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Hansel Family Thanksgiving Stuffing

1 loaf of bread (diced)

1 large spoonful of butter

Salt (as needed for taste)

1 cup chicken broth (or as needed)


Poultry seasoning

1 jar of mushrooms

  1. Melt butter in skillet and once melted, add the whole jar of mushrooms.
  2. Add bread to skillet and mix.
  3. Pour in chicken broth to add moisture and season to taste.
  4. Once everything is mixed evenly and seasoned appropriately, stuff in your turkey or put in a baking dish and bake / warm in the oven until top is golden brown.

This is one of my favorites on my family’s Thanksgiving table because of both taste and memories. When I was a kid, my sister and I used to wake up early and help my mom and grandma make this stuffing. My family eats Thanksgiving dinner around noon, so that means we need to stuff our turkey and have it in the oven with plenty of time for it to cook.

I have so many memories from over the years with our early morning cooking sessions in my grandma’s kitchen. From the warm yellow lights over the countertops, the outfit combo of pajamas and aprons, and the old music channels on the TV playing in the background, everything always feels cozier in that kitchen at 6am.

For me, this recipe represents the calm before the storm of chaos that is cooking Thanksgiving dinner. While the rest of Thanksgiving morning is spent rushing to get ready and running between the stove and the TV to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – this is just a moment when we can joke around in our pajamas and taste test as much stuffing as need be (caution: this will yield many forks for whoever is on dish-duty).

I hope that if you try this recipe for your next Thanksgiving gathering, that you all enjoy it as much as my family does, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Abigail is a junior at the University of Akron and is majoring in English with a minor in Creative Writing. Outside of class, she enjoys obsessing over YA books, baking with her twin sister, and, of course, watching out for the latest Tik Tok trend.