How To Cook Thanksgiving Stuffing
If you plan on serving an elaborate and traditional Thanksgiving meal this year, you'll want to learn how to cook Thanksgiving stuffing, or dressing. A well-made Thanksgiving stuffing can enhance all the other aspects of your Thanksgiving dinner, from the turkey itself right down to the cranberry relish. Making a delicious Thanksgiving stuffing isn't difficult and there are many different variations that can bring a unique flavor to your dish. You can choose to cook your stuffing using store-bought stuffing mix, or you can make homemade stuffing from scratch (without much more effort). Read on to learn more about how to cook homemade Thanksgiving stuffing.
To Make traditional, homemade Thanksgiving stuffing, you will need:
- 12 cups cubed, dry bread
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 1/3 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 4 ounces margarine
- Thanksgiving Stuffing Preparations. Once you have gathered your Thanksgiving stuffing ingredients, grease a casserole dish (thirteen by nine) and saute the chopped celery and onion in a small pan until the onion becomes transparent (just a few minutes). Pre-heat the oven to approximately 375 degrees.
- Mix Together Stuffing Ingredients. Combine your twelve cups of dry bread (cubed) with your onion and celery. Add sage and black pepper and mix thoroughly. Stir in the chicken broth and mix until bread is thoroughly coated.
- Prepare to Cook Thanksgiving Stuffing. Once you've combined your ingredients, spoon the mixture into your casserole dish. Place the dish in your pre-heated oven and bake until the mixture is lightly browned (about 30 minutes).
- Thanksgiving Stuffing Variations. If you'd like to add a unique twist to your Thanksgiving stuffing, consider making a few ingredient additions. Consider adding water chestnuts and/or nuts for extra crunch, or raisins and apples for a savory flavor. Vegetables can also be added, including squash, zucchini or mushrooms. In addition, some Thanksgiving stuffing recipes call for the addition of oysters.