Thanksgiving Stuffing Made Easy

November 19th, 2013

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Made Easy Pacific Foods

Stuffing is arguably one of the anticipated dishes of Thanksgiving dinner. But, cooking for a crowd with food sensitivities, allergies and preferences can make it difficult.

We’ve broken it down for you so follow the steps and you’ll have a delicious meal, guaranteed.

Simply pick one (or several) items from each category at bake at 375 degrees, covered for 20-30 minutes in a casserole dish. Uncover and bake until golden brown. Or, stuff turkey and bake.

 

Start with your base (pick one):

  • Day old bread (cubed)
  • Corn bread (cubed, careful it will be crumbly)
  • Wild Rice (cooked)
  • Gluten Free Bread (pre-cubed is a must)

Veggies (pick lots):

  • Celery
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions or leeks
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Squash (cubed or shredded)

  Spices (1 tablespoon each, more if you’re looking for an extra herby taste):

  • Fresh Thyme
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Fresh Sage

The “glue” (optional, but it won’t be as “sticky”):

  • 2-3 eggs (or an egg substitute, not necessary when using rice)

Liquid (2-3 cups):

  • Low Sodium Chicken Broth (adds extra herb flavors)
  • Mushroom Broth (great for mushroom stuffings, wouldn’t go well with cornbread)
  • Chicken Stock (no salt added, no herbs added)
  • Vegetable Stock (no salt added, no herbs added & veggie friendly)

Extras (optional):

  • Nuts (protein punch for veggie friendly options)
  • Cranberries, apples or pears (sweet additions)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Sausage or veggie substitute
  • Cheese (top when baking in the casserole dish until it’s bubbly)

 

We’ve followed the chart and created these two in our own kitchen.

  • Extra herby = Day old bread + mushrooms + onions + spices + eggs + chicken stock + cheese
  • Wild Rice Stuffing = wild rice + celery + onions + carrots + spices + mushroom broth + cranberries

What’s in your Thanksgiving stuffing recipe? Are we missing any delicious ideas?

Thanksgiving Stuffing Made Easy