• My favorite Stuffing without Meat

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    My favorite Stuffing without Meat
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 45 min Servings: 8
    by John Spottiswood
    300 recipes
    This is a wonderful stuffing recipe that is adapted from one by James Beard. It is truly delicious! You could reduce on the butter and oil, but I think it's worth it!


    • 1 pound butter (4 sticks) or 1/2 pound butter and 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 2 cups minced onions
    • 1 cup pine nuts or chopped walnuts
    • 14-16 cups fresh bread crumbs (about 2 24oz loaves of bread. I used on artisan white and one wheat.)
    • 2 Tbsp minced fresh sage leaves or 1 Tbsp crumbled dried sage
    • Salt and Pepper to taste
    • 2 cups halved and sliced mushrooms
    • 1 cup minced green onions
    • 1 cup minced Italian parsley leaves (fresh)
    • 1 cup chicken stock (if cooking on the stove, not needed for stuffing cooked in the turkey cavity)


    1. Chop the bread into very small cubes (1/3 inch) or mince in a food processor. Then bake for 5 minutes at 350 to dry.
    2. Melt butter with olive oil (if used) over medium heat in a large, deep dutch oven or casserole. Add the onions and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Add the nuts and mushrooms, stirring, until they begin to brown, about 3 minutes.
    3. Add the bread crumbs and sage and toss to mix. Turn down heat to low and add salt, pepper, scallions, and parsley. Turn off heat.
    4. (You may prepare to this point up to one day in advance if stuffing is refrigerated in a sealed container.)
    5. Pack the stuffing in the turkey if you like or put in an ovenproof casserole and bake with turkey for the last 45 minutes. If you do this, stir in the cup of chicken broth to provide moistness.

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    • Nancy Miyasaki
      Nancy Miyasaki
      This is exactly how my Mom used to make it. I wouldn't do anything different. Comfort food at its best!
      • Karen
        Simple, delicious stuffing just like Mom used to make.


        • ShaleeDP
          That sounds good. I haven't tried yeat but would put on my list to try soon.
          • Debbie Vaughan
            Debbie Vaughan
            This sounds great for any occasion. I can not wait to try it!!

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