Simple Southern Style Stuffing

Simple Southern Style Stuffing

A classic Simple Southern Style Stuffing filled with onions, celery, breadcrumbs and sage, plus a special ingredient that creates the soft texture. It’s a great stuffing to make with kids, and sure to please the entire family.

Simple Southern Style Stuffing

Growing up it was extremely popular to stuff the turkey with stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner. As a child it was my least favorite part of Thanksgiving. The texture and flavor combination just didn’t appeal to me. Then one year, my cousin, who absolutely loved Thanksgiving, brought his family’s Southern style stuffing recipe and asked our grandma to make it. And let’s just say, after that Thanksgiving we never stuffed the bird again.

onions and celery cooking for stuffing

This Thanksgiving stuffing recipe is very simple, traditionally Southern and never dry. That’s the best thing about it. How wonderfully moist it is. It’s easy to cook because you don’t have to worry about making your own breadcrumbs or anything like that. It uses store bought bread crumbs (a mix of corn bread and seasoned) and it uses a can a both cream of chicken and cream of celery soup.

Now, I must admit, this is the only time of year I buy canned soup. Homemade soup is simple, healthier and tastier than the canned variety. Additionally, usually if I make a creamy dish I either make a roux or add heavy cream, depending on the dish. However, this Simple Southern Style Stuffing is the exception. It’s soft, fluffy and filled with Thanksgiving flavors. I must say, I enjoy a variety of stuffing but this recipe is one of the best. I guess it’s a win for canned soup. 🙂

Simple Southern Style Stuffing

Thanksgiving Memories

Holidays are filled with traditions, love and memories. This stuffing always reminds me of family. It takes me back to childhood Thanksgivings, with cousins, aunts and uncles all gathered together at my grandparents house — playing card games, watching old movies, and eating way too much food.

So, while I make this stuffing because it’s moist and delicious, I also make it because it’s filled with love. One bite fills me with memories. It’s neat to pass down traditions, so I make it for my kids too.

I named by blog Because Food Is Love, because of the positive emotional connection to food. Food often reminds us of events in our life, or family and friends. It’s wonderful that way.

If you decide to try out this Simple Southern Style Stuffing, you won’t be disappointed. It’s super simple and very tasty. And you can always make it ahead of time and reheat it to make your Thanksgiving Day easier. And may I suggest when you eat it to top it with a little Thanksgiving gravy, it’s the perfect complement.

a bite of Simple Southern Style Stuffing

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Simple Southern Style Thanksgiving Stuffing
A classic Simple Southern Style Stuffing filled with onions, celery, breadcrumbs and sage, plus a special ingredient that creates the soft texture. It's a great stuffing to make with kids, and sure to please the entire family.
Simple Southern Style Thanksgiving Stuffing
Course Dinner, side dish
Cuisine American, Holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Dinner, side dish
Cuisine American, Holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Simple Southern Style Thanksgiving Stuffing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sauté onions and celery in butter until tender and onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.
  3. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  4. In a bowl mix both types of bread crumbs, eggs, cream of celery soup, cream of chicken soup, chicken stock, sage and salt and pepper.
  5. Add sautéed veggies and mix together. Transfer to the baking dish and bake covered with foil for 35-45 minutes until almost done. Remove foil and cook 10 more minutes or until brown.
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