My stuffing is always inedible. No, really. When I stuff whatever I am cooking it is burnt on the outside. But then it is soggy on the inside.
And in a turkey there is never enough! Even when I use a 30 pound turkey. Stuffing is one of foods I just can’t master.
Well, when it comes to feeding my family I am stubborn. I never say “I am not going there.”
So I do the next best thing. I cheat! My mom used to call it “doctoring” the dish. But in my case it means using life support.
I need to bring back life to the stuffing so I use a tried and true alternative. Stove Top Stuffing!
A bit of extra flavor is added to your stuffing by using a bit of sauteed celery and onions. Some poultry seasoning and vegetable or other broth are added too. Then I follow the package directions and voila!! Stuffing fit for your meal. This works for pork and chicken too.
Stuffing Cheat Using Stove Top
- 2 Medium onions, minced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped fine
- 2 tbs butter
- 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
- 2 cups chicken broth, (or turkey broth or vegetable broth)
- 2 pkg (6 ounces each) stove top-style seasoned stuffing mix
- Saute onions and celery in butter.
- Sprinkle with poultry seasoning.
- Set aside to cool slightly.
- Toss this mixture into your favorite dry stuffing mix.
- Heat broth and set aside.
- Read directions on your favorite stuffing mix box. Omit butter the recipe calls for as it was already used to saute vegetables. Omit water.
- Pour over stuffing/vegetables mixture and mix well.
- Stuff your chicken or turkey if you like. I skip that step. For a side dish place stuffing in a baking dish; cover and bake for 15 to 25 minutes at 325° Fahrenheit.
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