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Classic Herb Stuffing

Thanksgiving stuffing (or dressing, if you will) is a classic side dish and when it comes to the classics sometimes simple is best. Classic flavor is exactly what you will find here. I used great flavoring agents like onion and celery and all the favorite herbs: parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Without fail, I will have Scarborough Fair in my head for at least three days after making this.

classic herb stuffing

Technically this should be called dressing since I don’t actually stuff it into the turkey but for some reason, I just can’t bring myself to call it that. Unstuffed stuffing is what this dish is. 🙂 The recipe is as basic as you can get. I think that is why I love it so much. Don’t get me wrong I love trying new things and experimenting in the kitchen. But, when it comes to holidays I like to see the traditional mixed with the new.

So go ahead and make that fancy new recipe filled with apples, sausage, walnuts, cranberries, and whatever is the new trending stuffing ingredient this year. I am not stopping you. In fact, I am encouraging you to try something new. However, please make this traditional stuffing too there is room on the table for both. And don’t forget to save me a corner piece!

Are you team dressing or team stuffing?

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  1. stuffed stuffing, hehe. Sounds interesting! The flavors in it sound so welcoming. Sage, thyme, rosemary and parsley give your stuffing a refreshing touch and I wish we had thanksgiving to make this with roasted turkey. 🙂

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