All Purpose Bread Stuffing

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Recipe by CarrolJ

This is my own recipe...which I have fine tuned over the years. It is not low cholesterol unless you would choose to use egg-beaters which will make the stuffing a little less rich in flavor. I have made this with and without meat. This makes enough to stuff a 20 pound turkey...or a 10-12 pound turkey and a extra pan full. If baking in a extra pan...seal well with tinfoil so that it doesn't dry out.

Top Review by Gerry

Incredibly moist with a delicious sage flavor. Turkey and dressing are the highlight of our Canadian Thanksgiving meal. When preparing for these special occasions I always am sure to include at least one new item to serve along with the expected fare. Not having a loaf of dry bread on hand I cubed up a fresh one. With using fresh instead of dry cubes which would absorb more liquid I cut back on the water. Needing to make for lower cholesterol I went with six eggs and it still made for a moist and rich stuffing which was enjoyed by all. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf dry bread, torn or cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 1 dozen well beaten egg
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chicken soup base, see note


  1. NOTE: Chicken Soup Base is a concentrated paste purchased in the grocery store which is very rich in flavor.
  2. If you cannot find it in your store substitute with 3 chicken bouillion cubes and 2 Tablespoons of cooking oil which will give you a reasonable substitution.
  3. Combine all ingredients making sure that everything is blended.
  4. Avoid overmixing so that bread doesn't get too mushy.
  5. Stuff and Bake according to favorite method.
  6. I love using the popular baking bags since it is so easy and gives a wonderfully moist product at the end.
  7. NOTE** servings are approximate-- it easily serves 12-15 people with some left-overs.
  8. Time depends on method used-- I put down 3 1/2 hours since that is the average time if inside a 20 pound turkey in a baking bag.

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