Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

This simple recipe makes enough to stuff up to a 15-pound Thanksgiving turkey.It can also be baked in a casserole dish.

Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing
SERVINGS
12 to 14
PREP TIME
15 mins
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Bread Stuffing, Stuffing, Thanksgiving
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped or sliced celery (3 stalks)
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage or 1 tsp. poultry seasoning or ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 cups dry bread cubes
  • 1 - 1 1/4 cups chicken broth*
  • Sage leaves (optional)
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Directions
1. 
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large skillet cook celery and onion in hot butter over medium heat until tender but not brown. Remove from heat. Stir in sage and pepper. Place bread cubes in large bowl; add onion mixture. Drizzle with enough chicken broth to moisten; toss lightly to combine. Place stuffing in a 2-quart casserole dish. Bake, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes or until heated through. Top with fresh sage. Makes 12 to 14 servings.

Tip

  • Test Kitchen Tip:*

    If using to stuff a turkey, reduce broth to 3/4 to 1 cup. Try a mix of whole wheat, white, and multi-grain bread cubes for extra flavor.

Variation

  • Stuffing Additions:

    - Stir 2 medium cored and chopped apples into bread cubes.

    - Omit 1 cup of the celery and substitute 2 cups sliced mushrooms. Cook mushrooms with the celery in Step 1, above.

    - Stir one 15-ounce can chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped, into bread cubes.

    - Stir 1 cup cooked wild rice into bread cubes.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 181, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 22, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 20, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 2, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (RE) 0, vit. A (IU) 291.54, vit. C (mg) 1.18, Thiamin (mg) 0.19, Riboflavin (mg) 0.14, Niacin (mg) 1.78, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.04, Folate (µg) 40.32, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0.06, sodium (mg) 342, Potassium (mg) 111, calcium (mg) 50.48, iron (mg) 1.26, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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