The Daily Meal's Italian Stuffing

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The Daily Meal's Italian Stuffing
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
209
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
18%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
46µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.8%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.3%
Vitamin K
10µg
12%
Calcium
70mg
7%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
39µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
49µg
12%
Folic acid
6µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
39mg
10%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
26%
Phosphorus
126mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
533mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.1%
Sodium
559mg
23%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15.3%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.8mg
5.4%

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