Gramma's Traditional Bread Stuffing Recipe
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 12
A basic stuffing great for stuffing your turkey or even your pork chops with.
  • 4 c ½" cubed dry mixed bread
  • 1 - 1½ cups hot chicken stock
  • ¼ c butter
  • ½ c chopped celery
  • ½ c chopped onion
  • ½ tsp salt
  • dash pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried sage
  • 1 Tbs finely chopped fresh Parsley (or 1 tsp dried)
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary (optional)
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme (optional)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Cooked, chopped turkey giblets (optional)
  1. If your bread isn't dry enough then place cubed pieces in shallow baking dish and bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or so stirring every 5 minutes until dried out. Soft bread makes for soggy stuffy yuck! (I do this the night before)
  2. Melt butter in large skillet or stock pot and saute onions and celery until tender and onion is translucent. Stir in seasonings.
  3. Add dried bread to sauteed veggies and toss gently to mix.
  4. Slowly add warm chicken broth ½ cup at a time and toss lightly after each addition until moist but NOT soupy. Use more or less to suit your preferences..
  5. Add egg and giblets if using, and toss to combine.
  6. Spoon stuffing into turkey cavity immediately before roasting (while still warm) and remove stuffing from turkey immediately after removing bird from oven. Alternatively you can spoon stuffing into a lightly greased casserole and bake at 325 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes, occasionally basting with turkey/chicken broth.
Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at