Are you looking for a stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving? Place your order for our artisan stuffing by calling any of our Essential Baking Company Café locations. We carry our stuffing at our café, but order ahead to be sure we have what you need for your holiday meals. You can also use any of our artisan organic loaves, including our Bake-at-Home, cut it into 1/2 – 1 inch cubes. Spread them out on a cookie sheet. Lightly toast them in your preheated oven at 325 degrees. Toast the bread for 25 to 30 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned on the outside. Are you gluten free? Try our recipe but instead use a loaf or two of our gluten free bread, using the same technique, then follow our recipe. You could also try this recipe, from Gluten Free Girl, and use our Essential Baking Company Gluten Free bread,
Artisan Stuffing Recipe
A basic stuffing is made of toasted bread, broth, and vegetables. From there you can get creative and add what you want. Italian sausage and herbs, apples and craisins, or try pancetta, chopped dates and goat cheese. Add chopped nuts for additional texture. Stuffing is something that can easily be adjusted to accommodate a variety of guest dietary needs.
1 – 20 oz bag of our Artisan Stuffing or 1 lb. of one of our artisan loaves or our gluten free bread cut it into 1/2 – 1 inch cubes, that have been toasted in a 325 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until crisp and lightly browned on the outside.
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
8 oz pancetta or Italian sausage diced and cooked (can also be left out to make vegetarian/vegan)
2 onions, diced
4 cloves garlic
4 celery stalks or leek , diced
2 carrots, diced
2 cups spinach leaves, diced
1 tbsp. rosemary
2 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
2 tbsp. sage, chopped
1/4 cup Italian parsley
1/2 – 1 cup parmesan cheese (can also be left out to make vegetarian/vegan)
4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 eggs, whisked (can also be left out to make vegetarian/vegan)
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a saucepan or cast iron skillet, add 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. If using meat, add now. Cook and then set aside in a large separate bowl.
In the same saucepan or skillet, add onions, garlic, celery, carrots, spinach, rosemary, thyme, sage and parsley. Cook until vegetables are softened.
In the large bowl, toss well to coat and combine the meat (if using), sautéed vegetables, bread pieces, parmesan cheese, broth and eggs; add more broth if needed to moisten the bread.
Add salt and pepper.
Transfer mixture and press into a baking dish that’s been prepared with your choice of non-stick and cover with foil.
Bake covered with foil at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until the top is crisp and golden brown.