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Classic Stuffed Turkey

Classic Stuffed Turkey

"'For years, my mother has stuffed a holiday turkey with this moist dressing,' comments Kathi Graham of Naperville, Illinois. 'Now I do the same thing. Its special flavor nicely compliments the tender, juicy slices of oven-roasted turkey.'"
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4 h 5 m servings 983 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 983 kcal
  • 49%
  • Fat:
  • 46.8 g
  • 72%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 111.1 g
  • 222%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 335 mg
  • 112%
  • Sodium:
  • 794 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large skillet, saute the onions, celery and mushrooms in butter until tender. Add broth and seasonings; mix well. Place bread cubes in a large bowl; add mushroom mixture and toss to coat. Stir in enough warm water to reach desired moistness.
  2. Just before baking, loosely stuff turkey. Place any remaining stuffing in a greased baking dish; cover and refrigerate until ready to bake. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together with kitchen string. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Brush with melted butter.
  3. Bake turkey, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 3-3/4 to 4-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180 for the turkey and 165 for the stuffing, basting occasionally with pan drippings. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.)
  4. Bake additional stuffing, covered, for 30-40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cover turkey with foil and let stand for 20 minutes before removing stuffing and carving. If desired, thicken pan drippings for gravy. Yield: 12 servings (10 cups stuffing).


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  1. 62 Ratings

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I have been making my stuffing like this for 40 years. The trick to keeping the stuffing moist is the way you stuff the bird. The tighter you pack the turkey (or chicken) the less drier it will ...

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Made this today for glad I wasn't having guests! Not sure where I went wrong.... I did not add any water to the bread mixture as it was already very, very moist...I did add 2 ...

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I have been making my stuffing like this for 40 years. The trick to keeping the stuffing moist is the way you stuff the bird. The tighter you pack the turkey (or chicken) the less drier it will ...

This is just excellent! The recipe makes a ton so what didn't go into the turkey I put in muffin pans because I like the crispiness all around with the moist inner.

I halfed the recipe and made the stuffing seperately from the turkey. It was excellent. The key was the bread used. I used half french bread and half sourdough bread. Best I have ever had!

This stuffing had awesome flavor!!! I did make a mistake though. I used bread and sliced it up myself and used the same amounts...mine came out soggy lol, but now I know better. Next time I thin...

I used this recipe for my first Thanksgiving dinner with the new in-laws. Everything turned out perfect. I used homemade chicken stock instead can chicken broth and also substituted chicken st...

Great recipe!!! I made this stuffing for Thanksgiving and it was a hit!! I stuffed the turkey and baked the rest. This stuffing was very moist and full of flavor, this will be my stuffing rec...

I must admit that I did not use the turkey recipe but what i did was take the stuffing recipe and use it! I was very satisfied with it. You know how everyone loves the stuffing more than the t...

Great recipe! At first I thought mushrooms in stuffing was weird but they were a nice addition. I used a package of poultry herbs that was fresh. Fantastic flavor! Stuffing disappeared very quic...

I am only reviewing the stuffing - I brined my turkey and prepared in my usual way. I stuffed the turkey with this stuffing and baked the extra in a casserole dish. The stuffing is perfectly d...

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