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Mom’s Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

I know a lot of people treasure their mom’s Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. I think we tend to stick with what we grew up with.

When I was a kid, my mother started on Thanksgiving dinner very early in the day. We usually ate early in the day around 2. My husband still thinks that’s crazy. Maybe it’s the southern way?

While Mom was cooking, my brother and I would watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I have such fond memories of those days!

My grandmother would visit, and it was such a celebration. Now that we live in Florida, I haven’t had Thanksgiving with my family in four years. Even spending it in Costa Rica, though fun, was just not as good.

Updated: I lost my mom this year and it is so hard. I’m grateful for the recipes, like this one, that will always bring a little of her to our dinner table.

What You Need to Make Thanksgiving Stuffing

This is such a simple recipe. I’ve tried stuffing with sausage, fennel, and other extra ingredients, but I just love this recipe so much. No other stuffing tastes as good to me.
If you are looking for a really easy stress-free Thanksgiving stuffing recipe, this one is for you!
You will need biscuits, celery, onions, butter, poultry seasoning, and chicken broth to make this stuffing. It’s hard to believe these 6 ingredients can make something so delicious!

How to Make Mom’s Stuffing

Mom would always start cooking early in the morning, and the first item to prepare would be the biscuits.
I know a lot of people treasure their mom's Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. I think we tend to stick with what we grew up with.
She would break up the biscuits into medium-sized pieces, filling a 9 X 12 baking dish. My brother and I loved this job, and mom would also make extra biscuits for us to eat for breakfast.
You’ll see that this year I decided to bake the stuffing in a cast-iron skillet. I think Mom would have approved.
I have great memories of hot biscuits with butter and jelly every Thanksgiving morning while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. In fact, to this day, we celebrate Thanksgiving first thing in the morning with hot biscuits with butter and jelly! My girls look forward to it.
biscuits for stuffing
Once my brother and I remember loving the scent of the onion and celery sautéing in the butter and poultry seasoning.
Finally, the onion and celery mixture was poured over the crumbled biscuits.
mom's stuffing before the oven, in cast iron skillet
Mom would pour chicken broth over the stuffing and pop it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Mom's stuffing in cast iron skillet
She liked to get it slightly brown on top. I do, too.
Mom's stuffing brown on top

This recipe serves 8 -10 people. It’s fantastic the next day on a Thanksgiving sandwich with turkey, cranberry sauce, and mayo!
Mom's stuffing in cast iron skillet

Mom's Thanksgiving Stuffing

My mother's Thanksgiving stuffing is my favorite! Easy and delicious!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 -10


  • 4 cans of biscuits baked according to directions
  • 1 head of celery about 10 stalks, chopped
  • 4 large sweet onions chopped
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 T poultry seasoning
  • Chicken broth


  • Melt stick of butter in large saute pan.
  • Saute onions and celery until tender.
  • Add poultry seasoning and mix well.
  • Pour onion and celery mixture over bread.
  • Add enough chicken broth so bread mixture is completely moist.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Turn oven to broil and get the stuffing slightly crispy on top. Be careful not to let it burn!
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This recipe was originally posted on November 19, 2012.

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    1. You can certainly reduce the amount if you like less, or add more biscuits, Jai. Remember, onions cook down to so little in comparison to what you start with. As you are combining the onions and celery to the biscuits, just add to taste. You will know when you have enough for your preference. And it is SO good the next day, so be sure to make enough for leftovers!

  1. That’s the first time I’ve seen biscuts in a stuffing recipe… Moms always have the best recipes!

    Thanks for stopping in for my SITS day! Happy Thanksgiving!