Do-Ahead Stuffing

Do-Ahead Stuffing

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"This is a delicious stuffing recipe that can be made up to 3 days ahead. Just mix the ingredients together and store in the fridge."


1 h servings 541 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 541 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 80.4g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 1441 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook and stir until tender, about 10 minutes. Blend in the bread crumbs, salt, poultry seasoning, pepper, thyme and sage. Stir in enough chicken broth to moisten. Spoon into large resealable bags and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  2. To bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the stuffing into greased casserole dishes.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. If stuffing a bird, cook according to the recipe for your bird and place any extra stuffing into a casserole dish to bake.
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  1. 11 Ratings


I love the fix ahead idea! I cooked my extra turkey yesterday and used this for dressing, made a day ahead. (didn't stuff the bird for the first time ever) I fiddled with amounts, personal pref...

Wow! I really impressed my in-laws with this recipe and all I did was follow the directions. I made this 2 separate times. One with homemade breadcrumbs and the other with store bought. The best...

I cubed 10 pieces of white bread and 10 pieces of rye bread instead of the bread crumbs. Didn't even dry them and it turned out WONDERFUL! I also added some fresh mushrooms and carrots which g...

I made this recipe as written, with no changes or substitutions. It was great as a make-ahead dressing. Since my holiday meals are a pretty big production, I made this dressing 3 days in advan...

The BEST stuffing ever. Made this for Thanksgiving as a first time recipe and it was a huge hit. I will use this recipe for years to come

This dressing is dry. I had to add almost two cans of chicken broth.

Turned out okay. Covered the whole time cooking, was afraid it would get dry. Something could of been added to it for a little more zing but overall liked making it the day before. It made th...

I really love this recipe and have made it several times for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The flavors are perfect!

I liked the seasonings in this recipe, except for the amount of salt. I would make this again, and add less salt. Taste the stuffing, before adding salt. Then, starting with a 1/2 teaspoon of sa...