Thanksgiving Bacon Stuffing


This bacon stuffing recipe has been in my family for decades. How can you go wrong with bacon? Whether baked in muffins tins or right inside the turkey, this stuffing is sure to be a hit!

close up view of Bacon Stuffing with fresh herbs on a white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning (such as Bell's®)

  • 2 loaves day-old white bread, torn into small pieces

  • 2 eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until cooked through but still slightly soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels, retaining bacon drippings in the skillet.

  3. Melt butter in a separate skillet over medium-high heat; sauté onion and celery until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir cooked bacon and poultry seasoning into onion mixture, then transfer to a large bowl.

  4. Mix torn bread pieces into bacon-onion mixture in the bowl; fold in eggs. Spoon bread mixture into muffin cups.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until tops are crispy, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe can be lightened by using turkey bacon, chicken stock, and whole wheat bread. But if you are making it for Thanksgiving, I say just go for it!

If you think the stuffing is too dry after adding the eggs, you can add bacon drippings (or milk or chicken stock) until you get the right consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
16g Fat
41g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 877mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 210mg 4%

* 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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