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How To Make Stove Top Stuffing

Fluffy, flavorful, filling and DELICIOUS! This EASY dressed up Stove Top Stuffing is the perfect FAST side dish for a simple weeknight meal. Literally ANYONE can make this dish! I’ll show you how to make stove top stuffing today!

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Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Super Duper Tasty!
  • Easy to spruce up!

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1. 

Boil water or stock and add a few seasonings. 

hand adding stock to sauce pan

STEP 2. 

Add the package of stuffing and stir well. 

hand adding stuffing mix package to sauce pan

STEP 3. 

Put the lid on and give it a few minutes. 

hand putting a lid on a sauce pan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Are The Directions For Stove Top Stuffing? 

It couldn’t be easier! 

  1. Heat 1.5 cups of water and 4 Tbs of butter on the stovetop. (I used chicken broth and this adds a lot of flavor). 
  2. When the water is boiling, turn the heat off and add the package of breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir very well.
  4. Put the lid back on and allow to sit for 5 minutes. 
  5. Serve hot. 

How Do You Cook Two Boxes of Stove Top Stuffing? 

So EASY!

Just double the recipe and use a larger sauce pan (probably a 3 quart size pan). 

  • 3 Cups of liquid,
  • 8 Tbs of butter,
  • 2 packages of Stove Top Stuffing. 

Can You Make Stove Top Stuffing Without Butter? 

Yes, absolutely you can, especially if you have a dairy sensitivity. 

To add some flavor back, you may want to do one of the following…

  • Use chicken stock instead of water (or vegetable stock). 
  • Add vegetable oil instead of butter.
  • Use a butter substitute instead of butter. 

I personally tried the stovetop stuffing without the butter and it tastes fine, it just has a tiny bit less flavor. 

Is Stove Top Stuffing Good? 

Yes! It is very good and you can try the various flavors! 

As you can see from the video, I like to add some garlic powder and dried thyme to mine. 

Be careful not to add any salt until you taste it and see how it stacks up against your salt tastes. There’s already salt in there. I didn’t think it needed any extra. 

Can I Use Oil Instead of Butter for Stuffing? 

Yes! Absolutely! That is the perfect solution if you can’t use or don’t have butter. 

How Much Liquid Do You Put In Stuffing?

For Stove Top Stuffing, you add 1 1/2 cups of liquid for each package of stove top stuffing. 

Can You Make Stuffing The Day Before? 

Sure you can! That said, this only takes a few minutes to whip up and it’s so much better hot off the stove, you might want to consider just making it at the time of your meal, but it won’t hurt to make it ahead. 

Simply warm back up in the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes. 

Can You Use Chicken Broth Instead of Water For Stove Top Stuffing? 

Yes! absolutely! In fact, that is what I recommend to add a bunch of flavor to your stuffing! 

If you prefer vegetable broth instead, that works too! 

Do You Put an Egg In Stuffing? 

Stove Top Stuffing does NOT require an egg! It sticks together on its own and it is YUMMY!

Stove Top Stuffing Hacks

So, you want some hacks? It’s hard to hack something that is already so easy!

The best hacks I know are to add a little of the things you love to the stuffing, try some…

  • boiled eggs
  • pieces of turkey or chicken
  • some tiny pieces of fresh celery
  • extra seasoning like garlic powder, sage, thyme. 
  • sautéd red, yellow, green peppers. 

Can I Freeze Stove Top Stuffing? 

Yes! You can freeze stove top stuffing. Just put it in a freezer safe container, squeeze out as much air as possible and freeze for up to 3 months. 

How Long Does Stove Top Stuffing Last? 

  • It will last in the fridge, covered for up to 5 days. 
  • Do not allow to sit out for longer than 2 hours. 

Tips and Tricks

  • It’s just fine to substitute oil for the butter in this recipe or to use butter substitute instead. In fact, this stuffing still tastes great without any butter or oil at all, it just tastes better with it! 
  • If you really want to boost the flavor, use some chicken stock, beef stock or vegetable stock instead of water in this recipe. 
  • I like to add any extra herbs to the liquid before adding the bread package, this helps spread those herbs out very well. 
  • If you forget to add the butter while boiling the liquid, it still works just fine to add the butter after you mix it all together. Simply put the lid on, let the butter melt, and then stir it all together. (That’s what happened in the video). 
  • There are LOTS of flavors of stove top, here’s an example.

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How To Make Stove Top Stuffing

Fluffy, flavorful, filling and DELICIOUS! This EASY dressed up Stove Top Stuffing is the perfect FAST side dish for a simple weeknight meal. Literally ANYONE can make this dish! I'll show you how to make stove top stuffing today!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make stove top stuffing
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
rest: 5 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Calories: 463kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cups Chicken Broth instructions call for water, but broth tastes better.
  • 4 Tbs Butter or butter substitute, oil works fine.
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp thyme dried.
  • 1 Box stove top stuffing
  • 3 stalks green onion chopped for garnish.

Instructions

  • Heat the broth over medium heat and add the butter, garlic powder, thyme until boiling.
  • When boiling, add the stuffing mix bag and turn off the heat.
  • Put a lid on the pan and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, fluff with a fork. Serve hot.

Notes

  • It's just fine to substitute oil for the butter in this recipe or to use butter substitute instead. In fact, this stuffing still tastes great without any butter or oil at all, it just tastes better with it!
  • If you really want to boost the flavor, use some chicken stock, beef stock or vegetable stock instead of water in this recipe.
  • I like to add any extra herbs to the liquid before adding the bread package, this helps spread those herbs out very well.
  • If you forget to add the butter while boiling the liquid, it still works just fine to add the butter after you mix it all together. Simply put the lid on, let the butter melt, and then stir it all together. (That's what happened in the video).

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Stove Top Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 29g145%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 1719mg72%
Potassium 455mg13%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1873IU37%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A VERSE TO SHARE

This week I have been so angry over the things that are happening in the world. Then the Lord lead me to James 1. I recommend it to you as well. Here’s an excerpt. 

James 1: 26-27

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world

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