This is my must-have recipe for Thanksgiving, passed down to me by my grandmother. These delicious stuffing balls are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. She always used white bread for this recipe, but I like to use a nutty whole wheat bread for a little extra flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
26 mins
total:
56 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; grease with cooking spray.

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in salt, poultry seasoning, and pepper; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Whisk eggs and chicken broth together in a large bowl. Fold in bread cubes and parsley. Pour in onion mixture; mix together until combined.

  • Shape mixture into 2-inch balls and arrange on prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake until golden and crisp, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

These can be prepared a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator covered with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 8.8g 3% DV; fat 6.9g 11% DV; cholesterol 30.8mg 10% DV; sodium 288.5mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2016
We really liked these! I did cut the recipe down, b/c that amount would have been too much for us. Very easy to make and nice flavor...reminded me of Thanksgiving. Made a great side to our roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy. I would make these again! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/12/2017
I liked the concept but that was about it. They rolled into a ball well. I used parchment paper and didn't have a problem with them sticking. I felt they were very crispy on the outside. I like a moist stuffing. The consistency is nothing like you get with stuffing inside the turkey/chicken that is very moist. I ended up throwing them out. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2016
We really liked these! I did cut the recipe down, b/c that amount would have been too much for us. Very easy to make and nice flavor...reminded me of Thanksgiving. Made a great side to our roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy. I would make these again! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2016
Loved the flavour but it was very difficult to roll the cubed bread into balls... perhaps fresh bread crumbs would have been a better option. I may try these again but with bread crumbs instead of cubes. I agree with the reviewer that suggested parchment paper as a better choice as the side that was touching the foil browned far too quickly while the other side didn't have a lot of colour. Love the concept though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2016
Loved the concept of rolling dressing into balls. We did a turkey breast for Thanksgiving & since my way of making dressing is so similar to this I made mine. I would suggest instead to use parchment paper. Also this can be used with other meats as something different in appearance when you want a side dish. Loved the crispy texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2016
I liked these stuffing balls. I tried half a recipe and added just a little bit of sage. They were delicious and crispy on the outside moist on the inside and were simple and fast to make. I only gave them four stars though because I did not think they were as good the second day when reheated. I will make them again though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2019
I didn't make any changes to the recipe. They were crunchy on the outside and very moist on the inside. Everyone loved them. I will surely be making these again!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
I made this the day before Thanksgiving because I have a small oven. They were still moist and yummy reheated. I forgot parsley so I used the celery tops instead. I will admit that mine didn't look like the picture but they were so good I don't care. I love stuffing but my recipes haven't always loved me. This is now my go-to recipe and I will definitely make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2018
Family loved these. I added an 1 extra egg and 1/4 cup of Chicken broth. Used garlic salt rather than regular salt. Also grabbed a bag of bread crumbs from the grocery bakery. Will definitely make these again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2019
Yes I made them in my muffin pans. No rolling around on paper. Spray pan and loosly put in pan. Easy peasy. Cooked a little longer than25 minutes. Just keep an eye on them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2020
Good flavor, nice crunch yet soft inside. Other than letting the cubed bread get nice a d stale for a couple days, I followed the recipe. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/12/2017
I liked the concept but that was about it. They rolled into a ball well. I used parchment paper and didn't have a problem with them sticking. I felt they were very crispy on the outside. I like a moist stuffing. The consistency is nothing like you get with stuffing inside the turkey/chicken that is very moist. I ended up throwing them out. Read More