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Brooks Family Stuffing; it starts with Stove Top

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If I tell the truth Stuffing or Dressing is my favourite part of any Turkey dinner.   In fact, I like it so much, we normally have 3 kinds when I’m cooking for the family. The Brooks Family Stuffing; it starts with Stove Top and  is part of my half homemade collection.  It also happens to be my husband and kids favourite.  It’s easy to prepare and can be cooked inside the turkey, in a baking dish or a Bundt pan for a festive presentation.

Even better, is it’s budget friendly, easy and super fast to make, ready in just 15 minutes.

Half Homemade Stuffing
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I tend to use Stove Top Stuffing, (Turkey Stuffing)  and always get good results, but you can use any brand that you like.   The seasoning isn’t overly salty, and the bread crumbs end up moist and not mushy.   I add in basic stuffing savoury flavours with fresh carrots, celery and onion, the homemade half of the Half Homemade Stuffing.   This extra step takes only 10 minutes maximum and is so worth it.     Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with boxed stuffing, I love the stuff, I’m just saying that it’s an excellent base for so many different recipes  and flavours.    Brooks Family Stuffing is one of them!

Want to see how easy it is to make?    We can show you!   Episode 1 of  my Eat, Drink & Be Merry Series takes you through step by step how to prepare Brooks Family Stuffing.

I also enjoy Apple Sausage stuffing, which takes a little longer, but is always popular.  You can get the full recipe for the Apple Sausage stuffing here. 

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Classic bread stuffing with celery, onion and carrots is a casserole dish

Brooks Family Stuffing; it starts with Stove Top

Stove Top boxed stuffing gets a boost of flavor in this half homemade stuffing recipe. Carrots, Celery, onions, butter and chicken stock make all the difference in this easy 15 minute recipe.
4.61 from 116 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Christmas
Servings 6 people


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 large carrots peeled & diced
  • 2 boxes Stove Top Stuffing your choice of flavour
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper.
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock up to 1 cup*
  • 1/4 cup butter cubed*


  • In a large saute pan over medium heat, melt the butter and add in the diced onion, celery and carrots.  Let cook 4-5 minutes until onion is translucent and the celery and onions just start to soften.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the boxed stuffing mix and the seasoning packets.  Season with pepper.
  • Pour sauteed vegetables into the bowl with the stuffing crumbs and seasoning, mix well.  Add in 1/2-1 cup chicken or turkey broth.  You want the stuffing to be moistened but not wet.
  • Place the stuffing mixture into the cavity of the Turkey and it's ready to bake.


If you prefer to use this as a Dressing and not a Stuffing you can absolutely do that.  I recommend using a 9X9 buttered baking dish or to be really festive a non stick bundt pan!  Because this is not cooking inside the Turkey it needs some additional moisture.    Stir in the extra 1/2 cup chicken stock and top with cubed butter.     Cover with foil and bake at 350F for about 25-30 minutes until heated through.  Serve!


Serving: 1cup
Keyword Christmas sides, Half Homemade, Stuffing
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By on December 14th, 2018
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