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Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time4 hrs 45 mins
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread


  • 1 loaf of white bread
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 1 onion
  • 1 can of chicken broth you most likely won’t use the entire can
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 tbsp. sage
  • Salt & pepper


  • Break the bread- this is the best part! Hello, childhood! Seriously, the memories of doing this as a child. Don’t use a knife- rip it up by hand. It’s therapeutic! Leave the bread on a cookie sheet(s) overnight to dry out.
  • Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add chopped celery and onions.
  • Cook 10 minutes until soft (don’t brown).
  • Add salt, pepper, and sage (fresh or dry) to taste.
  • Alternate adding bread and 1/4 can of broth until the mixture is damp… not too wet, not too dry.
  • Try it! Test it out to see how the spices are. Adjust as necessary.
  • Let this sit as long as you can- 15 minutes… 4 hours… It will help the flavors sink in:)
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 – 45 minutes (I use an 8×8 pan).
  • Remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of baking.
  • (*Note- this serves about 6… in most all cases I double the batch for a family get together!
  • *Note #2- I usually use dry sage, but apparently every store within 5 miles has run out of sage… so I used fresh this time! It was delish!)