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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.