Thanksgiving Stuffing

Ingredients:

¾ cup                   Pancetta (or bacon), diced

4 stalks                Celery, sliced

1 yellow               Onion, chopped

3 cloves               Garlic, chopped

1/3 cup                 Flat leaf parsley, chopped

1 Tbsp.                Fresh thyme, chopped

2 Tbsp.                Olive oil

1-2 tsp                 SplenDishes House Spice Blend (plus more if needed)

Pinch                    Crushed red pepper

1 cup                    Dry white wine

1-2 cups               Chicken stock

4 lg                       Croissants, torn into small pieces

Directions:

Heat large sauté pan on medium high heat, add pancetta and sauté for 2-3 minutes, then add olive oil, onions, celery and garlic. Sauté until tender, about 3-4 minutes, then add parsley, thyme, SplenDishes House Spice Blend and crushed red pepper.

Stir in white wine, scraping bits from bottom of pan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Place torn croissant pieces, in a greased 9”x13” baking dish, fold in pancetta/onion mixture, then fold in chicken stock, starting with 1 cup at a time, then continue to add more stock, until croissant mixture is just slightly wet. You want all the bread pieces to be soaked through, but not too soggy.

Taste mixture and season with additional salt, if needed.

Bake in 375 degree (f) oven for about 35-45 minutes, until top is golden and crusty.

Serves 4-6

 

This is an easy make-ahead dish! Prepare stuffing, up to the baking part), the day before your event, store in a sealed container (I use a large zip lock), then pull out 2 hours before serve time. Place in greased baking dish and keep covered on counter until ready to bake. Give yourself 45 minutes bake-time before you serve!


Shonali T.
Shonali T.

Author

Originally from Sonoma County, Shonali's love of food began at a young age in her backyard “mud kitchen”. She published her first cookbook, Shonal’s Kitchen, The Eclectic Home Chef in 2007. She then began experimenting with different spices and started creating blends to cook with. In 2009, SplenDishes by Shonali was born and since then she has expanded her product line to carry gourmet sauces, spice blends, mustards, jams, jellies, chutneys and specialty items. You can find SplenDishes products at local farmers markets, on the shelves of local gourmet grocery stores and online at SplenDishes.com.



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