I agree with the prior reviewer that this recipe needed more liquid. I substituted dried herbs and next time I will use the fresh herbs although the dried herbs did give this dressing a good flavor. I follow the Weight Watcher's plan and was delighted to find a 3 point per serving dressing that was so satisfying. It will be part of my holiday menus in the future.
Classic Herbed Bread Dressing
judithrus Posted: 11/26/09
Rigatoni Posted: 11/26/09
I also agree with the previous reviewers; the bread pieces were too big, and I wanted the stuffing to be more moist. I rated this 5 stars for the flavor. We are Stove Top fans, and I have been searching for a scratch recipe to replace it. This is it! I will say that I drizzled olive oil and kosher salt over the bread prior to baking it. I also omitted the mushrooms since my husband hates them. I think next time I will omit the egg - not sure how that added to the recipe... and probably not bother cooking down the broth. (I went with store bought Turkey stock). I used fresh thyme, but dried sage since the grocery store ran out of fresh sage.
hlazarette Posted: 11/15/09
We found this recipe to be dry and crunchy. The baguette pieces were far too big and there was not enough liquid to saturate them. I also found that it took much less time to reduce the broth and saute the vegetables than the recipe called for. I liked the combination of vegetables and spices, however. I think I will try this again, but with much smaller cubes of a bread with a softer crust, such as sandwich bread. I will also double the liquid and add as much of that as I need to cover all the bread's surface area.
KC3Hudson Posted: 12/16/09
Based on the other reviews I made the bread pieces smaller and added more broth to make sure it was moist. I didn't include the mushrooms and didnt miss them. With these changes it turned out great and I will make it again. I agree with the other reviewer, I don't see the necessity of cooking down the broth and will not take that step next time. Good classic stuffing recipe.
Stephcook Posted: 11/25/10
This stuffing was a big hit with my family. Served it with Roasted Turkey with Sage Garlic Butter from this site. I made this vegetarian by using vegetable broth rather than turkey stock. I agree with the other reviewers that some may find it dry. This didn't bother us since we topped it with gravy. Based on the other reviews, I skipped the broth reduction step and cut my bread pieces small. The only other change I made was substituting dried thyme for fresh and adding a little garlic. The flavors in this stuffing were exactly what I was looking for and I plan to make this again next year.
crysmys Posted: 12/19/11
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.