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This Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas Turkey! A delicious turkey stuffing made with apples, bread cubes and herbs.

Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe - Very delicious, easy to make turkey stuffing with apples, bread cubes and herbs.


A.K.A. MY favorite Stuffing recipe. I wish I could be cool and not so common, but I’m not. I like some sweet in my savory stuffing.

Hey Hey, pretty people! Quite the events we’ve had to deal with this past week. I pray that every one of you is well and that we will overcome whatever obstacle is thrown at us.  

In food news, I have a serious question. Do you stuff the turkey with the stuffing or do you just put the stuffing on your gorgeous Crate & Barrel white platter that comes out twice a year, and arrange it around the bird? I think I’ve stuffed the bird twice. Stuffing is a side dish in my world. I KNOW that it’s technically only “stuffing” when it’s stuffed inside the bird, but to each his own, ya know?

Also? Is it still called stuffing or is it now a dressing because it’s around the bird and not in it?? Are you liking my questions? Am I annoying? Clueless, for sure.

Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe - Very delicious, easy to make turkey stuffing with apples, bread cubes and herbs.

This dish was part of our “I’m a food-blogger, therefore we must have Thanksgiving dinner before the rest of the country because I need recipes and photos” a few weeks ago and it was awesome. I hadn’t made this stuffing in a couple of years and I knew I wanted something sweet and crunchy, thus the apples were an obvious choice because 1. it’s Fall and 2. the texture! Oh the texture. I knew it would give a bit of pop to the stuffing along with the crunchy celery.

My previous favorite, Sweet Potato Cranberry Stuffing, is awesome, too. Just throwing that out there.

Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe - Very delicious, easy to make turkey stuffing with apples, bread cubes and herbs.

So. I was on the fence about my bread options when it came to creating this dish. I was tempted to try some biscuits, but thought about you all, my readers, and I knew we had to go the easier route. Who’s got time to make biscuits just to chop ’em up and throw ’em back in the oven? Not ME! Soooo. Unseasoned STORE-BOUGHT bread cubes it was! HIGH FIVE!

I tend to reach for the Pepperidge Farms ones, but you can use whatever floats your Thanksgiving bread boat, as long as it’s dried bread cubes. Crouton-like dried. Are you picking up what I’m throwing down? I hope!

Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe - Very delicious, easy to make turkey stuffing with apples, bread cubes and herbs.

And on that note, I would like to eat this whole dish for breakfast.



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Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe - Very delicious, easy to make turkey stuffing with apples, bread cubes and herbs.

Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
The best homemade Easy Apple Stuffing recipe to serve at your Thanksgiving or holiday table! Deliciously savory and buttery stuffing made with hearty bread chunks, crisp apples and fresh herbs. This is a turkey dressing you don't want to miss out on this fall!
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 94
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 1 bag (12-ounces) Unseasoned Bread Cubes (I use Pepperidge Farms)
  • 3 cups chopped red apples (you may peel the apples, but I find it to taste better with the peel - it also adds to the texture)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped sage


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine bread cubes, apples and parsley in a large heat-resistant mixing bowl; set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and celery; season with salt and pepper and continue to cook for 4 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add chicken broth and chopped sage; bring mixture to a boil.
  • Remove mixture from heat and add to bread cubes mixture; mix until thoroughly combined and evenly moist.
  • *Transfer the mixture to previously prepared baking dish. (see notes for stuffing the Turkey)
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve.


*IF stuffing the turkey, set aside a few cups of the unbaked stuffing.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: easy stuffing recipe, thanksgiving sides, thanksgiving stuffing

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16 Responses
  1. Dan from Platter Talk

    I have been looking for more uses for our bumper crop of apples this year and this wonderful-looking stuffing recipe appeared! Thanks for sharing it, I can’t wait to give it a dry run before Thanksgiving!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi!! Yes, you can definitely do that, but I find that the texture isn’t quite the same when reheated. I prepare mine right up to the step where it goes into the oven. I then let it cool down to room temp and put it in the fridge. I pop it out of the fridge the next day for about an hour or two, to come to room temp, and then put it in the oven to cook. I hope this helps.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Alexandra!! That should say 8 Servings – I just fixed it. Thanks for letting me know that it wasn’t up there!!

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  3. Janet Pallavicini

    I knew you would come thru – Ok potatoes recipe secured – now the dressing (hope you don’t mind if I put in a few dried cranberry)
    I’m the only one that likes creamed onions so I’ll make a few.


  4. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    I am one of those food bloggers who is behind the times and probably will get my stuff done for next year right around the holiday. Hehe. I have not made a turkey or anything else remotely Thanksgiving. I’m skipping right to cookie exchange. LOL
    Seriously, your stuffing recipe looks delicious! I’m glad you’re organized so I can borrow some of your recipes this Thanksgiving!

  5. Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

    YUM! I love love love this flavor combo, and I love these photos (like that’s a shock) 🙂 BEAUTIFUL!

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    JUST made stuffing with apple and it is the BOMB! Yours looks absolutely gorgeous (per usual) and I love that you used store bought bread crumbs – we could all use a shortcut or two on Thanksgiving 🙂

  7. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    I could eat stuffing every day! I’d give up my turkey for extra stuffing. This apple version looks fantastic!

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