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almond-bacon bread stuffing

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This stuffing is my absolute favorite thing about the holidays!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A fantastic stuffing recipe! It has all the flavors you expect in a holiday stuffing but it's made even better. Adding bacon and toasted almonds adds so much flavor. Cooking onions and celery in the bacon grease give them a smoky flavor. Serve alongside your holiday meal for a delicious side dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For almond-bacon bread stuffing

  • 1 pkg
    Pepperidge Farm crushed stuffing mix (blue package) or your favorite stuffing mix
  • 2 stalk
    celery, sliced in half lengthwise then chopped
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, melted
  • 1 can
    chicken broth (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 3/4 c
    almonds, slivered
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    rubbed sage
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp
    reserved bacon drippings

How To Make almond-bacon bread stuffing

  • Frying bacon in a skillet.
    Fry bacon in a large skillet. Reserve 1 Tbsp of bacon drippings.
  • Sauteeing onions and celery in bacon fat.
    In a large skillet, saute celery and onion in 1 tablespoon bacon drippings until tender.
  • Toasting almonds in a frying pan.
    Add almonds to frying pan and heat over medium-high heat until lightly toasted.
  • Ingredients added to a bowl.
    Combine all ingredients, mixing well.
  • Mixture poured into a baking dish.
    Place in 9x13 inch casserole (or stuff chicken/turkey)
  • Dish covered in foil and baking in the oven.
    Cover and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
  • Almond-Bacon Bread Stuffing on a plate.
    Note: cook time is different if stuffing a bird with it. Cook bird as normal, allow for a bit more time when stuffed.