Bacon & citrus crumb stuffing

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Add a citrus zing to your Christmas turkey this year with this easy stuffing recipe

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 298
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 50g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 1.7g


  • 400g cubetti di pancetta, bacon lardons or chopped bacon
  • 6 onions, chopped
  • 2 x 15g packs flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 600g breadcrumbs
  • zest 1 orange
  • zest 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp ground mace
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil


  1. Dry-fry the lardons until crisp in a non-stick frying pan, then lift out with a slotted spoon and tip in the onions. Gently cook for 15-20 mins until really soft. Tip into a bowl with the lardons, herbs, breadcrumbs, zests, mace, eggs and plenty of seasoning, then mix well.

  2. Set aside about 450g of the stuffing for your turkey, then roll the rest to the size of golf balls. When the turkey comes out of the oven, roll the stuffing balls in the oil in a small roasting tin, then roast underneath the veg at 220C/200C fan/ gas 7, for 20 mins until golden and crisp.

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