Stuffing without a Turkey


A great dish that combines store bought stuffing with olives, pickles and herbs to create a magnificent concoction sure become a Thanksgiving--or anytime--favorite. I use milk in place of water when preparing the stuffing mix.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 2 (6 ounce) packages dry bread stuffing mix

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

  • ½ cup chopped onions

  • ¼ teaspoon chopped garlic

  • 3 large potatoes, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • salt to taste

  • 2 (4 ounce) jars chopped pimento peppers

  • ½ cup chopped black olives

  • ¼ cup sweet pickles, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup dill pickles, diced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  2. Prepare the stuffing according to directions on package.

  3. Over medium-low heat in a large saucepan, place the ground beef, onions and garlic. Slowly cook and stir until the onions are soft and the beef is evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

  4. Place potatoes in a large, deep skillet with oil. Slowly cook and stir 10 minutes, or until evenly brown and tender, but firm.

  5. Mix the stuffing, ground beef mixture, potatoes, pepper, salt, pimento peppers, olives, sweet pickles and dill pickles in the baking dish.

  6. Return to the oven and bake 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
22g Fat
61g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 905mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 52mg 260%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 981mg 21%

* 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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