Make Ahead

Best Traditional Turkey Stuffing

November  6, 2009
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  • Serves enough to fill 10-15lb turkey
Author Notes

It's a favourite among my children. It's just how my mother made it. —urbanmaven

What You'll Need
  • 1-1.5 loaves good quality stale white bread
  • 2 small yellow cooking onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, washed and chopped
  • good sized bunch fresh italian parsley, washed and chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten with a splash of cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Cut or rip the stale bread into cubes, and by handfuls drop the cubed bread pieces into the blender until you have coarse breadcrumbs.
  2. Transfer the breadcrumbs to a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Saute the chopped onion and celery in the 2 Tbsp butter over medium heat until fragrant. Add this mixture to the coarse breadcrumbs and stir well.
  4. Add the chopped parsley to the bowl. Stir to combine. Add the beaten egg/milk mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Melt the 1/4 cup of butter in a saucepan and pour over the breadcrumb mixture. Stir to combine.
  6. Add the poultry seasoning, 1 Tbsp at a time, stir to combine after adding each tablespoon. The stuffing should be fairly fragrant of poultry seasoning, onion and celery. (You may want more or less of the poultry seasoning, adjust to your liking.)
  7. Season with the sea salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  8. Using your hands-stuff into the cavity of the turkey.

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