The Ultimate Thanksgiving Stuffing

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Stuffing side dish recipe

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Stuffing! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a couple days away!? Mind blowing!! If you’re still looking for a stuffing recipe, I’ve got you covered! This Rustic Herb Thanksgiving Stuffing is our family’s go-to and it’s by far my favorite version. It’s hearty, savory, and soooo flavorful. I know the apples may sound weird to some but trust me on it, they MAKE it! Hope you try it and love it!

Here’s a video of how I made The Ultimate Thanksgiving Stuffing. For another delicious dish, check out my version of Houston’s Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Stuffing side dish recipe

What You'll Need:

+ 10-12 cups stale bread, roughly torn pieces (I like using a combo of sourdough, French, or Italian). I like to bake this at 250 degrees for 20-30 minutes if you have the time!

+ 1 1/2 sticks of butter

+ 1 yellow onion, chopped

+ 1 sweet onion, chopped

+ 2 cups celery, sliced

+ 2 granny Smith apples, shredded

+ 1 cup dried cranberries

+ 2 eggs, whisked

+ 2 cups chicken stock (halved)

+ 2 tbsp. fresh Sage, chopped

+ 2 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped

+ 1 tbsp. fresh Rosemary, chopped

+ 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

+ Salt & pepper to taste (2 tsp. salt/1 tsp. pepper)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9×13 baking dish.

2. Use your Food Processor to quickly slice celery, chop onions, and shred apples.

3. In a large dutch oven over medium heat add butter and stir until foaming and golden. Add onion and celery – sauté for 3-5 minutes until onions are translucent. Add apples and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Add all fresh herbs and stir to combine. Add 1 1/4 cups of chicken broth and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

5. Remove from heat, add bread into pot and toss to thoroughly coat. (You can also add everything to a large bowl or the baking dish if pot isn’t large enough)

6. Add eggs, cranberries, and remaining broth and stir to combine.

7. Transfer into the greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. You can increase the heat for more color or broil for 1-2 min if desired. Serve and enjoy!

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