For those who haven't completely given up on homemade stuffing and are looking for a simple, memorable stuffing, this recipe - and it's tasty variations - will set you on the path in the right direction.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread bread cubes in a single layer on two large sheet pans and let dry for a few hours or overnight. Adjust oven racks to lower- and upper-middle positions. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake bread until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees.

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  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and celery; saute until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. In a large bowl, mix bread, vegetables and remaining ingredients. Turn into a greased 3-quart baking dish. Cover with foil and bake until steamy, 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake until crusty, 10 minutes longer. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

123 calories; 4.7 g total fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 327 mg sodium. 16.1 g carbohydrates; 3.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2005
I have never seen this recipe anywhere! This is very similar to the recipe that my mom has used all my life and it was passed down to her from her mom. If you are interested in a wonderfully simple but delicious homemade dressing then you must give this a try. This dressing is one of the first things that goes everytime it is made. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2008
I made this recipe excatly as it was written and it turned out dry and nobody would eat it. I guess it wasn't my family's taste. Next time I'll add more broth and just toast the bread or just let it dry out instead of drying and toasting. Read More
(5)
107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2005
I have never seen this recipe anywhere! This is very similar to the recipe that my mom has used all my life and it was passed down to her from her mom. If you are interested in a wonderfully simple but delicious homemade dressing then you must give this a try. This dressing is one of the first things that goes everytime it is made. Read More
(148)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2005
I have never seen this recipe anywhere! This is very similar to the recipe that my mom has used all my life and it was passed down to her from her mom. If you are interested in a wonderfully simple but delicious homemade dressing then you must give this a try. This dressing is one of the first things that goes everytime it is made. Read More
(148)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2004
French bread worked like a charm! Stuffing was tender flavorful and moist (I included 1C additional liquid for personal preferences). I also added crushed garlic (2 cloves). Everyone was VERY shocked it was my first experience making homemade stuffing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2007
When I made this recipe the second time I chose to interpret a celery STALK as an entire bundle of celery rather than just one RIB. When prepared this way the dressing was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2005
Great recipe it s a family favorite. The only changes are fresh un-toasted bread fresh herbs 3 eggs and only one cup of broth. iota Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2005
This is the best stuffing recipie i have found! I added just a bit of rosemary since I use it for my turkey and it came out wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2019
This was SOOOOOO Yummy! (Edited to condense) This year for Thanksgiving I searched out a recipe like my Grandma made (and my Mom and I still make) to get measurements. (When my mom passes down a recipe she tells us the ingredients but estimates the amounts) Well This recipe has the same ingredients (plus a few added spices) but it actually came out better since it was not as dry! I did a few minor tweaks based on other reviews and a desire to make it closer to my Grandma's. I added a little more sage and more broth since some reviews thought it was a little dry. I used little less thyme & parsley as these never part of G'ma's original ingredients but I thought they would make tasty additions nonetheless. It was a huge hit! Everyone that's used to my stuffing was pleased with the flavor (I think it was actually better) but love the moister version! I'm used to my dressing on the dry side but dislike "soppy" versions so this ended up being a perfect balance for us. i will be making it this from now on! Thanks!! 2019 (this year I will be experimenting with a small batch made with vegetable broth and no egg for vegetarian) and one a small batch without egg just because I have heard a lot of people never use egg in their dressing-just curious how it will differ) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2006
Excellent recipe! This was the first dish to disappear at Thanksgiving last year. I was so happy to find a stuffing recipe without sausage and now I am even happier. This year I doubled the recipe so I could have leftovers. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2006
This was Wonderful!! I did add twice as much liquid (at least maybe more). We live in South Korea but had an American Thanksgiving Day service. Another American that is married to a Korean only ate this Dressing out of everything that was there. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
I love this recipe...my family did too...the seasoning was perfect and it was easy...what a difference using the french bread made...i will definately save this and make it again....thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2008
I made this recipe excatly as it was written and it turned out dry and nobody would eat it. I guess it wasn't my family's taste. Next time I'll add more broth and just toast the bread or just let it dry out instead of drying and toasting. Read More
(5)