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Mom’s Homemade Stove Top Stuffing

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My mom makes the BEST Homemade Stove Top Stuffing. The end. Period. She has, over the years developed a completely from-scratch version of homemade stove top stuffing to make it 100% actually homemade.

It’s even better than the packaged stuff, mainly because now we also cook deconstructed turkey on top of it in my new Deconstructed Turkey, Stuffing & Vegetables in ONE Roaster recipe. If you haven’t read that post – GO NOW. That recipe will change the way you cook your holiday turkey forever! I mean it!

Stove Top Stuffing
Stove Top Stuffing

Why is this Stove Top Stuffing So Good?

I’m going to admit it and tell you guys that the stuffing (dressing to my American friends) is my favorite part of any holiday dinner. Forget the turkey, give me all of the carbs. And then smother those carbs in turkey gravy. Now while this is an incredible good stuffing on its own, when you make it baked underneath a turkey it is something that I have been craving since I made that deconstructed turkey.

The drippings soak into the stuffing and make it honestly the best I have ever eaten. I can’t wait to make this homemade stove top stuffing again for Christmas and do it exactly the way I did before.

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How to Make Stove Top Stuffing Better than the Boxed Stuff

Believe it or not, it’s easier than it sounds. Just follow these instructions and you’ll be having your whole family drool over how amazing your stuffing is.

Ingredients

  • 10-11 cups of cubed white bread dried out in the oven completely
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup finely diced white onion
  • 1 cup finely diced carrot
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup finely diced mushroom
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups strong chicken broth

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onion, carrots, celery and mushrooms. Sautee until soft.
  2. Add in the garlic and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle in the seasoning and mix throughout. Pour in the chicken broth and stir until combined.
  4. Add in the bread cubes and toss with a wooden spoon etc. to coat the cubes as much as you can with the mixture, trying not to squish the cubes.
  5. Place a lid on top and let sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove and serve.

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Tips and Tricks

  • When baked under a turkey, the drippings soak into the stuffing making this absolutely mind blowingly good.
  • It’s important that you finely chop the vegetables to get the right balance of crunch in the stuffing. Too large of chunks and it doesn’t taste the same.
  • When using chicken broth, use the good stuff. Don’t go with the basic cubes you can buy in the box, get the best broth you can find, it makes a difference.

Recipe Video

If you are looking for some more seasonal recipes, try these two desserts for a treat!

Banana Gingerbread Loaf

Salted Caramel Gingerbread in a Mug

So, who else is in for a triple batch of homemade stove top stuffing?

Love you more than turkey dinner,

Karlynn

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Mom's Homemade Stove Top Stuffing

How to make Stove Top Stuffing at home and no box is involved! This is ten times better than the boxed stuffing!

4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
Course
Side Dish
Cuisine
American
Servings
6
Calories
368
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 10-11 cups of cubed white bread dried out in the oven completely
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup finely diced white onion
  • 1 cup finely diced carrot
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup finely diced mushroom
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups strong chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onion, carrots, celery and mushrooms. Sautee until soft. Add in the garlic and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle in the seasoning and mix throughout. Pour in the chicken broth and stir until combined.
  3. Add in the bread cubes and toss with a wooden spoon etc. to coat the cubes as much as you can with the mixture, trying not to squish the cubes.
  4. Place a lid on top and let sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove and serve.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

For stuffing that you use under the turkey, double this recipe using a large stock pot and use 1/2 cup less chicken broth per batch as the drippings will help add moisture during the chicken process.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 368kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 748mg, Potassium: 342mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 4140IU, Vitamin C: 8.6mg, Calcium: 236mg, Iron: 3.4mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Debbie Hyden says

    Great recipe. It’s really difficult to get the boxed stuffing here in Northern Ireland, so I thought I’d give this a go. I added some smoked oysters (at my husband’s request) and a few dried porcini mushrooms. Absolutely delicious!5 stars

  2. Brenda McArthur says

    You are awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I left out the carrots and added extra mushrooms and some sage. Everyone wanted to take some home. Thank goodness I tripled the recipe!!!!!

  3. alpa says

    Got all the ingredients and i added or tweaked some a bit to my own version and made this for our very thanksgiving celebrated at our own home this year as we do homeschool and appreciation of western culture as well what thanksgiving is about… and it was a success!!! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe!!! God bless you!!5 stars

  4. Halle says

    If I leave out the mushrooms can I double the celery if I prefer that?

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      Yes! This recipe is incredibly easy to make to your own liking!5 stars

  5. David W Fitts says

    Left out the mushrooms and carrots; I don’t like the former and didn’t have the latter. Results were sublime, tasting just like the boxed stovetop stuffing,which sadly is not readily available here in the Philippines. The only issue was that I had cut the bread cubes too big, totally my bad. I had my first homemade Thanksgiving meal, since I arrived here over 3 years ago, with Butterball turkey breast, Idahoan instant potatoes, peas, whole cranberry sauce, and this wonderful stuffing. Unfortunately, no pumpkin or mince meat pie to be found anywhere.5 stars

  6. David W Fitts says

    Ingredients list does not show celery although it is in the instructions.

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