Homemade Turkey Stuffing

Homemade Turkey Stuffing

Homemade Turkey Stuffing

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes

Serves

12 people

This is a traditional and very indulgent stuffing. Roasted turkey stock, plenty of real butter and fresh herbs gives it a natural flavor and the combination of different breads give it subtly complex flavor and textures.

Why Try? This recipe is almost as easy as opening a box of convenience dressing with the unnatural dried spice flavors – so why not make your own?

This traditional recipe can be varied by adding chopped apples or toasted nuts. Never throw 3 or 4 day old bread away in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving – bag it, freeze it and don’t be afraid to use 2 or 3 different breads.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cornbread, diced
  • 8 cups rustic bread with crust, diced or torn
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, unsalted
  • 2 1/2 cups (2 - 3 onions) yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (2 – 3 stalks) celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 to 3 cups chicken or turkey stock

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Toast bread cubes on baking sheets until slightly crusty, approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Cool and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • 2 In a large heavy sauté pan, melt butter and sauté onions and celery on medium heat until vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Add herbs and sauté for an additional minute.
  • 4 Combine vegetable mixture with bread, seasonings and stock.
  • 5 Transfer to a deep buttered baking dish.
  • 6 Bake for 45 minutes uncovered until stuffing is hot and crusty on the top.

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