Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing

Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing

This tasty Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing is a holiday family favorite passed down from generations. It’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients and tastes oh so delicious, it’s hard to stop at just one serving. Try this side dish to go along with your Thanksgiving meal and I hope it becomes a holiday family favorite for you too!


Prep Time: 30 min. + refrigerate stuffing mixture overnight to let the flavors meld together  

Cook Time: 30 - 35 min.


  • 2 - 20 oz. loaves of sandwich white bread (including ends), cubed
  • 1 - medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 - celery stalks finely diced
  • 1 lb. pork sausage roll (Jimmy Dean Regular)
  • 1tbsp. + 1/4tsp. Bell’s Seasoning
  • 5 - large eggs
  • 3 cups low sodium turkey or chicken broth
  • extra additions (optional) - 1 cup thinly diced apples and/or 1 cup golden raisins 
  • canola spray
  • 13 x 9 baking dish

Directions: Make the stuffing mixture 1 day in advance if you can, this really helps meld all the flavors together and really makes the stuffing even more flavorful.

  • In a medium sized frying pan over med/high heat, cook the sausage, breaking up the meat as it cooks (it should look like crumbles).
  • Place 2 sheets of paper towels on top of a plate (this will help soak up any grease) and transfer cooked sausage to the plate. Let cool.
  • While the sausage is cooling, cube up the bread. Place in a large pan (I usually put the cubed bread in my turkey pan).
  • Finely dice both the onion and celery and place on top of the cubed bread.
  • Crack open the eggs and add to the bread mixture.
  • Add seasoning, sprinkling evenly on top of the bread mixture.
  • Add the sausage to the bread mixture.
  • Add extra additions (optional)
  • pour the turkey or chicken broth evenly over the bread mixture. 
  • With clean hands, mix together all ingredients until combined really well.
  • transfer the stuffing mixture to a large bowl.
  • using a piece of plastic wrap, place on top of the stuffing mixture. This will help keep out additional moisture. Add an additional piece of plastic wrap covering the top of the bowl. 
  • Refrigerate the stuffing mixture overnight. This step is really important because it helps meld all the flavors together and makes the stuffing taste even more flavorful. 
  • The next day, If you’re going to add the stuffing mixture to the turkey (preferred way, as this gives the stuffing even more flavor), cook the turkey according to the proper timing for the weight of your turkey.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees if you prefer to cook your stuffing separately. 
  • Using canola spray, evenly spray your 13 x 9 baking dish.
  • Add the stuffing mixture to the baking dish and spread evenly.
  • Cook uncovered for 30 - 35 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center, when it comes out clean, it’s done cooking.
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