Herbed Pumpkin and Mushroom Stuffing

    9 hours 40 min

    A great way of using up leftover pumpkin bread. Fresh herbs are the stars of this mushroom stuffing. Serve alongside a roast dinner. It will also go well for Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 850g pumpkin bread, cubed
    • 125g chopped celery
    • 225g butter
    • 325g red onion, chopped
    • 200g sliced crimini mushrooms
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 6 tablespoons chicken stock

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:8hr drying  ›  Ready in:9hr40min 

    1. Spread bread cubes on a baking sheet and let dry overnight. Alternatively, heat in a 120 C / Gas 1/2 oven until dry, about 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Butter a 2 litre baking dish.
    3. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute celery and onions for about 10 minutes.
    4. Add mushrooms and continue cooking for about 8 minutes or until tender. Season with rosemary, tarragon, chives, parsley, salt and pepper.
    5. Fold in bread cubes and add enough stock to moisten. Transfer to prepared dish and cover with foil.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes or until top is crisp.

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    I made this as a side for Thanksgiving. I loved it, and so did the family. I used Libby's Pumpkin Cranberry Bread bread recipe from this site (bread is excellent) and the cranberries in the stuffing were tasty, pretty and festive. Wonderful blend of seasonings. I took the suggestion to double the vegetables(not the butter), used regular sliced mushrooms and it was perfect. Thanks!  -  29 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband was raving about this stuffing that I served at a dinner party. I had some extra pumpkin bread, so I thought I'd give it a try! Wonderful. I didn't add the mushrooms, but added chopped walnuts instead. I would definitely recommend at least doubling the veggies added and adding a bit more chicken broth (then again, I like my stuffing a bit "mushy"). I served this with Apple Rosemary Pork Tenderloin, a great pairing!  -  07 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was rated by ALL my family members as THE BEST STUFFING THEY HAD EVER HAD! We enjoyed it for Thanksgiving this year. I had made the pumpkin bread IV recipe from this site the night before (it is also awesome - I substituted unsweetened appleauce for all the oil and it was so delicious!  -  26 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)