When I think about the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, I always think of stuffing. My mom and grandma always just made stuffing from a box. However, I prefer to make my own from scratch. Boxed stuffing is okay, but homemade stuffing is so much better. This year I invented my own recipe for seasoned stuffing based on the ingredients in other stuffing recipes that I have tried or read.
- 8 cups of whole grain bread half-inch cubes
- 1 cup of finely chopped white onion
- 1 cup of butter
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1/4 cup of dried sage leaves
- 1/4 cup of dried thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup of dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- Place the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl with a lid.
- Combine the salt, dried sage, dried thyme, dried parsley, and black pepper in a small bowl.
- Pour the seasoning over the bread cubes.
- Place the lid on the bowl.
- Shake the bowl to evenly coat the bread cubes in seasoning.
- Allowed the seasoned bread cubes to sit overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Melt the butter in a large sauté pan.
- Add the onions to the butter and sauté until tender.
- Add two cups of the seasoned bread crumbs to the onion-butter mixture.
- Add the buttered bread cubes to the remaining bread cubes and toss.
- Slowly pour the chicken broth over the stuffing until moist but not mushy.
- Place the stuffing in a greased glass baking pan.
- Bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned and hot.
- Serve immediately.
- Refrigerate any uneaten stuffing.
Seasoned Stuffing Recipe © 2011 Heather Johnson
Bread Cubes © 2011 Heather Johnson
Seasoning © 2011 Heather Johnson
Seasoning the Bread Cubes © 2011 Heather Johnson
Seasoning the Bread Cubes Overnight © 2011 Heather Johnson
Chopping the Onion © 2011 Heather Johnson
Melting the Butter © 2011 Heather Johnson
Frying the Onion in the Butter © 2011 Heather Johnson
Adding the Bread Cubes © 2011 Heather Johnson
Mixing the Stuffing © 2011 Heather Johnson
Pouring in the Chicken Broth © 2011 Heather Johnson
Finished Seasoned Stuffing © 2011 Heather Johnson