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The Best Easy Stuffing Recipe

Keep it basic or doctor it up, make this stuffing inside or outside the bird for an easy side dish everyone loves.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword stuffing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 261 kcal


  • 9 tablespoons butter reserve 1 tablespoon for preparing the baking dish
  • 2 cups celery chopped (about 4-5 ribs)
  • 2 cups yellow onion chopped (1 large)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 cups dried bread cubes 1 pound package dried
  • 2 teaspoons dried poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or use homemade turkey or chicken stock


  1. Melt 8 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat in a large, high sided skillet or Dutch oven. Add the chopped onion and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 6-7 minutes. Season with the kosher salt and black pepper and remove from the heat. 

  2. Add the dried bread cubes to a large mixing bowl with the sautéed onion and celery. Sprinkle with the dried poultry seasoning and drizzle with the chicken broth. Gently toss until the ingredients until mixed. 

  3. To bake outside the bird, prepare a baking dish with the 1 tablespoon reserved butter and spoon the stuffing in the dish. Drizzle with an additional 1/4 cup of chicken broth and dot with and additional 2 tablespoons of butter to keep moist, cover with foil and bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. 

  4. To bake inside the bird, spoon 3-5 cups of the stuffing into the bird's cavity, stuffing it loosely but not overfilling, then follow your bird's cooking directions. Be sure the internal temperature of the stuffing comes to 165°F on an instant read meat or food thermometer before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
The Best Easy Stuffing Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 643mg28%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 416IU8%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.