoons of butter to a boil. Stir in the 3 cups of stuffing mix.  Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Serves 4 to 6.

*If you can't find dried celery flakes locally in large amounts, you'll find several brands on Amazon and other online merchants.

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