Crusty white bread, cut into 3/4-inch pieces (7 cups)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish orequal amounts olive oil (vegan) (not Included)
1 medium yellow onion, diced medium
2 large celery stalks, diced medium
4 carrots, roughly chopped
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup roughly chopped sage, thyme and rosemary
3 cups chicken or turkey broth (not included) or water (vegan)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with racks in middle and lower thirds. On two rimmed baking sheets, arrange bread in a single layer. Toast until dry and pale golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.
Meanwhile, lightly butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium. Add onion, celery, carrot and cook, stirring frequently, until they are softened, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Add parsley and bread; stir to combine. Add broth (or water) in two additions, stirring until absorbed after each addition. Season generously with salt and pepper and transfer stuffing to dish. Bake on middle rack until deep golden brown on top, 25 to 30 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.