Grandma’s Thanksgiving Stuffing is an easy turkey stuffing recipe that is always on our holiday menu.
This is my family’s favorite easy turkey stuffing recipe. It’s easy to make and my family has been making it for years. It’s definitely one of the best Thanksgiving recipes ever.
I absolutely love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday of all time. I absolutely love that it’s an entire day dedicated to spending it with family and friends while eating the most amazing food.
My favorite part of the entire Thanksgiving dinner is the stuffing. And the turkey. And the cranberry sauce. Who am I kidding…I love it all!
This stuffing recipe is the recipe my family has been making for years. I can remember helping my grandmother cut the bread when I was a little girl (many, many moons ago). I’d be standing on the kitchen stool with my butter knife cutting up the bread and hanging out in the kitchen with my grandmother.
Now, my son is the one helping me prepare the stuffing. He started out standing on his kitchen stool, butter knife in hand ready to tackle the loaves and loaves of bread and make memories that will last a lifetime. Today, he’s tall enough to forgo the stool but the memories and conversation are still there.
I still use the recipe my grandmother used and my mom used. Nothing has changed. There’s no point in messing with perfection. In fact, the recipe in my recipe box is written on a old, faded piece of paper in my grandmother’s handwriting. It’s one of my most treasured possessions. And, this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe.
This is one of the simplest easy turkey stuffing recipes. It uses simple ingredients – nothing fancy here. Just a classic stuffing recipe that is jam packed with flavor. I love how it gets crispy on the top but stays tender and soft in the center. The best of both worlds.
My favorite part about this recipe is you can make it ahead of time – and in fact, it’s better if you make it ahead of time. The flavors get a chance to come together. I usually make it the day before Thanksgiving to make it easier for myself on Thanksgiving day.
One item that really takes this recipe over the top is my easy Homemade Poultry Seasoning. Instead of buying it, why not try making it at home. It’s incredibly easy and the flavor is so much better.
This is also the exact recipe that I use in my Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing recipe. I told you it’s the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!
Tips for Making this Easy Turkey Stuffing Recipe
- Use a pizza cutter to easily cut the bread.
- Cut up the bread at least one day before you make the stuffing and lay it out in a single layer (uncovered) on rimmed baking sheets. This will help the bread get nice and stale – which is what you want.
- If you don’t have time to let the bread sit out, you could always toast it in the oven. I explain how in the recipe.
- You can saute the veggies a day or two before you make the stuffing. When you’re ready to put it all together, simply reheat the veggies and add them to the stale bread.
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Grandma's Thanksgiving Stuffing
- 3 loaves sandwich bread
- 12 tablespoons butter
- 4 onions - diced
- 1 head of celery - diced
- 2 tablespoons dried sage
- 4 teaspoons poultry seasoning - divided
- 1/2 cup turkey broth - or chicken broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut bread into one inch cubes and allow to sit out and dry, preferably over night. Or you could toast them in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes.
- Melt butter in a large skillet.
- Add onions, celery sage and 2 teaspoons of poultry seasoning.
- Saute until vegetables are translucent and tender.
- Add dried bread to a large mixing bowl. Add onion mixture to bread cubes and stir to combine.
- Add broth, remaining poultry seasoning and salt and pepper; stir to combine.
- Place stuffing in a greased 13x9 baking dish and baking for 30 minutes.
- Stuffing can also be placed inside the turkey cavity and roasted with your turkey.
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- When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can use this recipe or substitute salt and pepper to taste.
- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat. This one is my favorite.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.
- The nutritional information provided in this recipe is an estimate. Learn more on how I calculate nutritional information for my recipes.