Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing

I think stuffing is about one of the best things going in a turkey dinner. I never saw Mom or Grandma using a recipe for stuffing – but this is the one I roughly follow. Homemade bread is good for stuffing, also using part whole wheat. Sometimes I buy the “stuffing bread” that they make at the supermarket bakeshop around holiday times – a fellow shopper tipped me off to it years ago. It has seasoning baked into it, and I still add some more, but not as much as with plain bread.

Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing
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Traditional bread stuffing for turkey.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 8 - 10 cups stale bread cubes
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery, with leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning (or any mixture of sage, savory, thyme, marjoram, etc.)
  • Hot broth or water
  1. For a soft moist dressing, use fresh or slightly stale bread. For a lighter fluffier dressing, use quite stale or dried bread.
  2. Melt butter in a frying pan. Add onion and celery, and cook until softened but not browned.
  3. Combine butter mixture with breadcrumbs and seasonings.
  4. If desired add some broth or water for a moister dressing.
  5. Stuff the turkey, and roast.
  6. Makes enough for an 8 to 10 pound turkey.

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