This delicious yet budget-friendly dish comes to $1.15 per serving. Look for a poultry herb blend in the produce section--one package contains all the herbs you need. Slice leeks and swirl them around in a big bowl of water to wash.
9 cups 1/2-inch Italian bread cubes (about 12 ounces)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 cups chopped leek (about 2 medium)
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrot
2 tablespoons minced fresh sage
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound sliced cremini mushrooms
1 cup no-salt-added chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet or jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add leek and next 5 ingredients (through garlic); sauté 10 minutes or until leek begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in mushrooms; sauté 8 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally. Place the mushroom mixture in a large bowl. Add toasted bread cubes, chicken stock, and remaining ingredients except cooking spray. Toss mixture gently to combine. Spoon the mixture into an 11 x 7inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until top of stuffing is browned.