Dill Stuffing Recipe for Thanksgiving

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There’s something about a good, homemade stuffing (or dressing as some call it) that makes the whole Thanksgiving meal that much better. I have tried a number of different types of stuffing in my years, but I always found them to be very soggy and while many love it, I’m just not a fan of the mush. Once we had kids and I started wanting to cook entire Thanksgiving feasts by myself, I realized that without the perfect stuffing recipe, my feast was going to be more of a flop. Over the years, I finally perfected the recipe and now, I’m excited to share it with all of you!

First, let me say that this recipe is EASY. So if you aren’t an expert in the kitchen, don’t worry! Usually, I’ll make it the day before Thanksgiving and put it in the fridge. I make double so half can be stuffed inside of the turkey and the other half can be baked and get nice and crisp. This will give your guests two options, as the dressing inside of the turkey can be a little on the soggier side. You may even find that they want to put a little of both on their plate, for variety!

This dill stuffing is always a hit with our guests (especially our niece). It also goes perfectly with our fresh cranberry orange relish. If you love it, it’s one of those recipes that you can make any time of the year. In fact, we make this dill stuffing at least three times a year as a side dish.  It’s THAT good. I encourage you to make it your own too. Is there another veggie you love? Chop it up and add it in.

What are your go-to recipes for Thanksgiving? Do you make the same thing every year or try to switch it up? Comment below and share! And don’t forget to check out our recipe for fresh cranberry and orange relish and collard greens!

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homemade stuffing for thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dill Stuffing or Dressing

  • Yield: 8 people 1x


An easy and delicious recipe for stuffing/dressing. This can be used to stuff the turkey or can be made as a separate dish.


  • 1 loaf rye bread (cubed)
  • garlic powder (to taste)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 4 stalks celery (chopped)
  • fresh dill (chopped, stems removed)
  • poultry seasoning (to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Chop one loaf of bread into cubes and place onto a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with garlic powder.
  2. Bake at 350° until bread is toasted (approx. 5-10 minutes).
  3. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  4. Add chopped onions and celery and cook until you reach your desired consistency, stirring occassionally. We prefer to leave a little crunch, but you may prefer them soft.
  5. Add fresh dill, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.
  6. Stir in bread cubes until evenly coated.
  7. Add chicken broth and mix well.
  8. Refrigerate in a casserole dish so that it’s cool when you are ready to stuff the turkey.
  9. To bake in a casserole dish as a side dish, put in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 350°.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American




It's been described as the best stuffing ever. Packed with celery, onions, dill and rye bread, it's so good, you can eat it as a side dish all year long.
It's been described as the best stuffing ever. Packed with celery, onions, dill and rye bread, it's so good, you can eat it as a side dish all year long.





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  1. I’ve never made my own stuffing before, thank you for this. I hope I get to try this soon, looks good!

  2. Yum, this looks delicious. I love the ingredients, especially dill. Glad it is simpler than it looks. Will definitely be trying it. Thanks,

  3. This sounds like such a flavorful stuffing! I love dill and it would definitely bring a lot of flavor to a dish like this.

  4. Wow! This looks so delicious and yummy it’s great food on any occasion. The different cut ingredients make this dish an enticing one. I would definitely make this for the family.

  5. I absolutely love stuffing and this recipe sounds incredible so I’m going to give it a try – thanks for sharing!

  6. Stuffing is one of my favorite dishes during Thanksgiving. I would love to give yours a try. I love that it’s dill stuffing. I’ve never tried that before.

  7. This sounds amazing! I’ll defo be trying this recipe for my Christmas turkey this year. I’m always up for something different.

  8. Wow this looks delicious! I have no doubt that you said it’s an easy recipe.
    I’m excited to try and taste this recipe. I’d love to have this for our Thanksgiving.

  9. Hmmm yum! This stuffing looks really scrumptious and mouthwatering! I can’t wait to try this.

  10. I adore stuffing and I adore dill, but I hadn’t thought to combine the two. You know I will! Thanks!

  11. OK now this sounds like an absolutely delicious stuffing recipe. I have to admit the stuffing can often be my favourite part of a roast.

  12. This sounds really tasty and different. I’ve never had a dill stuffing before. I do like dill.

  13. Rye bread is a favorite at our house and I have some toasted rye right now I need to use. Thank you for the recipe!

  14. I bet I would love this stuffing. It sounds amazing! I haven’t ever tried a stuffing like this but I’ve always enjoyed dill.

  15. We’re never in charge of the turkey because frankly we don’t have the talent to deal with it LOL but you’re right, this we can do! It looks easy and delicious.

  16. This stuffing recipe looks so good. I love dressing but never thought about dill. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I love the addition of dill to this recipe. I’ve been making stuffing for years, and I’ve never tried adding dill before. I’m definitely going to make this for Thanksgiving this year.

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  19. Oh my! This stuffing not only looks delicious, but sounds so yummy! I never would have thought to add the dill!

  20. This stuffing looks so delicious! I love finding new flavors and variations! Pinning this to use later – thanks!

  21. i bet the rye bread makes it amazing! I love stuffing – although I never eat it because Im veg, I guess you can swap out veggie stock for this…

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  22. So I am not a stuffing fan but the rest of the fam is and we grow our own dill so they will flip for this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  23. I love the addition of the dill to this recipe…your stuffing looks and sounds delicious.

  24. Oh yum! Not tried dill stuffing before and this sounds like it is so flavourful. This looks like something my kids will enjoy.

  25. This stuffing looks amazing! I’ve never added fresh dill before but it sounds delicious!

  26. I’m extremely excited for thanksgiving! This is going to be an amazing addition to any thanksgiving meal.

  27. Yum! This sounds like a tasty and refreshing twist on stuffing, I’m def going to add in dill the next time that I make it

  28. I normally use a box stuffing on Thanksgiving (hanging my head). I’d love to try something else this year when hosting Thanksgiving this year.

  29. Great find! I love dill and don’t seem to have enough good recipes that use dill. This sounds delicious!

  30. Mu husband loves stuffing for Thanksgiving! I think I will try your recipe this years! It has the flavors he loves!

  31. The rye bread and dill seem like a nice twist from a classic stuffing! Can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  32. I have a few stuffing recipes in my library. But I am so much open to try out more! Thank you, Heather, for a savory dilly stuffing option!

  33. This looks so good! I’ve always been one of those stuffing in the box kind of girls, but maybe it’s time for me to grow up and make a real recipe for stuffing. Will definitely be trying this before Thanksgiving.

  34. Ya know, I love stuffing, but the only time I eat it is Thanksgiving. I wonder why that is… I should incorporate it in meals throughout the year.

  35. I think I’m drooling over this stuffing. Normally we have my family’s stuffing in the turkey but maybe this year I will do that one and try this one as well. I love dill.

  36. I want to try your Thanksgiving Dill Stuffing or Dressing recipe. Sounds so delicious! I hope to try it soon. Yummy!

  37. Even if it’s not Thanksgiving, I love stuffing! Can’t wait to have it in a few weeks!

  38. This stuffing recipe is fantastic! Everyone needs a good stuffing recipe during the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

  39. I love stuffing so much! It is pretty much the reason why I love Thanksgiving! This recipe looks delicious!

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  40. I’d love to have some of this stuffing! I want to make this for Thanksgiving dinner at our family’s house.

  41. That is a nice stuffing! I love the flavors and the texture. It’s not too dry, and it’s not too wet. Perfection.

  42. Dill stuffing sounds good! I would love to try this. Definitely a must-make for Thanksgiving!

  43. i’m not a huge fan of stuffing from a box. I love the idea of dill stuffing homemade though!!

  44. That stuffing looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to try it for Thanksgiving. I love that you put dill in this recipe …YUM!

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      Dill is something that my Nana used to use often in her recipes, so it always brings me back to my childhood.

      1. Very inviting. I would love to have it as a dish. Am sure as a stuffing too it would make the turkey taste awesome.