When serving a delicious holiday turkey, you will need the perfect stuffing to compliment the tastes. No matter what type of boxed stuffing you buy, it will never compare to the fresh version. Homemade stuffing is just as easy to make as boxed stuffing, but you have access to fresher ingredients and richer tastes.
This recipe for Holiday Stuffing will wow your next dinner crowd. If it doesn’t, tell them they are ungrateful and unwelcome next year. You should also be ready to become afflicted. This stuffing has a terrible side-effect of late night fridge peeking.
When you buy your loaf of bread, either leave it out open overnight or toast it lightly in the oven first. The bread should be dried out slightly, or it will hold on to too much of the moisture. Chop your celery and onions to the size you desire as well.
Over medium heat, cook your celery, onions, butter, sage, and thyme. Once the vegetables have cooked down, you can take the mixture off the heat. Make sure to add salt and pepper to taste. Please excuse the dirty spots on the stove and burner. I was a mad, cooking fool this day and had ingredients from one end of the kitchen to the other.
Switch your ingredients to a larger bowl or pan to mix. Add your bread to the heated mixture and fold it in. Your mixture will not be wet yet, but it should be well mixed.
Slowly add your broth and fold the mixture. Once combined, whisk your egg and fold into the stuffing mixture. The result should be a wet stuffing mix. If you need to add more broth, do so to fit your taste!
Spread your stuffing into two bread pans or a large glass pan. Once the mixture is pushed down into the pans, check the moisture level with your finger. If the stuffing seems dry, add more broth.
Cover your pan(s) with tin foil and place inside a hot oven. Cook the stuffing between 40 – 55 minutes, depending on the type of pan you used. Your stuffing will be complete when it’s browned over the top and the moisture has been locked inside.
Serve your stuffing along with your main dish and other complementary dishes. Enjoy!
– 5 Tbs. butter
– 1 large onion
– 3 celery stalks
– ½ tsp. salt
– 2 tsp. sage
– 1 tsp. thyme
– 1 lb. loaf of bread, dried
– 2 cups chicken broth
– 1 egg
– 1/4 cup chopped scallions (optional)
1. Melt butter, onion, celery, salt, sage, and thyme in a pan over medium heat. (If you’re using scallions, add them in at this time too.) Once the vegetables have softened, remove from heat.
2. Fold in bread, and then the broth slowly.
3. Whisk your egg and fold into the stuffing mixture.
4. Spray pan(s) with non-stick cooking spray and press the stuffing mixture inside.
5. Cover with tin-foil and cook at 350 degrees for 40-55 minutes.