Cranberry Herbed Dressing
This is amazing! (And in this recipe, Vegetarian!)
What You Need:
1 loaf French Bread
1 loaf Wheat Bread
1 loaf White Bread
1 bag Croutons
3 cans Vegetable Stock (can use chicken)
2 tsp Rubbed Sage
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
1/2 tsp Ground Savory
1/2 tsp Granulated Onion
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 sticks Butter
1 stalk Celery, minced
2 large Onions, minced
4 large Carrots, minced
1 cup Craisins
To start, pull the bread into 1 - 1 1/2 inch pieces and place into a large pan (I use the roaster pan that is also used for large turkeys/ meals). Next, sprinkle with the seasonings and let this sit over night. By letting the bread sit over night it will get stale, which is best to absorb the flavors added the next day!
You can now use this to:
1. Stuff your turkey/ chicken
2. Bake covered for 25 minutes (in a baking dish )at 375 degrees to serve (fluff with a fork)
3. Turn into Stuffing Balls -- Which are a great finger food!
To stuff the bird, simply press the stuffing into the breast cavity in place of your aromatics. Add 1 1/2 - 2 hours to the baking time for your bird.
Baking the dressing lets the bread heat through and is delicious -- A great traditional side for gravy and mashed potatoes!
Stuffing Balls are a personal favorite! Form the dressing into bals with your hands and bake on a grese baking sheet for 25-30 minutes. These are fantastic for leftovers, because you can grab it and eat it! No utensils requred!
Either way, this is fabulous stuffing. If vegetarian, use organc mushroom gravy or vegan brown gravy to top off a wonderful feast!
Enjoy, and Happy Holiday Baking!
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