Stuffing is a must at the holiday dinner table and this Rosemary Sage Homemade Stuffing made with fresh bread is one of our favorite stuffing recipes. This homemade stuffing made with fresh bread, onions, celery, broth and fresh herbs is the perfect stuffing to go with turkey. You can use this stuffing recipe as a dressing recipe or as a stuffing recipe.
Rosemary Sage Homemade Stuffing
I love Thanksgiving and all the foods that go along with it. Of course I love the turkey and the homemade turkey gravy but the sides are my favorite part of the meal. In our house the stuffing (or dressing) whichever you call it is the most important. This classic holiday side dish is a must for any holdiay. With this recipe you can make it as a dressing and cook it in the oven, or you can use it to stuff your turkey.
It all depends on my mood for it I make this easy homemade stuffing or my Apple Sausage stuffing. You really can not go wrong with either one.
Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
- Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- Lemon Roasted Asparagus
- Green beans with bacon
- Cheesy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Pearl Onions In Cream Sauce
- Apple Cider Roast Brussel Sprouts
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower
- Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
What is the difference between stuffing and dressing?
Basically stuffing and dressing are the same thing. The ingredients are the same, stuffing is stuffed into the turkey and then cooked while the turkey cooks and dressing is cooked in the oven in a separate dish.
Best Bread for making homemade stuffing
When you are making homemade stuffing you have a few options when it comes to the bread you are using. You are going to be drying the bread out in the oven before using it to make the actual stuffing. You can leave the bread out still in the bag for a day or 2 beforehand if you would like to but it is not necessary.
When you are picking the bread you are going to use you want to make sure it is not an overly flavored bread, you want it to be a smooth bread flavor that will absorbs all the other flavors of the stuffing. The best breads to use when making homemade stuffing are white bread, challah bread, broiche bread, or crusty Italian bread.
How to use this recipe to stuff a turkey
If you are a turkey stuffer, you can totally use this recipe to make stuffing to stuff a turkey with. Follow the directions until you get to the baking step and instead of baking the dressing use it to stuff the turkey and it will cook while the turkey is cooking.
Rosemary Sage Homemade Stuffing Ingredients
- Crusty-style bread
- Celery ribs
- fresh chopped thyme
- dried sage
- fresh rosemary
- unsalted butter
- chicken broth or turkey broth
How to make Homemade Stuffing
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Cut the bread into small pieces and place the bread on a baking sheet for 25 minutes to 30 minutes just until they are dried out.
While the bread is in the oven chop your onions and wash and chop the celery.
After the bread is done pour the bread into a large mixing bowl.
In a skillet over medium heat add the butter, once the butter is melted add the onions, celery, herbs and cook until the celery is softened. This will take about 10 minutes, stir the mixture every so often.
In the large bowl add the cooked vegetables and mix well.
Then add the broth, water, salt and pepper and mix well.
Pour the mixture in to a 13×9-inch baking dish, bake for 20 mins.
Easy Holiday Dessert Recipes
- Best apple pie
- Lemon Meringue Pie
- Puff Pastry Apple Pie
- Blueberry Pie
- Boston Cream Pie
- Sweet potato pie with marshmallow
- Crustless pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Pie from Scratch
Herb Fresh Bread Stuffing
- 10 cups crusty-style bread - about 1.5 loaves of bread cut into 1-inch cubes
- 3 medium onions chopped
- celery ribs thinly sliced crosswise
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or turkey broth
- 1/2 cup water
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Cut the bread into small pieces and place the bread on a baking sheet for 25 minutes to 30 minutes just until they are dried out.
- While the bread is in the oven chop your onions and wash and chop the celery.
- After the bread is done pour the bread into a large mixing bowl.
- In a skillet over medium heat add the butter, once the butter is melted add the onions, celery, herbs and cook until the celery is softened. This will take about 10 minutes, stir the mixture every so often.
- In the large bowl add the cooked vegetables and mix well.
- Then add the broth, water, salt and pepper and mix well.
- Pour the mixture in to a 13×9-inch baking dish, bake at 350 for 20 mins.