It’s no secret that Turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner, but the meal wouldn’t be complete without the delicious stuffing, which is typically made up of dried breadcrumbs, herbs, spices, and vegetables.

While stuffing appears pretty simple to make, anyone could easily become intimidated when having to tackle one of the dishes that is synonymous with the Thanksgiving holiday.

Some people choose to recreate complicated family recipes and follow old traditions when making stuffing, however, Epicurious created a simple recipe for those of us who are looking for an easy and delicious way to serve Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving stuffing Thanksgiving stuffing can be made in a few easy steps. A young man is pictured mixing bread crumbs for stuffing as volunteers prepare some of the 5,000 Thanksgiving dinners during the annual “Everything but the Turkey” event on Nov. 23, 2005 in Washington, DC. Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter plus more for baking dish
  • 1 pound good-quality day-old white bread, torn into 1 inch pieces (about 10 cups)
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 1/2 cups 1/4 inch slices celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 large eggs


1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Use butter to coat a 13x9x2 inch baking dish and set aside.

3. Add the bread to a baking sheet and make sure it is spread out in a single layer. Place it in the oven to bake while occasionally stirring for about an hour, or until it is completely dried out. Once it is cool, transfer the contents into a large bowl.

4. While the bread is baking, melt 3/4 cup of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the chopped onions and celery slices. Stir often for around 10 minutes or until it begins to brown.

5. Add the mixture to the bowl of bread, then stir in the herbs, pepper and salt. Drizzle in 1 1/4 cups broth and gently toss the ingredients, allow them to cool down.

6. Turn the oven up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While you wait, whisk 1 1/4 cups broth and eggs in a small bowl. Add in the bread and gently fold everything together until it is combined.

7. Transfer the thoroughly mixed ingredients to the buttered baking dish, cover with foil and bake for about 40 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the stuffing displays 160 degrees Fahrenheit. If you prefer the stuffing inside of the turkey, you can allow the dressing to bake with the bird.