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The terms stuffing and dressing are often used interchangeably, but they do have different meanings: Stuffing is cooked inside the bird, dressing on its own. Use this recipe when making our Perfect Roast Turkey.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 1995



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  • MS10955742
    17 NOV, 2018
    Usually I skip stuffing the turkey and just use this recipe to make dressing. Always a hit! Great flavor. I've used loafs of bread and made my own croutons (best), but it also turns out well when I use store bought croutons.
  • raykrueger8457508
    30 NOV, 2016
    The recipe has no baking instructions. How long did you cook it and at what temp?
    • paulaalissa
      15 NOV, 2018
      You can bake it just to heat it up! It is really already "cooked!"
    • calebegreene
      9 NOV, 2018
      It's stuffing, you put it in the turkey while it bakes. How dumb are you?
    • mrshbarret5955366
      15 APR, 2017
      The baking instructions are listed in the instructions for the roast turkey
  • sheilapo1
    11 NOV, 2017
    I have used this recipe for years and it always turns out the best. Rave reviews from all my guests, turkey, stuffing and the best gravy ever!
    • MS10926255
      26 SEP, 2018
      At what temperature and for how long do you bake this? Can i make it a day in advance?
  • darrylrosegma
    20 DEC, 2016
    I have tried a variety of stuffing recipes over the years but I don't think I'll ever try another. I love this recipe and make it for a crowd each Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's A LOT of stuffing and even with a 27 pound turkey this is more than I need but it's great leftover as well.
  • vanessahimeles
    20 NOV, 2015
    Question: after cooking the liquid/veggie part, how do we keep the bread from getting mushy when adding it to the liquid? I guess it will all get mushy after putting it inside the turkey. Thoughts?
  • lilyetc
    21 NOV, 2013
    This is a lot of stuffing. I only need to fill a 12-15 lb. turkey .Can someone do a conversion for me? I am terrible at it. Has anyone substituted Brioche for the white bread?
  • Angelapapineau
    10 OCT, 2013
    I am going to try to make this for Canadian thanksgiving this Monday for my family. I wanted to make it as a dressing but have no experience with making either dressing or stuffing. I am a beginner so I thought it would be appropriate to stick to a good ol traditional recipe. How long do I cook it for and at what temp? I was going to bake it in a roasting pan. :o)
  • Tiana Buschmann
    15 NOV, 2012
    I make this stuffing every year. Whenever family and friends do a potluck Thanksgiving they ALWAYS request "my stuffing"! It is delicious. I use dried cranberries instead of cherries and I do not use pecans. MMMMM.
  • lisamarch
    24 NOV, 2011
    I have used this recipe every year since I got married in 1995. In fact, when I eat other stuffing/dressing, I'm disappointed because nothing else compares.
  • aimeen
    20 NOV, 2010
    I love this recipe and make it year after year, but this year, I would like to save time and make it ahead. Can it be assembled the day before and baked the day of Thanksgiving? Or should I make it completely (including baking it) the day before and just reheat it the day of?

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