Today I want to share a quick and easy way of how to make Turkey bread stuffing! Our family has grown to love this recipe as I have perfected it over the last number of years. In all honesty, this is a recipe I never measure ingredients for and just toss together quickly. In fact, most of my favorite recipes are that way so sharing them becomes a bit difficult sometimes!
Tip for the holidays: Do as much meal prep the days before your big meal to allow for a smoother day in the kitchen and more time to spend with loved ones!
I usually prepare my turkey bread stuffing the day before the big meal, along with all other meal prep. However, you can easily prepare it while roasting your turkey dinner. I actually love to do as much meal prep the day before, especially for Christmas dinner, that way I’m free to relax a bit rather than cooking for 5 hours in the kitchen during festivities!
Plus, this turkey bread stuffing gets even more delicious by absorbing the flavors overnight!
I know you may be tempted to keep things super simple and just use a bag of stuffing mix (no judgement if you do, because I’ve done that too!). But honestly, this is the easiest and most delicious stuffing recipe ever and you’ll never want to go back to that bagged stuff once you try it!
Turkey Bread Stuffing Ingredients
I usually try to use a loaf of French bread for the stuffing, however regular bread works just as well. I usually try to split half whole wheat & half white when using regular bread.
- a loaf of french bread (or alternative bread variety)
- 1 carrot
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 medium onion
- 6 pieces of garlic
- 1/2-3/4 cup butter
- 5 tbsp poultry seasoning
- 1 tbsp seasoning salt
- 1 tbsp garlic pepper (optional)
- 2 tbsp parsley
How to make turkey bread stuffing
Chop bread into bite-sized pieces and toss into a large bowl.
Chop celery and onion into small pieces. Add to the bread in the large bowl.
Using a carrot peeler, shred the carrot into the bowl with bread, celery and onion.
Melt butter in a microwave for 20-30 seconds or until completely melted.
Sprinkle poultry seasoning and seasoning salt into the butter. (Recently I started using garlic pepper too, it is amazing stuff!)
Finely chop garlic and add to butter. If the butter is starting to solidify, microwave for another 10-20 seconds.
Pour melted butter over bread mixture and stir well.
Use your hands to shape and place on aluminum foil, then form into a log shape and wrap tightly.
I double the aluminum foil just to be sure that there is no leakage.
Refrigerate until needed, approximately 40 minutes before the rest of the meal is finished cooking.
Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 375°F turning once halfway through. Open and place in a serving bowl.
Serve alongside turkey dinner!
Now you know how to make turkey bread stuffing the easy way!
We love to use the leftovers from our turkey bread stuffing for sandwiches too alongside our Grandma’s French Turkey Dressing. Our Turkey Pot Pie would work splendidly with this as a side too! Check out our complete Thanksgiving menu for lots of ideas!