Stove Top Stuffing – How to Make It Better

published by Bloom Again on Nov 29, 2010

You can make stove top stuffing better with just a few simple additions and no one will believe you started with boxed stuffing.

Boxed stove top stuffing is pretty good and is a great starting point. With just a few more ingredients and a little more preparation time, you can make stove top stuffing much better. In fact, it can be so good you family will complement you again and again. Enjoy this stuffing all year, not just Thanksgiving, to make dinner special. Great with chicken or other meat in place of potatoes or rice.


1 box of stove top stuffing mix, any brand, chicken flavor.

1/4 cup each diced green pepper, onion and celery

2 tablespoons olive oil or butter

I package of corn muffin mix, prepared according to the directions, adding 1 teaspoon sugar. (Tip, you will be crumbling it, so cook it quickly in the microwave until just firm).

Sage seasoning

Black pepper


Chicken broth from roast chicken, or canned.

Optional: Cooked and crumbled bacon or cooked and crumbled sausage or canned and diced mushrooms.

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1. Prepare the boxed stuffing according to directions and transfer to a large bowl.

2. Over medium heat, saute the onions, green pepper and celery in the oil until soft and add to the bowl.

3. Crumble enough cornbread to make 1 cup and add to stuffing mix, mixing well.

4. Add enough broth to moisten dressing so that it holds together slightly.

5. Add additional sage seasoning to taste, at least 1 teaspoon.

6. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

7. Add any additional ingredients, such as the mushrooms or sausage, mixing well.

8. Use stuffing in recipe.  A simple recipe is to place the stuffing in the pan then top with seasoned chicken pieces that have been first browned in a saucepan (drumsticks cook quickly). Place atop stuffing, cover and cook until chicken is done.

Note: If you want to cook the stuffing by itself, place it in an ovenproof container and cover with foil and cook at 350 for approximately 1/2 hour, adding a little broth to the top if necessary to keep it from drying out.

This stove top dressing is perfect to stuff a whole chicken, place on chicken breasts and roll up, or serve with baked chicken pieces, just for starters. If also freezes well, so if you only need to do a couple of chicken breasts, freeze the rest to use in several weeks.

16 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by dino renaldo
    November 29th, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    nice share

  2. # 2 by vijayanths
    November 29th, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    good post.

  3. # 3 by sathi.k
    November 29th, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    What an authentic dish. I love it!

  4. # 4 by PSingh1990
    November 29th, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    Nice Share.


  5. # 5 by crisdiwata
    November 29th, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

    Mouth-watering especially the picture. Makes me crave for it.

  6. # 6 by Nina Mason
    November 29th, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    That’s a different idea. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. # 7 by Suni51
    November 29th, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    Very good share.

  8. # 8 by Christine Ramsay
    November 30th, 2010 at 2:25 am #

    This sounds so tasty. I might well use this recipe for my turkey this Christmas.


  9. # 9 by giritharanj
    November 30th, 2010 at 2:36 am #

    nice share – gj

  10. # 10 by Levi Henley
    November 30th, 2010 at 7:50 am #


  11. # 11 by Angela Ohm
    November 30th, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    This sounds good. I’ll try it. Thank you !

  12. # 12 by J Anderson
    November 30th, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Good Stuff.

  13. # 13 by CA Johnson
    December 1st, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    This recipe sounds pretty good. My mom likes to make stuffing so I will have to show her this recipe.

  14. # 14 by yes me
    December 5th, 2010 at 6:17 am #

    Sounds lovely cheers

  15. # 15 by Ruby Hawk
    November 25th, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    that would be an easy dressing and delicious.

  16. # 16 by Emancipation
    November 26th, 2011 at 4:42 am #

    Sounds tasty. Always love stuffing with chicken and I will try this.

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