October 3, 2019

Spinach & Pumpernickel Stuffing

Recipe: Kristen Eppich

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

If you’re juggling dishes for oven time, cook this stuffing the day before and refrigerate. While the turkey is resting, slip the stuffing into a 325°F oven, loosely covered, and it’ll be warm and perfect by the time the turkey is served.


  • 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, plus more for greasing and dotting
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 300 g fresh baby spinach (2 clamshell boxes)
  • 1 200 mL can water chestnuts, drained and sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 300 g pumpernickel bread
  • 300 g country-style white bread
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Yield: Serves 6 to 8

Prepare Stuffing

  1. In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions, carrots and celery and sauté, 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  2. Gradually add in spinach, allowing it to wilt, then adding more, until all has been incorporated. Stir in water chestnuts and parsley, and remove from heat.

Assemble & Bake Stuffing

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Tear or cut bread into 1 1⁄2-inch pieces and transfer to large bowl. Grease a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish with butter.
  3. Add cooked vegetables to bowl with bread and toss to combine. Drizzle in chicken stock until evenly moist. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to baking dish and dot with more butter.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 20 minutes, or until top is golden and stuffing is hot throughout. Garnish with more parsley and serve.

Donna Griffith


House & Home October 2018