How to Make Bread Cubes for Stuffing

Learn how to cut, dry, and store bread cubes for your next stuffing recipe. We help you select the best breads and take the guesswork out of the baking process. The result? A flavorful, delicious stuffing recipe featuring inexpensive bread cubes.

-I'm Jennifer with the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchen. Homemade bread cubes make a big difference in texture and flavor of stuffing. Here are few secrets to success to make your own bread cubes for any stuffing recipe. You won't believe how easy it is. First, cut the bread into even size cubes. A half inch is good. You can use practically any type of bread to make stuffing, but in the test kitchen, we like the ones that have good flavor and texture like sour dough or corn bread. A hardy country style bread is a terrific all-purpose choice and if you have a couple of different kinds on hand, feel free to use both. Next, spread the cubes on the baking sheets and bake until they are dry, but not brown, stirring a couple of times during baking. Now, here's the test kitchen secret. It's really important to use dry bread so it can absorb all the flavorful liquid ingredients in the recipe. You can dry out the bread cubes up to a week ahead of time and store them in resalable plastic bags. Just be sure to cool the baked cubes before storing them. Make all you holiday celebrations memorable with better homes and gardens secrets to success.