Classic Turkey Stuffing (Use to Stuff a Turkey)

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READY IN: 1hr

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    loaf white sliced sandwich bread (purchase a 675-gram loaf bread)
  • 3
    large onions, finely chopped (the largest you can find!)
  • 3
    tablespoons chopped fresh garlic (or to taste)
  • 12
    cup butter (no substitutes!)
  • 4
    large celery ribs, finely chopped (including the leaves)
  • 1
    tablespoon poultry seasoning (or to taste)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons ground savory
  • 1
    tablespoon seasoning salt (or use 1-2 teaspoons white salt, or to taste)
  • 1
    (10 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and coarsley chopped (can use 2 cans if desired for a more nutty flavor)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove the crusts from the bread slices.
  • Slice bread into 1/2-inch pieces (does not have to be exact, you should have about 12-14 cups cubes).
  • Spread the bread cubes on a large baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally and rotating the sheet/s halfway through baking time until the cubes are lightly toasted; place in a large bowl.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat until HOT and sizzling.
  • Add in onions, garlic and celery (with the chopped leaves) stir immediately with wooden spoon; add in the poultry seasoning, seasoned salt and black pepper; saute for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Stir the onion/celery mixture along with the chopped water chestnuts into the bread cubes; toss well to combine.
  • Add in more seasoned salt (or white salt) and black pepper if desired to taste.
  • Let the stuffing cool completely before stuffing the turkey or roasting chicken.
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