Whole Wheat Herb Stuffing

Whole Wheat Herb Stuffing

Homemade stuffing made with fresh veggies and whole wheat bread is a healthier option than premade stuffing mixes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 164 kcal
Author Jennifer Pullman


  • 16 slices of whole wheat bread cubed and dried
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 stalks of celery diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a saucepan heat 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter over medium heat.

  3. Saute onion, celery, carrots, and garlic until softened (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add in parsley, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram, cooking for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Place dried bread cubes into a large bowl.

  6. Pour vegetable mixture over bread and stir to coat.
  7. Place broth, egg, and pepper into bread mixture and stir to coat well.

  8. Place stuffing mixture into a buttered baking dish.
  9. Pour 3 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter evenly over stuffing.

  10. Bake for 30-45 minutes until top of stuffing is browned.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have fresh herbs you can use dried.  You may use 2 teaspoons of dried parsley, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme and 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary.

Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Herb Stuffing
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1165IU23%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.