How To Make Ciabatta Stuffing At Home

Ciabatta bread stuffing

Accentuate your Thanksgiving turkey with Italian stuffing! The ciabatta stuffing is a delicious combination of crispy bread, pancetta, and veggies. The parmesan cheese added to this stuffing adds more flavor to the stuffing. The deep aromatic flavors with crunchy chestnuts take it to the next level. Try this recipe now and you won’t be able to resist these delicious crispy bites.  

Ciabatta Stuffing is a make-ahead recipe for the Thanksgiving feast. It can stay for about 3 to 4 days and can be enjoyed with turkey, chicken, or as a side dish. Remember to add just enough broth to moist the stuffing. Adding more broth than required can make the stuffing soggy. Beat the eggs before adding them to the bowl of ciabatta stuffing. 

If you wanna make ciabatta stuffing for Thanksgiving, collect all the equipment and ingredients required. You can check out the lists mentioned below and read the instructions for the recipe. Try this recipe now and I’m sure it’ll taste and look as mentioned below. 

What Equipment Will You Need For Ciabatta Stuffing?

  • Bowl- Use a large bowl to toss in all the ingredients for the stuffing. 
  • Glass baking dish- Use a 15x10x2 inch glass baking dish to bake the ciabatta stuffing in the oven. 
  • Spatula- To combine all the stuffing ingredients with the chicken stock, use a spatula. Use also need a spatula to stir the pancetta and veggies while they cook in the skillet. 
  • Skillet- Use a medium-sized skillet to cook pancetta and the veggies for ciabatta stuffing. 
  • Oven- You can’t bake the stuffing if you don’t have an oven. So, make sure you have this main equipment for the recipe. 
  • Blender- Use a blender or a whisk or simply a spoon to beat the eggs for the recipe. 
  • Foil- You need to cover the baking dish with buttered aluminum foil to keep the stuffing moist and flavorful. 

How Much Time Do You Need To Make Ciabatta Stuffing?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
20 Minutes1 Hour 10 Minutes1 Hour 30 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need For Ciabatta Stuffing?

  • Butter- Use butter to cook the veggies, grease the pan and the foil. Butter adds more flavor to the veggies while it softens them in the skillet. You’ll need about six tablespoons of butter for this recipe. 
  • Pancetta- Dice eight ounces of pancetta into one-fourth inch pieces for the stuffing. Pancetta is an Italian sausage that adds a crispy texture and a nice meaty flavor to the stuffing. 
  • Onions- Finely chop two large onions for the ciabatta stuffing. The onions will add a sharp tart taste and a mild sweetness if softened. 
  • Carrots- Peel and finely chop two carrots for the ciabatta stuffing. 
  • Celery stalks- Chop about three celery stalks to add a fresh earthy flavor to the stuffing. 
  • Rosemary leaves- Add two tablespoons of chopped fresh rosemary leaves for this recipe. Rosemary adds fresh aromatic flavors to the stuffing. 
  • Garlic cloves- Chop three garlic cloves to give a mild nutty seasoning flavor to the stuffing. 
  • Chestnuts- Coarsely break roasted peeled whole chestnuts for the recipe. You can use two jars of roasted whole chestnuts for this recipe. 
  • Parsley- Use a one-fourth cup of freshly chopped Italian parsley leaves to add a fresh aroma and herbal flavors to the stuffing. 
  • Ciabatta Stuffing- Ciabatta Stuffing is the key ingredient for the recipe. Use one pound of day-old Ciabatta Stuffing for this recipe. You can cut the bread into ¾-inch cubes before using it in the recipe. 
  • Parmesan- Add a two-thirds cup of grated parmesan cheese to give an Italian twist to the stuffing and to enhance its taste. 
  • Chicken broth- Use a cup of canned low-salt chicken broth to deepen the flavors and to add some moisture to the stuffing. 
  • Salt- Season the ciabatta stuffing with salt to enhance its flavor.  
  • freshly ground black pepper- Add some heat and spiciness to the ciabatta stuffing by seasoning it with freshly ground black pepper. 
  • Eggs- Beat or blend two large eggs to moisten and to add more flavor to the ciabatta stuffing. 
Ciabatta stuffing for Thanksgiving

Steps To Make Ciabatta Stuffing

1. Cook Pancetta And Veggies

Set a large skillet over medium heat and melt two tablespoons of butter in it. Saute pancetta in this skillet for about 10 minutes until it’s golden brown and crispy. Transfer this crispy pancetta to a large bowl and add the remaining butter to the skillet. Increase the heat to medium-high and add onions, garlic, carrots, rosemary, and celery to it. Stir and cook for about 12 minutes until the veggies are soft. 

2. Toss in Parmesan Cheese With Broth

Transfer these veggies into the bowl containing pancetta. Add the Ciabatta, chestnuts, parsley, and parmesan cheese to the bowl. Toss them together after adding chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper and beaten egg. Toss the mixture again to combine all the flavors and coat with chicken broth. 

3. Bake And Serve

Grease the glass baking dish with butter and transfer the ciabatta stuffing into it. Butter the foil and cover the pan with it (butter side down). Bake it in the preheated oven (350 F) for about 30 minutes. Remove the foil from the baking dish and bake further for 15 minutes. 

Nutritional Information

Calories4548 kcal
Carbohydrates474 g
Protein153 g
Fat226 g
Saturated Fat98 g
Polyunsaturated Fat32 g
Monounsaturated Fat80 g
Trans Fat3 g
Cholesterol734 mg
Sodium62124 mg
Potassium4193 mg
Fiber14 g
Sugar58 g
Vitamin A25108 IU
Vitamin C210 mg
Calcium1533 mg
Iron11 mg

How Will Ciabatta Stuffing Look and Taste?

Ciabatta bread is an Italian-styled Thanksgiving stuffing. It has crispy brown ciabatta bread pieces mixed with soft and delicious veggies. Cheese added to the stuffing adds more flavor and fun to it. The taste of this stuffing is enlivened by adding fresh herbs like rosemary and parsley. Every forkful bite is filled with the flavors of crunchy chestnuts, crispy pancetta, garlic, pepper, eggs, and many more. 

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Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

Ciabatta stuffing is an Italian stuffing for the Thanksgiving feast. This stuffing has crispy ciabatta bread mixed with parmesan cheese, veggies like onion, carrots, and celery. It has the aromatic herbal flavors of rosemary and parsley and is spiced up by the flavors of pepper, garlic, and vinegar. The eggs and chicken broth keep it moist and flavorful.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 4548 kcal

Equipment

  • 15x10x2 Glass Glass Baking Dish
  • Skillet
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • spoon
  • Foil

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Ciabatta Bread day-old and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 Carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 3 Celery Stalks finely chopped
  • 8 ounces Pancetta 1/4-inch diced
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Rosemary Leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Italian Parsley Leaves chopped
  • 14 ounce Chestnuts peeled, roasted, and coarsely broken
  • 2 Onions finely chopped
  • 2 Large Eggs beaten to blend
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan freshly grated
  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth (canned)
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Take a large skillet over medium heat and add two tablespoons of butter to it. Toss in pancetta and cook for about 10 minutes until it’s golden brown and crispy. Transfer it to a large bowl and add the remaining butter to the skillet. Now, increase the heat to medium-high and add garlic, onion, rosemary, carrots, and celery to it. Stir and cook for about 12 minutes until the veggies are soft.
  • Add these veggies to the bowl containing pancetta. Stir in the Ciabatta, chestnuts, parsley, and parmesan cheese. Toss them all together after you add chicken broth. Season it with salt and pepper and add beaten egg. Toss the mixture again to combine all the flavors and coat the stuffing with chicken broth.
  • Start by greasing the glass baking dish with butter and then, transfer the ciabatta stuffing into it. Butter the foil and cover the pan with it (butter side down). Bake this stuffing in the preheated oven (350 F) for about 30 minutes. Remove the foil from the baking dish and bake further for 15 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 4548kcalCarbohydrates: 474gProtein: 153gFat: 226gSaturated Fat: 98gPolyunsaturated Fat: 32gMonounsaturated Fat: 80gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 734mgSodium: 62124mgPotassium: 4193mgFiber: 14gSugar: 58gVitamin A: 25108IUVitamin C: 210mgCalcium: 1533mgIron: 11mg
Keyword American cuisine, Ciabatta bread, Ciabatta stuffing
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