Mom’s Amazing Stuffing Recipe

Posted on Dec 1 2015 - 8:39pm by Susan Bewley

Looking for a delicious, easy to make stuffing recipe for the holiday? Check out this recipe that has become a family tradition - Mom's Amazing Stuffing Recipe!

Are there certain things that you enjoy during the holidays? For me, it’s always fun gathering around the table with family. I have fond memories of my brothers coming in for Thanksgiving and Christmas, either from college or their busy lives. As an excited little kid though, I don’t know what I cared about more – the fact that I was sometimes seeing my older brothers for the first time in months, or the fact that my mother was cooking some of my favorite dishes that she only makes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and sometimes Easter. While my brothers rarely come in and holidays are now spent with my husband’s family and my mother, I still look forward to some of those little special dishes.

One recipe that nearly all of us have asked my mother for at some point or another during the holidays is her stuffing recipe. This recipe originally came from my grandmother, who was EXTREMELY protective of all of our recipes. She was so nervous of anyone taking her recipes that she never even wrote them down. Luckily, my mother was able to get a few of her recipes from her, one of which was her stuffing recipe. Over the years, my mother has changed some of the ingredients, giving it a modern touch, others which make preparing it even easier. Even today, I consider it the best stuffing recipe I have had to date!

When my mother gave me permission to share her wonderful stuffing recipe, I was ecstatic! I consider my readers to be like family and I couldn’t wait for them to try this wonderful recipe that has become a family tradition for not only my immediate family, but my brothers’ families as well. Everyone agrees that mom’s recipe is absolutely amazing. Of course, the only change I made to the recipe was using my favorite, local bread – Klosterman’s.  My family has loved Klosterman Bread since we moved into the area, especially their honey wheat and wheat bread. Including it in my mom’s stuffing recipe seemed like a great addition to a recipe that was already amazing.

Klosterman's bread with stuffing mix

If you are looking for an awesome stuffing recipe this holiday season, make sure to give our family stuffing recipe a try. We think you will love it just as much as our own family. Feel free to tell us what you think of this recipe in the comments below!

4.7 from 48 reviews
Mom's Amazing Stuffing Recipe
A delicious and slightly moist bread-based sausage stuffing recipe. While this recipe is prepared for cooking as a side dish for the holidays, it can also be made inside the turkey.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 10
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  • (1) 14 ounce package Pepperidge Farm herb seasoned stuffing bread
  • (1/2) day old loaf Klosterman wheat bread, sliced & cut into small cubes and baked in pre-heated 400 degree oven on medium shelf for about 5-6 minutes
  • (1) 1 lb roll of Tennessee Pride mild sausage, uncooked, cut into eight slices
  • (4 to 6) fresh celery stalks, washed, peeled and cut into very small pieces
  • (1) medium onion, washed, peeled and cut into tiny pieces
  • (1) 15 ounce can low-sodium chicken broth, or your own chicken broth (do not add salt to broth)
  • Dried seasonings for chicken broth: (1/2) teaspoon poultry seasoning, (1/2) teaspoon celery powder, (1/2) teaspoon dried parsley flakes, pepper to taste
  • ½ stick melted butter or margarine
  • (1) half size aluminum disposable pan
  1. Sautee onion & celery pieces in fry pan with small amount of canola oil until soft. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add dried seasonings to chicken broth and heat on stove, or in microwave (not too hot to handle with hands)
  3. Lightly spray sides and bottom of half size aluminum pan with canola oil.
  4. In aluminum pan, mix Klosterman wheat bread cubes with Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned stuffing mix.
  5. Add sautéed onion and celery evenly over bread mixture.
  6. Evenly add sliced, uncooked sausage to mixture.
  7. With a tablespoon or small ladle, slowly add heated chicken broth evenly to mixture, as you slowly combine with your hands. Mix all ingredients until evenly distributed and slightly moist. Do not over-mix, bread mixture should be moist but not mushy, and should not be hard or dry.
  8. When mixture is evenly distributed in aluminum pan, with a pastry brush lightly brush melted butter over top of mixture. Cover top with aluminum foil.
  9. Bake in 350 degree oven on medium shelf for about 30 minutes. Check after 30 minutes to see if done. Remove aluminum foil and bake for an additional ten minutes until evenly browned on top. Sausage should be completely cooked and stuffing should be lightly browned. DO NOT OVERBAKE OR DRESSING WILL BE VERY DRY.


DisclosureBudget Earth did not receive monetary compensation but did receive free bread vouchers to use in this recipe from Klosterman’s bread. All opinions on this product are my own and may differ from our readers’ opinions.

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109 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. lisa December 2, 2015 at 10:53 am - Reply

    It sounds like stuffing, except for the sausage. Doesn’t that make it greasy? Stuffing is one of my favorite foods. It’s flavorful and east to make. Instead of bullion, we like a brand called better than bullion. It’s a concentrate that’s full of flavor.

    • Susan Bewley December 2, 2015 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Oddly enough, no. My mom is also big into healthy eating and pats a lot of the grease out of food as well.

  2. alicia szemon December 2, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

    i love stuffing! my favorite thanksgiving food!

  3. Melanie B December 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Love stuffing, this recipe looks really good! Thanks for sharing

  4. Tina Wahrmund December 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Sounds delicious. Will try for Xmas.

  5. heather December 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    This looks so amazing and easy to make thanks for sharing this recipe. I have to make this and soon. I love stuffing so much.

  6. Sue Mullaney December 4, 2015 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    This stuffing looks delicious; I definitely try this recipe. Thanks a lot for posting!

  7. Terri Irvin December 4, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I am glad you published this top secret recipe. My grandmother was like your grandmother, she hated to share recipes. I never understood it! My grandmother made Swedish stuffing with raisins and walnuts, bread crumbs and fresh sage. I would like to try this one and see how it tastes for Christmas.

  8. Angel Allen December 4, 2015 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Stuffing is my favorite part of our Thanksgiving meal. thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. rochelle haynes December 5, 2015 at 8:33 am - Reply

    I love stuffing this looks good like to try this

  10. Jacquie Godsell December 5, 2015 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I love this recipe and will try for Christmas. Thank you

  11. celeste donohue December 5, 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Love stuffing..with spicy sausage..its not hot stuffing..just right

  12. Debbi Wellenstein December 5, 2015 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I am certainly going to give this stuffing a try!

  13. Marla Jones December 5, 2015 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    looks really good

  14. salexis December 5, 2015 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Stuffing has ALWAYS been my favourite food at holidays! there is never enough to go round. What a great recipe! 🙂

  15. Sophia,M.,McConnery December 6, 2015 at 1:02 am - Reply

    I do like stuffing.Have modified most recipes to suit my needs!

  16. Jenifer R. December 6, 2015 at 7:34 am - Reply

    I love stuffing and your recipe looks great! Definitely going to have to try it!

  17. charj December 6, 2015 at 9:07 am - Reply

    I was hoping for an amazing cornbread dressing recipe. I don’t think I’ve ever had wheat bread dressing (okay, stuffing). I may have to try this.

  18. Wendy Forbes December 6, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    This stuffing sounds and looks delicious!

  19. Sandra Watts December 6, 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    That does look pretty amazing. My mom has never had good stuffing for some reason. This year it was awesome though.

  20. Katie Ellis December 6, 2015 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    I love stuffing and enjoy having it during the holidays. I’ll try this recipe for christmas and I’m sure I’ll love it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  21. Kimberly B December 6, 2015 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    I love stuffing. IMHO it’s one of the stars of the meal. This one sounds delicious.

  22. Melissa S December 6, 2015 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    That sounds delicious, and very similar to my moms awesome stuffing. She uses stalish corn bread instead of the wheat bread though.

  23. Jo-Ann Brightman December 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a delicious stuffing recipe andI would like to Rey making it with the sausage.

  24. Mia December 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious. I love stuffing but rarely make it myself. This looks so good I want to give it a try.

  25. Tamra Phelps December 6, 2015 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    As far as I’m concerned, stuffing is the highlight of the holidays, lol. It’s my favorite food by far!

  26. Annalisa L December 7, 2015 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Stuffing is the best part of the holiday feast IMHO. Might try this recipe, it’s similar to what I do now.

  27. Shannon Leigh December 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    This was a definite save! Looks so very yummy

  28. lisa December 8, 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I love stuffing. Especially with boneless skinless chicken breast.It’s a simple, yet satisfying side dish.

  29. Jodi Hunter December 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I don’t like stuffing but my boyfriend does and I am looking for a good recipe for Christmas, I am going to use this one.

  30. Jeena Bittenbender December 8, 2015 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Looks yum

  31. Wanda Tracey December 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    This stuffing sounds delicious and I love using the seasoned bread.I am going to try this one at cHristmas time to stuff my turkey with.

  32. Judy Thomas December 11, 2015 at 6:30 am - Reply

    It sounds delicious, thanks for the recipe 🙂

  33. Rhea Chladek December 12, 2015 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Stuffing is always so yummy! Too bad bread is not as much my friend as it was when I was younger! 🙁

  34. Nancy December 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Stuffing or dressing is a great part of a holiday meal My grandmother’s cornbread dressing was the very best!

  35. Cindy S. December 14, 2015 at 6:20 am - Reply

    This looks so delicious. I’ve been looking for a new stuffing recipe. This is the one!

  36. Michelle Schafer December 18, 2015 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I’m not a stuffing fan, I prefer mashed taters. lol My family might like it though

  37. Andrina Goetz December 18, 2015 at 10:06 am - Reply

    This looks so good. I love the sausage in it.

  38. Diana C December 18, 2015 at 11:11 am - Reply

    This looks delicious! Who doesn’t like stuffing? I make it year round with various meals.

    Diana c

  39. Sandra Watts December 18, 2015 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

  40. denise low December 18, 2015 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this delicious recipe. We love stuffing at our house

  41. Charlene December 18, 2015 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I’m not a turkey eater so I rely on plates such as stuffing. I would prefer stuffing without sausage but I’d be willing to give it a try.

  42. Dee Lafrenz December 18, 2015 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    This year hubby made the stuffing, and it just was not quite the same. I cook the giblets and use that water for my stuffing along with a little milk and and egg. Gives it a wonderful flavor. He threw out the broth. I did keep this recipe, it looks so moist. thank you for sharing.

  43. lisa December 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    This recipe does sound good. I’m pretty lazy and open a box of stove top stuffing when we have it. This is a recipe I may try when we have bread that needs to be used. I’ve never tried home made stuffing before.

  44. Sally Wilsey December 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I will have to try this stuffing recipe. I have been wanting to change it up to add stuffing. I usually just make traditional stuffing from scratch.

  45. Kim Holliday December 25, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I love stuffing. It’s my favorite side dish during the holidays. This recipe sounds delish and easy to make. Thanks for the idea!

  46. Rita Spratlen December 25, 2015 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I am going to have to experiment. I have never made stuffing with sausage. My husband loves sausage too. I bet he would really like this one. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Rachel December 26, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

    This sounds like a good recipe. We had ham yesterday, so no stuffing.

  48. Brigid OHara Koshko December 27, 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Looks absolutely delicious! My step father loves stuffing and I think I might put this on the menu for New Years.

  49. Jodi Hunter December 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I always struggle with stuffing, my boyfriend loves it and I hate it. I am going to try this for him this year for the holidays.

  50. Barrie December 28, 2015 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    This recipe looks so good! We all love Stove Top stuffing but I’ll try this next time!

  51. Daniel Scott December 31, 2015 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    We are celebrating on Saturday afternoon with my family. This will be a great addition to the mashed potatoes.

  52. Wanda Tracey January 3, 2016 at 12:15 am - Reply

    I am saving this awesome recipeI love stuffing and this sounds so delicious! Thank you for posting it.

  53. Sarah L January 3, 2016 at 2:48 am - Reply

    This is very similar to my mother’s stuffing except she used sausage from our butcher and she’d cook it with the celery/onions. Very good flavors…

  54. Ronald Gagnon January 9, 2016 at 4:04 am - Reply

    My father always used to cook the turkey, and he used garlic sausage, some hamburger and his secret spices…the family loved it. This recipe I have to may give my family room for thought

  55. Julie January 25, 2016 at 7:27 am - Reply

    I’ve never had too much luck making stuffing. I usually ask someone else to do it but I’d love to try this recipe out. Thanks!

  56. Rachel January 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    This sounds amazing. I love all Thanksgiving fixings!

  57. Ronald Gagnon January 31, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

    My father used to make the stuffing in our family and he would never add herb seasoned stuffing bread or wheat bread, it was always dried white bread ..he also added hamburger and garlic sausage pieces…..can’t beat this

  58. Rana Durham February 3, 2016 at 1:50 am - Reply

    yummmy i love this. i love the idea of stuffing. it needs to come out more than once a year.

  59. Sara February 5, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

    This stuffing looks yummy

  60. DENISE LOW February 6, 2016 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Everyone in this house loves stuffing. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

  61. Debbie Welchert February 7, 2016 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    I have never made sausage dressing before and this dressing sounds amazing. This would go so good with baked or fried chicken.

  62. Amber Ludwig February 11, 2016 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Mmmm!!! Stuffing is my favorite of all the sides and this recipe sounds like it does not disappoint!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!! Can’t wait to try it out!!

  63. Sophia,M.,McConnery February 13, 2016 at 12:36 am - Reply

    I make my own stuffing all the time.Even have some prepared and wrapped in the freezer!

  64. lei February 13, 2016 at 2:18 am - Reply

    actually not as complicated as i thought

  65. Rachel February 13, 2016 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Now I’ll be craving stuffing! YUM!

  66. Linda Manns Linneman February 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I just love stuffing. I will have to give this recipe a try. It sounds so good

  67. Lauryn R February 15, 2016 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    I am obsessed with stuffing!! It is definitely my favorite holiday side (I make it during the non-holidays too)! This recipe sounds amazing, thank you for sharing! 🙂

  68. josh lippman February 16, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

    This recipe sounds amazing, thank you so much for sharing. I’m a big stuffing fan and my in-laws just can’t seem to make it right so every year I’m disappointing. This year I might give your recipe a try and finally have stuffing worth remembering.

  69. DENISE LOW February 17, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious. My mom also made great stuffing. We mainly got it on Thanksgiving time. Thank you for the recipe

  70. kathy downey February 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the recipe cant wait to make it looks delicious

  71. Daniela Plume February 18, 2016 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    My whole family loves stuffing. This recipe is a must-try!

  72. KATE SARSFIELD February 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    I always make my own stuffing and add berries or fruits depending on which meat I’m cooking. This looks nice and chunky and moist, just the way we like it! I’ll definitely be giving this a go.

  73. Tara Gauthier February 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    My family loves stuffing and I would much rather make it from scratch than the boxed stuff so this recipe looks great.

  74. DENISE LOW February 22, 2016 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the recipe. We love stuffing anytime. We will try this recipe out.

  75. Sherry Compton February 26, 2016 at 8:24 am - Reply

    My daughter and I both love stuffing. It’s fun to try new ones, but we always come back to ours. It’s just one of those things that you love what you grew up on. I like the memories you and your family have around the holidays and stuffing.

  76. Nancy Hilderbrand February 26, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Your stuffing sounds good but I am looking for my moms stuffing. She always made to pans one sage and the other oyster. I have tried several recipes and have yet to find hers.

  77. Sue M. February 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I always love stuffing, this looks really delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe.

  78. Kimberly Flickinger August 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    This stuffing looks and sounds amazing. I will have to remember it when Thanksgiving rolls around. Thank you for sharing.

  79. Pink Tea Rose August 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I always love stuffing, I’d eat it when its not the holidays.

  80. Lisa Ogle August 19, 2016 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    This is more of the same old stuffing (sorry), back of the box type. I like stuffing but when it is full of mostly celery and onions, no thank you. This is a good one for the kids to make if you can get them to eat it.

    • Susan Bewley August 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      My apologies if this comes off rude but I have never seen this recipe on a stuffing container. A stuffing without celery or onion really isn’t an old fashion stuffing recipe – it is something Americanized and is really quite bland without these ingredients. The only thing that has changed over the decades (this was my grandmother’s recipe) was we moved to using seasoned breading rather than tear up bags upon bags of bread.

  81. April Monty August 20, 2016 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I am so trying this recipe on Thanksgiving ! It sounds absolutely delicious.

  82. DENISE LOW August 20, 2016 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing. Getting that time of year to think about stuffing a turkey.

  83. Sarah Kurtz August 21, 2016 at 9:47 am - Reply

    This sounds and looks delicious! We love stuffing and have it round. This is a great recipe and very easy. We will be trying this one 😃

  84. Dotty J Boucher August 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    This is a great recipe for stuffing, I am looking forward to making some for the family in the Fall,

  85. Tammy Evans August 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    This sounds wonderful, but I would skip the sausage.

  86. April Monty September 1, 2016 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I’d seriously love to try this stuffing recipe my fiance would rather have that than the turkey lol

  87. tiffany dayton September 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Sounds and looks good.

  88. Tia Wallner September 7, 2016 at 9:32 am - Reply

    This recipe sounds perfect for the coming months. I’m so excited to try it out! Thanks 😀

  89. April Monty September 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    My man would love this recipe he’s a stuffing hound lol.. I make extra just for him to eat alone, I want to do this for him this year.

  90. Lynne B September 11, 2016 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving food! I’ve never made it successfully though – maybe I’ll try your recipe.

  91. Amber Terry September 11, 2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

    My entire family would love this! I’ve never used sausage in stuffing before so that would be a nice addition, something different 🙂

  92. Lindsay Giedosh September 12, 2016 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I looove stuffing! I could seriously sit and eat it as a meal all on its own lol

  93. Cheryl Everitt September 16, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Thanks to your mom for this recipe. Delicious!

  94. Ronald Gagnon September 18, 2016 at 2:51 am - Reply

    A wonderful recipe so similar to what my dad used to make when he cooked christmas turkey…he stuffed the turkey and used the turkey neck inside for added flavor

  95. Christy Caldwell September 24, 2016 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    This sounds so yummy. I’m definitely sharing this with my so she can make it for Thanksgiving.

  96. Kimberly Flickinger September 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    This stuffing not only looks amazing but delicious! Stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner, definitely going to pin for later.

  97. April Monty September 27, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I’m so dying for the holidays to try out this yum looking stuffing!

  98. melissa cushing September 28, 2016 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I am so ready for the Holidays… the food is my fave especially stuffing and this looks and sounds delicious! I am saving the rec ipe for a trial run before the holidays kick off! Thank You 🙂

  99. Nancy Jachcik October 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    I cant wait to try this recipe for stuffing. I like that this does not have to be put into a bird but is made as a side dish! I will use this more than just for holidays

  100. April Monty October 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait for the holidays to try out this stuffing recipe!!

  101. Ronald Gagnon October 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    My dad would always make the stuffing, and though this sounds fantastic…he always added the turkey neck to cook with it

  102. Nancy October 8, 2016 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    We call this dressing in our family. It is one of my favorite foods of the holidays!

  103. Tamra Phelps October 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Stuffing might be my favorite food of all time. I would eat it all…so I only make it on Thanksgiving & Christmas! (OK, an occasional box of Stove Top, lol.)

  104. DEBBIE EDGAR October 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    I tried this stuffing recipe, it was close to my moms. I have tried to make stuffing but just can’t get it to yaste as good as her recipe, I guess she had a secret.

  105. lisa October 10, 2016 at 11:37 am - Reply

    I love stuffing. The taste and the smell of it cooking. It’s a comfort food.

  106. Jill Myrick October 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Our family recipe is super similar to your with the only difference being that we use giblets instead of sausage and bake a cake of cornbread to crumble in place of the bread.
    I will have to try this using the sausage this year as it sounds delicious.


  107. Ronald Gagnon October 23, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    My father used garlic sausage, some hamburger and his secret spices, and the turkey neck…the family loved it. This recipe I have to may give my family room for thought

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