Easy Turkey Stuffing

Want to make great stuffing? Here are the basics for a delicious side you can vary to make your way.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 18

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
8
cups dry bread cubes (about 11 slices bread)
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, if desired
2
tablespoons poultry seasoning or dried sage leaves
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
About 1/2 cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix bread cubes, parsley, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Add broth and butter-onion mixture, stirring until desired moistness (stuffing will become a little more moist during roasting because it will absorb juices from turkey).
  • 3 Use to stuff 1 (14- to 18-lb) turkey. After stuffing turkey, place any remaining stuffing in 1- or 2-quart casserole that has been sprayed with cooking spray; cover and refrigerate. Bake stuffing in casserole with turkey for last 35 to 40 minutes of roasting time or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

Day-old soft bread cubes can be substituted for the dry bread cubes. Decrease the broth to about 1/4 cup.

Poultry seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices such as thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper and nutmeg. Each of these seasonings goes well with poultry; mixed together, the combination provides a subtle, complex flavor the individual seasonings do not have on their own.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.