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Mushroom Bread Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.


7 servings

This is a mushroom lover’s delight! It’s become a tradition in our house to enjoy this rich, flavorful stuffing as part of our Christmas dinner.—Lynn Owen, Rochester, Washington


  • 4 to 5 small onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 cups cubed day-old whole wheat bread
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions and mushrooms in butter until tender. Sprinkle with sage and thyme. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in bread cubes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine soup mix and water. Gradually stir into bread mixture. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly.
To Make Ahead: Saute onions and mushrooms ahead of time. Transfer to a small bowl; sprinkle with herbs and refrigerate. When ready to bake, reheat mixture in the microwave to room temperature and proceed with recipe.

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