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Homemade Turkey Stuffing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cornbread, diced
  • 8 cups rustic bread with crust, diced or torn
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, unsalted
  • 2 1/2 cups (2 - 3 onions) yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (2 – 3 stalks) celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 to 3 cups chicken or turkey stock

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

45 minutes

Serves:

12

This is a traditional and very indulgent stuffing. Roasted turkey stock, plenty of real butter and fresh herbs gives it a natural flavor and the combination of different breads give it subtly complex flavor and textures.

Why Try? This recipe is almost as easy as opening a box of convenience dressing with the unnatural dried spice flavors – so why not make your own?

Foodie Byte: This traditional recipe can be varied by adding a couple of chopped apples or some chopped toasted nuts. Never throw 3 or 4 day old bread away in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving – bag it, freeze it and don’t be afraid to use 2 or 3 different breads. In this recipe we used Italian bread, sourdough and cornbread to add dimension and flavor complexity.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toast bread cubes on baking sheets until slightly crusty, approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Cool and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a large heavy sauté pan, melt butter and sauté onions and celery on medium heat until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add herbs and sauté for an additional minute.
  4. Combine vegetable mixture with bread, seasonings and stock.
  5. Transfer to a deep buttered baking dish.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes uncovered until stuffing is hot and crusty on the top.

Nutritional Information

Calories 383, Carbohydrates 46g, Cholesterol 41mg, Fat 20g, Fat Calories 178, Fiber 3g, Protein 6g, Saturated Fat 11g, Sodium 827mg. Daily Values: Calcium 77.99mg 8%, Phos 137.1mg 14%, Copper 0.06mg 3%, Zinc 0.27mg 2%, Panto 0.14mg 1%, Biotin 1.43mcg 477%, Iodine 2.46mcg 2%, Magnesium 11.96mg 3%, Iron 1.6mg 9%, Vitamin B6 3%, Vitamin C 6%, Vitamin B12 1%, Vitamin D 3%, Vit E-a-Toco 2%, Vitamin A 11%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.