Make your own Stove Top Stuffing Mix

On one of the homesteading groups I subscribe to, a member was just sending this recipe around. If you are addicted to Stove Top Stuffing but would rather try something from scratch, here are a few recipes to make your own.

Copycat Stove Top Stuffing

Yield: Makes 1 package seasoning mix or 4-6 servings as stuffing

All out of Stove Top at the store? Not so fond of using pre-mixed ingredients for your meals? Use this easy copycat Stove Top stuffing mix recipe to make your own!


  • The seasoning mix:
  • 1/2 tsp each ground sage, dried savory and poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp instant chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 Tbsp dried chopped celery
  • 2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 2 tsp dried parsley leaves, crushed
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • The stuffing:
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 package Stuffing Seasoning Mix (recipe above)
  • 4 cups partially dried 1/2″ bread cubes


  1. If desired, store mix these ingredients together and store for up to 6 months. Cut a 6″ square of heavy duty foil. Place all the ingredients in center of foil. Fold the foil to make an airtight package.
  2. Label with date and contents. Store in a cool, dry place.
  3. To make the stuffing, in a medium saucepan, combine water, butter or margarine and Stuffing Seasoning Mix. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium, simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in the bread cubes. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the liquid is absorbed, stirring constantly.
  5. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Whole Wheat Stuffing: Substitute 2 cups partially dried whole wheat bread pieces for half of the bread cubes.
Cornbread Stuffing: Use 3 cups crumbled cornbread for bread cubes.
Nut Stuffing: Add 1/4 cup walnuts or diced water chestnuts.

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    • Tiffany says

      My pleasure! It’s quite easy to make and tastes great. Plus if you use your own bread, it’s a great way to clean out old bread pieces from your freezer! :)

    • Tiffany says

      I’ve changed the formatting of the page so you should be able to quickly print the recipe now….

      Or there is a button at the bottom of every post with the share buttons to allow for easy printing of every post — which also allows you to save each as a PDF on your computer if you prefer.

      Hope that helps :)

  1. Sherry says

    The quickest way to print just the
    recipe is to highlight the text you want to print, right click the highlighted text, select ‘Print” and choose ‘Selection’ under Print Range from the print dialog box

  2. Alice says

    This is a great recipe. Thank you. And thanks to Sherry for the tip on using the selection option in the print box. Did not know this. Thanks for sharing!


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