Make Ahead Turkey Stuffing Recipe

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This turkey stuffing recipe is not only delicious, it can easily be made a day ahead!

This turkey stuffing recipe is not only delicious, it can easily be made a day ahead!

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Stuffing is my favorite part of any turkey dinner…  I’d gladly skip potatoes or rolls for stuffing any day of the week!

My sister-in-law passed along this wonderful make ahead turkey stuffing recipe and it’s since become my favorite!  Not only is it completely delicious, you can make it ahead of time and I love being able to prep ahead!  The more I can do the day before, the less I have to do on turkey day!

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Make Ahead Turkey Stuffing Recipe
Author: Holly
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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 14 oz creamed corn
  • 1/2 cup turkey broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 6 cups coarse bread crumbs (like crunchy dry bread, not the fine crumbs)
  • 3 eggs , fork beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter in a pan over medium low heat and cook onion & celery until softened.
  3. Stir in corn, broth, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper and parsley flakes and heat to boiling.
  4. Pour hot corn mixture over top of bread crumbs and toss until combined. Stir in eggs.
  5. Using a large scoop or your hands, shape into balls and place on a pan in a single layer. Pour 1/2 cup melted butter over stuffing. Cover and bake for about 25 minutes.
  6. To make ahead, cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Remove from fridge 15 minutes before baking, bake as directed.
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

10 comments on “Make Ahead Turkey Stuffing Recipe”

  1. To make the night before, do I go ahead and cook it, then the next day do step 6? Or do I get it ready, not bake, cover/refrigerate and then bake the next day?

  2. How many servings does this recipe typically yield?

  3. If I make this the night before, should I wait to pour the butter on top? Do it right before I bake it?

  4. Do you have to roll them in to balls or can you just put them in a large dish?

    • I’ve only done them as balls so I can get the butter poured over top. I am sure it would work just as well if you layered it in a dish (adding some stuffing and some butter in layers). :)

  5. I’m from the south and must have cornbread in my stuffing :) so I’m going to try this with 4 cups crumbled cornbread and 2 cups bread crumbs!

  6. Can you substitute cornbread for the bread?

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