This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn’t be complete without Homemade Turkey Stuffing and I’m here to show you how to make homemade stuffing! You cannot go wrong with this classic stuffing during the holidays. This Classic Stuffing Recipe has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.
Turkey Stuffing Recipe – Homemade Stuffing Recipe
This Turkey Stuffing Recipe should be on every Thanksgiving Table! Learn how to make homemade stuffing with this easy recipe.
I lovvvvvve this Turkey Stuffing Recipe. Is it called stuffing or dressing? I never know and I always second guess myself when speaking or writing about Thanksgiving! Mom says it’s stuffing when cooked inside a turkey and dressing when cooked separately in the oven, and that makes a lot of sense to me. BUT, I prefer to call it stuffing either way (I don’t know why) so I’m calling this delicious Thanksgiving side dish Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing.
Yes, it’s technically turkey dressing. You can call it whatever you like but I’m pretty confident you’ll be calling it delicious and perfect by the end of the holiday season. This Homemade Stuffing Recipe is a winner!
Learn how to make Homemade Stuffing with this easy Turkey Stuffing Recipe. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!
How to Make Homemade Stuffing
Want to know how to make homemade stuffing for Thanksgiving? This Turkey Stuffing Recipe will make it easy!
Homemade Stuffing is nice when cooked inside of a turkey, but that’s all too complicated for my liking. Plus I’ve found that it can get a little sticky and mushy when it’s all cooked together. Cooking the stuffing (dressing?) separately in the oven gets the crispy baked ends on the bread, adds that extra crunch, and keeps things from getting soggy.
Such a delicious, carby, CLASSIC holiday side dish. Every Thanksgiving table needs this Classic Turkey Stuffing Recipe.
Classic Homemade Stuffing Recipe
This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is so easy and fool proof. It is full of delicious flavors and it’s sure to please.
I love putting a new twist on old recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas dishes, but sometimes the traditional recipes are best. This Classic Stuffing Recipe is proof of that. This homemade stuffing will make you think of home and feel the comfort of years gone by, plus it perfectly compliments the other holiday side dishes. There’s a reason recipes like this have been made for years and years. No need to mess with a classic!
Make this Turkey Stuffing Recipe this year and wow your family with a tasty homemade stuffing recipe.
Be sure to check out our other favorite holiday recipes including
- Homemade Pumpkin Pie
- Instant Pot Turkey Breast
- Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- Oatmeal Rolls
- and Make Ahead Turkey Gravy!
See the recipe card below for details on How to Make Homemade Stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving!
Classic Turkey Stuffing
This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn't be complete without Homemade Turkey Stuffing and I'm here to show you how to make homemade stuffing! You cannot go wrong with this classic stuffing during the holidays. This Classic Stuffing Recipe has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.
- 13 cups dry bread cubes *See note
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 carrots peeled & thin sliced
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 1½ cup unsalted butter melted
- 1½ teaspoon kosher salt
- NOTE: 2 tablespoons dried poultry seasoning can be substituted for all of the following herbs and seasonings.
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
- 1½ teaspoons minced fresh thyme
- ½ teaspoon minced fresh marjoram
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
- ½ teaspoon minced fresh nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1½ cups chicken stock
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 2 quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.
- Heat a large skillet over MED-HIGH heat for 1 minute. Add the oil and 2 tablespoons butter, and heat until oil is hot and butter has melted but not burned. Sauté diced carrots and celery 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are just fork-tender. Add diced onion, stir and cook until the onion is translucent.
- Place the dried breadcrumbs in a very large mixing bowl and add the cooked vegetables, melted butter, seasonings, and chicken stock. Mix well. Add the eggs and mix well again.
- Pour the dressing/stuffing into the prepared dish and bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until edges and are begin to turn golden. **See Note for alternate cooking method.
- *Note: Make the bread cubes 1-2 days prior to making the stuffing. Cut or tear 1-2 large Italian bread loaves into 1” cubes. Allow the cubes to dry out on a baking sheet for 24-48 hours. Toss the cubes a couple of times so they dry out evenly. The stuffing tastes best if the cubes are dry but not too crispy.
- **Note: This stuffing can be cooked in a 2-quart casserole dish in the oven or stuffed inside the turkey and cooked. If cooked in the oven, the stuffing (dressing) will be a little drier with crispy edges. If cooked inside the turkey, the stuffing texture will be like soft bread pudding (the turkey stuffing from my youth). If you are cooking a whole turkey breast in an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, there is enough stuffing to cook it both ways. Just fill the turkey breast cavity with the stuffing and place all the leftover stuffing in a casserole dish to cook. This way, whether your guests are stuffing lovers or dressing lovers; everyone will be happy.