Classic Stuffed Turkey

Total Time: 4 hours, 5 minutes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Servings: 11

Price per serving: $2.78

Author: Taste of Home

Source: www.tasteofhome.com

Classic Stuffed Turkey

Ingredients

· 2 large onions, chopped· 2 celery ribs, chopped· 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced· 1/2 cup butter· 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth· 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley· 2 teaspoons rubbed sage· 1 teaspoon salt· 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning· 1/2 teaspoon pepper· 12 cups unseasoned stuffing cubes· Warm water· 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)· Melted butter

Instructions

Step 1In a large skillet, saute the onions, celery and mushrooms in butter until tender. Add broth and seasonings; mix well. Place bread cubes in a large bowl; add mushroom mixture and toss to coat. Stir in enough warm water to reach desired moistness. , Just before baking, loosely stuff turkey. Place any remaining stuffing in a greased baking dish; cover and refrigerated until ready to bake. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together with kitchen string. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Brush with melted butter., Bake turkey, uncovered, at 325° for 3-3/4 to 4-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 180° for the turkey and 165° for the stuffing, basting occasionally with pan drippings. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.), Bake additional stuffing, covered, for 30-40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cover turkey with foil and let stand for 20 minutes before removing stuffing and carving. If desired, thicken pan drippings for gravy.