If you haven’t made stuffing from scratch then you are really missing out! This is recipe is delicious!!
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As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I am trying to get all of my ducks in a row. Grocery lists, shopping, and house cleaning…there is so much to do, but such little time. I know that you are probably saying to you self, “You have a week and a half”. But I just feel like I blink and it’s Thanksgiving. So, I need to make sure that I am organized and prepared. I am rarely ever organized and really prepared. There is always something that I forgot to do, or something I forgot to buy. Ugh, the list really does just keep going and going.
Well this girl right here is trying to get organized. Oh yea! Look at me. Hehe. I am planning what I want to cook in advance so Thanksgiving day I am not stuck in the kitchen all day. See, now you all know why my blog is called My Kitchen Craze. Cause this girl is crazy in the kitchen, but not this year. No I am vowing to be on top it of.
So let’s talk stuffing guys. Have you ever made your own stuffing? It is seriously the best ever. There is no comparison with the box stuff! Stuffing was one of those things that I would buy the box stuff, add some onions and celery and call it a day. Well that boxed stuffing has nothing on this homemade stuffing. It is honestly the best stuffing I have ever had. It tastes so good, that I could eat it all day, every day. What’s nice about making it yourself, is you can make it as dry as you like, or you can make it as moist as you like. It’s so versatile that you can add a little bit here or take away a little bit there. It’s your stuffing, so make it as you would like.
Get the Recipe: Traditional Stuffing
- 1/2 the pan of a 8x8 dish cornbread, I use this [url href="https://mykitchencraze.com/2014/11/14/cornbread/" target="_blank" title="Easy Buttermilk Cornbread"]cornbread recipe[/url]
- 1 loaf french bread
- 1 stick butter
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 4 celery ribs, chopped (approx. 2 cups)
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth, have a little extra on hand in case
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Salt to taste
- Day Before: Chop the cornbread and french loaf into small pieces. No more than 1 inch big. You can have some 1 inch pieces and then some smaller 1/2 inch pieces. Spread the cornbread and french loaf bread on two baking sheets. Lay some paper towels over them and let them dry for 24 hours.
- Day of: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. You will need a 9x13 baking dishes for this stuffing.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the onions and celery. Cook for 5 mins; until the onions become translucent
- Add in 4 cups of chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add in basil, thyme, rosemary and parsley. Stir to combine.
- In an extra large mixing bowl (if you don't have one, do this in batches if needed), place dried cornbread and french loaf and mix them up a little. Ladle in the liquid mixture little at a time. Mix the bread while ladling in the liquid. (This is the time were you might decide that you have enough liquid or you might want to add a little more chicken stock. I sometimes add another 1/2 cup. But not always.)
- Once you have added all the liquid give the stuffing another good mix.
- Pour stuffing into the baking dishes and place in the oven.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, rotating dishes halfway through, until golden brown.
- Serve and Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
This looks so good!! Can you believe I’ve never made stuffing from scratch? I definitely have to try this! You are very smart to be planning ahead on your Thanksgiving menu!
Stephanie, you need to make it asap! It is so good. 🙂 I’m trying to be a little more organized. Let’s see if it works, hehe.
Homemade is so much better than out-of-the-box. Why did we ever go there to start with?
Thank you Madonna! Why did we?
This stuffing looks and sounds delicious – definitely a recipe going on my Christmas to make list!
Thank you Thalia! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Sounds like you’re all organized and set for Thanksgiving, Cyndi! I’ve never made my own stuffing before, but I know it’s way better than the boxed kind. I love how easy and full of flavor this looks! Definitely comfort food to me!
Thank you Gayle!! It sure is comfort food. Yum!
I had cornbread stuffing once and it was AMAZING! Your recipe looks delicious!
It is so good Amber. Try it one of these days. You will love it. 🙂 Thank you!!
Blog twins! 🙂 Mmm – yours sounds amazing too! I’m so proud of you for being so on top of it! I haven’t even THOUGHT about what all I’m going to make this year – just lots of ideas spread out willy-nilly!