The BEST Traditional Stuffing recipe with classic ingredients made truly amazing by a couple special tricks from grandma's kitchen!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 55minutes
2large loafs of bread1 pound
1-2cupwater or chicken broth
1/4cupfinely chopped onion
1/4cupfinely chopped celery
**Giblets from turkeyfinely chopped (optional)
Cut your bread into 1/2 inch cubes. Allow to sit on your counter until firm (I usually leave mine out a full day. But if you're in a time crunch you can put the cubes in a buttered baking dish in the oven at 375° for 10-15 minutes until crisp.)
In a large bowl or baking dish, pour the water or chicken broth over the bread. Stir to cover. You may need a little more or a little less, so add a little at a time. All your bread pieces should be damp but not sopping wet.
Mix in onion, celery, poultry seasoning, giblets, and sage, if you're using it.
Add butter (cut into teaspoon sized portions) and egg. I usually mix this part using my clean fingers because it's easiest to get it fully incorporated that way. You don't want to disrupt the bread structure too much so just mix until incorporated.
If you're stuffing your turkey, you're all set. Just put it in and cook your turkey. If you're cooking in a separate dish, place your dressing in a greased baking dish and cook at 350° for about 40 minutes, until firm and golden.