My mom's traditional dressing-- my absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving, is updated into a recipe for Make-Ahead Stuffing that can be made in advance for a delicious jump start on the holiday.
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Make Ahead Stuffing

My mom's traditional dressing-- my absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving, is updated into a recipe for Make-Ahead Stuffing that can be made in advance for a delicious jump start on the holiday.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Dressing, Stuffing, thanksgiving
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 137kcal
Author Meggan Hill

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, plus more for buttering baking dish 1 stick
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 4 stalks celery sliced lengthwise and chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage minced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme minced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon fresh marjoram minced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 large loaf of French bread cut into 1/2" cubes and dried overnight on counter

Instructions

  • Coat a 9" by 13" baking dish with butter. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt butter until foaming. Add onion and celery and saut√© until translucent, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk eggs in large bowl. Stir in broth, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • To skillet, add parsley, sage, thyme, and marjoram and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to bowl with eggs and mix well.
  • Add bread cubes and toss to combine. Transfer to buttered baking dish and cover with foil. Refrigerate until ready to bake, or freeze if you're planning to bake it farther in advance than the next day. 
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Keep stuffing tightly covered with foil and bake until mostly heated through, about 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake until crispy edges form, about 10 to 20 minutes longer.

Notes

You can cube and slice the bread up to three days in advance. Keep covered with a kitchen towel on counter. Or, slice and dry in at 225 degree oven for 30 - 40 minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 137kcal