Thanksgiving stuffing fresh out of the oven.

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Family Features
What's the difference between dressing and stuffing? Stuffing is cooked inside the turkey and dressing is baked. No matter how you cook it, stuffing is stuffing. And who does not love stuffing.
Try this recipe any time of year. Your family will love it!
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Course Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • baking dish
  • Cooking Spray


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 cups onions, chopped
  • cups celery, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large loaf white bread, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • cups low-salt chicken broth


  • Heat oven to 325℉.
  • In large skillet over medium heat, melt ¼ cup butter. Once melted, add 3 cups chopped onions, 2½ cups chopped celery, 1 finely minced garlic clove, 1½ tablespoons chopped fresh sage, 1½ tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, 2 teaspoons celery seeds, 1 pinch grated nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until onions are soft. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, toss vegetables, cubed bread, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
  • Melt ¼ cup remaining butter. Once melted, add 1½ cups chicken broth. Mix well and pour over stuffing mix. Toss to coat.
  • Cover stuffing. Bake about 35 minutes or until stuffing is warmed through.
  • Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.


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