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Sylvia's Really Moist Stuffing



  • 16 c Bread cubes
  • 1 c Oats, uncooked
  • 2 tsp. Chili powder
  • 2 tsp. Oregano leaves
  • 2 tsp. Basil leaves
  • 2 tsp. Thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. Sage, rubbed
  • 1 Turkey
  • 1/4 c Bacon drippings
  • 1 Onions, chopped
  • 2 c Butter
  • 2 c Cornbread, crumbled
  • 5 oz. Sunflower seeds
  • 4 c Water
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. Oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp. Thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. Parsley


  1. Use both flavored and plain breads in the stuffing. Mix bread, oats, and seasonings in large bowl.
  2. Remove neck and giblets from turkey; set aside.
  3. Melt bacon grease in skillet. Cook onion until tender, then WITHOUT DRAINING melt butter (NOT margarine!) in onions and added to dry ingredients. Mix very well. Stir in crumbled cornbread and sunflower seeds, and stuff turkey. Bake breast side down until done.
  4. Boil neck and giblets in water with seasonings until done (about 20 minutes). Discard neck and giblets. Add strained broth to leftover uncooked stuffing.
  5. When turkey is done, remove it from roasting pan and add ALL drippings to uncooked stuffing.
  6. Uncooked stuffing will be EXTREMELY wet.
  7. Preheat oven to 325, spray casserole with Pam, fill with stuffing, and bake covered for 30 minutes.

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