With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Old Time Stuffing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Old Time Stuffing

Old Time Stuffing
My favorite stuffing.
does that mean I am old ;)
I found this recipe in my grocery story sale flyer, ages ago.
It is buttery and filled with the sweet crunch of sauteed onions and celery.
So good!

Old Time Stuffing

Recipe Notes:

  • I use potato bread cubes and think it makes the stuffing so much better
  • I don't add the sausage because, oddly, I don't like sausage in my stuffing :) But if you like it, go ahead and include it.  The recipe calls for just 1/2-pound but you can add as much as you like.
  • I do not dry the bread cubes over night but use them right out of the package.

24 cups bread cubes (1 1/2 lbs)
1 1/2 - 2 cups chopped celery
1-1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup butter, melted
1/2 lb bulk pork sausage, cook and drained (I omit this)
1/2 chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh sage (1-2 Tbs dried sage)
1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme (2-3 tsp. dried Thyme)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 to 2 cups chicken broth

Spread bread cubes in a single layer on baking sheets.  Cover loosely with clean towels.  Let stand at room temperature to dry overnight.

In large skillet, cook celery and onion in butter until tender.  In a very large bowl, combine the bread cubes and celery mixture.  Stir in the sausage if using, parsley, sage, thyme, salt and pepper.  Add enough stock or broth to moisten, tossing lightly.

Spoon stuffing into a 2 1/2 to 3 quart casserole.  Cover and bake in 325 degree oven 45 minutes or until heated through.  Uncover last 10 minutes to crisp up and brown the top.

Makes 12-16 servings


Debbie Huffaker said...

I love stuffing....is it the same as dressing? :) Happy THANKSgiving!!!

Cattails said...

I would love this with the celery and onion! Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving with family.

Adrienne said...

I love this kind of dressing. I make my mother's 'recipe' which is similar. It has onion and celery in it. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

Joy said...

Oh, you are making me so hungry! What is in that bowl that looks like sliced apples in some sort of liquid?

Debby Ray said...

My mom always put celery and onion in her dressing and I do my best to keep her recipe alive since she is no longer here to make it anymore. I do not buy the bread cubes but toast my bread and tear up up in small pieces...just like she did when I helped her as a little girl. We also always have called it dressing instead of stuffing...I guess it's because it's cooked in a pan and not stuffed inside the bird...lol! Thanks for sharing the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Ann Thompson said...

This sounds like the stuffing I make. I can't wait to have some

podso said...

This is similar to my recipe but I have never used sausage. I must try it. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lorrie said...

I think stuffing is the best part of a turkey dinner. Your recipe sounds delicious. I can almost smell the onions and celery cooking in the butter. Mmmm.

Susan said...

Sounds great, LDH. Wishing you a blessed, warm and wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Susan

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I always look forward to the Stuffing at Thanksgiving. =)

Your recipe sounds delicious!

Maria said...

Your stuffing looks and sounds so delicious! I wish stuffing was part of every meal, every day! It's my favorite :) I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

kitty said...

This sounds similar to my Mom's stuffing, Lorraine. Can you buy the potato bread already cubed? I'd love to try it. I'm like you, no sausage for me in my stuffing. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


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