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Mennonite Firehouse Turkey Filling/Stuffing

Updated on October 7, 2013
4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Turkey Filling

Firehouse Filling History

My grandmother and her friends made this filling for special meals served in their local fire hall. The original served 100. The ladies wanted to make a smaller portion of this recipe for their families but they agreed that cutting the recipe down didn't taste the same as the original. For literally years they tried different variations until one finally came up with this recipe which all if the ladies agreed tasted the same as the original recipe. My grandmother and her friends decided not to share this recipe with those outside their group. It was a coveted recipe in their town. After my grandmother passed away some of the older ladies in town asked my mother if she would share the recipe with them. My mother was willing to share and now I share this recipe with you. This filling is too delicious to end with my grandmother and her friends. Unfortunately the original recipe which served 100 is lost.

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My Grandmother when she was young.
My Grandmother when she was young. | Source


  • 5 Potatoes
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1/2 cup Finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup Finely chopped onion
  • 13 oz Soft bread cubes
  • 1/3 cup Fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 quart Milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Peel and boil potatoes. When soft remove from water and mash. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan (on low) melt 1/2 stick of butter. Add celery and onion and fry until vegetables are soft.
  4. Hand mix bread cubes and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Add mashed potatoes, celery, and onions.
  5. In a separate bowl beat eggs, salt, sugar, and pepper together. Add to mixture above.
  6. Slowly add milk until bread is soaking wet and sticking together.
  7. Butter a 2 qt. casserole with one stick butter. Put mixture into casserole. Top with 3 pats of butter.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.

Serving Size

Serves 10

© 2013 HeatherH104


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      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks! It is very good and I agree about the 100 serving recipe. :(

      I never understood the secrecy and exclusivity of my grandmother and her group of friends. Something good like this is meant to be shared in my opinion.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      It sounds just delicious! A lot of good ingredients! Thank you for sharing this secret recipe :-)

      Too bad for the recipe that served 100 people!

    • HeatherH104 profile image

      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      Thank you Firdousia!

      I hope you get the chance to make it.

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      Firdousia Sudheer 4 years ago from Dammam, Saudi Arabia

      voted up...nice recipe..