This basic homemade stuffing is the best ever easy Thanksgiving stuffing, perfect for you holiday gatherings and simple to make with just a few ingredients on the stove so you don’t have to use your over-crowded oven.
16 slices soft bread, cut into cubes (I like to use half whole wheat bread and half white)
1/2 cup butter (see note)
1 cup chopped celery (about 4 ribs)
1 medium onion, diced
2-3 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning blend, to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
optional add-ins: dried cranberries, chopped pecans, fresh herbs like thyme or oregano
Add butter, celery, and onion to a large skillet and saute over medium-high heat until butter is completely melted and vegetables are very tender.
Stir in bread cubes and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to stir over medium-low heat until bread is moistened and hot throughout (3-4 minutes).
Taste, add salt and pepper to taste if needed.
Stir in any optional add-ins if desired. Use to stuff a 10-12 pound turkey or cover and keep warm until ready to serve as-is.