There's nothing quite like the taste of an old-fashioned bread stuffing recipe on Thanksgiving. It reminders me of stuffing that my grandmothers used to make and just makes it feel like the holidays. The recipe takes awhile because of the time it takes to cook the turkey, but if you don't want to cook it in the turkey, place it in a baking dish instead. I'm more of an "out of the turkey" kind of stuffing girl myself, because I like how it gets crunchy on top. No matter how you cook it, enjoy!
Basic Bread Stuffing Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes - 6+ hours depending on cooking method
- 4 loaves of white bread
- 1 large can/carton chicken broth
- 2 bunches of celery
- 2 onions
- 3 TBSP butter
- 1/2 tsp. sage
- 1 can chopped mushrooms
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Break the bread into small 1-inch pieces and place in large pots.
- Mince onion and celery in a food processor.
- Melt butter in large saucepan.
- Saute onion, celery, and drained mushrooms until just heated through - not browned.
- Pour the cooked onion/celery/mushroom mixture over the bread.
- Add the sage.
- Pour chicken broth slowly over bread being careful not to add too much.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Stuffing should be at the consistency that it sticks together but is not too mushy.
- Stuff in turkey to be baked in oven, or put in 9 x 13 pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes to an hour in pan or for required time based on size if stuffed in the turkey.
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