Fall Recipes Side Dish

Light and Fluffy Stuffing

December 18, 2016
This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!
This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!
This Light and Fluffy Stuffing is filled a delicious sweet and savoury combination of apple and aromatics – in the form of onion, garlic and herbs.This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!
My mom has a special stuffing recipe that she created.  No turkey dinner at my parents’ house would ever be complete without it.  It’s a very non-traditional stuffing though (Mom calls it dressing).  When I recently cooked a turkey (just to free up freezer space!) I decided to try my hand at creating a stuffing myself.
While this stuffing would never take the place of Mom’s, it’s a simpler, lighter version that we’ll definitely be eating when we have more casual turkey dinners (and it’s a lot less work to make).
Made using leftover bread, a few pantry staples, an apple I had on hand and herbs from my garden (or your spice rack), it’s pretty budget friendly too!  The fruity notes play really nicely with my homemade Easy Cranberry Sauce, so you may want to consider serving the two together!
(PS – check out our posts on Stocking Your Pantry on a Dime, Stocking Your Freezer on a Dime, and Stocking your Fridge on a Dime post.
Step-by-step instructions and photos are below the recipe.
This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!
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Light and Fluffy Stuffing
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

This Light and Fluffy Stuffing is filled a delicious sweet and savoury combination of apple and aromatics – in the form of onion, garlic and herbs.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Myra
Ingredients
  • 6 cups cubed bread
  • 1 medium sized apple
  • 4 leaves fresh sage (can use scant 1/2 teaspoon dried sage)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme (can use 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth (I highly recommend Better Than Bouillon, mixed according to package directions)
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley (can use 1 and 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley)
Instructions
  1. Cut your bread into 1/4 inch pieces and spread it on a cookie sheet. Aim for around 6 cups of diced bread. Bake in a 275 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes - until bread is dried out. This helps to avoid soggy stuffing.
  2. Chop one apple and three stalks of celery into pieces and dice one large onion into smaller pieces. Mince five cloves of garlic, about four sage leaves and a teaspoon of fresh thyme.
  3. Melt two tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a large frying pan, pot or wok. Add apple, onion, celery, herbs and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Sautee for about a minute.
  4. Lower temperature to medium-low, cover and sweat vegetables for about five minutes, until they have released their juices but still have some firmness.
  5. Remove from heat. Add dried bread cubes, 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley (or 1 and 1/2 tablespoons dried) and one cup of chicken broth (I recommend Better than Bouillon, mixed according to package directions). Toss to combine well.
  6. Add to oven safe dish, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for around 45 minutes. If you'd like a crunchy top, remove foil for the last ten minutes. Serve hot.

Step-by-Step Instructions – Light and Fluffy Stuffing

This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!Ingredients for Light and Fluffy Stuffing.
This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!Cut your bread into 1/4 inch pieces and spread it on a cookie sheet.  Aim for around 6 cups of diced bread.  Bake in a 275 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes – until bread is dried out.  This helps to avoid soggy stuffing.
This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!
Chop one apple and three stalks of celery into pieces and dice one large onion into smaller pieces.  Mince five cloves of garlic, about four sage leaves and a teaspoon of fresh thyme (you could also use 1/2 a teaspoon of each dried sage and thyme.)
This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!
Melt two tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a large frying pan, pot or wok.  Add apple, onion, celery, herbs and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.  Saute for about a minute.

This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!

Lower temperature to medium-low, cover and sweat vegetables for about five minutes, until they have released their juices but still have some firmness.This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!
Remove from heat.  Add dried bread cubes, 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley (or 1 and 1/2 tablespoons dried) and one cup of chicken broth (I recommend Better than Bouillon, mixed according to package directions).  Toss to combine well.
This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!
Add to oven safe dish, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for around 45 minutes.  If you’d like a crunchy top, remove foil for the last ten minutes.  Serve hot.
This Light and Fluffy Stuffing was the perfect addition to a heavy holiday meal. Delicious!
Enjoy! 🙂

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8 Comments

  • Reply Lu December 19, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Looks so festive .. cannot wait to try it thanks Myra

    • Reply Myra December 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply Eliza December 19, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Looks so beautiful with all the colors!!! Xo

    • Reply Myra December 19, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Cecile December 18, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Nice! Looking forward to all the deliciousness

    • Reply Myra December 19, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Vanessa Cooper December 18, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Love your blog ????
    Way to go, so proud of you both! I am so making your stuffing recipe with Christmas dinner.
    You are a very talented duo in the kitchen and I know you have learned from one of the best.

    • Reply Myra December 18, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much Vanessa! Merry Christmas to all of you guys! 🙂

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