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Traditional Homemade Stuffing

Nothing beats stuffing for my favorite Thanksgiving side dish. It's so easy to make from scratch that you won't miss the box mix at all.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade stuffing recipe, traditional homemade stuffing
Servings: 8 servings


  • 8-10 cups of bread crumbs or 1 loaf bread like a baguette, Artisan bread, or French bread. cut into small cubes
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 large celery stalks chopped
  • ¼ cup sage leaves chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-2-½ cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 egg beaten


  • If using fresh bread cut bread up into small cubes and let dry overnight or place on a cookie sheet in oven on lowest setting until completely dried out and hard. (I recommend doing this to eliminate the extra ingredients in store-bought)
  • Preheat oven to 375
  • In a large skillet over medium heat melt the butter.
  • Add the chopped onion and celery, and season it with salt and pepper.
  • Cook until onion and celery are translucent.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in fresh herbs and bread crumbs.
  • Stir well.
  • Add stock starting with a cup and adding a half cup more at a time until you get the wetness you want (some people like a more dry stuffing while others wetter).
  • Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Pour in the well-beaten egg eveny over stuffing and mix in.
  • Pour stuffing into a casserole dish and bake for about a half hour or until golden brown on top.


Check out the post for tips on making your holiday cooking a little easier.