Thanksgiving Stuffing

This Thanksgiving stuffing is a classic recipe that can be cooked inside the turkey or in a casserole dish, depending on which team you play for. It’s best paired with the perfect beverage – my mom’s gravy. This recipe is intended to make enough to fill a 9 x 13 pan and still have enough to stuff the cavity of a turkey.

Time: dehydrating bread: 2 hours

Putting together mixture: 30-45 min

Cook time: 1 hour

Total time: 2 1/2 -2 3/4 hours

Servings: Makes about 15 servings


  • 4 loaves of bread, torn or cut into cubes (I used wheat, but white is okay too, and it looks prettier!)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 large or 2 small onions
  • 4 – 5 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 2 cans chicken stock
  • 2 eggs
  • Poultry Seasoning and Salt to taste

Check out this video to watch me make the recipe!

Step 1. Cube the loaves of bread, and dry them in your oven or even on your counter. I cubed my loaves several days beforehand and dried them out in my Cosori dehydrator which only took about 2 hours at 165 degrees! I cut these about 1/2-1 inch wide, but I think I prefer them even smaller than that.

Step 2. Dice your onions. I always use my vegetable chopper for onions because it’s effortless and almost tearless, and makes the job go way faster!

Step 3. Melt butter in a saucepan, add onions, celery, and sauté onions until translucent. Add chicken stock and cook until heated through. Chances are you’ve seen those popular Caraway pans before – they’re ceramic-coated, which makes them nonstick and prevents chemicals from leaching into your food. And they’re pretty dang cute.

Step 4. Pour over the dried cubed bread, add 2 eggs, the poultry seasoning, salt and pepper and mix. Add additional water or broth until the mixture holds together and is very moist (but not dripping) throughout.

Step 5. Stuff the cavity and neck skin of the turkey, or cook stuffing in a greased casserole dish.

Step 6. Cover your pan with foil and cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Baste the stuffing as it cooks if necessary, so the top doesn’t dry out.

Step 6. Put on some looser pants and go to town!

Are you interested in other Thanksgiving recipes or need ideas? If so, I created a complete guide on hosting a Friendsgiving / Thanksgiving dinner party. Click this link, and I’ll email you a copy!



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