My Mom’s Famous Stuffing

Hi Everyone!  I am sure you are all getting excited for Thanksgiving. As much as I am obsessed with Christmas and Hanukkah, I really do look forward to and enjoy Thanksgiving.  This time of year is all about family and friends and I am so grateful and appreciative.  There are no gifts to stress about.  It’s just about hanging out, great food, and tradition. Today I am so excited to give away my mom’s famous stuffing recipe.  Although my mom would never let you know, she happens to be an amazing cook.  Everything she makes is so delicious and memorable.  She just doesn’t enjoy cooking and hosting like I do, which is fine, because we all win.  My mom taught me how to cook growing up and gave me some epic family recipes, and now I cook and host while she gets to put her feet up and enjoy.  The perfect trade off and well deserved by my Mom.  We have been making this recipe since we were babies.  I have never had a better stuffing recipe! Here’s how it goes:

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1 and 1/2 stick unsalted butter

2 onions chopped

6-8 celery stalks chopped

8 ounces of chopped mushrooms

Bunch of fresh parsley

2 32 ounce cartons of chicken broth

2 classic Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned CUBED Stuffing (must be the cubed form)- (the other day I was watching the Barefoot Contessa and she was making her stuffing and used Pepperidge Farm stuffing mixture and not bread crumbs from scratch.  She then went on to say it was completely acceptable. I felt much better about myself and this recipe!)

3 tablespoons of poultry seasoning

1 tablespoon of paprika

Salt & pepper to taste

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Pour the chicken broth into a large sauce pan and add the butter, onions, celery, mushrooms, parsley, and spices.

Bring to a simmer and cook until vegetables are soft (about 30 minutes).

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Place a layer of the Pepperidge Farm cubes on the tray and season with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning.

Ladle the chicken broth with vegetables over the first layer of stuffing mix until moist.

Place another layer of stuffing mixture and season with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning, and ladle with broth mixture.

Continue this layering process until complete.

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Place in oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 45 minutes.

Another trick from my Mom- once the stuffing is finished baking, add some of your turkey’s juices to the stuffing for even more flavor.

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I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving.  Stay tuned for tomorrow’s FF Cooking Club, Thanksgiving Edition, where I will break down our entire traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  Happy Cooking everyone!

Photo Credit: BettyCrocker.com

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