Rye Bread and Bacon Stuffing

Patricia Stagich


  • 3 Tablespoons  butter
  • 1/2 Cup  chopped onions
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup  chopped celery
  • 6 Cups  chicken broth
  • 3 Cups  dried 1/2-inch bread cubes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  dried sage
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  dried parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  dried marjoram
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  dried rosemary
  • 2 Teaspoons  onion powder
  • 3/4 Cups  cooked diced bacon
  • 1 Cup  dried Rye breadcrumbs

For those who love a classic Reuben, this recipe is for them. It works double-time, too, for bacon lovers, providing crunchy bites of it throughout.


In a medium-sized sauce pan, melt the butter and sauté the onions and celery until soft, about 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and then add the dried seasonings. Add 4 cups of the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from the heat and add the dried bread cubes and the Rye breadcrumbs. Give a good stir so that the chicken broth is evenly combined. If the stuffing is too dry, add the rest of the stock in ½-cup increments until wet. Stir in the cooked bacon and place the wet stuffing into a 9-by-13-inch greased baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, covered. Remove the cover and bake for 5 minutes more until golden brown.


Special thanks to Patricia Stagich of Comfy Cuisine for helping us test this recipe. 


Calories per serving:

266 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 97g 150%
  • Carbs 228g 76%
  • Saturated 41g 203%
  • Fiber 16g 63%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 44g
  • Monounsaturated 34g
  • Polyunsaturated 15g
  • Protein 82g 165%
  • Cholesterol 191mg 64%
  • Sodium 4,355mg 181%
  • Calcium 578mg 58%
  • Magnesium 221mg 55%
  • Potassium 2,555mg 73%
  • Iron 16mg 89%
  • Zinc 7mg 48%
  • Phosphorus 1,012mg 145%
  • Vitamin A 332µg 37%
  • Vitamin C 11mg 19%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 172%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 132%
  • Niacin (B3) 44mg 218%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 81%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 377µg 94%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 15%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin K 55µg 69%
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