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Cranberry Bacon Stuffing (Quick Stuffing Recipe)

This quick stuffing recipe makes a delicious holiday side dish that's full of fresh cranberries and crispy bacon! Make Cranberry Bacon Stuffing in 30 minutes for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian, Christmas, Holiday, Holidays, North American, Thanksgiving
Keyword Easy One Pan Cranberry Bacon Stuffing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 227kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 pound bacon chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries (frozen cranberries can be used also)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (dried thyme also works)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped (dried rosemary also works)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • a pinch or two each of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 6 cups day-old bread cubes (about 1-inch in size)
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • fresh rosemary for garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • Add the diced onion and garlic and cook until the onion is beginning to become translucent.
  • Add the bacon and cook until the bacon is cooked through but not crispy.
  • Add the cranberries, thyme, rosemary. parsley, and salt and pepper.
  • Once the cranberries start to release some moisture, add the wine and let the wine cook down almost completely.
  • Add the bread cubes and toss well with the other ingredients in the pan, letting them toast a little bit and soak up some flavour. Add the chicken stock and toss until the whole mixture is evenly moist.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit or until the top is crispy and golden brown.
  • Serve immediately, or cover until ready to serve and reheat uncovered until heated through.



To make a day or two ahead, prepare the stuffing on the stove top and add it to a casserole dish, cover, and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg