Good Old Country Stuffing Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 65 MINUTES

2 ratings


  • 2 loaves dry white bread
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 11 cups chicken stock, divided (or turkey stock)
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 stick butter, plus 3 tablespoons
  • turkey giblets, from one turkey
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2 pints button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 hard boiled egg, sliced


Preheat oven to 350°.


Crumble dried white bread into a large bowl. Add cooked white rice and crushed saltines. Sauté pork sausage. Add celery and onion and sauté until transparent - 5 to 10 minutes. Pour over bread and rice mixture. Add stock - mix, add salt, pepper, sage and poultry seasoning. Add 3 beaten eggs and mix well. Reserve 2 tablespoons of mix for gravy. Add slices of 1/4 stick of butter on top. Pour into greased pan and bake until done - 45 minutes.


Mushroom Giblet Gravy:


Bring stock and giblets to a boil. Add bouillon and 2 tablespoons reserved stuffing mixture. Make a slurry by whisking together the cornstarch and water and add to the boiling stock; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile, sauté mushrooms until browned in 3 tablespoons butter. Add mushrooms to gravy with egg and salt and pepper, to taste.

Good Old Country Stuffing


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2 Reviews

Carole 2/7/2016
Wonderful variat

Wonderful variation to my Mother's recipe. I like bread stuffing far better than any cornbread stuffing. And this recipe was a hit with my family!

Carrera 11/26/2014

PLEASE HELP! Recipe is not written very well. Reseve two tbsp of mix...with bread, rice, and all for gravy?? How much stock goes into stuffing and how much into gravy? Half and half??? Making right now and need answer ASAP! Your page should really have public comments and reviews for others because of issues like this!

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