Thanksgiving Stuffing (Cheat! Using Stove Top)

"Last year I used my method of making turkey/chicken stuffing and used the pre-made packaged mix. My family never knew the difference. Easy and quick with that homemade taste."
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  • Saute onions and celery in butter.
  • Sprinkle with poultry seasoning.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Toss this mixture into your favorite dry stuffing mix.
  • Heat broth and set aside.
  • Read directions on your favorite stuffing mix box.
  • Add enough hot water to the broth to make up the required liquid needed.
  • (Omit butter the recipe calls for as it was already used to saute vegetables.)
  • Pour over stuffing/vegetables mixture and mix well.
  • Stuff your chicken or turkey. For a side dish place stuffing in a baking dish; cover and bake for 15 to 25 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you mix your stuffing and make it the following day if you cover it well and refrigerate it overnight ?
  2. I'm confused. when you refer to mix veggies with the dry stuffing mix does that mean the stove top mix in the box ?
  3. What does 2 (2 cups) broth mean? Is that supposed to mean 2 (16 oz cans)? Or 2 (2 cups) which means 4 cups, or does it mean only two cups?
  4. Thanksgiving 2023 this will be the 1st time I will try this. I'll let you all know ow it turns out
  5. When can you add dry cranberries to the recipe? Also some put rice in the stuffing, what is your take on that? And how do you add it to the recipe?


  1. tasted really good, and i am not a stuffing lover. this was my thanksgiving stuffing. i did find that i had to take the tin foil off and bake it an extra 5 minutes to make it less soggy.
  2. Yes, however Melany *, you did not necesarilly have to bake it for 5 minutes. If you like you stuffing firm, borderline dry (like the kids like it), you can just take it out of the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. That way it doesn't dry out or evaporate the spices. Just a tip. Hope that jelps you out, since I know this is also a staple for Christmas dinner as well. Tchuss!
  3. Great recipe! I used my "Crock Pot" for the dressing. Just mix ..spray pot with cooking spray, place stuffing mixture into pot and place on low. I did this about 5 hours before dinner. Not only easier but saves oven space.
  4. This was very easy and delicious. We thought the seasoning was perfect and I didn't change a thing, except to use poultry seasoning instead of stuffing seasoning. It tasted like my mom's home-made stuffing and I know how much work goes into that! I don't think I will make plain old Stove Top again, it was so easy to make this and it tastes home-made. Thanks!
  5. I have been doing this for years. My family loves it and it take a lot of the work out of stuffing.


  1. since the stove top box already came seasoned, the broth was overkill. It made the recipe very salty Maybe no broth and instead just water when using the stove top boxes.
  2. I also add a couple of raw scramble eggs to give it a more moist feel before I bake it in a casserole dish.
  3. I don’t use mine to stuff a turkey as my family doesn’t like to eat a lot of turkey so I also add a can of unsalted cream of chicken soup which adds the extra moisture needed. Then I take either a rotisserie chicken or roasted turkey breast and pull it off the bone and fold it into the mixture.
  4. This was good, but honestly didn't taste that much different from just the Stove Top. I used all chicken broth instead of mixing with water. I only used one onion since mine was so big. I think I'll try it again with more onion and celery and see if that picks it up more.
  5. This was probably one of the best stuffings I've ever made. Everyone loved it and went back for seconds. I substituted a light butter for the butter. My only criticism is that it was a little too salty, but that's because of the box's ingredients. I didn't add any. Thanks for posting this...definitely a keeper!


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