Stuffing is a crucial part of any Thanksgiving feast, but it can be intimidating to make homemade stuffing from scratch. Lucky for you, everything you need to know about stuffing is right here. We'll teach you how to make stuffing for Thanksgiving, how to stuff your turkey, how to make sure your stuffing is completely cooked, and answer some of the most common stuffing-related questions. If you're still on the lookout for a stuffing recipe to use for the holidays, you can try our classic bread stuffing recipe, check out our suggestions, or create your own recipe! Don't stress about the stuffing this holiday season, because we've got all of your questions covered.
Stuffing, or dressing as it is also called, requires these elements:
Be creative with what you put into your stuffing -- you won't be disappointed.
Create your own recipe by keeping these proportions in mind:
Want to learn how to make stuffing from scratch? You've come to the right place! We have all the info you need on how to make a traditional bread stuffing, plus suggestions for other recipes to try for more dressed-up versions, like sausage stuffing and veggie-filled stuffing. Just follow these instructions to make our Thanksgiving stuffing recipe:
Stuffing baked inside the cavity of a turkey is generally moister than stuffing baked in a casserole. It may also contain more fat calories since the stuffing absorbs juices from the turkey as it bakes. If stuffing is baked inside the turkey, it is essential to check the temperature of the stuffing as well as the turkey. The stuffing must reach a temperature of at least 165 degrees F.
It is unsafe to stuff the turkey ahead of time. The chilled stuffing in the turkey will not reach a safe temperature before the turkey is done. To be safe the turkey should reach a temperature of 180 degrees F. and the stuffing in the body cavity of the bird should reach 165 degrees F.