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Air Fryer Stuffing for Beginners

Who knew stuffing could get a crispy upgrade? We’re buzzing about air fryer stuffing, and it’s game night gold. Forget the soggy stuff; this one’s all crunch and flavor.

Our journey to find the perfect recipe was no joke. Think about stuffing that’s crispy outside and tender inside. Ultimate comfort food!

We tried loads of combos, adding just the right seasonings. Spoiler alert: it’s amazing.

It’s quick too, perfect for last-minute cravings or after a long day.

Ditch the oven and grab your air fryer. Time to elevate that classic side dish. Ready to rock your taste buds?

Ingredients for Air Fryer Stuffing

Alright, let’s break out the good stuff. Here’s what you’ll need to create stuffing that’s crispy, savory, and downright irresistible:

  • 8 cups of bread cubes: Go for the day-old kind; they’re perfect for soaking up all those flavors.
  • 1/2 cup of butter: Because butter makes everything better.
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped: Adds a bit of sweetness and a lot of deliciousness.
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped: For that classic crunch.
  • 1 teaspoon of dried sage: A must-have for any stuffing worth its salt.
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme: Another classic that packs a punch.
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary: Because why not?
  • 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth: Keeps everything moist without getting soggy.
  • Salt and pepper to taste: You know the drill.
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped: For a bit of color and a burst of freshness.

The final touch? Crispy bacon bits. Because everything’s better with bacon.

Now that you’ve got your ingredients, let’s get cooking!

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Stuffing

The key to getting the perfect air fryer stuffing is all in the prep and cooking. Here are some pro tips to get you started:

  • Dry your bread cubes overnight: This ensures they soak up all that delicious flavor from the broth.
  • Use a large mixing bowl: Trust us, things can get messy with this one.
  • Spray your air fryer basket with oil: Keeps everything from sticking and makes clean-up a breeze.
  • Cook in batches if needed: Don’t overcrowd the basket; you want those bread cubes to crisp up evenly.
  • Shake or stir occasionally: To make sure everything browns evenly.
  • Add bacon bits after cooking: This prevents them from getting too crispy and adds that final touch of deliciousness.

Air Fryer Stuffing Recipe

Get ready for the ultimate comfort food with this crispy, flavorful air fryer stuffing. Perfect for any occasion, and easy to customize with your favorite ingredients. Let's get cooking!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 portions
Calories 347 kcal


  • Air-fryer
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Cooking spray/oil
  • Tongs/spatula
  • Knife and cutting board


  • 8 cups bread cubes day-old preferred
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 whole large onion finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the bread cubes, onion, celery, butter, sage, thyme, rosemary, broth, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray or oil.
  • Add the stuffing mixture to the basket in batches (if needed) and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stir or shake the basket halfway through cooking to ensure even browning.
  • Once done, add bacon bits and fresh parsley for garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy your crispy, flavorful air fryer stuffing!


Serving: 1gCalories: 347kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 768mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 700IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 3mg
Keyword air fryer, stuffing
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5 from 1 vote
Recipe Rating

Andrew Gray

Friday 12th of July 2024

Fast, healthy, and delicious—what more could I ask for?