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A skillet of Classic Homemade Stuffing on a wood background with orange slices, spice jars, and sage leaves

Classic Homemade Stuffing

  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Classic homemade stuffing is easier to make than you think! Minimal ingredients and quick prep make for a homemade stuffing recipe that yields delicious results. This classic stuffing recipe will wow during Thanksgiving and deserves a spot on any holiday table.


  • 1 small loaf of bread
  • 6 tbs of butter, divided
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 small yellow onions, diced
  • 2 celery stalks with tops, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp of McCormick® Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tsp of McCormick® Marjoram
  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1/41/2 cup of turkey or chicken stock OR the pan drippings from a roast turkey or chicken


Rip up one loaf of bread into smaller pieces. The pieces don’t have to be perfectly square. Put it in a large bowl and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tbs of butter and 2 tbs of olive oil. When the butter has melted, add the onions, celery, carrot, and garlic to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook the veggies for about 4-5 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Once the veggies are soft, remove from heat and season with McCormick® Poultry Seasoning and McCormick® Marjoram. Pour the veggies over the bread cubes and stir to combine. Add the chopped parsley. Pour on the stock or pan drippings. Stir to combine. Pour the the stuffing mixture back into the skillet. Top with the remaining butter. Cover and bake in 350 degree oven covered for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the top browns slightly. Enjoy!


Make chopping easier by using a food processor to chop your veggies.

  • Category: side dish, Thanksgiving, Holiday
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: classic stuffing recipe, homemade classic stuffing recipe, herb stuffing, bread stuffing