Bourbon-Pecan Stuffing


Steal the show at the holiday table with this homemade stuffing recipe. A shot of bourbon makes this hearty Thanksgiving stuffing celebratory and unique.

Bourbon-Pecan Stuffing
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
9 cups


  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 8 cup dry bread cubes, from a hearty loaf

  • 2 tablespoon bourbon

  • ¾ - 1 cup turkey or chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a small skillet, cook celery and onion in hot butter until tender. Stir in pecans and thyme. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place bread cubes and vegetables in a large bowl. Drizzle with bourbon and enough broth to moisten, tossing to combine. Place in a 2-quart baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 50 to 55 minutes or until bread on top begins to crisp.


To make dry bread cubes, cut fresh bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Spread cubes in a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 300°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until cubes are dry, stirring twice; cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
10g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 67mg 1%
Folate, total 36.3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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