Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

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Makes:
12 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
30 mins 350°F
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Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

Ingredients
1
cup chopped celery (2 stalks)
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1/2
cup chopped carrot (1 medium)
1/4
cup butter
1
tablespoon snipped fresh parsley (optional)
1/2
teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
8
cups dried white bread cubes*
1
cups chicken broth

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet cook celery, onion, and carrot in hot butter over medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in parsley (if desired), poultry seasoning, and pepper.
  2. In a very large bowl combine celery mixture and bread cubes. Drizzle with enough broth to moisten, tossing lightly to combine. Place stuffing in a 2-quart casserole.
  3. Bake, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes or until heated through.

From the Test Kitchen

*Tip:

To make dry bread cubes, preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Cut 12 to 14 slices white bread into 1/2-inch cubes to yield 8 cups. Spread into two 15x10x1-inch baking pans; bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until dry, stirring twice; cool. (Cubes will continue to dry and crisp as they cool.) Or let bread cubes stand, loosely covered, at room temperature for 8 to 12 hours.

Slow Cooker Directions:

Prepare as directed, doubling the amounts of all ingredients, except use 1-1/3 cups chicken broth. Omit the 2-quart casserole and lightly coat a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon stuffing into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours. (Stuffing gets very moist as it cooks.)

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed through Step 2, except do not preheat oven. Cover casserole tightly with plastic wrap; chill for up to 24 hours. To serve, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove plastic wrap. If desired, drizzle stuffing with an additional 1/4 cup chicken broth to moisten. Bake, covered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of stuffing registers 165 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts

(Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing)
    Per serving:
  • 108 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 10 mg chol.,
  • 288 mg sodium,
  • 14 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 2 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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