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- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 3/4 cup (1 ounce) dried porcini mushrooms, roughly chopped (optional)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or unsalted butter
- 2 medium yellow onions, diced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 3/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 1 1/2 baguettes, left on the counter overnight to dry and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (10 cups)
- In a saucepan, bring the broth and mushrooms (if using) to a boil. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, over medium-low heat, heat the oil or butter. Add the onions, salt, and pepper. Cook for 8 minutes. Add the celery and cook for 7 minutes. Add the parsley and dill.
- Heat oven to 375° F. Place the bread in a large bowl. Add the onion mixture and the broth and mushrooms (if using) and combine. Transfer to a 9-inch square or 11-by-7-inch baking dish or the cavity of the turkey (see Tip below).
- Bake the stuffing for 25 minutes. If you prefer a soft stuffing, cover the dish with foil while baking. If you prefer a crusty stuffing, bake uncovered. (You can cover and refrigerate the uncooked stuffing for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed, adding 10 minutes to the baking time.)
- Per Serving
- Calories 300Calories From Fat 21%
- Fat 7g
- Sat Fat 1g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 1,071mg
- Carbohydrate 50g
- Fiber 3g
- Sugar 5g
- Protein 9g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
To stuff or not to stuff? The safest place to bake stuffing is in a dish, says Diane Van, manager of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline. If you prefer the added flavor that comes from cooking it in a turkey, leave it in the oven until the center of the stuffing registers 165° F.