This Homemade Stuffing Recipe is easy to make and will be a hit at all your holiday meals. It is a classic stuffing recipe that is full of flavor.
Homemade Stuffing is one of the most important side dishes for your Thanksgiving meal. It will truly compliment your Turkey Dinner. While some people like to add cranberries and raisins, we prefer a traditional classic stuffing.
This easy stuffing recipe is full of flavor and it will come out amazing every time. Even though we don’t cook the stuffing in the turkey, the stuffing still comes out tasting like turkey.
Since we cook our stuffing outside the turkey, it is technically called dressing. But we still like to call it Homemade Stuffing. Our Roasted Turkey is juicy and full of flavor, so we like to keep our stuffing on the side.
If you like to cook the stuffing in your turkey, you can still make this recipe and then stuff your bird with it.
Stuffing Side Dish
If you are cooking the Thanksgiving meal and want to get some things prepped head of time, you can make this easy stuffing recipe.
The only change I suggest is once you add it to the sheet pan, cover it and refrigerate. Don’t cook it in the oven until Thanksgiving. You will still have the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe.
So once your turkey comes out of the oven, pop this easy stuffing recipe in and let it cook while the turkey rests and is being carved.
How to Make Stuffing
You can find many ways to make the best Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe but I promise this one is the best. It will be full of flavor and everyone at your dinner table will be asking for seconds.
The key to this Homemade Recipe is the order of how it is cooked. So make sure you wait to melt that butter until the recipe below says to. Don’t be like others and melt it right away.
- 1.5 Cup Celery, diced
- 1.5 Cup Onion, dice
- 1 Large Clove Garlic, minced
- 1 Loaf Italian Bread
- 32 oz Turkey Stock
- 2 sticks Butter
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 4 oz Thyme, chopped
- 1 pound Ground Italian Sausage
- Salt and Pepper
- Sweat the onion, celery and garlic in a sauce pan with oil, salt and pepper over medium heat.
- In another sauce pan, reduce the Turkey Stock in a rolling boil until it's half gone.
- Add the reduced Turkey Stock to the sauce pan with the onion mixture.
- Brown the Ground Italian Sausage and add to the sauce pan that has the onion mixture.
- Drop 2 sticks of butter to melt in the sauce pan with the onion mixture. Once it is melted add the the Thyme.
- Rip up the Italian Bread into small pieces and place in a mixing bowl.
- Add the onion mixture to the mixing bowl with the bread and mix well. All the bread should be wet, not soggy.
- Take a sheet pan and spray it with pan spray. Spread the mixing bowl mixture on the sheet pan and cook in oven at 350 degree-F for approximately 35 minutes until the top of the bread is toasted.
- Remove from oven and serve.