By BecR on April 18, 2005
Photo by BecR
Photo by BecR
"I have used this recipe for over 30 years now (as did my mother)--and everyone loves it! An absolute requirement at our Thanksgiving Holiday table. Recipe makes enough for a 12-pound turkey, and is easily doubled. I have included the optional technique for making stuffing balls. Enjoy! Adapted from Betty Crocker. Note: see tip for freezing."
Serving Size: 1 (94 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"This recipe is sooo good, my family raved and raved how good my dressing was and I have been cooking for over 50 years. It was by far the best recipe I have ever had!!! Thank you so very much for sharing this."
"Great stuffing recipe! I wanted something very simple and this did the trick. The amount was more than enough our 6kg bird -- I had enough to make 6 stuffing balls for baking on their own as well as filling the turkey. By the way, 9 cups of stuffing worked out to nearly 1 loaf of bread. I think we had about 5 slices left over."
"My husband loves this stuffing. Its really great because you can add anything you like to change it for different occasions. It is great with mushrooms (our favorite). I make it often with chicken. Don't let the long list of ingriedients fool you, its very simple, and you will impress your friends and family with homemade stuffing! Thanks for posting!"
"My husband was raised in a convenience food household, and he's very suspicious of anything that's made from scratch. "Wait...you're putting celery in there? And onions? Won't it taste weird? Why didn't you just use the boxed stuff?"
I made a double batch for Thanksgiving, and when my husband first tasted this, he was shocked. This stuff is absolutely delicious! He even told me that it was "way better than the stuff from a box." which is high praise from him.
I didn't have quite enough butter, so I substituted a little bit of chicken broth for an equal amount of butter. It didn't seem to affect the recipe negatively at all. The butter really makes this recipe, I think.
Thank you for such a delicious recipe!"
"I made stuffing balls with this. I made it the night before and stuck it in the freezer right before cooking. They came out wonderfully. I've never done home made stuffing and I was shocked how easy this was. I did use the 1/2 stock adaptation and took out celery (allergic) but bumped up the onions a tad. I also didn't have dried sage, so added an extra pinch of rubbed. I got tons of compliments!"
"I stuffed a whole turkey breast with this stuffing and it was gone by the time the meal was over! We enjoyed it so much. I did add some boiled ground sausage in it and added some of the water from the boiled sausage along with some crackers into the stuffing. Dee-Lish!"
"Absolutly delicious!!! Very "traditional" tasting and like I remembered it as a kid. I was never able to duplicate the taste of my Mom's stuffing and I was so happy to have found this recipe!!! I used fresh bread and wouldn't recommend using dried bread cubes. Although easier to use, the flavor is just not the same. This was very easy to make and smelled wonderful!! My family likes their stuffing on the moist side so I added a splash of organic chicken broth. The addition of the broth made it a tad salty so I would decrease the salt by 1 tsp. the next time. I didn't have dried sage so I just used more ground sage. Otherwise, don't change a thing about this recipe!! I chopped up an apple and cooked it along with the onions and celery. Thanks for sharing your recipe!!! I won't use another again."
"You just can't go wrong with this recipe. It's perfect! I doubled it and it stuffed a 20 pound turkey perfectly. It's absolutely the best stuffing. Sometimes I use the full amount of butter and other times I do have chicken broth/half butter for the liquid. We like it both ways! Delicious!"
"This is great stuffing! I did double the recipe as my bird was 21 and a half pounds. I used half bread and half cornbread and it was enjoyed by all very much! Thanks BecR...."
"AWESOME! Made this recipe for Thanksgiving this year. We had boneless turkey breast, so there was no cavity to stuff. We made the "stuffing balls" version and they were a huge hit. As per a different review, we added 1 cup chicken broth, and consistency was great for forming balls. However, this ELIMINATES the need for salt! Instead of 2 tsps, maybe use 1/2 tsp. You'll thank us! Delicious recipe."
"Great recipe, thanks for sharing."
"Yummy. A keeper for family holidays..Thank you. WilChef."
"My first time providing the stuffing for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit! I like moist stuffing and added some chicken broth to the mix, and baked in a crock pot. I'll use this recipe often!"
"Great Recipe! I'm not a stuffing eater, but this was fantastic and my family enjoyed it. I made the "stuffing balls" and changed the serving to 4. They turned out perfect and there were no leftovers! Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Great recipe! Made this into balls and served with a bowl of beef tomatoe noodle soup recipe#220075. Can't underestimate how much flavor for how little effort."
"Love this recipe. Always a family favorite"
"You really couldn't go wrong with this yummy stuffing! I made a half quantity and it was well and truly enough to stuff three 1.8kg chickens. Left out the celery as I'm not a fan, but upped the onion a bit. I made the stuffing a couple of days before needing it and it kept perfectly in the fridge. Thanks for posting such an excellent recipe!"
"I made this today for Thanksgiving. It was awesome! I will probably cut down on the salt a little next time though as I thought it was a little salty. Nothing that couldn't be fixed. :) I followed someone else's advise as well and added a cup of chicken stock. My family loved it! It was so easy to make. I didn't have dried sage - and the store didn't carry it. So - I used additional ground sage and it worked fine. Thank you so much for a keeper!"
"The flavor was sooo soo good! Since we didn't stuff this in the bird I added about a cup of broth. I am very glad I did otherwise I think it would have been pretty dry. Thank you!"
"Well done this was great!!!"