Classic Mom's Homemade Stuffing Recipe

 Experience the evergreen charm of a traditional holiday side dish with this homemade stuffing recipe. A classic recipe passed down generations, it captures the essence of simple ingredients elevating to a flavorful symphony under the influence of quintessential poultry seasoning. Perfect for stuffing your turkey or chicken, or quaint enough to simply bake in a pan separately.


  • 1 loaf of bread, torn into 1-2 cm pieces and left to dry overnight
  • 4 sticks of green celery (with some leaves if possible), finely diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. The night prior to cooking, tear the bread into 1-2 cm pieces and let it dry out on the counter overnight.
  2. In the morning, sauté the celery and onion in a pan until they soften and the onion turns translucent.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the dried bread, sautéed vegetables, melted butter, chicken stock, and poultry seasoning. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix the ingredients well, ensuring a thorough combination, and transfer to a 9x12 glass baking dish.
  5. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 F (175 C) for 30 minutes.
  6. After the initial 30 minutes, remove the foil and broil the stuffing until the top becomes golden brown.


Our Classic Homemade Stuffing Recipe perfectly encapsulates the comforting essence of holiday cooking. With its simple ingredients and straightforward steps, anyone from novice to experienced cooks will find it a joy to make. Moreover, the enchanting blend of poultry seasoning, crispy bread, and aromatics serves as a perfect accompaniment to your main holiday roast. Whether you use it to stuff your turkey or chicken, or decide to serve it as a standalone dish, its flexibility and palatability will leave your family and guests asking for seconds. With this recipe, you're not simply creating stuffing but sharing a timeless tradition of warmth and deliciousness.