Rich Mushroom Stuffing

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Someone passed me this recipe years ago, but I've just started to use it. It's a vegetarian alternative to a meat-based stuffing. Rich and light.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs 15 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (1 pound) loaf egg bread

  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme, stemmed

  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, stemmed

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 cups diced onion

  • 2 cups celery, diced

  • 2 cups finely chopped portobello mushrooms

  • 3 cups vegetable broth

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste


  1. Tear bread into 1-inch chunks. Place in a bowl and leave out until stale, 1 to 2 days.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Chop thyme and rosemary leaves; set aside.

  4. Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a large, heavy saute pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion, celery, mushrooms, and thyme and rosemary leaves; cook until mixture starts to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Transfer vegetable mixture to a large bowl and add bread, broth, melted butter, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings. Press into a suitable baking dish. Cover with buttered parchment paper, then aluminum foil.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 45 to 55 minutes, removing foil and parchment paper for the last 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Any bread will really do, but the egg breads (like challah or tsoureki) bring out a distinct flavor. Don't skip letting the bread get stale.

You can use cremini mushrooms instead of portobello.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
13g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 517mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 41mg 203%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 349mg 7%

* 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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