Not everyone is a stuffing fan. Some in our family can’t live without it, and some skip it. I personally like to have a few bites of stuffing, with gravy, and that’s enough for me. But my daughter Bethany… if you have stuffing your turkey, it could be the start of world war 3. I have a few different family stuffing recipes, but here’s the turkey stuffing recipe we’ve been making for the past 20+ years.
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups chopped celery (with leaves
- 3/4 cups finely chopped onion
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 3 cups apples, diced (it’s not necessary to peel them)
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 9 cups bread cubes (I like to try different types of breads, like sourdough, english muffin bread, challah, whole wheat, etc)
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground sage
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
Melt butter in large pot or pan on the stove (a wok works really great for this) over medium-high heat. Cook celery and onion in butter for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Loosely stuff your turkey (both ends).