The BEST Sage and Onion Stuffing - Classic Stuffing Recipe
The BEST stuffing recipe! This is a classic! A traditional sage and onion stuffing that is super simple to make. Learn how to make your stuffing (or dressing) from scratch using real bread, perfect for serving with your turkey or chicken. It is so easy to make this sage and onion stuffing, and the taste will take you right back to your childhood! This is the homemade stuffing our grandmas served and its GOOD! The perfect recipe for Christmas and Thanksgiving. (Plus it can be made vegetarian)
Melt ½ cup of butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
Add the onion, celery, and salt. Cook until the vegetables are tender but not colored (about 7-8 minutes).
While the veg is cooking, mix one egg with 1 cup of cold broth, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh sage, 1 teaspoon of dried ground sage, ½ teaspoon of dried parsley, ½ teaspoon of dried thyme, and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper.
Place the dry bread cubes into a large bowl and add the cooked onion mixture. Stir well to coat everything in butter.
Tip the mixture into a casserole or oven dish.
Pour the egg and broth mixture over and gently push the bread down into the mixture.
Use the remaining cup of broth to pour over until all the bread is soaked; you may not need it all. (see note 4)
Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over the top of the stuffing.
Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for a further 10-15 minutes until the top of golden.
If you have it salted butter is best. If not add extra salt to your mixture.
If you have it, then a homemade chicken/turkey/vegetable broth is a great choice. Or go for a good store bought. Make sure it is cold so it doesn't start to cook the egg.
A white sandwich loaf will give you the best texture. 6 cups is one small loaf. Make sure it is very dry. Cut the bread into chunks and then spread it out on a tray, leave it out in the kitchen for 24-48 hours. (see bulk of post for more details)
The amount of broth needed will vary depending on how dry the bread was. You may need a little less or a little more.