When baking stuffing, make sure to spread the mix in an even layer. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the stuffing reaches a temperature of 160deg F in the center. If you’re using store-bought stuffing bread cubes, you can skip this step.
Stuffing can contain a variety of ingredients, but it must be moist. The best way to moisten it is to add a little liquid at a time. Adding too much liquid will cause the stuffing to become dry, so start with a small amount.
Stuffing is traditionally baked as a separate side dish or “dressing” for a turkey. The goal is to cook it to 165 degrees, which will prevent it from overcooking the meat. The stuffing should be completely cool before cooking, so it is important to remove it from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before baking. The stuffing may need additional time in the oven to reach this temperature, so be sure to check the temperature of your stuffing before baking.
You should add an egg to the stuffing if you like it fluffy. You can experiment with the amount of eggs in your stuffing by cooking half with it and half without. It’s a matter of personal preference, but you will likely be satisfied either way.