Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

James Patrick
Classic holiday stuffing that is easy to

The Thanksgiving meal is usually the largest meal of the year for most families. Stuffing is one of the foods that so many look forward to eating because it usually is only seen once a year. Over time people have added all sorts of things to it to make it unique. On the site of how stuff works, they show some crazy things people say they put in their stuffing. Things like oysters, popcorn, twinkies, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese, are just some of the things people say they add.

For many, the classic stuffing is what they like best. Here is an excellent and easy recipe for good old-fashioned stuffing from Holly Nilsson that is rated 4.99 stars out of 5 with over 1200 votes. It is made in a casserole dish. You can put the stuffing in the turkey. To do this you will need to take the proper precautions. Just make sure your stuffing reaches 165F if you do this. It can even be made ahead! Enjoy and happy holidays!

Easy Classic Stuffing Recipe

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 55 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 10 minutes

SERVINGS: 12 servings

AUTHOR: Holly Nilsson

This classic stuffing recipe will complete just about any meal! Celery, onions, and butter are added to dried bread cubes, then topped with broth and baked until hot and golden.


  • 2 small onions diced
  • 4 ribs celery diced
  • ⅔ cup butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons poultry seasoning or ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 12 cups bread cubes
  • 3-4 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs sage, thyme


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet on the stove over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and poultry seasoning (and optional rosemary if using). Cook over medium-low until tender (do not brown), about 10-12 minutes.
  • Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Add onion mixture, parsley, and fresh herbs.
  • Pour broth overtop until cubes are moist (but not soggy) and gently toss. You may not need all of the broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place mixture in a serving dish, dot with additional butter, and cover.
  • Bake for 35 minutes while covered. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.


To stuff turkey, stuffing must be cooled completely in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes. The minimum temperature for stuffing is 165F.

To Make Ahead: Prepare as directed, cover tightly, and refrigerate for up to 48 hours. To bake, remove from the fridge at least 30 minutes before baking. Prepare as directed (you may need to add a few minutes extra if it's still cold from the fridge).

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