Mom's Best Bread Stuffing

Total Time
2hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Traditional turkey/chicken stuffing recipe my mom, Agnes, has been making since before I was born. Can also be cooked outside the bird in an oven baking dish. Excellent cold, sliced on turkey sandwiches!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups dried or toasted bread, cubed (good for an 8 - 10 lb. roasting chicken or turkey)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons onions, chopped
  • 1 12 cups celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil


  1. Moisten bread cubes with milk or hot water.
  2. Add salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, and egg.
  3. Combine mixture.
  4. Melt butter in frying pan and add onions until slightly browned, then add celery.
  5. Stir, then add to bread cube mixture.
  6. Stuff turkey or chicken lightly with stuffing, being careful not to pack stuffing in tightly.
  7. Rub turkey or chicken well with oil, salt, and pepper.
  8. Put in 300 degree oven for 2 1/2 hours.
  9. After 1 1/2 hour turn oven down to 250 degrees.
Most Helpful

This stuffing tasted like my Mom's.. She never wrote it down, so I never made it the way she did. Thaanks for a great recipe!!!

Pat McCardle November 24, 2005

I am really late in reviewing this,so sorry. I use this recipe for my basic stuffing adding dried cranberries, sometimes toasted nuts. The egg helps it stay together and since I usually only roast the turkey breast thats a great bonus. This recipe I have found is also very forgiving for the cook. Thanks a bunch.

abloom69 June 23, 2005

This was the BEST stuffing I have had. I love stuffing but when cooked outside the bird was always dry. This wasn't and the flavor was devine. I made it for Thanksgiving and and I'll make it again for Christmas. This recipe if a definated keeper!!!

Crazy Jase December 20, 2004