Herby Bread-and-Butter Stuffing for Two

Herby Bread-and-Butter Stuffing for Two

This fairly classic stuffing recipe has been scaled down to feed two (generously). Filled with buttery sautéed shallots and plenty of herbs, it’s rich and soft in the center, and golden and crunchy on top. A small shallow gratin dish, about 6 inches in diameter, is your best option for baking, but any dish, loaf pan, or skillet with a 3- to 4-cup capacity will work.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a small, shallow gratin dish, casserole dish or loaf pan with a 3- to 4-cup capacity.
  2. Step 2

    In a small skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in shallots and a large pinch of salt. Cook until soft and just starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in marjoram and cook for 1 minute longer.
  3. Step 3

    In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup broth, egg, chopped herbs and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Fold in bread and shallots, letting the bread absorb the liquid. It should be very moist. (If the mixture seems dry, add more stock a little at a time, using up to another 1/4 cup.)
  4. Step 4

    Spoon stuffing into the prepared baking dish and grind some black pepper onto the top. Cut the remaining tablespoon butter into small pieces and scatter over the top. Bake until golden brown and firm, about 30 minutes. Serve hot or warm.