Actually, Grandpa’s Secret Stuffing is so good that this can stand on its own as the main dish and as a matter of fact it did this week. It is so delicious on its own that I just served it with a couple of different veggies and it was a complete meal.
You are just going to love how the outside of Grandpa’s Secret Stuffing gets a little crispy on the outside and is tender and delicious on the inside. What sets Grandpa’s Secret Stuffing apart from many other stuffings (dressings) is that it comes with a big pack of flavor and a big punch from the freshly ground pepper.
When I say a big punch from the freshly ground pepper, I mean a really BIG punch! Grandpa’s Secret Stuffing recipe has 3 full teaspoons of pepper in it. You heard me right “3 teaspoons of pepper”. Now of course you don’t have to put the full 3 teaspoons of pepper in it if you don’t want to but then is would not be Grandpa’s Secret Stuffing, it would be just plain old boring run of the mill stuffing.
Finally, after years of secrecy, a few years ago I was able to get my hands on “Grandpa’s Secret Stuffing” recipe and first published this recipe on November 26, 2011. Today, I went one step further. I made Grandpa’s Secret Stuffing with gluten-free bread and even left out the egg as it really was not needed to hold the dish together. This recipe is happily gluten-free, egg-free and dairy free.
We call it “Grandpa’s” Stuffing as all the grandkids, just love this recipe. My father has never shared this recipe and it has never been written down, until a few years ago. However, during my last visit home, over a cup of coffee and some persuasion he started to share his secret stuffing recipe with me. Grandpa’s stuffing has been a celebrated family tradition in our family for many years. Thanksgiving would simply not be Thanksgiving, unless there was Grandpa’s stuffing was on the dinner table. Grandpa is 91 years
old young and in failing health but still spry and full of rich family history and stories. This recipe was passed on to him by watching his mother in the kitchen.
Grandpa’s Secret Stuffing was originally made with the remaining turkey giblets and other parts is parts. However, as the years went by and more and more grandchildren filled his home he left out these little ingredients to make the kids happy.