Classic Sage Stuffing Recipe {Easy}

This Classic Sage Stuffing is from my childhood. Easy to make and packed with the classic sage flavor, this stuffing recipe is perfect for your holiday meals.

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Classic Sage Stuffing Recipe

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Sage stuffing is a holiday classic and a nice base for adding fun ingredients like sausage or cranberries.

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I prefer this stuffing “as is” with sautéed celery, onions, and sage spices.

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But, feel free to add your own twist to this classic dressing.

What are some add-ins for stuffing recipes?

  • mushrooms
  • cooked squash
  • herbs
  • sausage
  • raisins
  • cranberries
  • nuts
  • caramelized onions
  • bacon
  • cheese


Tips and Tricks for Making Traditional Stuffing:

  • Don’t forget to add the eggs. I forgot one year and ended up with puffed-up flavored bread. There was no texture
  • Cook vegetables to get them tender before adding them in
  • Feel free to add more sage for an amped-up sage flavor
  • If adding to your turkey, remember to adjust your cooking time
  • You can use stale bread instead of bread crumbs – just tear it up the night before and leave it out to harden
  • In a hurry? I’ve also used bread that I’ve torn up without letting it go stale. It only changes the texture a little bit
  • You can double the recipe

Ingredients Needed for Sage Stuffing:

(enough for 6-8 people)

  • Cubed Bread – about 8-10 cups
  • Chicken Broth – 2 cups
  • Sage (2 tsp.) – I used rubbed sage
  • salt and pepper
  • Eggs – 2

How Do You Make Classic Sage Stuffing?

(complete ingredients and instructions are below)

  1. In a skillet over medium/high heat, melt butter
  2. Cook sliced celery and diced onions for about five minutes or until the onion is translucent
  3. In a bowl, add cubed stale bread
  4. Add cooked celery and onions
  5. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the chicken broth, eggs, and spices
  6. Add liquid mixture to bread and mix in
  7. Place stuffing mixture in a greased dish
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes covered and 15 more minutes uncovered

Expert Tips

Make sure that the bread is evenly coated and has soaked up broth and egg.
Do this by adding liquid to the bread mixture and quickly tossing to coat – making sure the bread is evenly tossed and soaking up the juices. Bread should be soggy but still hold its’ shape when finished

    Finally, here’s the printable recipe…

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    Classic Sage Stuffing Recipe {Easy}

    Classic Sage Stuffing that is perfect for holiday dinners.
    5 from 1 vote
    Print Pin Rate
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 25 minutes
    Total Time: 45 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 71cal
    Author: Melissa


    • 10 cups stale bread cubed
    • 2 Tbsp. butter unsalted
    • ½ cup celery sliced
    • 1 small white onion – diced
    • 2 cups chicken broth more if needed to moisten stuffing
    • 2 tsp. Sage ground
    • ½ tsp. Salt
    • ¼ tsp. Pepper ground
    • 2 large Eggs


    • In a large skillet – melt butter over medium/high heat
    • Add onion and celery – cook for about 5 minutes – or until onions are translucent
    • In a large bowl add bread crumbs and cooked vegetables
    • In a medium bowl mix the broth, eggs, and spices
    • Add liquid to the bread mixture and quickly toss to coat – making sure the bread is evenly tossed and soaking up the juices. Bread should be soggy but still holding its' shape when finished
    • Pour the stuffing mixture into a greased dish
    • Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes covered and 15 more minutes uncovered


    nutrition facts are only an estimate
    Bread should be moist before baking. If you have made the stuffing in advance and it has started to dry out, add more broth to the mixture and toss again so the bread is moist 


    Calories: 71cal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg
    5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

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