If you’re having a small gathering for the holidays, this One Dish Turkey and Stuffing is a great dinner option. This will serve 4 adults (or a family of 6 with kids) comfortably.
If you’re hosting a small gathering of people for Christmas dinner and don’t want to roast a full turkey, why not just roast a turkey breast? And even better, turkey and stuffing all in one dish. This One Dish Turkey and Stuffing is delicious and very easy.
Turkey dinner with all the trimmings!
You don’t need to roast a whole turkey to create a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings! If you’re having a small group for dinner, you can roast a smaller cut of turkey, like a turkey breast. A smaller cut also means less dinner making stress! Then to make it even easier (and more delicious), roast the turkey breast in the same dish on a bed of homemade stuffing.
Making the stuffing.
We like our stuffing made with smaller chunks of bread. The smaller cubes make for a softer textured stuffing that we love. But this is a personal preference, you can make the bread cubes for your stuffing bigger if you prefer. Now talking about the bread, I make stuffing a couple different ways, but the bread we like the most is a dried fruit bread…when using a bread like this there is no need to add extra dried fruit like raisins to the stuffing. This type of bread is also great because the dried fruit is baked right into the bread, not floating around the stuffing (I don’t love that). But you can use any type of bread that you like (see tips below).
Recipe Tips & Tricks
- Turkey: Use a bone-in turkey breast (approximately 2 1/2 lbs) with the skin on. This will feed 4 adults comfortably, or a couple of adults and a few kids.
- Bread for Stuffing: You can use any type of bread for stuffing: dried fruit bread, whole wheat bread, white bread, sourdough bread, brioche, French bread, a mixture of different types of bread. The possibilities are endless.
- Size of bread cubes: This is a personal preference. If you like softer, more moist stuffing, I would recommend smaller cubes. If you prefer more crunchy stuffing, use larger cubes of bread.
- Why is there broth in the stuffing? I always add broth to my stuffing because we like our stuffing moist. But again, this is a personal preference. If you prefer it more crunchy, add less (or no broth).
- Baking Tip! I like to stir the stuffing around a few times while the turkey/stuffing bakes. This just ensures even baking.
Turkey Dinner Side Dishes
Now that you’ve got the turkey dish decided, here are some delicious side dish ideas!
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Have a delicious day!