Stuffing casserole is a classic dish that brings back memories of holiday dinners with family and friends. It is a hearty and comforting side dish that is perfect for any occasion. Recently, I tried making stuffing casserole for the first time, and it turned out to be a huge hit! In this blog, I will share the recipe and tips to make the best stuffing casserole.
I remember the first time I tried making a stuffing casserole. It was a cold winter day, and I was in the mood for something warm and comforting. I had never made stuffing casserole before, but I had heard about it and thought it sounded delicious.
So, I went to the grocery store and picked up all the ingredients I needed. As I was preparing the ingredients, the delicious aroma of the herbs and spices filled my kitchen, making me even more excited to try the dish. Once I had mixed all the ingredients together, I placed the mixture into the baking dish and put it in the oven. As it baked, my apartment was filled with the irresistible scent of savory goodness.
When the dish was ready, I couldn't wait to dig in. The stuffing casserole was crispy on top and soft and flavorful on the inside. Each bite was a perfect combination of flavors and textures.
My first attempt at making stuffing casserole was a huge success, and I have since made it several times, experimenting with different ingredients and spices to create unique variations. It has become a go-to comfort food for me, and I look forward to making it for years to come.
- 8 cups of bread cubes (day-old bread works best)
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1 cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
How To Make Stuffing Casserole:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine the bread cubes, celery, onion, and garlic.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter, chicken broth, beaten eggs, salt, black pepper, sage, thyme, and rosemary.
Pour the butter mixture over the bread mixture and stir well.
Transfer the mixture to a 9x13-inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on top.
How to store it?
If you have leftovers, you can store the stuffing casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
How to refrigerate it?
To refrigerate, let the stuffing casserole cool to room temperature before placing it in an airtight container. Make sure to cover the container tightly to prevent any air from getting in.
How to reheat?
To reheat, preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the stuffing casserole in an oven-safe dish and cover it with foil. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
Tips to make Stuffing Casserole more delicious:
- Use day-old bread for the best texture and flavor.
- Add in some cooked sausage or bacon for extra flavor and protein.
- Top with shredded cheese before baking for a cheesy twist.
- Experiment with different herbs and spices to suit your taste preferences.
Can I use a different type of bread for the stuffing casserole?
Yes, you can use any type of bread that you prefer, but day-old bread works best.
Can I make stuffing casserole ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the stuffing casserole a day ahead and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake it. Simply cover it tightly with foil or plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it.
Can I use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth?
Yes, you can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth to make the stuffing casserole vegetarian-friendly.
Can I freeze the stuffing casserole?
Yes, you can freeze stuffing casserole for up to 3 months. Simply wrap it tightly with foil or plastic wrap, then place it in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag.
Can I add vegetables to the stuffing casserole?
Yes, you can add vegetables like carrots, mushrooms, or bell peppers to the stuffing casserole to add some extra flavor and nutrition.
Stuffing casserole is a delicious and comforting side dish that is perfect for any occasion. It is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. With the right ingredients and cooking techniques, you can create a delicious stuffing casserole that will be a hit at your next dinner party.