Fall Eats: Super-Simple Stuffing You Can’t Mess Up

homemade stuffing recipe
How to make the best homemade stuffing this holiday season.

Since everyone always tries to start Christmas in November, we like to think it's acceptable to get a head start on Thanksgiving this year. After all, daydreaming about carbs and obnoxious amounts of pie is never a bad thing. Get a heads up on the holiday season by mastering this no-fail stuffing recipe:

homemade stuffing recipe

Serves: 6

What You'll Need:

  • 1 lb loaf of your favorite crusty bread
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10-12 large sage leaves, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 5 sprigs of thyme (leaves only)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

homemade stuffing recipe

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes and toast for 10-12 minutes, or until evenly browned. (Mix with a spatula at the halfway point to ensure evenness.)

homemade stuffing recipe

Step 2: While the bread is toasting, melt 4 tablespoons (half the stick of butter) in a large sauté pan and add the diced onion and celery.

Saute until soft, about 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the minced garlic and herbs and continue stirring for another 3-4 minutes

homemade stuffing recipe

Step 3: Increase the oven heat to 375 degrees, then whisk the eggs, broth, salt and pepper together.

homemade stuffing recipe

Step 4: In a large bowl, toss the toasted bread cubes, onion-celery mixture, and wet ingredients together until combined.

homemade stuffing recipe

Step 5: Spread the mixture into your baking dish and cube the remaining stick of butter and sprinkle over the top. Cover with a casserole lid or tinfoil and bake for 40 minutes. After 25 minutes has passed, remove the lid and continue baking for another 15 minutes until the top is a golden-brown color.

homemade stuffing recipe

Step 6: Let the stuffing sit for 10 minutes before serving. Now, eat up!

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