Mom's Best Bread Stuffing

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Total Time
2hrs 50mins
20 mins
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!

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  • 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.