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Make-Ahead-Thanksgiving Dressing

Butter Crunchy Dressing
Butter Crunchy Dressing

This dressing or some might call it stuffing is buttery toasty and perfectly seasoned. It is a perfect addition to your thanksgiving feast.

Thanksgiving Dressing

(make-ahead tips included)

Serves 10

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

2 cups chopped celery

2 cup chopped onion

2 teaspoons dry thyme

1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

1 teaspoon seasoning salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

12 cups dry unseasoned bread cubes

4 cups chicken broth

 

Directions:

Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Stir in thyme, poultry seasoning, seasoned salt and pepper.

At this point you can freeze the celery mixture for up to 3 months or refrigerate for 3 days in a microwave safe container.

When you are ready to prepare the stuffing. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Warm up mixture in the microwave just enough to melt the butter. *If you froze your mixture I recommend thawing overnight in the fridge.

Place bread cubes in large bowl. Add celery mixture and broth; toss gently until well mixed. Spoon into 13×9-inch baking dish.

Bake 35 minutes or until heated through and lightly browned.

by Jen Byers
Home-Cook for the Savannah Kitchen