Homemade Old-Fashioned Stuffing Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published September 16, 2020
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Fond memories at Thanksgiving celebrations will come rushing back once you have a taste of our Homemade Old Fashioned Stuffing Recipe! This stuffing recipe will bring back the taste of traditional, homemade stuffing your grandma used to make for Thanksgiving with family. It might take some time and effort, but just one bite of this delicious stuffing and all your hard work will be rewarded! Simply follow the steps in this recipe and you’ll be tasting delicious homemade stuffing in no time. Learn how to stuff and cook your turkey with this homemade stuffing by reading on the Recipe Notes just after the recipe instructions!

Various food, from chicken to empanadas, can be stuffed with a delicious mixture of bread, onion, celery, and other starchy ingredients. But probably the most popular is the stuffed turkey. During Thanksgiving and other special celebrations, stuffed turkey is usually the main dish, with stuffing being the side dish. But stuffing is delicious even if it isn’t packed into a rich, baked turkey! This tasty mixture is definitely a comfort food to many. Most people enjoy a side of stuffing during seasonal occasions. But you can still make this dish even if you’re just missing grandma’s home cooking.

With simple ingredients like bread, onions, celery, and butter, you can make a satisfying dish that’s both rich and comforting. Other than flavor, the charm of stuffing is how filling it is to the tummy. The nostalgic feeling of eating such a staple dish during Thanksgiving is also a plus. Once you master cooking this dish, you can even serve it yourself when the seasons come around! Ask your grandma if she likes the taste of your cooking. So, if you liked this stuffing recipe, try our other stuffed dishes like Crockpot Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts.

How To Make Homemade Old-Fashioned Stuffing

This delicious homemade mix of baked bread, onions, celery, and chicken broth is a filling comfort food! All your happy childhood memories will surely come flooding back with our Homemade Old Fashioned Stuffing Recipe.

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs stale breads of your choice, crusts trimmed & cubed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground celery seeds
  • 2 tsps dried sage
  • 2 cups red onions, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • Salt & ground black pepper , to taste
  • Cooking spray

To serve:

  • Celery leaves, chopped or torn

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add celery and onion. Saute briefly
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables soften, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add sage and celery seed. Saute briefly.
  5. Deglaze with white wine & reduce briefly
  6. Season with salt & pepper.
  7. Transfer cooked vegetables to a mixing bowl with the stale bread. Set aside
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and broth.
  9. Add the egg mixture into the vegetables & bread, then season with salt & pepper. Toss to combine.
  10. Set aside briefly to allow the bread to soak the moisture up, roughly 20 minutes.
  11. While waiting, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farenheit & grease a baking pan, preferably 9 x 13 inch
  12. Transfer your bread mixture into the baking pan, cover with foil, & bake at 350 degrees until warmed through, about 25 minutes.
  13. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool down after baking
  14. Portion accordingly (& reserve some for stuffing your turkey), garnish with celery leaves, & serve.

Recipe Notes

  • You can bake your stuffing in an 8-inches square pan, instead of a 2-quart casserole dish.
  • We recommend using this stuffing in an 18-pound turkey. Although, be careful not to put too much stuffing! Fill the turkey loosely, to make sure its inside cooks evenly. Bake the turkey at 325 degrees F for 3 to 4 hours and 30 minutes, or until the center of the turkey reaches 165 degrees F.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 97mg
  • Calories: 1291kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 106g
  • Cholesterol: 245mg
  • Fat: 87g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 514mg
  • Protein: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 45g
  • Sodium: 3058mg
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Vitamin A: 1823IU
  • Vitamin C: 22mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

What’s the difference between stuffing and dressing?

Stuffing usually refers to the mixture stuffed inside a turkey, or other kind of poultry. Meanwhile, dressing refers to the mixture that’s cooked in a casserole or dish. It’s not stuffed, but is outside of the poultry. However, the two terms are often used interchangeably, depending on which region of a country you are in.

Can I freeze my turkey stuffing?

Yes, you can! Leftover stuffings should be stored in either the refrigerator or freezer in a safe storage container. When stored in the refrigerator, the stuffing is good to eat for the next 3 to 4 days. Meanwhile, storing it in the freezer can extend its life to about 1 month. To reheat, place the stuffing in a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Heat the stuffing in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Then, remove the aluminum foil and heat for 10 to 15 minutes more.

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Conclusion

Relive all your nostalgic childhood memories with our Homemade Old Fashioned Stuffing Recipe. This delicious dish is great for both special occasions and for times when you’re just craving for the comforting taste of homestyle cooking.

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