Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dressing

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4.78 from 9 votes
Old fashioned thanksgiving dressing recipe is my grandma's Thanksgiving stuffing. It's an easy turkey stuffing recipe that is always on our holiday menu. It's easy to make and my family has been making it for years. 
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
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.

This old fashioned thanksgiving dressing recipe is my grandma’s Thanksgiving stuffing. It’s an easy turkey stuffing recipe that is always on our holiday menu. It’s easy to make and my family has been making it for years. 

oLD FASHIONED DRESSING IN A CERAMIC DISH WITH A SPRIG OF FRESH HERBS ON TOP

The old fashioned Thanksgiving dressing recipe is the stuffing recipe your family has been waiting for. It will be the recipe that your children and grandchildren will always want you to make and will remember you for. What more can you ask from a recipe? Find more thanksgiving favorites here.


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  • 15 Minutes: It is quick and can be made ahead of time.
  • Easy Ingredients: All classic, easy ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: It is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish.
  • Adaptable: Can make it gluten free.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: You will want extra. It is a great leftover.

What You Need to Make Classic Turkey Stuffing Recipe

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe – Step by Step

  • Cut: First, cut bread into one inch cubes and allow to sit out and dry, preferably overnight.
  • Saute: Second, melt butter in a large skillet, then add onions, celery, sage and 2 teaspoons of poultry seasoning. Saute until vegetables are translucent and tender.
  • Mix: Then add dried bread to a large mixing bowl with onion mixture, stir to combine.Next add broth, remaining poultry seasoning and salt and pepper; stir to combine.
  • Bake: Finally, place stuffing in a greased 13×9 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Grandnmas best stuffing recipe

Common Questions About Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STUFFING AND DRESSING?

Truly the only real difference is that stuffing is actually stuffed into the cavity of the turkey while dressing is just baked, however you can find out more here.

CAN I PLACE THE DRESSING INTO THE BIRD?

Of course, but the stuffing must reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees for safety and do not pack to densely. find out more in this article.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Sure for a small gathering make less or for a larger party you can increase the amount and place in two baking dishes.

DRESSING RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Indeed, you can freeze in an airtight container for up to three months.

MAKE AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can make ahead of time, up to three days.

OLD FASHIONED DRESSING IN A CERAMIC DISH WITH A SPRIG OF FRESH HERBS ON TOP.

Expert Tips for Making Classic Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe

  • Apple: For a sweet surprise, add some apple.
  • Short cut tip: Forgot to leave out the bread, no worries just toast in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • Variation tip: Giblets,sausage or oysters can be added for flavor.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Gluten Free bread can be used in this recipe.
  • Mix: Change up or mix the type of bread. A mix of white, sourdough and cornbread are wonderful.

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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.

Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe

4.8 from 9 votes
Old fashioned thanksgiving dressing recipe is my grandma's Thanksgiving stuffing. It's an easy turkey stuffing recipe that is always on our holiday menu. It's easy to make and my family has been making it for years. 
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Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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 13×9 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Stuffing can also be placed inside the turkey cavity and roasted with your turkey.

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Expert Tips

 
  • Apple: For a sweet surprise. add some apple.
  • Short cut tip: Forgot to leave out the bread then, toast them in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • Variation tip: Giblets,sausage or oysters can be added for flavor.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Gluten Free bread can be used in this recipe.
  • Mix: Change up or mix the type of bread. A mix of white, sourdough and cornbread are wonderful.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 484IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

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23 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dressing”

  1. 5 stars
    I have been trying to recreate my grandmother’s stuffing for ages! This is soooo close, I think it must be the extra sage that you added to your recipe.

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  2. 5 stars
    My mom used to always make the stuffing from scratch and now that she’s gone, I have NO idea how to do it and usually resort to *gasp* boxed stuffing. Thanks for posting this. I can’t wait to make it!

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  3. 5 stars
    I love that this delicious holiday stuffing was passed down through the generations in your family. Recipes like this are some of the very best gifts we could ever have. I made your grandma’s savory stuffing last night and it was a real winner! It had the perfect texture and flavors. Yum!

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  4. 5 stars
    Great stuffing – I’m so glad that you posted it as I was looking for something easy to make and this was perfect. Quick and I had all of the ingredients to hand.

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