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Classic Stuffing Recipe


  • 12 cups of soft bread cubes about 18 slices of bread
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 large stalks of celery 1 1/2 cup chopped
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme optional
  • Additional chicken or vegetable stock - as needed (click here to see how to make your own stock)


  1. In a large bowl, tear bread into small cubed pieces.*I do this step a couple of hours or the night before I am ready to make the stuffing- cover the bowl with a towel which allows the bread to dry out a bit.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter on medium heat until melted.
  3. Add celery and onion - cook until tender.
  4. Add salt, pepper, and sage - cook an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Classic stuffing recipe - just as my parents made it!
  6. Classic stuffing recipe - just as my parents made it!
  7. 1/3 of mixture to bread cubes. Toss lightly to coat. Repeat until butter mixture is gone. Add additional stock for moisture based on your preference. (If you like dry stuffing, add little to no stock, however, for moister stuffing, add stock by slowly pouring it in the bowl while fluffing the bread with a fork. Use just enough to lightly moisten the bread cubes.)
  8. Place in crock pot and cook on low until heated through (approximately 6 hours). Add additional stock as needed for moisture.
  9. You can bake the stuffing separately in a 13x9-inch baking dish at 325°F for about 45 minutes. Cover with foil for the first 30 minutes - add drippings from turkey or stock for moisture as needed.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms