Nov 18, 2008

How to make your own stuffing mix

Can you really save money by making your own stuffing mix?

Homemade Stuffing Seasoning Mix

1/2 tsp each ground sage, dried savory and poultry seasoning
1 tsp instant vegetarian chicken bouillon granules
1 Tbsp dried chopped celery
2 tsp dried minced onion
2 tsp dried parsley leaves, crushed
1/8 tsp ground pepper

Cut a 6″ square of heavy duty foil. Place all the ingredients in center of foil. Fold the foil to make an airtight package.
Label with date and contents. Store in a cool, dry place.

Makes: 1 package seasoning mix

Use within 6 months

To Prepare:

1 1/4 cups water
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 package Stuffing Seasoning Mix (recipe above)
4 cups partially dried 1/2″ bread cubes

In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter or margarine and Stuffing Seasoning Mix. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
Reduce the heat to medium, simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in the bread cubes. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the liquid is absorbed, stirring constantly.
Cover; remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Serves: 4 to 6

Variations:

Whole Wheat Stuffing: Substitute 2 cups partially dried whole wheat bread pieces for half of the bread cubes.

Cornbread Stuffing: Use 3 cups crumbled cornbread for bread cubes.

Nut Stuffing: Add 1/4 cup walnuts or diced water chestnuts.

2 comments:

Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead said...

I always use pieces of bread that I've frozen which were just a bit too stale to eat fresh. Breakfast rolls, cornbread, sandwich bread. It's stuff I might otherwise throw out but it's perfect for stuffing. But I keep my old French bread and baguette slices for French toast feasts. It's the best!

Veggie said...

I love to find ways to use up leftover stale bread, stuffing is one of the best ways. I do love cornbread in stuffing too.

It's funny that you should leave your message today, I just posted a new recipe for using up stale bread, breakfast rolls would work too, eh.

(Thrifty Breadcrumb Pancakes)