How do you make a simple stuffing?


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A simple stuffing is made by combining cubed bread slices, cooked onion and celery, along with spices and chicken broth. The stuffing can be cooked inside a turkey or in a prepared baking dish.

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Allow a loaf of bread to air dry for several hours before cutting the slices into cubes.

In a Dutch oven or large skillet, combine 3/4 cup of butter with 4 stalks of sliced celery and 1 chopped onion. Cook the celery and onion until tender. Add 2 teaspoons of poultry seasoning, a dash of salt and a dash of pepper. Stir to combine and add the cubed bread. Toss to coat evenly and add 1 cup of chicken broth. Mix well and chill until ready to use.

To use as a stuffing for turkey, place the stuffing into the cavity of the turkey immediately before roasting. To prepare the stuffing in a baking dish, butter a casserole dish and place the stuffing in the pan, smoothing it to fit evenly. Place into an oven that is preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

As an alternative, some recipes call for omitting the chicken broth, using the moisture from the turkey to moisten the stuffing as it cooks.

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