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Grandma’s Savory Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing

 

This treasured family recipe allows you to create a flavorful and moist stuffing that brings the taste of tradition to your Thanksgiving table. It can be baked either independently in an oven or inside the turkey.

Ingredients

  • 13-15 cups of dry bread cubes (Approximately two 1-pound loaves of sturdy bread such as French bread for superior juice absorption)
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • 1 cup of diced yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 cups of unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock (Preferably low sodium)
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Lightly coat a 2-quart casserole or a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté the chopped celery and diced onion in butter over medium-high heat until they turn tender. This should take around 10-12 minutes.
  3. Transfer the dry bread cubes into a sizeable bowl.
  4. Drizzle the sautéed celery, onion mixture, and melted butter over the bread cubes. Stir well.
  5. Incorporate the remaining ingredients into the mixture, ensuring everything is adequately combined.
  6. Evenly distribute the stuffing mixture in the previously prepared dish and bake until it turns golden brown, around 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley, rosemary, or any herb you choose.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy this comforting dish. Place leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator, where they will be kept for up to 4 days.

Conclusion

Grandma's savory Thanksgiving turkey stuffing is an age-old family recipe that has proven its worth over time. It provides a flavor-packed accompaniment to your turkey that is both simple and delectable. Its preparation does not require complicated steps or obscure ingredients, which makes it a practical yet special addition to your festivities. Plus, sturdy French bread ensures optimal juice absorption, delivering a moist, flavorful stuffing with every bite.

With the capacity to sit well for up to 4 days, leftovers offer the opportunity to revisit the memorable feast or repurpose into new dishes. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner home cook, this stuffing recipe is truly a Thanksgiving staple that binds tradition, taste, and comfort in one hearty dish.

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