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Large Family Make-Ahead Stuffing

Large Family Make-Ahead Stuffing that’s Freezer Friendly!

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 9x13 Casserole Dishes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven


Offer your loved ones a flavorful and comforting side dish with this easy Make-Ahead Stuffing. It is delicious and goes with all kinds of incredible entrees, such as turkey and baked chicken.



  • 2 large loaves french bread, cubed
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • 4 cups chicken broth, or as much as needed.



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 9×13 casserole dishes with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Line two large baking sheets with aluminum foil. Top with the cubed bread and bake for 15 minutes or until toasted, stirring often to keep from burning.

  3. In a large (12 inch) skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the vegetables and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often. 

  4. In a large bowl, add the toasted bread, vegetables, and seasonings. Pour enough of the broth over the mixture to moisten. 

  5. Divide between the two casserole dishes and bake for 45 minutes.


To make ahead:

  1. Cover tightly and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months. 

  2. For best results, thaw the casseroles overnight in the refrigerator before baking as directed.

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