Stuffing is one of those dishes that we eat only at Thanksgiving. My mom has been making the same stuffing since I was a little girl. It’s a tradition, so we never change it up. The strange thing is, even though I’ve eaten it dozens of times, I had never actually made it before. I didn’t even have a recipe for stuffing. Crazy, right?
When I got together last week with four local food bloggers for a Thanksgiving dinner, (which I will be sharing tomorrow!), I was assigned the stuffing. So I promptly called my mom and got her recipe. Turns out, making homemade stuffing is a cinch! If you’ve never made it before, you should give it a try. So much better than the stuff that comes in a box!
Now I must tell you that I am not a fan of wet bread. This stuffing is pretty dry. . . as in it doesn’t clump together. If you like a more wet stuffing, you can add a little chicken broth with the melted butter. We can still be friends. We have always had it with sage, but you can feel free to use thyme, marjoram, or any other herb that your family likes.
Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing with Herbs
1 cup butter
3/4 cup finely diced onion
1 1/2 cups finely chopped celery
12 cups cubed bread- I use French bread
1/2- 3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp dry sage (or your favorite herb)
Melt butter in a skillet or large saucepan. Add onion and celery and cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or till veggies are barely tender. Meanwhile, place cubed bread in a very large bowl. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and sage over the bread cubes. Make sure you stir as you add the seasonings so they will cover the bread evenly! Slowly drizzle the melted butter mixture over the seasoned bread, stirring often so the butter covers evenly. Make sure mixture is well combined. Pour into one large or two smaller casserole dishes or pans. Cover with foil and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes, or till heated through.
-Serves about 16