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Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

I can’t imagine Thanksgiving without stuffing. Every year I get a fresh turkey from my neighbor who runs a dairy farm. I brine that big, beautiful bird and roast it too perfection. Not without stuffing it first, and piling the rest of the dressing into a baking dish to be heated up later.

Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

A couple of years ago Pepperidge Farm asked me to create a breakfast recipe using their herb seasoned stuffing. I made this Herbed Breakfast Stuffing Casserole, which is great for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning! This year they asked me to develop a recipe using their unseasoned stuffing, which makes a great base for your OWN recipe creation! Pssst.. be sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post so you can try it out too!

Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

I know it seems a little odd to tie a Simon & Garfunkel song into my Thanksgiving stuffing recipe, but every time I reach for certain herbs on my spice rack, I can’t help but start humming that song! Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are all fabulous flavors with depths of their own, so mixing them into my recipe was a must. I also added in some pomegranate flavored dried cranberries and some chopped pecans.

Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

First melt the butter in a large skillet, then add the onion and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes, until it begins to soften. Add in the herbs, and if the mixtures feels a bit dry, add in the olive oil as well.

Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Next, add in the Pepperidge Farm unseasoned cubed stuffing. Pour the whole bag into the skillet.

Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Carefully toss it all together. Add in 1 1/2 (one and a half) cups of the chicken broth and carefully toss to coat as much as you can.

Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Add in the dried cranberries and the pecans and toss. Bit by bit, add the remaining broth until it begins to bind but does not get soggy. You may or may not use it all.

If you like to stuff your bird, go ahead and use some of the stuffing to loosely pack the bird’s cavity. Don’t pack it too tight!

Put the remaining mixture into a baking pan (use a 13×9 if not stuffing the bird, or a 9×9 if you are) and bake it, covered with foil, at 350 F for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10-15 minutes if you like the top to be a bit crispy.

There are full printable instructions below!

How do you make your holiday stuffing?

Leave a comment with your own recipe suggestions for a chance to win samples of new Pepperidge Farm Unseasoned Stuffing! There will be two winners, must enter by November 30, 2013 and must have a valid U.S. shipping address.

Disclosure: Pepperidge Farm compensated me for the time I spent creating this recipe and blog post for you. Thank you to Pepperidge Farm and to all of you for reading along!

Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, if needed
  • 1 bag Pepperidge Farm Unseasoned Cubed Stuffing
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate Craisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. First melt the butter in a large skillet, then add the onion and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes, until it begins to soften. Add in the herbs, and if the mixtures feels a bit dry, add in the olive oil as well.
  2. Next, add in the Pepperidge Farm unseasoned cube stuffing. Pour the whole bag into the skillet.
  3. Carefully toss it all together. Add in 1 1/2 (one and a half) cups of the chicken broth and carefully toss to coat as much as you can.
  4. Add in the dried cranberries and the pecans and toss. Bit by bit, add the remaining broth until it begins to bind but does not get soggy. You may or may not use it all. At this point you can season with salt and pepper if you desire.
  5. If you like to stuff your bird, go ahead and use some of the stuffing to loosely pack the bird's cavity. Don't pack it too tight!
  6. Put the remaining mixture into a baking pan (use a 13x9 if not stuffing the bird, or a 9x9 if you are) and bake it, covered with foil, at 350 F for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10-15 minutes if you like the top to be a bit crispy.
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4 Responses to Stuffing with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

  1. 1
    jennifurla says:

    that’s perfection. I’m not in charge of stuffing this year, but your’s looks great!

  2. 2

    G’day and YUM, I so love your photo, true!
    I can almost smell your stuffing today and make me nostalgic re Thanksgiving stuffing too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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