The play of savory and sweet is what makes this stuffing extra special. Ground sage and thyme deliver the traditional herbed stuffing flavor that’s accented with bites of sweetened cranberries and the crunch of onions, celery and earthy walnuts. Bake this stuffing in its own pan for a perfectly crisped pairing for juicy Buffalo Roasted Turkey.

Cranberry, Celery and Walnut Stuffing

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup

Cranberry, Celery and Walnut Stuffing


  • 10 cups unseasoned dry bread cubes
  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 9 tablespoons butter
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground sage
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place bread cubes, walnuts and cranberries in large bowl and set aside.
  3. Coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with 1 tablespoon butter.
  4. Melt remaining butter in skillet over medium-high heat and add celery and onions. Cook 4-5 minutes, or until softened and lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add parsley, ground sage, thyme, kosher salt and pepper and mix well. Add mixture to bread cube mixture and toss to combine.
  5. Drizzle 1 1/2 cups of the chicken broth over mixture in bowl, and stir to combine. Add more chicken broth and salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Place stuffing in prepared pan and bake, uncovered, until top is lightly browned, about 50-60 minutes.

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  1. Virginia Schofield said:

    I need the bread stuffing that is made with parts of the turkey and is made with bread than you stuff the turkey and have extra left over to put in a pan for extra stuffing can anyone help me olease

    • realbutter said:

      Hi Virginia – We don’t have a recipe on the site that features turkey in it. This Cranberry, Celery and Walnut stuffing would work to stuff a bird, and you could always make extra if you wanted leftovers on the side. We do have a sausage stuffing on the site as well, if that is more your style:

  2. Diane said:

    I would prefer to dry and use my own bread cubes. What type of bread can be used-Pepperidge Farm white or other hearty brand?

    • realbutter said:

      Hi Diane –

      You could use any type of bread that you desire – just make sure you cube the bread and let it dry overnight or by toasting it in the oven so that the cubes soak up all the flavor while baking the final stuffing. Enjoy!