Recipes and Cooking Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing 3.9 (61) 3 Reviews You can't Thanksgiving without the turkey dressing. This delicious traditional stuffing recipe makes enough to stuff up to a 15-pound Thanksgiving turkey. The old-fashioned dressing can also be baked in a casserole dish. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup chopped or sliced celery (3 stalks) 1 cup chopped onion (1 large) ½ cup butter or margarine 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage or 1 tsp. poultry seasoning or ground sage ¼ teaspoon black pepper 12 cup dry bread cubes 1 - 1 ¼ cup chicken broth* Sage leaves (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large skillet cook celery and onion in hot butter over medium heat until tender but not brown. Remove from heat. Stir in sage and pepper. Place bread cubes in large bowl; add onion mixture. Drizzle with enough chicken broth to moisten; toss lightly to combine. Place stuffing in a 2-qt. casserole dish. Bake, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes or until heated through. Top with fresh sage. Makes 12 to 14 servings. Andy Lyons Test Kitchen Tip:* If using to stuff a turkey, reduce broth to 3/4 to 1 cup. Try a mix of whole wheat, white, and multi-grain bread cubes for extra flavor. Stuffing Addition Options: 1) Stir 2 medium cored and chopped apples into bread cubes. 2) Omit 1 cup of the celery and substitute 2 cups sliced mushrooms. Cook mushrooms with the celery in Step 1, above. 3) Stir one 15-ounce can chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped, into bread cubes. 4) Stir 1 cup cooked wild rice into bread cubes. Bread options: Here are some of our favorite types of bread to use in our old-fashioned stuffing (choose one): white or wheat bread, corn bread, focaccia bread, Italian bread, multigrain bread, and sourdough bread Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 181 Calories 10g Fat 20g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 181 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 22mg 7% Sodium 342mg 15% Total Carbohydrate 20g 7% Total Sugars 2g Protein 4g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 50.5mg 4% Iron 1.3mg 7% Potassium 111mg 2% Folate, total 40.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.