Best Ever Thanksgiving Stuffing
This Thanksgiving stuffing is absolute perfection - savory and smoky, with a touch of sweetness. Elevate plain stuffing with bacon and apple for a balanced combination of flavors and textures.
Lodge 13.25 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 6) Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set - Easy To Clean, Nesting Bowls for Space Saving Storage, Great for Cooking, Baking, Prepping
Kitchen Utensil Set Wood,9 Pack Wooden Cooking Utensils with Holder, Natural Teak Wooden Spoons for Cooking,Wooden Spatula,Turner,Strainer,Ladle,Egg Whisk,Slottled Spoons
Pyrex Prepware 8-Cup Glass Measuring Cup with Lid
cut into 1/3 inch pieces
1/4 inch dice
diced yellow onion
1/4 inch dice
or 1 teaspoon fresh crushed garlic
14 oz. stuffing mix (I like Pepperidge Farm Classic stuffing mix)
crumbled, or 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat about 5 minutes until crisp, stirring to prevent burning.
Remove bacon from heat. Remove bacon pieces from skillet using a slotted spoon. Set aside.
Pour the bacon fat from the skillet into a heat-proof small bowl or measuring cup. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel.
Return 4 tablespoons bacon fat to the skillet. Add the butter, celery and onion. Cook and stir over medium high heat about 3 minutes.
Add the garlic. Cook and stir 3 more minutes, until the vegetables are translucent and beginning to soften. Remove vegetable mixture from heat.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the stuffing mix, sage or poultry seasoning, vegetable mixture, bacon pieces, apple juice, chicken broth, and black pepper.
Transfer mixture to medium buttered baking dish. Bake covered in preheated oven 25 minutes; uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes until the top is lightly browned.