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Easy Homemade Stuffing Small Batch Recipe for Two

Homemade Stuffing Recipe

This homemade stuffing is very easy and is a classic bread stuffing which uses a generous amount of chopped celery, onion and seasonings and can be baked alone or inside of a small turkey.

This simple recipe takes only 5 minutes of prep and is completely ready in just 45 minutes.

This small batch recipe is perfect for an intimate Thanksgiving, Christmas, or as a side dish for two any night of the week.

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For more on the history and origins of stuffing, or dressing as it’s also known, read this article.

How to make the best small batch homemade stuffing:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).

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Spray a 20 oz. oven safe baking dish with non-stick spray. Click for a 20 oz. oven safe baking dishes.

Dice the onion and celery into small bite sized pieces.

onions and celery diced on a cutting board with a knife

Heat a saucepan over medium heat, add the onion, celery, and broth. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

onions, celery, and broth cooking in a sauce pan

While the onions and celery cook, toast the bread slices.

Spread each piece of toast with butter and cut the toast into bite sized cubes.

toasted bread cut into cubes

To the sauce pan, stir in the thyme, sage, salt, and black pepper.

seasonings added to onions, celery, and broth

Place the toasted bread cubes in a medium bowl.

Add the onion, celery, and broth mixture to the bread cubes and toss gently to combine.

bread cubes mixed with onion and celery mixture

Pour the stuffing into the prepared oven safe baking dish.

stuffing in a baking dish

Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake 5 more minutes until lightly browned.

Homemade Stuffing Recipe for Two

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Yield: 2 servings

Homemade Stuffing

Homemade Stuffing Recipe serves 2

This homemade stuffing is very easy and is a basic bread stuffing which uses a generous amount of chopped celery, onion and seasonings and can be baked alone or inside of a small turkey.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 slices good quality day-old white bread
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  2. Spray a 20 oz. oven safe baking dish with non-stick spray. Click for 20 oz. oven safe baking dishes.
  3. Dice the onion and celery.
  4. In a covered saucepan over medium heat, cook the onion and celery in the broth for 5 minutes.
  5. While the veggies cook, toast the bread slices.
  6. Spread each with the butter and cut the toast into cubes.
  7. To the sauce pan, stir in the thyme, sage, salt, and pepper.
  8. Place the toast cubes in a medium bowl.
  9. Add the onion and celery mixture to the bread cubes and toss gently.
  10. Pour the stuffing into the prepared baking dish.
  11. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  12. Uncover and bake 5 more minutes until lightly browned.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Saturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 508mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g
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