The Daily Meal's Italian Stuffing

The Daily Meal's Italian Stuffing
Staff Writer

Patricia Stagich

We all know Italians love their sausage stuffing, but we thought they could do it even better with the addition of authentic ingredients like rosemary and sun-dried tomatoes.

Notes

Special thanks to Patricia Stagich of Comfy Cuisine for helping us test this recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 3  Tablespoons  butter
  • 1/2  Cup  finely chopped onions
  • 1/2  Cup  finely chopped celery
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6  Cups  chicken broth
  • 4  Cups  1/2-inch dried white bread cubes
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  dried sage
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  dried parsley
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  dried marjoram
  • 2  Teaspoons  onion powder
  • 1/2  Cup  chopped rosemary
  • 1  Cup  chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Directions

In a medium-sized sauce pan, melt the butter and sauté the onions and celery until soft, about 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and then add the dried seasonings and the rosemary. Add 4 cups of the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from the heat and add the dried bread cubes. Give a good stir so that the chicken broth is evenly combined. If the stuffing is too dry, add the rest of the stock in ½-cup increments until wet. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes and place the stuffing into a 9-by-13-inch greased baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, covered. Remove the cover and bake for 5 minutes more until golden brown.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
78g
60%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
18µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
50mg
67%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
189mg
19%
Choline, total
16mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
49µg
2%
Folate, total
121µg
30%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
155mg
22%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
1205mg
80%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
199g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Italian Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Italian Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.