Bread Stuffing

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Every family has one of these recipes. A prized recipe, a secret recipe, a recipe to be handed down from generation to generation if you are lucky. Or a recipe to be hoarded and guarded.

This was my great-grandmother’s recipe. She made her bread stuffing rolled into balls. She wouldn’t give the recipe to my grandmother, her daughter-in-law. When my grandmother did finally get ahold of the recipe she made hers on a sheet pan and cut it into squares, allowing her mother-in-law to believe it was a different recipe.

My great-grandmother is probably rolling in her grave because I am sharing it.

This is not a stuffing that you cook inside the turkey, but one served alongside the turkey, part of all the trimmings. We make it at least twice a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I have many memories of ripping slices of sandwich bread with my brother and sister, squirming from excitement and barely concentrating on the task.

This is one of those recipes that just screams family and holidays to me.

Bread Stuffing
My great-grandmother’s secret recipe

Roughly 1 1/2 pounds ripped stale sandwich bread
1-2 sticks of butter
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp minced onion (though we often use onion powder)
a pinch of celery salt
1 cup of drippings from the turkey
Chicken broth as needed

Melt the butter in a soup pot or dutch oven.

Dump in the bread and stir until evenly coated in the butter.

Add the seasonings and the turkey drippings and chicken broth as needed. You want the bread to be pretty well soaked but not so much liquid that the bread can’t absorb it.

Roll the stuffing into balls and place on a cookie tray.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 – 15 minutes so that the balls are creamy on the inside and crisp on the outside.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bread Stuffing

 

Roughly 1 1/2 pounds ripped stale sandwich bread

1-2 sticks of butter

1/4 tsp poultry seasoning

1 tsp minced onion

a pinch of celery salt

1 cup of drippings from the turkey

Chicken broth as needed

 

Melt the butter in a soup pot or dutch oven.

Add in the bread and stir until evenly coated in the butter.

Add the seasonings and the turkey drippings and chicken broth as needed.

Roll the stuffing into balls and place on a cookie tray.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 – 15 minutes

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One thought on “Bread Stuffing

  1. Martha Ognibene

    Dear Adie, I can’t figure what’s in the blue bread bowl to Kelsey’s left in the first picture. It looks like gutted salamanders!!! Your pictures have made me ready for Thanksgiving dinner. See you on Wednesday!!! I love you! Love,M the Q From: Creamed Butter To: mlsognibene@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 8:25 PM Subject: [New post] Bread Stuffing #yiv6861942327 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv6861942327 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv6861942327 a.yiv6861942327primaryactionlink:link, #yiv6861942327 a.yiv6861942327primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv6861942327 a.yiv6861942327primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv6861942327 a.yiv6861942327primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv6861942327 WordPress.com | adiebene posted: “Every family has one of these recipes. A prized recipe, a secret recipe, a recipe to be handed down from generation to generation if you are lucky. Or a recipe to be hoarded and guarded.This was my great-grandmother’s recipe. She made her bread stuffi” | |

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