Old Fashioned Savoury Onion Stuffing

140 mins (prep 20, cooking 120)
9 ingredients
15 servings
This is an old family recipe from my father's family that was passed down by learning how to make it in the kitchen. I don't think I've ever seen it written down anywhere. My father never used to measure anything. He started teaching me how to make this when I was 10, and eventually (given that we only made this a few times a year, Thanksgiving, Christmas, sometimes Easter) when he decided I was doing it right, I became the one to make it. I found the soya sauce add-in years after I left home by experimentation... This recipe makes a lot, enought to stuff one huge turkey or two smaller ones. My kids prefer it heated in a covered casserole dish in the oven or microwave rather than cooked in the turkey, they think the turkey fat cooking in with it makes it gross. I suspect they would think that of any stuffing... Leftovers reheat well in the microwave, or can be frozen.

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  • 2 lbs potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 lbs onions, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons summer savory (more if desired, i use about 10)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 slices bread, diced
  • 2 tablespoons dark soya sauce (optional, this was never in the original recipe but we like it better with it)


Serving Size (139.01 g)
Servings 15
Amount per Serving
Calories 270.92 Calories from Fat 79.92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.88g 204.88%
Saturated Fat 4.38g 328.77%
Trans Fat 0.26g %
Cholesterol 19.72mg 98.58%
Sodium 611.89mg 382.43%
Total Carbohydrate 39.57g 197.87%
Dietary Fiber 7.13 g 427.98%
Sugars 12.09 g %
Protein 10.01g 300.4%
Vitamin A 512.93IU% Vitamin C 7.17mg%
Calcium 282.89mg% Iron 3.39mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dark, sauce