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.

8
Servings
486
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
9g
13%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
84g
65%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
17µg
19%
Calcium, Ca
193mg
19%
Choline, total
42mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Fluoride, F
49µg
2%
Folate, total
133µg
33%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
78mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
216mg
31%
Selenium, Se
26µg
47%
Sodium, Na
1331mg
89%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
190g
7%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.