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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0
Servings: 12

Caramalized Onion and Bacon Holiday Stuffing

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Elevate your Thanksgiving feast by adding this rich and delicious Caramelized Onion and Bacon Holiday Stuffing to your table. Featuring Dempster’s® Deluxe Brioche Style Pull Aparts Rolls, caramelized onions, bacon and herbs, this recipe is packed with fall flavours. It's the perfect accompaniment to any holiday dinner. Serves twelve.


  • 12 Dempster's® Deluxe Brioche Style Pull-Aparts Rolls, cubed
  • 1/4 cup (30 mL) butter, divided
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 3 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper, divided
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped fresh sage
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Melt half of the butter; toss with cubed rolls.
  3. Arrange in single layer on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted; let cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in large skillet set over medium heat; cook bacon for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden and crisp around edges.
  6. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined baking plate; set aside.
  7. In same skillet set over medium heat, cook onions and half of the salt and pepper for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly softened.
  8. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring frequently, for about 15 minutes or until starting to caramelize.
  9. Stir in celery, sage rosemary and garlic; cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until onions are caramelized and dark golden brown.
  10. Increase oven to 375°F (190°C).
  11. Toss together bread, caramelized onion mixture, broth, bacon and remaining salt and pepper.
  12. Spoon into greased 9-inch (23 cm) square baking dish.
  13. Cover with foil; bake for 20 minutes.
  14. Remove foil; bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.