Ciabatta Stuffing With Chestnuts and Pancetta

Recipe by Cynna
READY IN: 21mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter a 15 by 10 by 2-inch glass baking dish.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the pancetta and saute until crisp and golden, about 10 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pancetta to a large bowl.
  • Melt the remaining butter in the same skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions, carrots, celery, rosemary, and garlic.
  • Saute until the onions are very tender, about 12 minutes.
  • Gently stir in the chestnuts and parsley.
  • Transfer the onion mixture to the large bowl with the pancetta.
  • Add the bread and Parmesan and toss to coat.
  • Add enough broth to the stuffing mixture to moisten.
  • Season the stuffing, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  • Mix in the eggs.
  • Transfer the stuffing to the prepared dish.
  • Cover with buttered foil, buttered side down, and bake until the stuffing is heated through, about 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue baking until the top is crisp and golden, about 15 minutes longer.