turkey stuffing in a pan

Grandma’s Turkey Stuffing

  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Grandma’s turkey stuffing is an easy, traditional recipe for Thanksgiving.  This delicious stuffing is made with giblets, mushrooms, and French bread.  It’s baked in a buttered casserole dish for a homemade, classic stuffing that is best served warm.



  • 1 loaf French bread, torn into bite-size pieces (10 cups)
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped (2 cups)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cooked giblets, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 2 1/2 cups of a combination of giblet stock and turkey stock


  1. Tear up the French bread into bite size pieces to get 10 cups.
  2. Spread bread cubes out on two cookie sheets to air dry overnight, or a few hours.
  3. If needed, toast bread cubes in oven at 400F for 10 minutes, stir, rotate pans, toast 10 more minutes.
  4. In a large skillet, fry the four vegetables: onion, celery, mushrooms and garlic and the cooked giblets in 3 to 4 tablespoons of butter.
  5. Next add the 6 spices, sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper and salt, cook vegetables until soft.
  6. Put the toasted, dried out bread cubes in a very large bowl, add the vegetable mixture and stir until mixed.
  7. Add two cups of the giblet and turkey stock, mix until combined.
  8. If needed, add the last 1/2 cup of stock to the stuffing.  The bread cubes should be moist, but not soggy.
  9. Butter your casserole dish before adding your stuffing.
  10. Cook at 400 F for 30 minutes covered with aluminum foil and 20 minutes uncovered.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Thanksgiving, homemade

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