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Thanksgiving stuffing recipe baked in a white casserole dish with fresh sage and a gray cloth in the background.
Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 55 mins

This basic Thanksgiving stuffing recipe will be your go-to year after year. Perfect with turkey dinner, it's got the traditional flavor your family craves.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing recipe, stuffing recipe, stuffing Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving stuffing recipe
Servings: 18
Calories: 126 kcal
  • 2 loaves bread, cubed (approx. 18 cups or 29 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 6 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock (one 32-ounce box)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), melted
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh sage (from one .75-ounce pack)
  • 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

  2. Arrange the cubed bread in an even layer on baking sheets, and dry in the oven for 30 minutes or until crisp.

  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add the onion, celery, and 1 teaspoon of salt.

  4. Cook the onions and celery (stirring) until slightly softened and translucent (about 5 minutes).

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and lightly mist a 3.5-quart baking dish with non-stick spray.

  6. Transfer the dry bread cubes to a large mixing bowl.

  7. Add the cooked vegetables, stock, melted butter, sage, poultry seasoning, remaining salt, and pepper, and toss everything together until well-combined.

  8. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake for 1 hour, or until heated through and slightly browned and crisp around the edges.

Nutrition Facts
Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 413mg18%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 387IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.