Stuff It!: 11 Creatively Delicious Stuffing Recipes
Tired of the same drab dressing? Take a walk on the wild side this Thanksgiving with one of these stellar stuffing recipes from around the web.
Challah Bread Mushroom Stuffing with Wild Rice and Raisins
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups chopped onions, leeks or scallions
2 cups diced celery
1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3 cups low sodium chicken or turkey broth
1/2 cup wild rice
2 large eggs
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 1/4 pounds mushrooms, sliced and sauteed in butter
1 cup raisins
1. Chop the challah bread into 1/2-inch cubes to make 16 cups. Stale bread works best for stuffing. If yours is fresh, spread the cubes onto a baking sheet and dry in a 300 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
2. Heat 1 stick of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, sage, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring until the vegetables are tender; about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, bring to a simmer and remove from the heat.
3. Meanwhile, cook the wild rice as the label directs. Beat the eggs and parsley in a large bowl; stir in the bread cubes, the vegetable-broth mixture, the prepared rice and the mushrooms. Stir in the raisins.
4. Transfer the mixture to a buttered 3-4 quart baking dish and dot with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden; about 20 more minutes.