Based on the other reviews, I cubed my bread into much smaller pieces, and had no problem with 'dry' or 'crunchy'. This makes a good, basic holiday stuffing. Nice flavor, not overpowering. Will definitely keep the recipe on hand.
Classic Herbed Bread Dressing
Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
Refer to our recipe for Homemade Turkey Broth, or you can substitute fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth to prepare this recipe, but reduce the added salt.
Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 129
- Fat: 3.9g
- Saturated fat: 2.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
- Protein: 4.7g
- Carbohydrate: 19.2g
- Fiber: 1.3g
- Cholesterol: 25mg
- Iron: 1.3mg
- Sodium: 381mg
- Calcium: 30mg
- 8 cups (3/4-inch-cubed) French bread baguette (about 12 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
- 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups Homemade Turkey Broth
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- Cooking spray
- 1. Preheat oven to 325°.
- 2. Place bread on a baking sheet; bake at 325° for 25 minutes, stirring once. Place bread in a large bowl; increase oven temperature to 375°.
- 3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and celery; cover. Cook 5 minutes. Uncover; cook 17 minutes or until tender. Stir in herbs. Add mushroom mixture, salt, and pepper to bread.
- 4. Bring broth to a boil in a small saucepan; boil 15 minutes or until reduced to 1 1/2 cups. Cool to room temperature. Combine broth and egg in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add to bread mixture, tossing to coat. Spoon bread mixture into a 3-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 375° for 15 minutes.
- 5. Melt 1 tablespoon butter. Uncover dressing; brush with butter. Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
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