I make two batches of this. One goes in the turkey, the other gets baked separately. Then mix the two together after they are baked. This is an adaption of Cook's Illustrated Holiday Stuffing.
1 loaf bread, cubed and dried (leave out overnight to dry)
1 diced onion
1 egg, beaten
1/2 bottle rubbed sage
1 tsp salt
pinch of pepper
2 cups chopped celery
1 cube butter, melted and slightly cooled
Mix together with hands and sprinkle with a little water to moisten stuffing before placing inside turkey. After turkey is baked take the stuffing out immediately.
The stuffing that gets baked outside of the turkey is slightly different.
The ingredient list is the same plus 1 more egg and 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a 9x13 dish. Heat the 1 stick of butter in large skillet over med high heat, pour off 2 T. and reserve; add onion and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Stir in sage, pepper, and cook about 1 min longer. Turn onion mix into large mixing bowl. Add bread cubes, broth, eggs, and salt and toss gently to distribute wet and dry ingredients. Turn mix into prepared dish. Drizzle with reserved melted butter. Cover tightly with foil and bake 25 min. Remove foil and bake another 15 min til top is golden brown. Serve warm.