Making this stuffing ball recipe really reminds me of when my Nana was still around for the holidays. I remember how as soon as I walked into her house at Christmas, I’d be bombarded by her four dogs and the amazing aroma of turkey and stuffing wafting from the kitchen. I also remember how Nana would greet me with a kiss, and how as soon as she walked away, Pap would ask me if I wanted a beer. Of course, I always said no, though sometimes it may have helped me deal with my family’s craziness! Just kidding! I absolutely love my family and truly enjoy being around them.
Another thing I remember is how Nana used to buy paper plates so that she didn’t have to do dishes after our large family dinner. We would finish up dinner and still find her washing up the paper plates to use at another time!
This stuffing ball recipe is not the same one that my grandparents used, but it is very similar. I actually stole this recipe from my brother! I loved my grandparents cooking, but sometimes it could be a little bland. So I wanted to make sure that I incorporated a lot of flavor into this recipe. Now if you have any picky eaters, you could leave out the peppers and onions. However, I don’t recommend leaving out any of the cream soups as they add moisture and tons of yummy flavor to this recipe. This is a great spin on stuffing that is sure to become a family favorite!
2 inch stuffing balls
- 2 loaves semi stale bread
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 1/2 C. Chicken or turkey stalk ( right from the bird tastes best!)
- 1 stick butter (divided)
- 1/2 green pepper (chopped)
- 1/2 onion (chopped)
- salt & pepper to taste
- Garlic Powder to taste
- Sauté peppers and onions in half a stick of butter till translucent. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to bread cubes and use hands to mix. Add sautéed peppers and onions, cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup, stalk, and the other half stick of butter. I recommend taking off any rings you may have on because this part can get messy! Knead all ingredients into bread and form into balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes flipping halfway through. Serve with gravy
Before forming balls I taste to see if more salt, pepper, and garlic powder are needed.