Homemade stuffing made with sage and onion bread cubes. Packed with flavor from onion, celery and butter, this stuffing is the best stuffing you can make in the oven – without the Turkey!
I’ll be the first to admit that my favorite side to any Thanksgiving dinner is the homemade stuffing. My mom for years has always stuffed the bird with a stuffing recipe that is packed with delicious flavor.
But last year when I was a part of a Thanksgiving potluck with our small group at church, I suddenly found myself wanting to replicate the flavors of my mom’s traditional stuffing – without the turkey. I combined my mom’s recipe and my grandma’s stuffing recipe to create my own. This recipes combines all the delicious sage, onion and celery taste that I’ve become accustomed to when you bake it in the turkey. Now I can make it in the oven!
There’s a couple of reasons why this is now my go-to side dish for any Thanksgiving feast when I’m not baking the bird:
- It’s made with bread cubes you’ll find in your local grocery store. (Easy!)
- It’s packed with flavor from the sage, onion and even celery.
- It’s completely customizable to add as much moisture to the stuffing as you’re comfortable with.
How to Make Homemade Stuffing Without The Turkey
Combine the celery, onion and butter in a pan. Heat over medium heat until the onions are translucent and the celery is cooked to taste. Combine the bread cubes, celery mixture and chicken broth. Mix until combined and add to a 13×9 pan.
How To Make Stuffing In the Oven
In a 350˚ F oven bake for 15 minutes covered with foil and then an additional to 15-20 minutes.
What Kind Of Bread Cubes Make Good Homemade Stuffing
I prefer a combination of sage and onion bread cubes with plain bread cubes. I find the pre-flavored ones are bit too – flavored for my tastes. A combination gives you the perfect baked in flavor. The brand I buy each time is Pepperidge Farm. (Not sponsored.)
Like I said you can completely customize the moisture level of this recipe to your heart’s content. I would make stuffing every single week if I could – because homemade stuffing is the best! Enjoy!
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Traditional homemade stuffing made in the oven – without the turkey!
- 1 Cup onion, diced
- 1 1/2 Cup celery, diced
- 1 Cup butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 Cups chicken broth
- 2 eggs, large
- 12 oz sage and onion bread cubes
- 6 oz plain bread cubes
- Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
- In sauce pan combine butter, celery and onion. Sauté over medium heat until the onion is translucent.
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Mix well.
- Bake in a 13×9 pan for 10 to 15 minutes covered. Remove cover and bake for additional 15 -20 minutes or until stuffing is heated through. Serve immediately.
If you like your stuffing more moist, add more chicken broth. If you like your stuffing more dry, add less. This recipe is completely customizable! The stuffing does dry out a bit while baking, so you want your stuffing to be more moist then you prefer when you start the baking process.
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