Rating: 3.22 stars
271 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 102
  • 2 star values: 62
  • 1 star values: 12

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.

Martha Stewart Living, November 1995

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Makes 12 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onions and celery, and cook over medium heat until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add sage, stir to combine, and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1/2 cup stock, and stir well. Cook for about 5 minutes, until liquid has reduced by half.

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  • Transfer onion mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add all remaining ingredients, including the remaining stock; mix to combine.

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Reviews (17)

271 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 102
  • 2 star values: 62
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2019
I’ve been making this delicious stuffing for over 20 years. Always a hit! Always use fresh herbs. Don’t overstuff your turkey, put the rest of the stuffing in a pan and bake it. 👍🏼
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2018
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.
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2017
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!
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2016
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.
Rating: Unrated
11/30/2016
The recipe has no baking instructions. How long did you cook it and at what temp?
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11/20/2015
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?
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Rating: Unrated
11/21/2013
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?
Rating: Unrated
10/10/2013
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)
Rating: Unrated
11/15/2012
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.
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2011
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.
Rating: Unrated
11/20/2010
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?
Rating: Unrated
11/20/2010
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?
Rating: Unrated
11/11/2010
This is by far superior to any stuffing I have ever tasted. You MUST use fresh herbs. That is the key. I also use dried cranberries instead of cherrys. Your family will be delighted with the taste and demand to know your recipie!
Rating: Unrated
11/11/2009
This is FAR superior to ANY other stuffing recipe. I've used it year after year and insist on bringing it if I go to someone else's house for a holiday. I do not use the pecans or cherries.
Rating: Unrated
12/23/2007
Our entire family has converted to this recipe... it is the BEST. I stuff the turkey so I reduce the amount of broth
Rating: Unrated
11/29/2007
We use this recipe every year - it's the best stuffing EVER! Important to use the fresh herbs - it really makes a dramatic difference in the taste.
Rating: Unrated
11/21/2007
The best stuffing - we make it every year at Thanksgiving