Tom Szaller's Great Pan or Bird Stuffing


This great sausage and bacon stuffing contains so many ingredients, some say it could be a meal in itself. Bake it as a side dish, or use it to stuff the bird.

white bowl piled with Tom Szaller's great bird or pan stuffing
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
25 servings


  • 6 ounces sliced bacon

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage

  • 1 ½ pounds sweet onions, peeled and chopped

  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped

  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped

  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons celery salt

  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt

  • 2 ½ tablespoons poultry seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 4 cups water

  • 3 (1 pound) loaves white bread, torn into pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

  3. Place sausage in a large Dutch oven. Cook over medium high heat, stirring to crumble, until evenly brown. Drain.

  4. Add the bacon to the sausage along with the onions, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, mushrooms, butter, pepper, celery salt, seasoning salt, poultry seasoning, basil, garlic powder and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 10 to 20 minutes, until the vegetables are soft.

  5. Gradually place the bread into the mixture, thoroughly blending until all pieces are coated. Transfer to a large baking dish or two medium baking dishes.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven 40 to 60 minutes, or until the top begins to brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
11g Fat
33g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 1080mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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