Savory Butternut Squash Dressing
shallots, finely chopped
cups chicken stock or reduced-sodium chicken broth
cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut in 1/2-inch cubes
tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
medium onion, finely chopped
stalks celery, chopped
cups half-and-half or light cream
cups turkey or chicken stock or reduced-sodium broth
cup dried cranberries
tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
cups dried sourdough bread cubes
- In Dutch oven melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Add shallots. Cook 1 minute. Add fresh cranberries; cook for 1 minute more. Add 2 cups chicken stock, the rice, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 45 minutes. Drain.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Return Dutch oven to medium heat. Add remaining butter, squash, and thyme. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Add onion and celery. Cook and stir 3 minutes more. Sprinkle salt and pepper; set aside.
- In bowl whisk together half-and-half, eggs, and 1-1/2 cups stock. Stir in cooked rice, squash, dried cranberries, sage, and bread cubes. Transfer to shallow 3-quart casserole dish. Bake, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake for 30 minutes more or until golden. 8 (1/2-cup) servings plus leftovers
From the Test Kitchen
Prepare up to 2 days in advance; cover and refrigerate. Reheat, covered, in a 350 degree F. oven, for 50 minutes.
Nutrition Facts(Savory Butternut Squash Dressing)
- Per serving:
- 149 kcal cal.,
- 5 g fat
- (2 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 1 g monounsatured fat),
- 79 mg chol.,
- 426 mg sodium,
- 21 g carb.,
- 2 g fiber,
- 4 g sugar,
- 6 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet