Stuffed Turkey The holidays are just around the corner and corn stuffing (for our family) is about as traditional as the Turkey itself. We always make it ourselves and never rely on the unpredictable boxed stuffing's. We feel that by taking the time to make dishes like these ourselves, we are able to create something that is just a bit more special and it makes for some very traditional memories and recipes that can be passed on from generation to generation. (see below for additional Holiday recipes)

Things You Will Need

Ingredients that you will need:

8 Cups of Dry Bread Crumbs (packed lightly)

2 Cups Boiling Water

3 Cups Celery - Diced

3/4 to 1 Cup of Butter or Margarine

2/3 Cup Onion - Minced or Finely Diced

1 Tsp. Dry Sage

2 1/4 Tsp. Salt

3/4 Tsp. Black Pepper

36oz of Whole Kernel Corn

Step 1

Directions for Making your Corn Stuffing:

Place your celery in a sauce pan that contains your 2 cups of boiling water cover and cook approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until tender.

Step 2

Drain the water from the celery when it is finished cooking and set aside.

Step 3

Drain the water from the celery when it is finished cooking and set aside.

Step 4

In a skillet melt your butter and sauté the onions.

Step 5

Lightly toss together the celery and onions in a large mixing bowl.

Step 6

Now add the remaining corn stuffing ingredients to the bowl: dried sage, dry breadcrumbs, pepper, salt and cans of corn. Now mix together.

Step 7

You are now ready to stuff your turkey, using your hands or a long handled spoon insert the corn stuffing into the neck and body cavity of your Thanksgiving turkey and pack loosely.

Step 8

To Use Corn Stuffing as a Side Dish:

Place in a baking dish and cook in a 325* oven for approximately 45 minutes. Be sure to check after 35 minutes to make sure it does not burn. If desired or needed add a little extra liquid for softer stuffing.

Step 9

For Larger Turkeys or for Bird and a side dish:

Simply double the above ingredients except for the salt and butter which will only need to be increased slightly and follow the same directions.

Additional Holiday Recipes:

Add a little more love to your table this holiday with one of the following good old fashioned recipes or traditions: Bread Stuffing Balls, Pumpkin Cookies, Homemade Pumpkin Soup, Homemade Pumpkin Pie or Roasted Herb Turkey.

Tips & Warnings

Note: you will have to add a little more time cooking a turkey that has been stuffed. Also, cooking times may vary depending on location, ingredients and type of heat being used to cook.