Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, Thanksgiving's favorite side dish is comfort food at its best! And who makes it better than Mom? With one week left before turkey day, we're sharing two of our favorite recipes that are mom-tested and approved!
Mom's Best Stuffing
Originally shared with us by Kimberly Pfleiderer of Galion, Ohio, this recipe appears in our new cookbook, Homemade Harvest. Karen's mom serves this homemade dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. She says, "the house smells wonderful while it's baking!"
2 cubes chicken boullion
2 c. boiling water
2 loaves bread, torn
1 c. butter, melted
and slightly cooled
4 eggs, beaten
2 onions, finely chopped
2-1/2 t. dried sage
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
Dissolve boullion cubes in water to make a broth; set aside. Place bread in a large bowl; pour butter and eggs over bread to moisten. Add remaining ingredients; toss gently. Add only enough broth to moisten bread to desired consistency. If stuffing a turkey, use 3/4 cup stuffing for each pound of turkey; loosely fill cavity and roast turkey as desired. To bake in a casserole dish, spoon stuffing mixture into a buttered 1-1/2 quart casserole dish. Bake, covered, at 325 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour. Serves 10 to 12.
Mom's Sausage Stuffing
Laurie Michael of Colorado Springs, Colorado, shared this recipe for our Fall, Family & Friends cookbook. She says, "Being from the south, Mom made it with cornbread. I always get lots of compliments!"
1/2 c. butter
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
5 c. cornbread, crumbled
3 c. day-old white bread, cubed
1/2 T. poultry seasoning
1/2 T. dried sage
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
1 lb. ground pork sausage,
browned and drained
2 14-1/2 oz. cans chicken broth
10-3/4 oz. can cram of chicken soup
4 to 5 eggs, beaten
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add celery and onion; heat until tender and set aside. Mix together breads and seasonings in a large bowl. Add celery mixture, sausage, broth, soup, eggs and enough water to make mixture soupy; mix well. Spoon into a greased 13"x9" baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden and heated through. Serves 8 to 10.
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