True Pilgrim Stuffing

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"I am a direct descendent of the Linells who came across on the Mayflower. Our family has always had the absolute most awesome stuffing, and I finally got the recipe handed down to me. It's so good I can't keep it a secret. Try it once and you'll agree it's the best you ever had, and it's so easy to make."
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1 h 40 m servings 811 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 811 kcal
  • 41%
  • Fat:
  • 66.8 g
  • 103%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 22.2 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 189 mg
  • 63%
  • Sodium:
  • 1257 mg
  • 50%

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. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat, and cook and stir the celery and onion for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  3. In a separate skillet, cook and stir the ground beef and sausage over medium heat until the meat is browned and no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Drain the excess grease from the meat.
  4. Place the cubed white bread into the Dutch oven with the butter, celery, and onion, add the cooked meat, and lightly stir to mix well.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until evenly browned, about 1 hour.


  • Editor's Note
  • Find more great tips on how to make stuffing and safely stuff a turkey in our Stuffing and Dressing article.


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I made this last thanksgiving and it was the best I had ever had! It tastes absolutely delious!

Similar to my Grandmother's recipe that I have used for 30 years. Our version does not use Sausage and adds an egg to hold it all together. Ours also, does not use butter, because hamburger is e...

Made this for Christmas and everyone loved it! This one os a keeper! I added a bit of my leftover primerib juice in it and it was amazing!

Very easy recipe. I will make this dish every Thanksgiving from now on.

It was delicious. Make sure you have a big enough pot/dutch oven. If yours is too small, I'd STRONGLY suggest cutting back on the butter. BUt other than that, fantastic.

WOW!! Great Stuffing Recipe! My husband who always passes on stuffing, ate 2 GIANT helpings. This one is such a keeper!

I am about to make this recipe for the third time. Each time I have made it I've been told by at least one person that it's the best stuffing they've ever had. My husband doesn't like to find th...

I followed as directed. Has great flavor but very greasy/buttery.

While I'm sure this recipe is absolutely delicious just as it's written, I just want to say that I did make a couple of changes to lighten it up just a bit and only dirty one pot. I melted 2 sti...

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