Friday, November 18, 2011

Easy Stuffing


This is a real easy stove-top stuffing recipe for cooks who want to make their own but don't want to take the time to cube and dry the bread. No need to actually stuff the turkey, either. It's so easy you can have it any time of the year.

8 T (1 stick of butter)
1 yellow onion, diced ( about 2 cups)
4 ribs celery, sliced on the diagonal (about 2 cups)
15 oz. seasoned croutons
2 T. parsley flakes (or 1/2 c. chopped fresh)
1 T. poultry seasoning
4 c. low-sodium chicken stock
Optional:
1 c. mixed fried fruit (cranberries, apples, apricots)
1 c. toasted nuts ( walnuts or pecans work well)

Heat large cast iron skillet on medium-high.  Melt butter; add onion and celery.  Cook stirring occasionally until soft -  6 to7 minutes.
Transfer mixture to a large bowl but do not clean skillet.  Add croutons and remaining ingredients (including optional ones of your choice) to mixture in the bowl and toss very gently.
Return stuffing to skillet.  Let rest, uncovered, until cool.; then cover with foil and refrigerate until 2 hours before serving.
If you prefer, warm it slightly in the microwave.  Do not overcook.
Serves:8



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