An awesome recipe! Stuff it in your turkey, stuff it in your face, you’ll love it.
- 18 to 24 ounces toasted or stale bread cubes (1.5 loaves of bread, or about 12 to 14 cups)
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 3 cups diced sweet onion, roughly 2 large onions
- 2 cups diced celery
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 3 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
- 3 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
- 3 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
- 2 1⁄2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 large eggs
For your bread, you can tear up slices of bread or cut them up. My mother and grandmother preferred putting the bread in a large mixing bowl or roasting pan, then leaving it on the counter for three or four days. Me, I prefer toasting it: Put the cubed bread on a baking sheet and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Whatever gets you through the night is all right.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease up baking a dish (you can also use a larger baking dish or a larger foil roasting pan too) with melted butter or olive oil, or spray it with nonstick spray. Place the bread in a large mixing bowl or the baking dish that you will bake it in. You can also separate this into two baking dishes if it’s easier.
Heat the butter in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the onion, celery and garlic with a big pinch of salt and pepper — at least ½ to 1 teaspoon each. Cook until the onions and celery soften, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the sage, parsley and rosemary. Cook for another minute. Stir in 1 cup of chicken or veggie stock.
Pour the onion and celery mixture over the bread crumbs and toss well to coat.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the remaining 1 ½ cups stock and 2 eggs. Pour that mixture into the bread, then stir and fold the bread cubes until thoroughly combined.
Bake the stuffing for 45 to 50 minutes, until the internal temperature registers 160° F. If the stuffing is getting too browned, you can tent it with foil.
This stuffing recipe is great to make the night before: Stick it in the fridge when you’re done, then pop it in the oven and heat it at 350° for about an hour.