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Simple and Healthy Thanksgiving Stuffing - traditional herb stuffing lightened up a bit and packed full of flavorful herbs and vegetables! Sure to be a hit on any Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving table! #stuffing #thanksgivingstuffing #thanksgiving #friendsgiving | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

Simple Traditional Herb Stuffing

Fluffy with a crispy topping, packed full of flavorful herbs and vegetables. The perfect, lightened up recipe to the traditional herb stuffing. Easy to make and sure to be a hit on your holiday table!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Side Dish, Stuffing, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Stuffing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 375kcal
Author Samantha Buckner


  • 1 lb Italian Bread, day old, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp light butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced, approximately 1 tablespoon
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt, more or less, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, more or less, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Place a large pan with butter over medium heat.
  • Once heated, add the onions, mushrooms, celery, and carrots. Sauté until the onions are translucent, approximately 6-8 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant. 
  • Combine the sautéed vegetables with the cubes of bread into a large mixing bowl.
  • To a 2 cup (or larger) glass measuring cup or mixing bowl, add the eggs and whisk in the broth and seasonings.
  • Pour broth mixture into the large bowl of bread and vegetables. Toss to thoroughly coat every cube of bread.
  • Pour the stuffing mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading out into an even layer. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil and return to bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden and crispy.
  • Garnish with additional parsley or thyme. Serve warm.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 775mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2850IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.7mg