• 7 Ratings

Bored with your standard bread stuffing recipe? Try this perfect-for-fall variation, studded with thyme, basil, pecans, and dried cranberries and cherries, to round out your Thanksgiving dinner (or any meal that involves a crowd).

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, heat one tablespoon of the butter and the olive oil over medium-low heat. When butter has melted and begins to sizzle, add the onions and garlic. Cook, stirring, for about 8 minutes, or until the onions are soft. Season with half the thyme and the salt, and pepper. Add the celery, half of the parsley and half of the basil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the celery is just beginning to soften.

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  • Meanwhile, place the bread in a large bowl and mix in the remaining thyme, parsley, basil, the dried fruit mixture; and the pecans. Pour the celery mixture from the skillet on top of the bread and gently toss to mix all the ingredients. Place the skillet back over low heat. Add 1 cup milk and the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and simmer for 2 to 4 minutes, using a spatula to scrape up any bits on the bottom of the skillet. Pour 1 cup of the hot milk mixture over the bread and toss; the stuffing should be somewhat moist. If the stuffing seems dry add the remaining 1/2 cup milk. Season to taste. Makes 8 to 10 (1/2 cup) servings plus leftovers.

Tips

The stuffing can also be placed in a lightly greased baking dish or casserole and baked at 350°F for about 35 minutes, or until hot throughout. If possible, baste with some of the turkey juices from the bottom of the turkey pan to keep stuffing moist.

Tips

There's enough stuffing here for a 15 to 18 pound turkey. It's also a delicious stuffing for chicken, duck, Cornish hens, or served as a side dish to any holiday, or simple family meal.

Nutrition Facts

107 calories; 5 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 127 mg sodium. 119 mg potassium; 14 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 437 IU vitamin a; 6 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 28 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 71 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews

7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
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