Turkey Stuffing Recipe (Homemade Stuffing)

This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn’t be complete without 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 has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.

This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn't be complete without 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 has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.

Every Thanksgiving Table needs this Homemade Turkey Stuffing Recipe.

I lovvvvvve Homemade Turkey Stuffing. 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 it called 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!

This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn't be complete without 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 has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.

This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn't be complete without 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 has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.

Tips for Making Homemade Stuffing:

Homemade Stuffing is nice when cooked inside 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 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.

This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn't be complete without 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 has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.

This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn't be complete without 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 has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.

This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is so easy and fool proof. Delicious flavors and sure to please.

New twists on old recipes are always a fun twist for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but sometimes the traditional recipes are best. This Turkey Stuffing Recipe will Make you think of home, feel the comfort of years gone by, and compliments the other dishes perfectly. There’s a reason recipes like this have been made for years and years. Don’t mess with a classic!

This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn't be complete without 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 has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.

Be sure to check out our other favorite holiday recipes including Homemade Pumpkin Pie, Instant Pot Turkey Breast, Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Oatmeal Rolls, and Make Ahead Gravy!

See the recipe card below for details on How to Make Homemade Stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving!

This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn't be complete without 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 has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.

Classic Turkey Stuffing

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 533 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

This Turkey Stuffing Recipe is a must make for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Your holiday table wouldn't be complete without 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 has so much flavor, crunch, and goodness.

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Ingredients

  • 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
  • cup unsalted butter melted
  • 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
  • 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
  • cups chicken stock
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 2 quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. *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.
  7. **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.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Turkey Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 533 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 783mg 33%
Potassium 281mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 101.8%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 9.6%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Rebecca Roberts
This recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of butter? Doesn't seem right. Also, in the directions, they are not complete. There is no mention of when to add any liquid, even though it is in the ingredients. This recipe needs to be edited and reposted, please. r Roberts, okc
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Rebecca, there are only 2 tablespoons butter called for in the recipe so I'm not sure what you're referring to there. As to the chicken stock I'm so sorry about that! It should have been added in with the vegetables. I've updated the recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fab Thanksgiving!
      Rebecca Roberts
      Thank you for your quick response. If you will look at the ingredients above, right under the onion, it states 1 1/2 cups butter. I knew that couldn't be right, but wasn't sure if something else was supposed to be there. Sorry for the inconvenience, I just don't want to leave anything out. Thank you again!!!
        Becky Hardin
        Oh man I'm a dunce! I'm so sorry. Yes actually the butter is all in there. The 1 1/2 cups butter is melted and poured over the bread crumbs, added all together. I've updated the recipe. This stuffing has a great buttery taste (and the calories to match) :) I hope this is correct now, I'm SO sorry and appreciate you catching this!!!
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