GARDEN FRESH SAGE STUFFNG

Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

This item was on our holiday menu for the 4th. I did Smoked Turkey Breast, & Grilled Smoked Turkey Legs w/ Veggies, & you can't possibly have Smoked Turkey w/o Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce, @ least not in or house. So I used fresh sage from the garden & created the most tasty & moist stuffing you ever wanted to eat.

There is no rule about when to eat stuffing & the 4th of July is no exception, we went all out on the sides, Dinner Guest Mac & Cheese, Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Grilled Cabbage, Italian Sausages & Hot Dogs. FRESH SAGE REALLY MAKES the stuffing taste better


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Serves:

Make 9X12 size Casserole dish

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
loaf wheat or white bread cubed & toasted
5 c
salad croutons
10-12
fresh sage leaves,cut into thin ribbons
3 stalk(s)
celery chopped
1 medium
green bell peper, chopped
2 medium
onions chopped
8
mini sweet peppers,chopped
2 Tbsp
dried chive
2 can(s)
10 1/2 oz cans cream of chicken soup
1 can(s)
cream of celery soup
3 large
eggs, room temperature
1 stick
butter
2 c
turkey or chicken broth
1 1/2 Tbsp
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut bread slices into cubes and toast in 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes or till browned as desired. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2
Roll the fresh sage leaves together then cut into thin ribbons using a sharp knife. See picture, this technique is called chiffonade.
3
Melt the butter in a large skillet, add the chopped vegetables and shredded sage leaves, and cook until transparent about 10 minutes. These veggies were cut into large chunks for the food processor.
4
Remove croutons from oven and add to a large bowl along with salad croutons. PLEASE NOTE: after combining all of the ingredients together I needed extra bread cubes, hence the addition of the salad croutons. Use less liquid if you prefer not adding the salad croutons. Add chopped chive over the toasted bread cubes.
5
Add the sautéed vegetables to the large bowl with toasted bread cubes. Then stir till blended together. Now pour in the chicken or turkey broth and stir till mixed.
6
Combine the creamed soups with the eggs and other spices, stir till well blended together, & pour over stuffing mixture, taste if desired and add additional spices if needed.
7
Pour Stuffing into a greased 9X12 casserole dish or pan, and bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until piping hot & lightly browned on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American