The turkey makes a grand appearance on the holiday table. Everyone scoops up the mashed potatoes and gravy to fit neatly alongside the serving of bird. With the meal, you can't leave out one of the most important, cherished holiday dishes - the stuffing.
Kitchen sink stuffing recipe is simple to make, marries the flavors overnight, then in the morning is served to bring a mouthwatering, flavorful dressing that can be baked inside the turkey or in a separate dish.
If you enjoy a stuffing that is filled with various flavors that tingle every taste bud in your mouth, Kitchen sink stuffing may be the perfect dish for you. Either served out of the turkey or in a casserole dish on its own, this dressing is spot-on with taste that blends so well with the beautiful turkey you are serving.
To make kitchen sink stuffing, you will need:
1 package bread cubes for stuffing
1 sprig of basil
1 can of chicken broth
1 can of olives
1/4 cup of walnuts
2 celery stalks
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup of onion
1 cup of diced summer squash
1/2 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon minced garlic
To make the stuffing:
In a large mixing bowl, pour in the bread cubes. In a separate bowl, slightly beat eggs. Pour over bread cubes and mix it well. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix everything well. If the mixture feels as though it may be dry, add a few drops of water at a time until the desired consistency is achieved. This is typically a moist stuffing, so be careful when adding water!
Spray a casserole dish or 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Pour mixture into casserole dish and cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Allow the stuffing to sit overnight, to marry the ingredients. The flavors blend together, giving you a flavorful stuffing for the following day.
Remove stuffing from refrigerator and stuff the turkey. If you are baking the stuffing in a side casserole dish, cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree oven until stuffing is done. When firm, remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until brown on top. Once removed from oven, add a bit of the juice from the turkey to add more flavor and to keep it moist until served.
If it will be a few minutes before serving time, keep stuffing covered with aluminum foil. This will help hold in the moisture and prevent the stuffing from drying out. Place a few small dabs of butter on top if desired. The butter will also help retain moisture and gives the bread crumbs a bit more flavor.
Refrigerate any leftovers, immediately. Dressing is a moist food and needs cool temperatures to prevent bacteria from forming. Always refrigerate moist foods, meats and eggs within a short time to prevent illness.