Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Apple Bread Stuffing


This Apple Bread Stuffing is so easy to make and versatile that it can be used in a multitude of ways.Apple Bread Stuffing | This Apple Bread Stuffing is so easy to make and versatile that it can be used in a multitude of ways.

Are you looking for a simple, delicious stuffing to make this Thanksgiving? Then this Apple Bread Stuffing is it! Herbed stuffing mix combined with fresh parsley and sage, celery, onions and apples. You can’t get any simpler than that. Mix all of the ingredients together in one bowl; then bake. I’m no expert on the subject of the “Stuffing vs. Dressing Debate”; however, I grew up calling it stuffing so that’s what I’m going to be referencing it here as today.

You can use this stuffing as:

  • A Thanksgiving side dish baked in a separate oven safe dish or you can stuff it inside your turkey
  • Filler for stuffed mushrooms for a tasty appetizer or fill your favorite squash and bake
  • Add some of the stuffing to boneless chicken breasts or a pork loin, roll and tie for a main entree

Apple Bread Stuffing

As you can see, I chose to bake this stuffing in an oven safe dish, as I don’t like to stuff my turkey with stuffing. However, if stuffing a turkey is a ‘must-have’ on your Thanksgiving table, then it is imperative that you use a food thermometer to make sure the center of the stuffing reaches a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F. ~Enjoy!

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4 from 1 vote
Apple Bread Stuffing
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
  • 6 c . Herbed Stuffing Mix
  • 2 tbsp . Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp . Fresh Sage, chopped
  • 4 Celery Stalks, chopped
  • ¼ c . Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 Apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tbsp . Butter, melted
  • 2-2.5 c. Low Sodium Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; then add the broth. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the stuffing mix, parsley, sage, celery, onion, and apple.
  4. Gradually add the broth to the stuffing mixture until it comes together and is moist, yet not soaked.
  5. Place the stuffing in a 8”x8” oven safe dish and bake 20-30 minutes or until the top is lightly brown.


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What is your favorite way to make stuffing (or dressing)?


  1. Maggie J
    November 10, 2014 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I love apple stuffing and this looks especially delicious. I love the idea of red onion – can’t wait to try it! This Thanksgiving we’re skipping the turkey so we can go nuts with sides. Apple stuffing will definitely be on the menu!

      November 11, 2014 at 6:49 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Maggie. I prefer all of the sides myself on Thanksgiving day; then usually don’t eat the turkey until either later that night or the next day. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sibby L
    November 26, 2014 at 9:53 am - Reply

    I was planning on a apple stuffing this year never made it before and of all the receipes I looked at this one seems to be the most interesting. Can’t wait to try it.

    Thank you, Carrie.

      November 26, 2014 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Sibby, I’m so glad you found the recipe. I really like this recipe because it’s simple to make and is a crowd pleaser. Enjoy the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. catherine trammell
    November 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Good Thanksgiving Day, Carrie! I have prepared this dressing and we will be eating in about 2 hours. I tasted it along the way and may I just say that I believe that this is a winner! I can’t wait for everyone to get here! I will let you know this evening.

  4. catherine trammell
    November 27, 2014 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Good Thanksgiving Day, Carrie! Have tried it and hands down it is a winner! I had some leftover broth from poached chicken earlier in the week and used it to flavor the breading. Boy, what a crowd pleaser! People were asking me about the ingredients and I told them to check out your website! I will make over and again!

      November 28, 2014 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Hi Catherine. I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and thank you so much for stopping by to let me know you enjoyed the stuffing recipe and for touting my blog. I really appreciate it! 🙂

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  6. Tom
    November 28, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Sounds interesting. I’m wondering how many this serves?

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      November 28, 2017 at 11:47 am - Reply

      This serves 8-10pp. There was an error in the recipe card, but it’s fixed now. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Tom and I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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