Family Recipe: MIL’s Turkey Stuffing

My mother-in-law's famous turkey stuffing

My mother in law makes the best stuffing. Actually, I am not a real expert on stuffings as my family is a dressing kind of family and relies on Stove Top to satisfy our need for Thanksgiving tradition. It took me a few years to develop a taste for homemade stuffing. Now I prefer it. Every year, my MIL would stay up the night before Thanksgiving cutting up bread into cubes, slicing celery, and chopping walnuts.  I don’t stuff my turkey anymore, opting rather to fill it with sage and citrus.  I make this on the side, baking it covered for a few hours and then letting it dry out a bit without the foil.

Family Recipe: MIL's Turkey Stuffing
  • 4 cups dry bread cubes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup sliced celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • sage to taste
  • ¼ tsp poultry seasoning
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • chopped cooked giblets
  • chicken broth/stock to moisten
  1. Combine all ingredients with enough broth to moisten.
  2. Toss gently to gently mix.
  3. Allow 1 cup stuffing for each pound of turkey.
  4. Stuff your turkey and cook accordingly.
  5. Bake a separate dish full, too, because it is just so darn good.

Cooking Tip: I have a nifty tool called a Roasting Wand (ad) that fits through the stuffing, through the entire turkey which allows for reduced cooking time and even cooking. I highly recommend it!


9 thoughts on “Family Recipe: MIL’s Turkey Stuffing

  1. >Ooh! We love dressing and stuffing in our house. Thanks for sharing your recipe and tips. 🙂 Stopping by from Jen's party. 🙂

  2. >Thanksgiving is a GREAT!!! time for family traditions and being Thankful for the family. I like making all the old favorites mixed in with new ones. THANKS!!! for sharing your mother-in-laws stuffing.

  3. >This recipe sounds absolutely delicious, and a lot like the one my dad's mom used to make. I wish she was still around to compare recipes with!

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