Our Family Stuffing Recipe

Every family has their own go-to stuffing recipe. This is ours and not just made at Christmas.
Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 40 mins
Serves 6 to 8

Stuffing recipes can be the source of many a debate. This one has been passed down from generation to generation and never fails to impress.

The addition of mashed potatoes may seem weird, but give it a try, you won’t be disappointed. It produces a moist stuffing with lovely flavour.

Sometimes I might vary things slightly and in a pan fry an onion in butter with some finely chopped celery, dried sage, parsley and thyme until soft and add to the mixture.

I have lovely memories of robbing some as it was been made in my Grandmothers house at Christmas - some years there was so much robbing happening, another batch had to be produced.


1. Place the diced onion, potato and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Ratio of potato to breadcrumbs is approx 50 / 50.
2. Pick off all thyme leaves and add to bowl along with the finely chopped parsley.
3. Season really well with salt and pepper and mix well.
4. Add mixture to baking dish and top generously with small cubes of real butter.
5. Place in a preheated oven at 180 deg for about 30 to 40mins or until the top has browned slightly.


I always make double the quantity needed and wrap well in foil and cling film and freeze. I just cook it in the oven once its defrosted with small cubes of butter on the top.


Mashed potato, salted
Whole pack of thyme and parsley
2 white onions, diced
Small knobs of real butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
200g white breadcrumbs

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