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classic stuffing recipe with bacon in white baking dish.

Traditional Stuffing with Bacon

This stuffing recipe starts with crusty French bread, plenty of fried bacon, and loads of celery, onions, herbs, and spices. It's flavorful, easy, and perfect for a holiday dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy side dish recipes, easy Thanksgiving recipes, holiday recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 306kcal


  • 1 pound French bread
  • 8 slices bacon diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 10 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • ¾ cup chicken broth plus more as needed
  • ¼ cup fresh minced parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Cut bread into small cubes and place on a baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes to dry out a bit.
  • While the bread is in the oven, fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • When bacon is beginning to crisp around the edges, add the onion and celery and continue cooking until bacon is cooked and vegetables have softened.
  • Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and increase the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour the bacon and vegetables over the bread - do not drain the grease.
  • Add the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and remaining ingredients to the bowl.
  • Stir well to combine. Add additional chicken broth if needed to reach the level of moistness you prefer in stuffing.
  • Spread stuffing into a buttered 2-3 quart baking dish and top with foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, and then remove the foil and continue baking for 30 more minutes.



We don't like our stuffing to be overly wet, so we usually stick to around 3/4-1 cup of chicken broth. Add more if you like an extra moist stuffing.
You may swap the cream of chicken for cream of mushroom soup, if preferred.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1069mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg