Rye Bread and Bacon Stuffing

Rye Bread and Bacon Stuffing
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

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.

8
Servings
406
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
54g
42%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
87µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
277mg
28%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
37µg
1%
Folate, total
34µg
9%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
67mg
21%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
67mg
10%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
1255mg
84%
Water
201g
7%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.