Make ahead Stuffing

make ahead stuffing

Making stuffing before your event is a great plan. This recipe will easily last for three days before the event. But if you like stuffing left-overs make sure you add an extra day or two to enjoy them.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter plus more for buttering baking dish (1 stick)
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 4 celery ribs sliced lengthwise and chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups chicken broth 
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley minced 
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh marjoram minced
  • 1 large loaf French bread about 1 pound, cut into 1/2″ cubes and dried overnight on counter.

Instructions

  1. Coat a 9″ by 13″ baking dish with butter. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt butter until foaming. Add onion and celery and sauté until translucent, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk eggs in large bowl. Stir in broth, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  3. To skillet, add parsley, sage, thyme, and marjoram and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to bowl with eggs and mix well.
  4. Add bread cubes and toss to combine. Transfer to buttered baking dish and cover with foil. Refrigerate until ready to bake, or freeze if you’re planning to bake it farther in advance than the next day.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Keep stuffing tightly covered with foil and bake until mostly heated through, about 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake until crispy edges form, about 10 to 20 minutes longer.

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