Cooking at Home - Grandma's Stuffing

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Published Friday, November 15, 2019

This stuffing has lots of crunch and flavor from the apples, celery, and onions. Whole wheat bread gives this recipe a boost of whole grains.


PICT RECIPE Grandma's Stuffing - USDA
Grandma's Stuffing. Courtesy USDA.


  • 10 cup whole wheat bread cubes (or white bread or buns, dry)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, dried (or 1 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 2 2 apples (optional - medium, pared, cored and chopped, or 1/4 cup raisins)
  • raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put cubes in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Put water in medium saucepan. Add onion, celery, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Do not drain. Pour over bread cubes.
  4. Stir in milk and egg. Gently stir in apples, and raisins, if desired.
  5. Spoon into a greased 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Source: University of Wisconsin, Cooperative Extension Service, A Family Living Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (123g)





Total Fat


Saturated Fat

1 g


24 mg


306 mg

Total Carbohydrate

22 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

5 g

Added Sugars included

2 g


8 g

Vitamin D

1 mcg


136 mg


1 mg


225 mg

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