Traditional Holiday Stuffing!
So you want to try making some delicious holiday stuffing, and experience Thanksgiving dinner the way Americans do? This is a quick and easy place to start, and will be perfect at ANY holiday gathering, from christmas to new year.
1 Teaspoon = 5 ML
1 Tablespoon = 15 ML
1 Cup = 235 ML
- 1 loaf bread (whole wheat, white, or whatever you please) torn into bite-sized pieces to make about 8 cups
- 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing the dish
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 1/2 large onion, diced
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1-2 teaspoons dried rubbed sage (depending on how “sagey” you like your dressing). If this spice is hard to find, try to find a spice mix that has sage, rosemary, and thyme in it.
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
How to Cook It
- Preheat your oven to 350° F (175° C). Place the bread squares on two baking sheets and bake in preheated oven until nice and dry, about 14 minutes, stirring & rotating the pans halfway through baking. Set aside to cool (these can be made ahead of time and stored in an air-tight container for up to 1 week).
- In a medium skillet set over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and celery, season with salt + pepper to taste, and cook until nice and tender, about 8 minutes. Add the sage (and other spices you might have and choose to use) and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
- Place the bread squares in a bowl and add the sauted vegetables. In a separate bowl, mix together the chicken broth and egg. Add to the bread squares and toss together until evenly moistened. If you’re using homemade chicken broth, you may want to add a bit more salt at this point.
- Place the stuffing in a buttered 13×9-inch pan or a 10-inch cast iron skillet and bake at 350 (175 C) until warmed and the bread has soaked up the broth, about 25-35 minutes. You can also store the un-baked dressing in the refrigerator until ready to heat.
And that my friends, is all there is to it. Search the internet for other ideas for “homemade stuffing” for other ingredient ideas-
But all recipes will follow this same basic process. Dry the bread, sautee the vegetables, mix together with broth, and bake for awhile. try it – you won’t be disappointed!