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Roasted Stuffed Turkey With Cooking Time Chart

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Roasted Turkey With Traditional Stuffing

Roasted Turkey With Traditional Stuffing

Turkey is a traditional holiday meal in many homes. If you've never cooked or stuffed one before, don't worry, it is an easy meal to prepare.

Fresh vs. Frozen

First off, you'll need to decide whether you're going to buy a fresh one or a frozen one. There is no difference when it comes to cooking fresh or frozen. If you buy a frozen bird, you'll need to allow time for it to defrost in the refrigerator. The larger the bird, the longer it will take to defrost. If you are purchasing a fresh turkey, it should be cooked within two days. Some people find that cooking a fresh bird rather than frozen produces a juicier bird.

Create Space

Next, you will want to prepare the turkey's defrosting vessel . . . the fridge. Make sure that there's a comfortable, spacious area for him to sit and chillax for several days without being disturbed.

What size turkey should you purchase?

What size turkey should you purchase?

Tips for Purchasing the Right Size Turkey

When going to pick out your turkey, you'll want to figure out how large a bird you will need. This depends on how many people will be attending the turkey feasting ritual and for how many days you want to continue feasting needs be considered. In this case, size does matter.

Formula for Choosing the Right Size of Turkey

When estimating what size bird you'll need, it is safe to assume that 1.5 pounds per person will be sufficient. Not everyone will eat one and a half pounds but then again some people may eat more.

Personally, I like to cook a large turkey no matter how many people are coming for dinner. This way I have plenty of leftovers for sandwiches, soup, pot pie, and so on.

The average time to defrost a turkey in the refrigerator is approximately 24 hours per every 5 pounds.

The average time to defrost a turkey in the refrigerator is approximately 24 hours per every 5 pounds.

Defrosting Time

The average time to defrost a turkey in the refrigerator is approximately 24 hours per every 5 pounds. So if you have a 20-pound bird, count on it taking 3–4 days.

How to Make a Turkey Defrost Faster

If on the day that you are cooking the turkey it is not quite all the way defrosted, you can put it into the kitchen sink in its original wrapper and run cold water over it to speed up the defrosting. Another way is to place the bird in a container of cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes until it had thawed.

Note: Never defrost meat out on the counter as there is a danger of bacterial growth.

Turkey Roasting and Cooking Time Chart

Depending on various conditions such as; how hot your oven gets, how cold the turkey was when it went into the oven and how many times you open the oven during cooking this chart may vary to some degree.

Weight of TurkeyTurkey Unstuffed 325°F/160CTurkey Stuffed 325°F/160C

6–8 pounds (3.0–3.5kg)

2 1/2 to 3 3/4 hours

3 to 3 1/4 hours

8–10 pounds (3.5–4.5kg)

2 3/4 to 3 hours

3 1/4 to 3 1/2 hours

10–12 pounds (4.5–5.5kg)

3 to 3 1/4 hours

3 1/2 to 3 3/4 hours

12–16 pounds (5.5–7.0kg)

3 1/4 to 3 1/2 hours

3 3/4 to 4 hours

16–20 pounds (7.0–9.0kg)

3 1/4 to 4 1/2 hours

4 1/4 to 4 3/4 hours

20–24 pounds (9.0–10.9kg)

4 to 5 hours

4 3/4 to 5 1/2 hours

Turkey is now ready to be stuffed.

Turkey is now ready to be stuffed.

Cook and Prep Time for Turkey (Stuffing Not Included)

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

10 min

30 min

This recipe is for a 12 pound turkey

Preparing the Turkey to Be Stuffed

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F/160C.
  2. In the bottom of a roasting pan place 3-4 ribs of celery. This will make a rack for the turkey to sit on, and will make cleaning the pan easier.
  3. Remove the giblets and neck from the turkey and rinse the turkey under cold water. Be sure to rinse out the cavity as well.
  4. Place the turkey on top of the celery in the roasting pan.
Turkey Stuffing Ingredients

Turkey Stuffing Ingredients

Ingredients for Turkey Stuffing

  • 12 cups of cubed or torn up bread, you can use any type of bread that you have
  • 1 medium cooking onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp of poultry seasoning or sage
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp of thyme
  • 1 tbs of olive oil, butter or margarine

Instructions for Preparing and Stuffing a Turkey

  1. Cut or tear up the bread and place it into a large bowl.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the chopped celery, onions and garlic. Cook for eight to ten minutes.
  3. To the bread cubes add the poultry seasoning along with the ground pepper, thyme, and mix. At this point you may add any other seasonings that you wish to.
  4. Add to the bowl the cooked celery, onions, and garlic. Mix and then add the beaten eggs, mixing well.
  5. In your hand grab a portion of the stuffing mix and push into the cavity of the bird. Keep adding until the cavity is full. Fill both cavities. Fasten the legs of the turkey together with either the hock lock that is attached or with string. Make sure to tuck the skin that is at the neck cavity under the bird so that the stuffing does not fall out.
  6. Rub the turkey all over with butter or margarine. Add 1-1 1/2 cups of water to the bottom of the turkey pan.
  7. Place tin foil around the wing tips and anywhere along the inside of the roasting pan where the bird may touch. This so that the bird does not stick to the pan. Tent the bird with foil and place into the preheated oven.
  8. The turkey can be basted several times during the cooking time. A half hour before the turkey is set to come out of the oven remove the foil so that the bird may brown.
  9. Once the internal temperature of the turkey breast is at 170°F (77°C), the turkey is ready to come out of the oven. Let the turkey sit 15 - 20 minutes. Remove all the stuffing and put it into a serving bowl. Now you can being to carve your turkey. Serve and ENJOY!

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Turkey Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. How long does a domesticated turkey live?
    • 3 years
    • 5 years
    • 10 years
  2. What is a baby turkey called?
    • chickadee
    • turkeyling
    • poult
  3. Where are turkeys from?
    • Turkey
    • France
    • North America
  4. What are male turkeys in North America referred to as?
    • Dick
    • Tom
    • Harry
  5. What is the skin called that hangs from the neck of a turkey
    • swag
    • wattle
    • garble

Scoring

Use the scoring guide below to add up your total points based on your answers.

  1. How long does a domesticated turkey live?
    • 3 years: +0 points
    • 5 years: +0 points
    • 10 years: +5 points
  2. What is a baby turkey called?
    • chickadee: +0 points
    • turkeyling: +5 points
    • poult: +5 points
  3. Where are turkeys from?
    • Turkey: +0 points
    • France: +0 points
    • North America: +5 points
  4. What are male turkeys in North America referred to as?
    • Dick: +0 points
    • Tom: +5 points
    • Harry: +0 points
  5. What is the skin called that hangs from the neck of a turkey
    • swag: +0 points
    • wattle: +5 points
    • garble: +0 points

Interpreting Your Score

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A score between 23 and 25 means: You are a True Turkey Genius!

Questions & Answers

Question: How long do you leave turkey in wet brine?

Answer: I do not put the turkey into a brine.

© 2012 Susan Zutautas

When is your favorite time to eat turkey?

I love turkey on November 21, 2018:

I love turkey

L M Reid from Ireland on December 15, 2017:

Yes I will use it in my stuffing this year

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 15, 2017:

L M. Reid, I hope that you do try the poultry seasoning as I'm sure you'll like it.

L M Reid from Ireland on December 14, 2017:

I love to cook Turkey and stuffing for Christmas Dinner. I don't put poultry seasoning into the breadcrumbs but might try that this year.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 21, 2017:

Thanks so much Moms TreasureChest

MomsTreasureChest on October 21, 2017:

Great recipe, loved the quiz, thanks for sharing!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 03, 2017:

Thanks Dianna!

Dianna Mendez on October 02, 2017:

Your stuffing is exactly like mine except I mix in a cup of chicken broth. I remember cooking my first turkey and needing this information. Such a great article for this season.

Suzie from Carson City on July 02, 2017:

Gosh, Susan....It's such a phenomenon that our sons get older as we remain in our 30's? Be happy....my ELDEST is 49 & my "baby," 36. OMG!!! I feel faint!! Good to hear from you!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 02, 2017:

Hi Paula, Love seeing you here. Wish you had a FB account so we could interact more :)

Wow the twins are 4 already, time sure does fly. My boys just turned 29. Where does the time go.

I'm doing okay, still hanging in there :)

Hope that all is well with you. Happy upcoming 4th of July to you.

Suzie from Carson City on June 29, 2017:

Hey Susan! I saw you and decided it's been much too long! Time to say "Hello...hope you are doing well!" I'm just not around a whole lot anymore but my friends are always in my heart. (Looks like you and I will be connected forever by TURKEY, STUFFING AND GRAVY!! LOL) Sounds delicious to me!

Just spent some time with my precious "twins".....Phew! going on 4 yrs old. I can't tell you a darn thing you don't already know!! Take care my friend.....Peace, Paula

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 29, 2017:

ChitrangadaSharan, Oh my that sounds delicious! I will have to make my stuffing your way next time I roast a turkey. Thank you so much!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 29, 2017:

Thanks Susan !

Besides boiled eggs I also add some fried cashew nuts, raisins in the filling. The onion flakes are golden browned in butter and the boiled eggs are cut in halves to fill in. I also add some ginger julienne . Spices of course are there.

I liked your combination of ingredients very much and it would be fun to have some variation.

Thank You and a very good day to you!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 29, 2017:

ChitrangadaSharan, I would love to know how you make your stuffed turkey so that I too could try the way that you make it.

Thanks so much and have a great day!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 27, 2017:

This looks delicious and your instructions are so well presented!

I also make this with some difference. This is my family's favourite on special occasions. I would love to try your combination of ingredients next time.

Thanks for sharing this excellent hub!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 25, 2016:

Merry Christmas pstraubie

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 23, 2016:

Yes please.....turkey any time is a fav of mine....

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 23, 2016:

Hi Peg, Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on November 22, 2016:

Perfect timing for this great instructive article. I really appreciated the turkey cooking chart and the stuffing preparation recipe. Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 21, 2016:

Rebecca, Hope it helps and a Very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on November 21, 2016:

Thanks for sharing this again, Susan. I am cooking a turkey this Thanksgiving for the first time in awhile. I can sure use this.

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on November 14, 2014:

I forgot you were in Canada, Susan. :) Two Thanksgivings -- sounds like a winner to me. :) It's my favorite holiday of the year. Perhaps I should begin to celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving too. After all, my grandfather came from Toronto and a distant relative came from Quebec, so I have Canada in my blood from both sides of the family. :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 14, 2014:

Thanks Elf! We celebrate both the Canadian Thanksgiving in October and the American one too.

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on November 13, 2014:

Excellent advice, Susan. Can't believe it is already 'turkey time'. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 24, 2014:

I love turkey time :) Let Thanksgiving get here quick:) Thanks Brenda! Happy upcoming Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on September 24, 2014:

Turkey time is coming. Great information for those looking for a bit of help cooking their turkey!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 02, 2013:

Jackie, I'm a huge fan of garlic and I put garlic in so many things. It helps to keep the vampires away too :)

Hope you enjoy the stuffing this way.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on November 30, 2013:

I will have to try this. I have never put garlic or egg in stuffing, will have a go at it. Thanks for sharing! ^

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 19, 2013:

Glad you found it useful vespawoolf. I actually make a stuffed turkey dinner about 4 times a year I'd say. Some years more. I love turkey and I think the best part about it is the leftovers and all the wonderful dishes you can make with the leftovers.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 19, 2013:

Ruby, So happy you came back and thanks so much! I love hugs :)

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on November 18, 2013:

This is timely information. I can remember many years that I browsed the web for turkey cooking times...after all, we usually only do it once a year, right? I like your no-nonsense introduction and useful charts. Thank you!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 18, 2013:

I came back to get a refresher course since i'll be cooking turkey soon. Thank you Susan. God's blessings as you go through chemo..Hugs..

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 17, 2013:

Thanks so much!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 16, 2013:

Thanks DzyMsLizzy so glad that you found this useful. Happy upcoming Holiday season to you and your family.

Susan from India on November 16, 2013:

Great hub. Very well written with great pics. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 16, 2013:

Thanks Kathryn. Have a very Happy upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday weekend and see you online :)

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on November 15, 2013:

As a vegetarian, I eat "around" the turkey on T-Day. However, the rest of the family wants their turkey, so we always have one, at whichever family home we are eating THAT year.

Thanks for the defrosting chart. I always have trouble with that, and more than once, we've had to resort to the 'emergency defrost' methods.

Voted up, interesting and useful.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on November 15, 2013:

I pinned this, because it is full of useful information for cooking a turkey.

I like the tip about using plastic wrap to spread butter on the turkey.

Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a great day!

Voted up, and sharing.

~ Kathryn

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 12, 2013:

Your Cousins, I hope you have better results this year, and Happy Holidays.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 11, 2013:

I make a Canadian Thanksgiving in October and then another one in November for the USA one :) Then one more at Christmas. You could say that I love turkey too :)

Your Cousins from Atlanta, GA on November 11, 2013:

My turkey didn't come out so good last year because I think I had the oven too hot. Maybe I will have better results this year using your recipe. Thanks for all the info. Voted Up and Useful!

ElleBee on November 11, 2013:

Yum, yum, yum! When people ask me my favorite food sometimes I am tempted to just answer "thanksgiving dinner." this definitely looks like the classic I grew up with :) I've never cooked it myself, but I am hoping in the next couple years I will have my own home and be able to take my place in the hosting rotation.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 11, 2013:

Thanks for coming back Frank, nice to see you. Happy upcoming Thanksgiving.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on November 10, 2013:

had to revisit this recipe again because of the up coming holiday, I may have printed it out but i cant find it ..glad you reposted Frank

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 31, 2013:

Thanks so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

Karen Robiscoe from California on October 30, 2013:

this could be a Butterball commercial it is so photogenic. Gorgeous. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 10, 2013:

Thanks Rebecca! Gobble Gobble :)

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on October 10, 2013:

Now this is what I need to cook a turkey properly. What a great Hub, and so timely!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 23, 2012:

Hi Petra, Thank you. I've always used eggs in this type of stuffing. Please let me know if you like it and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Petra Newman on December 22, 2012:

Hi Susan. This looks delicious. I made stuffing for years and am wanting to try other versions of stuffing. I have never used an egg in stuffing before but yours looks so good I think I'll try this one for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Have a great holiday!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 29, 2012:

Hi Lilleyth, I tend to put garlic in everything I can. I love garlic what can say :) Everyone in my family has always put raw eggs in the stuffing. Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting too.

Suzanne Sheffield from Mid-Atlantic on November 28, 2012:

Using white bread is the key to great turkey stuffing. I've never put garlic or eggs in mine, but that's what makes HubPages so great - we get to see what other people do and think! Fun!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 27, 2012:

Linda, That's one the greatest things about HubPages we get to share all this stuff with each other. Have a great night!

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on November 27, 2012:

Wow Susan-I am a good cook but who knew all these great tips? thanks for educating me.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 27, 2012:

Linda, The eggs are to hold all the stuffing mixture together ... it binds it. The celery is a little on the greasy side but my husband enjoys eating it. I often use the celery when making a roast or a chicken as well.

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on November 27, 2012:

Susan-what a great home-made stuffing recipe-we usually use the stuffing that comes out of the box but we do saute the onions and celery like you and we also add raisins. I have never heard of eggs in the stuffing-What does this add to the recipe-is it flavor? I also loved that idea of using celery as a turkey rack-simply genius idea and great to eat afterward. I think next time we make stuffing over here we'll make it with our own bread instead of croutons or stuffing out of a box. So appreciate this great home-made recipe :-)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 30, 2012:

2patricias, Thank you again :)

2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on October 30, 2012:

Great photos, and very clear instructions.

I have added this to my Recipe Index for HubPages - and I am sharing.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 25, 2012:

Judi, One year our oven went out and I didn't realize that it wasn't working until I went to baste the bird. We ate late that year.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 25, 2012:

Your cousins, Cornbread stuffing must taste wonderful. I'll have to try that. I hope that you enjoy the recipe and thank you.

Judi Brown from UK on October 24, 2012:

There was one Christmas Day at our house when we had to eat sausages for lunch because Mum mistimed cooking the turkey and it was still raw. It was ever after one of those things that was NOT to be mentioned under ANY circumstances!

Your Cousins from Atlanta, GA on October 24, 2012:

Man, I love stuffing. I cooked a hen the other night and used some leftover cornbread to make stuffing. I normally use store-bought stuffing mix for Thanksgiving dinner, but this year I will try your recipe. Thanks!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 23, 2012:

MissO, I think the thing I like most about cooking a big turkey meal is all the leftovers and not having to cook the next day :) Sometimes I'll use sage and other times poultry seasoning. All depends on what I have on hand.

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on October 23, 2012:

There is just something about the wonderful aroma of onions and celery simmering. Heaven! I don't have to tell you that I LOVE food and I can literally almost taste this. Stuffing is probably what I eat the most of when we make turkey. I like to add a bit of sage to mine. Everything looks delicious Susan, great pictures too.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 19, 2012:

A.A. You always bring a smile to my face whenever you visit. Thanks so much!

Augustine A Zavala from Texas on October 18, 2012:

I LOVE TURKEY. I'M GOING TO GET DUAL CITIZENSHIP SO I CAN CELEBRATE AMERICAN AND CANADIAN THANKSGIVINGS.

Awesome recipe and pictures. Loved it. And happy birthday!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 11, 2012:

Jo, Thank you. I've always used either sage or poultry seasoning, but if you've made stuffing before without, and it tasted good, then I'd say its a matter of whether you have it on hand or not :)

Jo_Goldsmith11 on October 10, 2012:

Delicious! You have made my pallet water with anticipation come turkey day! Thanks for sharing!

voted up , tweeted and shared. :) One question is should I use poultry season? I always have, yet one year I did forget and it still was pretty good. :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 10, 2012:

btrbell, Thanks so much!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 10, 2012:

Frank, Turkey time is here again :)

d. william, Thank you. Please let me know if you liked the stuffing. Congrats on the 100 :)

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on October 09, 2012:

Thank you! Perfect hub to get us started thinking about Thanksgiving!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 09, 2012:

GoodLady, I'll have to try stuffing with dried apricots, that sounds good.

d.william from Somewhere in the south on October 09, 2012:

Great article. I am making this recipe for stuffing today. I have some bread i have to use up before it spoils and was just thinking about looking on the internet for a recipe. Great timing. I rarely eat meat, but i do like a good stuffing. Thanks for the recipe.

P.S. I scored 100 on your quiz. Who's bragging? L.O.L.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 09, 2012:

Lizam, Thanks so much!

LaThing, You really should try homemade stuffing. I like it so much more than the boxed pre made stuffing.

Thank you Mhatter.

newusedcarssacram, Thanks.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on October 09, 2012:

this is the season damn only scored an 80 on the quiz :(

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 09, 2012:

Thanks Paula, We have Thanksgiving here in October and I usually make a turkey for the Canadian Thanksgiving and sometimes I'll make another one in November for your Thanksgiving. Love Turkey! Followed your recipe for gravy and it was wonderful. Thank you!

drbj, My husband does too :)

Ruby, That celery trick does work great. I hate cleaning up the roasting pans but when you use the celery it works like a charm.

Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on October 09, 2012:

I've never put celery stalks beneath the bird, so this is a wonderful tip. Your recipe is delicious! I use thyme too (I also like some dried apricots in there). All your tips are excellent. I took your fun quiz! What a fun Hub. (Don't you just LOVE stffed turkey? mmmmm yummy?

newusedcarssacram from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A on October 08, 2012:

So attractive picture you have used here. it makes me irresistible for trying this ASAP. Great hub... :)

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on October 08, 2012:

The "beautiful" was me. I love stuffing!

LaThing from From a World Within, USA on October 08, 2012:

Beautiful hub, and great pictures. I will try this recipe...... Have never made stuffing from scratch. This looks easy, though! Thanks for sharing.....

Lizam1 from Scotland on October 08, 2012:

I love the look of your stuffing. Very nice hub and easy to follow. Voted up with thanks!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 08, 2012:

I love turkey and Thanksgiving time. Your recipe sounds great. Placing celery in the bottom of the roasting pan is a new idea to me. I will certainly do it. Thank you Susan. You are such a good cook..Cheers

drbj and sherry from south Florida on October 08, 2012:

Great recipe, Susan. I think I may loooooooove stuffing even more than I love turkey.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2012:

Thanks Julie.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2012:

Cardisa, I've always used eggs in turkey stuffing. It sure helps to hold it all together :)

Suzie from Carson City on October 08, 2012:

Susan...I did not score very well on your quiz...but your recipe scores high with me....YUmmmmm......stuffing..my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner!.. Now I wish it was thanksgiving tomorrow! Very good, Susan...and don forget that GRAVY!!! lol..... UP+++

Blurter of Indiscretions from Clinton CT on October 08, 2012:

Pinning this for reference. Thank you!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2012:

donnah, I like to add sausage to my stuffing but hubby prefers it exactly like this recipe is. My step-mother used to make great stuffing's. They were different every year.

Thank you for the votes and shares.

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on October 08, 2012:

Hi Susan, I never used egg for the stuffing before. This recipe is new to me. Stuffing is not a tradition in Jamaica but I love it anyways...lol. Thanks for the tips and recipe.

Donna Hilbrandt from Upstate New York on October 08, 2012:

I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time last year, and getting the stuffing right was my biggest challenge. My mom always made a mean stuffing, so I wanted mine to live up to hers. Thankfully it all turned out beautifully. This is a very useful and informative hub. Voted up, sharing, and pinning.