Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving or just bringing a dish., there is always room on the table for a variety of stuffings.. and Bread Stuffing is one of the most traditional of all stuffings.
I know cooking for a holiday can be intimidating.. but really it isn't... just a little organization and planning and before you know it.. it all comes together nicely. Stuffing can easily be prepped the day before.. in whole or part... depending on your time available and refrigerator space.
Here are some tips to help you prepare a delicious Bread Stuffing.
First .. let's talk about the bread... you can use purchased bags of either plain or seasoned bread cubes... they really are good and a time saver .. for sure. If you use plain ones.. be prepared to add herbs and spices to the stuffing.
If using fresh bread... I remove the crusts and always toast mine a bit.. because I like a little crisp on top of my stuffing casserole.. some people prefer a softer stuffing and use soft bread cubes.. simply cut up your bread. Sourdough bread makes an especially tasty bread stuffing. You can use crustless or crust.. just remember crusts will be drier.. and you may have to add more broth to the casserole.
Second.. how much to make... well the answer really lies in ... are you actually stuffing a turkey? or will you make it as a side dish to a casserole. Click here for StuffingTips.... how much to make.. how to stuff... cooking tips... everything you need to know!
This recipe includes chopped mushrooms.. you can leave them out if you don't like mushrooms... I have no idea why you wouldn't love mushrooms (I'm a devoted mushroom lover).
This recipe is written to be made as a casserole.. follow stuffing tips and instructions when cooking it inside a turkey.
If you like a crunchy top.. bake it uncovered... if you like it soft.. cover with foil and bake it covered.
This recipe will make about 6 servings.
Recipe: Bread Stuffing
All you need:
4 cups of seasoned dried bread cubes (homemade or store bought)
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 pkg. (8 oz) fresh mushrooms, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
All you have to do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a 9 inch square baking dish or equivalent with butter flavor cooking oil spray.
In a large skillet melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the onions and celery and cook about 5 minutes... make sure the onions do not brown.. turn the heat down if necessary.
Add the chopped mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are soft (about 5 minutes).