Don't let the holidays stress you out! Making dressing is a snap! This Homemade Stuffing Recipe (just like mom used to make) feeds 6 or can be easily doubled (or tripled) to feed a crowd!
Raise your hand if you are hosting the holidays this year! Your search for the perfect Thanksgiving dressing recipe is over.
Any other stuffing lovers out there? Or is it dressing? Whatever you choose to call it, this Homemade Stuffing recipe with apples and sage is one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes!
To be honest, this recipe is so good we don't save it just for the holidays, I love to make it as a side dish with roasted chicken, too. Whenever I'm feeling a little nostalgic and want some comfort, this recipe makes an appearance on our table.
Why you will love this Homemade Stuffing
✘ This recipe is super forgiving and can easily be tailored to your personal preferences!
✘ The apples add just the right amount of sweetness not to mention great color!
✘ You can prep all of the components the day before and refrigerate until it is time to assemble.
✘ It's easy to double (or triple) the recipe for a large group.
The ingredient list is pretty basic and made with easy-to-find items! If celery isn't your favorite, feel free to omit it. Are you a sage lover like me? Add a little more. It's easy to make it the way you love it!
Melt the butter in a large pan and add the chopped celery, onion, and apples. Sauté it until soft and onions are translucent and pour over bread cubes.
Add seasonings and chicken broth and stir to combine.
If you want crispy, browned bits around the edges, bake it a little longer. If you want it softer, simply add more chicken broth. This recipe is super forgiving and can easily be tailored to meet your taste.
Stuffing is when it is cooked inside the bird and dressing is when it is baked separately. So technically this is dressing, but I always call it stuffing.
It's a mix of seasonings that adds a rich, savory flavor to homemade stuffing. You can find it in the spice aisle of your grocery store or make your own Homemade Poultry Seasoning at home.
Is your stuffing a soggy mess? Don't despair, you can fix it! If you added too much moisture, it's easy to get it crispy. Simply spread the mixture on a baking sheet and bake until it is dried to the desired texture.
We all know that Thanksgiving cooking involves many different dishes and can be stressful. These make-ahead tips let you get the prep done the day before.
- Prepare the apple mixture ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to assemble.
- Place bread cubes and seasonings in a large bowl and set aside until ready to bake.
- Reheat apple mixture and toss with breadcrumbs.
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Homemade Stuffing Recipe
- 12 oz Sage and Onion Stuffing Cubes
- ½ cup butter
- 2 apples, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1-2 tablespoons sage
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- salt and pepper
- 2-3 cups chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13" baking dish. Set aside.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apples, celery, and onion. Cook for 10 minutes or until onions are soft.½ cup butter, 2 apples,, 2 stalks celery,, 1 small onion,
- Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Add apple mixture and toss to coat. Add seasonings and stir.12 oz Sage and Onion Stuffing Cubes, 1-2 tablespoons sage, 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning, salt and pepper
- Add broth and stir to coat. Add enough for the bread cubes to be wet, but not soggy. Place bread mixture in prepared pan.2-3 cups chicken broth
- Bake for 30-45 minutes or until desired brownness is reached.
- You can prepare the apple mixture the day before. Cover tightly and refrigerate.
- When ready to assemble stuffing, remove the apple mixture from the refrigerator and warm slightly to melt butter then combine with bread cubes and add chicken broth.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.