Cheater Thanksgiving Stuffing

If cooking isn’t your thing, but you always dreamed of making a Thanksgiving feast, this Cheater Thanksgiving Stuffing is the recipe for you! While I do know how to cook and I love it, I sometimes make this recipe during the year when we are craving the comfort food of the holidays. The only skills you need to have to make this Cheater Thanksgiving Stuffing are some basic knife skills and the ability to grocery shop for the ingredients. Follow along below to see what you need to make this cozy holiday dish:

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  • 2 Boxes of Stove Top Stuffing
  • 4 Stalks of Celery , Diced
  • 1 Pint of White Mushrooms, Diced
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 1 Carton of Stock, Chicken or Turkey
  • 2 t of Poultry Seasoning
  • 6 Sage Leaves, Minced
  • 1 Stick of Salted Butter

The steps are simple, you just need a large skillet with a lid. This recipe will feed at least 10, possibly more depending on the serving sizes.


  • Dice your celery, onions, mushroom, and mince your sage. I like to dice everything very small.
  • In a large skillet with a lid, melt the butter and add the celery, onions, mushrooms and sage. Sauté low and slow until all the veggies are super soft. This is the only key step, making sure the celery is soft enough. You may want to put the lid on the pan to aide in this step.
  • Add the two teaspoons of poultry seasoning and 3 Cups of the broth/stock.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add in the two boxes of stuffing, combine with the water and veggies, cover and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

That is literally all there is to making this stuffing. To me, it tastes ALMOST homemade. using the fresh veggies to doctor it up really makes it taste like homemade. If you make a chicken or turkey you can also add some of the dripping to the stuffing to make it taste even more authentic.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Do not make the same mistake I made and eat too much!


For another great recipe, check my recipe for Coffee Rubbed Pork Tenderloin.