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Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Stuffing Is A Thanksgiving Favorite

Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Stuffing
Is a Thanksgiving Favorite

This Thanksgiving stuffing recipe belonged to my great grandmother. It is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch potato stuffing that is our family’s tried and true recipe for stuffing poultry.

This turkey stuffing recipe is easy to prepare, yet is packed with so much wonderful flavor that your guests will return for seconds no matter how full they are.

It can be baked alone or stuffed into poultry. For Thanksgiving, we always stuff our turkey with it so that the savory juices of the turkey are absorbed into the stuffing. This intensifies the flavor and keeps the potato stuffing moist.

We use fresh or frozen turkeys that are not the self-basting variety. By doing so, we have full control of the recipe and avoid unwanted additives.

Please keep in mind that baking time increases when you stuff a turkey with potato stuffing. Baking could take up to 30 minutes longer with stuffing.

Potatoes and Onions Fried For Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Stuffing Recipe

Potatoes and Onions Fried For
Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Stuffing Recipe

Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Stuffing
From the Kitchen of Helen Yeisley Miller, 1898 – 1962

  • 15 medium potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon (12 g each)
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2/3 cup light olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 loaf fresh white bread
  • 1 TBS seasoned salt

Yield: 10 to 12 cups of potato stuffing. This recipe is perfect for a 15-pound turkey and a smaller gathering. Increase it proportionately for larger turkeys and larger dinner parties. For a 24-pound turkey, we double this recipe.

Milk, Egg, and Bread Mixture For Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Milk, Egg, and Bread Mixture For Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Preheat oven to 325°.

Peel and dice the potatoes. Peel and finely chop the onion.

Add the oil to a large sauté pan and heat over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, add the potatoes and onion. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Fry the potatoes and onion until the onion is translucent and the edges of the potatoes turn golden brown. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

Stir the chicken bouillon in the hot water until it dissolves. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the evaporated milk and continue whisking until well combined. Add the chicken bouillon broth and whisk again until combined.

Tear the loaf of bread into small pieces and add them to the liquid mixture. Stir until the bread is coated with the liquid. The bread will disintegrate and the mixture will look similar to batter.

Add the potatoes and onions to the liquid mixture and gently stir until everything is coated and mixed evenly.

Pennsylvania Dutch Turkey Stuffing Recipe

Pennsylvania Dutch Turkey Stuffing

At this point, you can either stuff a turkey with this potato stuffing or you can bake it alone in a greased and covered casserole. We nearly always bake this stuffing in a roasting pan with the turkey to maximize flavor.

Grease a large roasting pan and place the turkey in the pan with the breast side facing up (the thermometer will face upward, too). Stuff some of the Thanksgiving stuffing into the chest cavity of the turkey and spread the rest of the stuffing underneath the turkey.

Note: if you stuff your turkey with potato stuffing, your turkey will take longer to bake than the time stated on the turkey’s packaging.

Sprinkle the seasoned salt over the turkey and over the stuffing. (If you are baking this turkey stuffing separately and not in the same pan as the turkey, then reduce the seasoned salt by a third or half.)

Bake at 325° for the amount of time stated on the turkey packaging, but keep in mind that you may need to increase baking
time up to 30 minutes to adjust for the stuffing. Baste the turkey
and potato stuffing with the drippings in the pan every 45 minutes
to an hour.

Turkey Stuffed With Thanksgiving Stuffing And Ready For The Oven

Turkey Stuffed With Thanksgiving Stuffing And Ready For The Oven

For the final 10 to 15 minutes of baking, uncover the turkey so that it and the Thanksgiving stuffing turn golden brown. The 15.4-pound turkey pictured here baked for 3 hours, 40 minutes.

Serve this turkey stuffing hot along with all of your favorite
Thanksgiving dinner fixings.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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12 comments
Love2Cook
Love2Cook

YUMMMMM!! Made this for dinner with a simply dressed (just fresh herbs in the cavity-sage, rosemary & thyme) roaster chicken and my entire family thought it was delicious. The flavor was just great-never had potatoes in stuffing before. I've made a number of different stuffings, but this recipe is our new family favorite. My kids are picky eaters and they couldn't eat enough. Thanks for sharing the great recipe. PS/ Great website!

Pat
Pat

This is a new stuffing for me. It looks good. Pat

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

We would just love this stuffing! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon! Miz Helen

Amy @ A Little Nosh
Amy @ A Little Nosh

I've never seen a potato stuffing before. Looks great. Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

Mrs B
Mrs B

I love all kinds of stuffing, but I've never seen this one before. What could be bad about fried potatoes and onions added to a bread stuffing? LOL I might just have to make this one as well as our traditional bread stuffing. I'd have to do it in a separate dish, but I think if I baste it with some of the turkey drippings, it should work out well. We're not of Polish descent, but we're Irish, so I think the addition of potatoes to just about anything would fly! :~) Newly following from What's Cooking Wednesday. Thanks for sharing!

Kim of Mo'Betta
Kim of Mo'Betta

This is different from my traditional stuffing, but looks and sounds really good!

Lovely Light
Lovely Light

Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. This looks incredible! I can't imagine potatoes in a stuffing, but it sounds yummy! I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com I hope you are having a great week!

Rona
Rona

Oh my gosh! Your stuffing looks and sounds so delicious. I also love having the turkey stuffed but my husband doesn't so we always keep it on the side. I'm thinking of preparing Prime Rib for this year and perhaps having Chinese for Christmas. Our son, The Bacon Eating Kid, wants something different. Thank you for sharing the recipe and these amazing food photos!

Christy
Christy

Hi, Love2Cook. I'm so glad it was such a hit with your family! Your roasted chicken sounds wonderful.

Christy
Christy

Hi, JDaniel4's Mom. Thank you for the invitation! I just posted three Thanksgiving recipes on your blog. Thanks for visiting and Happy Thanksgiving!