True Pilgrim Stuffing


I am a direct descendent of the Linells who came across on the Mayflower. Our family has always had the absolute most awesome stuffing, and I finally got the recipe handed down to me. It's so good I can't keep it a secret. Try it once and you'll agree it's the best you ever had, and it's so easy to make.

close up view of Pilgrim Stuffing
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups butter

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 pound bulk pork breakfast sausage

  • 1 loaf loaf of white bread, cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat, and cook and stir the celery and onion for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onion is translucent.

  3. In a separate skillet, cook and stir the ground beef and sausage over medium heat until the meat is browned and no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Drain the excess grease from the meat.

  4. Place the cubed white bread into the Dutch oven with the butter, celery, and onion, add the cooked meat, and lightly stir to mix well.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until evenly browned, about 1 hour.

Editor's Note

Find more great tips on how to make stuffing and safely stuff a turkey in our Stuffing and Dressing article.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

811 Calories
67g Fat
31g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 811
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 67g 86%
Saturated Fat 36g 182%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 1257mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 369mg 8%

* 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.

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