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White serving bowl of bread stuffing with herbs, onion, and celery.



This homemade stuffing recipe will transport you back to grandma’s house.  Buttery and savory, full of herbs, this Yankee herbed stuffing recipe is way better than the stovetop boxed variety.



10 cups lightly packed bread cubes (from 1 pound loaf of bread)

2 sticks butter

2 large onions, chopped

3 celery ribs, chopped

1 tablespoon poultry seasoning

2 tablespoons dried sage

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

11 ½ cups chicken or turkey broth

3 eggs, beaten


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Tear the bread into small bits and spread out onto a baking sheet.  Toast in the oven, stirring a couple of times until the bread is beginning to crisp, become firm and just starting to brown on the edges.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter until foamy, but not browned.  Add the onion and celery. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the bread, onion mixture, poultry seasoning, sage, salt, and pepper.  Toss gently to mix.

Add 1 cup of broth and the eggs.  Using your hands or a large spoon, mix until all the bread is moistened.   If still dry, add the additional broth and mix completely.

You can use this to stuff your turkey and then bake per your recipe’s instructions or coat a 9×1-inch baking dish with butter and spoon the stuffing into the dish.

Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.  If desired, remove the foil during the last ten minutes for crispy edges.

Serve warm.


 This dish can be prepared up to two days ahead and baked when needed.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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