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Diane Sawyer's Crowd Pleasin' Stuffin'

A Thanksgiving Staple for the Whole Family

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This Thanksgiving, try a new stuffing recipe from 'GMA' anchor Diane Sawyer.

Diane Sawyer said, "Our family has vegetarians, fish-itarians, and no-pork-itarians. So we do it this way -- a basic stuffing recipe to which everyone can add their own pleasures."


  • Stuffing
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 3 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 head celery, trimmed and finely chopped including some leaves
  • 1/2 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 12 cups bread cubes, toasted
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock (or chicken)
  • Optional Add-Ins
  • Southern sausage, in big crumbled chunks
  • Apples, softened and diced
  • Dates, chopped
  • Dried apricots, chopped
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chorizo, cubed
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Melt butter in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Add celery, parsley and sage. Generously season with salt and pepper, and cook until the celery starts to soften. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.

    Add toasted bread cubes to celery-onion mixture and toss to combine. Add eggs and wine, and toss again. Gradually add the stock until the stuffing starts to feel moist and holds a shape when gently squeezed. You will want your stuffing on the more-moist side if you are cooking it in separate dish, and a little dryer if cooking inside the turkey. You may have to adjust the stock measurement to achieve your desired moistness, adding more or less as desired.

    Bake until golden and crusty on top, about 35 minutes.

    Serve stuffing with the add-ins. With this stuffing, the possibilities are endless!

    Recipe courtesy of Diane Sawyer

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: onions, celery, sage, bread

    Course: Side Dish, Dressing

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