Classic Herb Stuffing Recipe

Classic Herb Stuffing Recipe

Nothing says traditional like a roasted turkey and side of stuffing for Christmas dinner. Our herb stuffing recipe is full of flavor, but unlike old-fashioned stuffing dishes, it’s more than just bread and fat. This recipe gets a healthy boost from the addition of coconut oil and a selection of fresh vegetables. It’s everything you want in a classic dish, yet updated for the modern palate and healthy lifestyle. This dish pairs perfectly with our Turkey with Coconut Oil. Serve the two together for an unforgettable holiday meal.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Coco Treasure Organic Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped kale
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried powdered sage
  • 1 teaspoon minced dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 cups unseasoned bread cubes
  • 4 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Place the coconut oil, butter and vegetables into a large saucepan with 2 cups of chicken broth. Add water if needed to cover vegetables. Bring to a boil then turn heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften. Remove the pan from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Pour bread cubes into a large bowl and toss with seasonings. Add the vegetable mixture and stir well so the bread can absorb the liquid evenly. Add remaining chicken broth ½ cup at a time until dressing is moist but not soaked. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. If unsure of the right consistency, err on the side of being too dry. Reserve any remaining broth, you can always add more liquid as the dressing cooks.*
  3. Grease a 13×9 baking dish with coconut oil. Spoon the mixture into the pan. Bake for 35 minutes in a preheated 375-degree oven until it’s heated throughout and begins to get slightly brown and crisp on the top.
  4. If you prefer to cook your dressing inside the turkey—true “stuffing”—be sure to follow the food safety guidelines offered by the USDA to avoid any food-related illnesses.

Recipe Notes

You can easily make this herb stuffing recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free bread cubes. Check the label on store-bought broth, some may contain gluten.

About twenty minutes into the cooking time take a small sample from the outer edge of the dish (the center will stay moister than the edges). If the dressing seems too dry, drizzle more chicken broth over the top and continue cooking as directed.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Classic Herb Stuffing Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 904mg 38%
Potassium 216mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 52.6%
Vitamin C 17.4%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tammie Burnsed

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Tammie is a freelance and creative writer who usually disparages the term “super food” but makes an exception for coconut oil. Her research for Coco Treasure has turned her into a verified coco-nut, and she’s made peace with that. Tammie lives in sunny California where she enjoys painting, writing and sharing all things beachy with her husband and two dogs.
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