Autumn Harvest Stuffing (Aka Throw Away the Box of Stove Top!)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Two different breads, apricots, apples, herbs, white wine, and savory ingredients make this recipe a better-than-you-could-ever-get-in-a-box stuffing. The flavors and colors of this homemade stuffing are fabulous, and will make you feel warm and cozy like a good autumnal meal should. Recipe created by me personally, inspired by my favorite season of the year! Add the pecans if you want it a bit richer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast bread slices lightly. Tear by hand into small pieces and place in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Remove leaves from thyme sprigs and add to bread. Set aside.
  3. In a large pan, add 2 tbsp butter and celery and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Saute over low to medium heat until vegetables are softened.
  4. Add dried bread cubes, apple, apricot, and butter. Stir well.
  5. When butter has absorbed into bread, add white wine. Stir until absorbed.
  6. Add onion powder, rosemary, paprika, parsley, sage, and turmeric. Add 1/2 cup of chicken stock and simmer until liquid is absorbed. Season again with salt and pepper.
  7. Stir in apple cider vinegar and transfer stuffing to a medium pot with a lid.
  8. Add remaining 1 cup chicken stock and cover. Allow to simmer covered over low heat for 20 minutes.
  9. Season again with salt and pepper. Add pecans if using.
  10. *** If making for turkey dinner, add 1/3 cup of turkey drippings to stuffing when adding chicken broth for a deeper flavor.