Prepping Food: Frying Pan Stuffing

Frugal and easy food choices for prepping, camping, and survival on a budget: Frying Pan Stuffing.

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“If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold,

 it would be a much merrier world.”

 J.R.R. Tolkien

Frying Pan Stuffing

By Bev Sandlin


My daughter, Montana Storm, actually came up with how to make stuffing from leftover bread in a frying pan one day. She may have stumbled on this because all the pans were dirty, I don’t know J It became quite a hit in our family. And now I always have a bowl sitting on the back of the counter to catch the heels of bread, and leftover rolls and buns that will mold if not frozen or dried, for stuffing and meatloaf, meatballs, croutons, whatever.


Frying pan stuffing takes about five minutes to make and can be (depends on how you dress it up) oh so good!  It will fill the stomach, can be eaten alone (I like it with leftover gravy) or as part of a meal.


This is the basic recipe, from here it is all what you have available and your own personal taste palette.

9-10 bread end pieces (white, wheat, French, rolls, buns, garlic)
3 tbsp. butter1 c. boiling water
1/2 med. onion, finely chopped½ tsp. sage
Salt and pepper to taste


Options I have used…

2 cloves garlic, minced or garlic salt

2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley or dried

More sage



Italian seasoning

1 stalk celery, chopped




Apples diced


Cooked potatoes, makes almost a hash

Add bouillon to the water for more flavor


I keep ice cubes of “drippings” from roasts, etc. to create a good soup stock, broth or gravy. Nuke a couple of these and it will make your stuffing oh so much more delicious!

Dice (or tear) bread ends and measure about 4 1/2 cups. Melt butter in a large frying pan (or pot). Add onion and whatever else you’ve decided to add. Sauté over medium heat about 3 minutes. Add whatever you’ve decided to add in the way of spices and stir. Add boiling water/broth—yes, you can simmer this to make it even more savory and bring out the flavors in the spices. Stir; bring mix to a boil. Fork in the bread, turn off the stove (if using gas, move to another burner if using electric), stir and cover for about five minutes before serving. Serves 4-6. Or two if this is the meal. ENJOY!


I would love to publish a series of “basic” recipes that people can add to, to taste. Or just good frugal recipes, especially those with an eye toward using rice and beans. Please help and send me your favorite recipes at scprepper(at)!



A smile for you…

Ha Ha

The Problem with Speaking English

  1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
  2.  Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
  3.  Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
  4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
  5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.



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