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Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing

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Stuffing is one of those pretty divisive Thanksgiving dishes. You either love it or you hate it! I am on the side of love, because I love bread and Thanksgiving flavors like rosemary and thyme. If you need an Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe, I’ve got you! This Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing takes just 15 minutes to put together, bakes in under an hour, and tastes amazing.

Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Okay, did you know that you’re actually not supposed to cook your stuffing inside of the turkey? If you cook your stuffing inside of your turkey, the turkey will be perfectly cooked, but the stuffing inside will be totally uncooked still! And if you wait until the stuffing inside is totally cooked, the turkey will be overcooked. And we all know that there is nothing worse than a dry turkey!

If you cook your stuffing outside of your turkey, it’s technically called dressing, not stuffing. But dressing just reminds me of the stuff you put on salad, so I’m going to keep calling it stuffing. Anyway, enough about random stuffing facts! Let’s get to the recipe.

Thanksgiving Stuffing Ingredients

This stuffing recipe is easy and quick, so there isn’t any meat in it. This is a fast, no-frills stuffing recipe that tastes like classic Thanksgiving! For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • yellow onion
  • celery
  • butter
  • dried cubed bread: this recipe works best with old bread, so buy it a few days in advance, and let it sit out for a day or two before you make your stuffing!
  • chicken broth
  • fresh parsley: adds a yummy fresh flavor
  • dried rosemary: my favorite herb!
  • dried thyme: the thyme, in my opinion, really makes it taste like thanksgiving, but you could use sage as well
  • salt and pepper

How to Make Easy Stuffing

If you’ve never made stuffing before, don’t be intimidated. It’s really just a bread casserole!

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Next, melt your butter in a large pot over medium heat. Use this cool vegetable chopper to chop your onion and celery! Add your chopped celery and onion, cooking until they are soft. This will take about 10 minutes.

After the veggies are soft, pour the butter/veggies mixture into a large bowl, along will all of the remaining ingredients. Stir it all together gently, but well, making sure everything is incorporated, and being careful not to smoosh the bread.

Add your stuffing mixture to a greased 9×13 baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for half an hour, then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Enjoy!

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Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: Dinner, SidesCuisine: American, ThanksgivingDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 large 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 4-5 4-5 ribs of celery, sliced

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 butter

  • 10 cups 10 dried cubed bread

  • 3 cups 3 chicken broth

  • 3 tbsp 3 fresh parsley

  • 1 tsp 1 pepper

  • 1 1/2 tsp 1 1/2 salt

  • 2 tsp 2 dried rosemary

  • 1 tsp 1 dried thyme

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • To a large pot over medium heat, add the butter. Once it is melted, add in the celery and onion, turn the heat to medium low, and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour the butter and vegetable mixture into a large bowl, and add the remaining ingredients. Stir well, being careful to not smoosh the bread.
  • Grease a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray and add the stuffing mixture. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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