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Total Time: 50 minutes, not including time to dry out bread cubes.
You can alter this stuffing recipe to match your tastes by changing the type of bread you use and adding in favorite stuffing ingredients. Using gourmet bakery bread gives this stuffing a sophisticated touch.
1 tsp salt
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp pepper
2 cups chicken, turkey, or vegetable broth
2 eggs, beaten
6 large stalks celery, coarsely chopped
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 minced garlic cloves
1-2 Tb fresh sage, chopped
1 Tb fresh thyme, chopped
10 cups bread cubs (1 inch cubes, dried)
6 Tb melted butter, separated
We like buying a bag of bread ends from our favorite bakery/cafe and choosing bread flavors to match our taste. We also like to evenly mix in dried white country bread cubes and steakhouse rye bread (another bakery specialty). We cut and dry the bread at 300 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Set oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together all ingredients in part one and set aside.
Saute celery, onions, and garlic in 4 Tb butter on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add in fresh herbs. Stir in bread cubes. Pour liquid from part one over the bread and stir until evenly distributed. Transfer to a greased casserole dish. Drizzle 2 Tb melted butter evenly on top. Cover dish and bake for 25 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.