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The best giblet stuffing recipe.

How to Make Giblet Stuffing

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x
  • Category: Thanksgiving
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


How to Make Giblet Stuffing – the recipe we have been making every Thanksgiving for years!


  • giblets from one turkey
  • 1314 cups cubed bread (we use a variety of different breads – whole wheat, sourdough, gluten-free — bread must be cut up the night before, or earlier, and left out so it can dry up.)
  • 1 cup celery, minced
  • 2/3 cup sweet yellow onion, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons ground sage
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary (crush in hands, before putting in)
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves


  1. Place giblets in medium saucepan and cover with water (approx. 2 1/2 cups).
  2. Cover and let simmer for approx. 1-2 hours (longer if possible).
  3. Remove giblets from water (set water aside you will need it!).
  4. Cut giblets into very, very small cubes.
  5. In a large bowl, add bread cubes, giblets, and remaining ingredients.
  6. Mix to fully combine.
  7. Slowly pour leftover giblet water over bread mixture. Add about 1/2 cup at a time until you have added approx. 1 1/2 -2 cups. You want your mixture pretty moist.
  8. Stir well to combine.
  9. Taste and add additional seasoning as desired (we usually end up adding more sage).
  10. Stuff turkey with stuffing, if desired, or simply place in prepared casserole dish and bake in oven along with turkey at 350-375 for 2-3 hours.
  11. Serve with your favorite turkey gravy!


  • Food processor: I highly recommend using the food processor to mince your onion and celery. Just add and pulse a few times – such a time saver!
  • Gravy: don’t forget the homemade turkey gravy!