Whole-Grain Stuffing with Caramelized Onions and Pecans Recipe | Vegetarian Times Skip to main content

Whole-Grain Stuffing with Caramelized Onions and Pecans

Slow-cooked, caramelized onions add incredible flavor to a stuffing that’s not all about the bread.



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¼ cup olive oil
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6 large onions, peeled, quartered, and sliced (10 cups)
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2 tsp. dried thyme
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1 16-oz. loaf whole-grain bread, cubed
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1 ¼ cups coarsely chopped pecans


1. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and thyme, season with salt (if desired), and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 30 minutes, or until deep brown, stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in 2 cups water, and increase heat to medium. Simmer 10 minutes.

3. Pour onion mixture over bread cubes in bowl, and stir until liquid is absorbed. Stir in pecans, and season generously with freshly ground black pepper.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 11- x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread stuffing in prepared baking dish, and bake 30 to 45 minutes, or until crisp and brown on top. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information: 

7 g
Total Fat: 
20 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
39 g
0 mg
139 mg
13 g
7 g
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

It would be really nice if the recipe gave the amount (and type) of bread used...

Avonelle, the recipe's ingredient list specifies the amount and type of bread: a 16-oz. loaf of whole grain bread.

should the bread be stale or dried out at all?

This is excellent. I would definitely make it again. Thanks Vegetarian Times! I love receiving my magazine & trying the awesome recipes!!!