How to Toast Bread for Stuffing

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When making bread stuffing, you want to dry out the bread in the oven rather than toasting it with a toaster. Browning the bread when you toast it is also important as this adds flavor to the bread and finished stuffing. Toasting the bread also has the advantage of strengthening it. Using a lower temperature to toast the bread will dry it out more, allowing it to better absorb liquid from the recipe without falling apart.


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

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Step 2

Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes or tear the bread into 1-inch pieces.


Step 3

Scatter the bread pieces into a single layer on a baking sheet.


Step 4

Toast the bread at 325 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned on the outside.


Step 5

Cool the bread completely before adding to your stuffing recipe.


This same method applies to all types of bread for stuffing: cornbread, sourdough, whole wheat and white.

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