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Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

I made this mushroom and bacon stuffing recently with my homemade bread cubes and it was wonderfully textured, moist, smoky, and so tasty! We all loved this stuffing–especially my daughter and it paired well with the roasted turkey, green bean casserole, creamy mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls I served it with. I loved the big mushroom slices with each bite and the crisp bacon gave the stuffing such a nice salty and smoky flavor. The original recipe from Taste of Home called for corned bread cubes but I used mine. I loved the stuffing with homemade bread cubes but I think it would also be tasty with dried cornbread cubes or a combination of both–homemade bread cubes and cornbread cubes. YUM!

Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

How to Make Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray or butter.

In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp and golden; remove to a paper towel; chop into pieces. Drain the bacon grease, reserving 1 tablespoon.

Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet and saute the onion and celery until tender. Add the mushrooms, sage, thyme, salt & freshly cracked black pepper, to taste; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Remove from the heat; stir in the bread cubes, celery leaves, fresh parsley, and bacon.

Combine eggs and broth; whisk very well. Stir into stuffing mixture and gently mix until evenly coated. Spread the stuffing in the prepared baking dish.

Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

Dot with some remaining butter. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, or until the stuffing temperature reaches 165 degrees. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly golden brown. Serve and enjoy.

Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Thanksgiving
Servings: 8
Author: Adapted by Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked & chopped into pieces
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped (leaves separated & used later)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb button mushrooms, chopped **use an assortment of mushrooms for extra flavor!
  • 1/2-1 tsp rubbed sage, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8 cups homemade bread cubes (see link for recipe) **you can also use cornbread cubes or a combination of both
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray or butter. 
  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp and golden; remove to a paper towel; chop into pieces. Drain the bacon grease, reserving 1 tablespoon. 
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet and saute the onion and celery until tender.
  • Add the mushrooms, sage, thyme, salt & freshly cracked black pepper, to taste; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in the bread cubes, celery leaves, fresh parsley, and bacon.
  • Combine eggs and broth; whisk very well. Stir into stuffing mixture and gently mix until evenly coated.
  • Spread the stuffing in the prepared baking dish. Dot with some remaining butter.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes, or until the stuffing temperature reaches 165 degrees. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy. 
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  1. Anne Olson says:

    5 stars
    This recipe gets an A+++!
    I used my own bread cubes and all I can say is it that this will
    knock your socks off.
    I made it last night to go with your roasted pork tenderloin.
    Obviously, with Thanksgiving in two days, we don’t get tired of stuffing!
    Thank you again for a keeper, Pam!

    1. Anne,

      I’m so glad you loved it! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

      -Pam