Old-Fashioned Stuffing

Old-Fashioned Stuffing
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
  • Yield: 10 servings
  • Prep: 35 minutes
  • Cook: 35 minutes

For this versatile recipe, make your own combination using the guide found below the instructions.


1/2cup vegetables
1/4teaspoon black pepper
1/8teaspoon salt
8cups dry bread cubes
Meat (optional)
1cup fruit (optional)
1/4cup nuts, toasted and chopped (optional)
1 1/2-2cups Liquid


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add Vegetables; cook until tender but not brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in Herb, pepper, and salt. Place the Bread cubes and, if desired, Meat, Fruit, and Nuts in an extra-large bowl. Add vegetable mixture. Drizzle with enough Liquid to moisten, tossing lightly to combine. Transfer bread mixture to a 2-quart casserole.*
  2. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through. Note: Or use bread mixture to stuff a 10- to 12-pound turkey.

Complete Your Ingredient List: 

Vegetables (pick a combination)
Butternut squash, peeled and cubed
Celery, chopped
Fennel bulb, chopped
Mushrooms, sliced
Onions, chopped
Sweet peppers, chopped
Sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

Herb (pick one)
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon ground sage

Bread (pick one)
Ciabatta bread
Corn bread
Focaccia bread
Italian bread
Multigrain bread
Sourdough bread
Wheat bread
White bread

Meat (pick one)
1 pound pork, Italian, or chorizo sausage, cooked and drained
Turkey giblets, cooked, drained, and chopped
1 pint shucked oysters, drained, chopped, and cooked with Vegetables

Fruit (pick one)
Apples or pears, cored and chopped
Snipped dried apricots
Dried cherries
Golden raisins

Nuts (pick one)
Hazelnuts (filberts)

Liquid (pick one)
Apple juice or apple cider
Turkey or chicken broth
1 ½ cups chicken broth + ½ cup dry white wine

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Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

Excerpted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book 16th Edition © 2014 by Better Homes and Gardens. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.