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Italian Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

Hey there, foodies! If you’re looking to add a touch of Italian flair to your Thanksgiving feast, you’re in for a treat. Our Italian Ciabatta Stuffing recipe is a delicious twist on a classic side dish that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

Italian Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

Picture this: golden cubes of ciabatta bread, toasted to perfection and infused with the rich and savory flavors of Italian sausage and crispy pancetta. It’s a stuffing like no other, and it’s the star of our Thanksgiving spread.

To make this mouthwatering masterpiece, you’ll need a few simple ingredients: a generous loaf of ciabatta bread, Italian sausage, pancetta, onions, celery, garlic, and a medley of fresh herbs like rosemary, sage, and thyme. These ingredients come together in perfect harmony, creating a stuffing that’s bursting with aromatic goodness.

But wait, there’s more! We’re not skimping on the indulgence factor. A generous handful of freshly grated Parmesan cheese adds a creamy, cheesy richness that’ll make you swoon with every bite.

To bring it all together, a flavorful vegetable broth bathes the ingredients, infusing the ciabatta cubes with all the savory goodness they can handle. The result? A stuffing that’s crispy on the outside and delightfully moist on the inside, with layers of flavor that will have your guests coming back for seconds.

Whether you’re serving up a traditional Thanksgiving feast or just craving a taste of Italy, this Ciabatta Stuffing will steal the show. It’s a recipe that embodies the warmth and comfort of the holiday season, with a touch of Italian flair that’ll make your taste buds sing.

So, this Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks for the flavors of Italy and the joy of sharing delicious food with loved ones. Dive into our Italian Ciabatta Stuffing, and make your holiday meal one to remember. Buon appetito!

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Ingredient Lists:

  • loaf of ciabatta bread
  • Italian sausage
  • pancetta
  • onion
  • celery
  • garlic
  • unsalted butter
  • vegetable broth
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh sage
  • fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
Italian Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

Italian Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings 6 people


  • 1 large loaf of ciabatta bread (about 1 pound), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup pancetta, diced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the ciabatta bread cubes on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 10 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove and let cool.

Cook the Meats:

  • In a large skillet, cook the Italian sausage and pancetta over medium heat. Break the sausage into small pieces as it cooks. Cook until the sausage is browned and the pancetta is crisp. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Sauté the Vegetables:

  • In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the onion, celery, and garlic, and sauté until the vegetables are soft and translucent.

Combine Ingredients:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the toasted ciabatta cubes, cooked sausage and pancetta, sautéed vegetables, Parmesan cheese, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Gently mix until all ingredients are well combined.

Add Broth:

  • Gradually pour the vegetable broth over the mixture, tossing gently. The bread should be moist but not soggy. Adjust the amount of broth as necessary.

Bake the Stuffing:

  • Transfer the stuffing to a buttered baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the top is golden and crisp.


  • Let the stuffing sit for a few minutes before serving. It’s best enjoyed warm.

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