Grandma's Stuffing Recipe is a classic Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe from scratch. I even show you how to make your own Breadcubes if you want. This stuffing recipe is always a favorite Thanksgiving side dish!
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Course: Side Dish
Ingredients in Grandma's Stuffing:
1 1/2-2cupschicken stock
How to Make Homemade Bread Cubes:
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees
Cut the bread into cubes, about 1/2" to 3/4" cubed pieces, and lay them on a baking sheet. ( I like to find bread in the marked down or day-old section of the bakery. You can use a mixture of sourdough, white and wheat bread.)
Lay the bread cubes on a large baking sheet and bake in a 250-degree oven for about an hour. You will want to toss them a few times in that hour to dry out all the bread.
Transfer the bread cubes to a very large bowl. Set aside while you make the rest of the stuffing.
How to make Grandma's Stuffing:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut up your onions and celery. 1/2" pieces work great. Put them in a large pot with the butter. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, until your celery and onions are tender and translucent, about 8 minutes.
Add the minced poultry seasoning, thyme, and sage, salt, and 1 1/2" cups of the chicken broth.
Pour the chicken broth and celery mixture over the cubed bread. Gently fold the ingredients together. (The stuffing should be moist but no standing liquid. If it seems like it's a little dry, add up to 1/2 cup of the additional chicken broth.)
Spray a 9 by 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Spread the stuffing evenly on the baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes, stirring gently every 15-20 minutes. When the stuffing is done, the top should be lightly brown.
Serve Immediately. Stuffing is best warm and fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Frequently Asked Questions about this Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe:
How to make stuffing, easy recipe:
You can make stuffing easier by buying your bread cubes already made. They are usually found in the bakery section of the supermarket and will cut down on a little preparation time.
You can also buy Chicken broth in a box.
Chopped onions can be found in the freezer section of the supermarket. This will definitely make it easier too.
How to make homemade turkey stuffing recipe:
Just follow the recipe below to make a simple stuffing recipe from scratch.
How much stuffing for Thanksgiving:
When you're calculating how much stuffing to make for your crowd, think of portion size. I would say about 1 cup is a normal portion size but this is for Thanksgiving, I'd plan on about 1.5 cups of stuffing per person, besides it keeps in the fridge for a few days and makes great leftovers. For this recipe, I'd plan on it feeding about 10 people.
How far in advance can you make stuffing for thanksgiving:
If you're wondering, Can I make stuffing the day before Thanksgiving, the answer is yes. You can make this stuffing, right up until the point where you bake it, a day or two before thanksgiving. When you're ready to bake it, just spray a 9 by 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, add the stuffing and bake for about 45 minutes or until the top is a little crusty.