Classic stuffing combines with mashed potatoes for the best (and never dry) Thanksgiving side! This one is perfect for smothering in gravy alongside the turkey.
Stuffing is a “must-have” side dish for any Thanksgiving meal. This special version combines stuffing with mashed potatoes, which means 2 sides in one! It wouldn’t Thanksgiving for me without this delicious stuffing.
There’s really nothing special here – just your basic stuffing ingredients. Mixing in the mashed potatoes helps bind it all together and adds a lot more moisture, which means no more dry stuffing!
Like my sweet potato gratin, mashed potato stuffing can be made ahead or even frozen. When it comes to holiday cooking, my motto is always prep as much as possible before the big day arrives. This way, you can spend more time with your family and less time in the kitchen!
There are so many versions of stuffing out there – every family has a favorite! If you’re looking for something a little different, but still pretty classic, give this one a try. You won’t regret it!
Mashed Potato Stuffing
A traditional stuffing that’s always on our Thanksgiving table – simple and delicious!
| Serves: 8-10 | Prep Time: 30 Min | Cook Time: 1 Hr |
1 Loaf Fresh Country White Bread, cubed
4 Medium-Sized Potatoes, cubed
2/3 Cup Milk
1 Stick Butter, divided
Salt & Pepper
2 Medium-Sized Onions, finely diced
2 Large Celery Stalks, finely diced
3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme, finely chopped
2 Leaves Fresh Sage, finely chopped
1 Cup Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
Lay the bread cubes out on a baking sheet and allow it to dry out for at least 4 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350º.
In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the potatoes until fork tender, drain and return to the pot. Mash potatoes with a potato masher; stir in milk, 4 tablespoons butter, and season with salt and pepper; mix until creamy. Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a medium sauté pan, add the onions and celery and cook until soft; about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt, pepper, thyme, and sage.
In a large bowl combine the bread cubes, mashed potatoes, and onion mixture. Mix well and slowly pour in the chicken broth to moisten. Pour stuffing into a 9×9 inch-baking dish, cover with foil and bake at 350º for 30-45 minutes; stirring halfway through.