Bread Stuffing or Dressing with Variations

Bread Stuffing Or Dressing With Variations Recipe

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Joanne Hendriksen

By
@Elizabeth33

You are sure to feed the entire family with this easy to make Stuffing for Your Thanksgiving meal.

Rating:
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Serves:
10
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3 c
chopped onions
3 c
chopped celery
1 lb
unsalted butter
1 gal
no salt chicken stock, more or less depending on dryness of the bread.
1 Tbsp
salt
1 Tbsp
ground black pepper
2 c
ground poultry
1/4 c
fresh or dried sage
1/2 c
chopped fresh parsley
4 lb
dried bread cubes (about 33-35 cups)

How to Make Bread Stuffing or Dressing with Variations

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • 2Sauté onion and celery in butter until lightly browned. 
  • 3Add water or stock and salt, pepper and poultry seasonings.  Cook until hot.
  • 4Remove from heat and add bread.  
  • 5Toss lightly until thoroughly mixed. 
  • 6Avoid overmixing to prevent soggy, compacted dressing. 
  • 7Stuffing should be moist but not wet. 
  • 8Transfer to prepared pans. 
  • 9Bake for 45-60 minutes or until heated through.  Do not overcook.  
  • 10HINT:  Use 3 ounces of poultry base added to the 1 gallon of water.  Stock or soup base is a concentration of cooked meat, poultry, seafood or vegetables, plus cooking juices and seasonings.  It generally comes in a puree or paste-like form.  Most are highly salted.  Reduce or omit salt from the recipe when using the base.  Find this product in some supermarkets or in restaurant or catering supply stores.  
  • 11VARIATIONS:
Sausage: Reduce amount of bread cubes by about 1 cup.  Add 2 pounds pork sausage, cooked and well-drained.  
    Apple:  Reduce amount of bread cubes by about 1 cup.  Add 1 pound tart apples, finely chopped, to the bread and liquid mixture
    Mushroom: Reduce celery and by about 1 cup each.  Sauté 2 pounds fresh mushrooms with the vegetables
    Chestnut:  Reduce amount of bread cubes by about 1/2 cup.  Add 1 pound cooked, chopped chestnuts.  
    Oyster:  Add 1½ pounds oysters to the bread and liquid mixture
    Fruit and Nut: Add 1 pound raisins or dried cranberries and 2 cups chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds to the bread and liquid mixture.  Lightly brown the nuts in 1 stick of butter before adding to stuffing.

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About Bread Stuffing or Dressing with Variations

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom