Grandma Ruth's Stuffing


This is a very basic and simple stuffing recipe that my Grandma Ruth was famous for. You can easily replace the eggs with an egg substitute with no noticeable taste difference. My family does not, but you can easily add cooked bulk sausage to this stuffing. For a moist stuffing made outside of the bird, add additional chicken stock and cover with foil while baking. Remove foil for the last 20 minutes to crisp up the top.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
16 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 (20 ounce) loaf French or Italian bread, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 1 (16 ounce) package herb-seasoned stuffing mix

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the mushrooms, celery, and onions until softened.

  2. Dampen the fresh bread cubes (not the stuffing mix), then squeeze out any excess water.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the mushroom mixture, bread cubes, stuffing mix, eggs, and 1 can chicken broth. Season with sage, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and mix well. The stuffing should have a rather paste-like consistency. Mix in additional chicken broth as necessary.

  4. Loosely pack stuffing inside turkey cavity before roasting.


The stuffing should taste somewhat over-seasoned as some flavor is lost during the cooking process.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
5g Fat
45g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1006mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 274mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love