Somehow thanksgiving stuffing can be the best thing on the holiday table. I use winter squash combined with mushrooms to make a delicious dish for our celebration or for any day of the week.
- 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 large onions, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 Cup shiitake mushrooms, quartered
- 1 kabocha squash, roasted, peeled, and diced
- 1 bunch kale, stemmed and blanched
- 4 Cups day-old sourdough bread cut into large chunks
- 1 Cup diced fresh mozzarella
- Big pinch dried herbs
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 8 Cups turkey or chicken stock
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat and cook the onions, garlic, celery, and mushrooms until lightly browned and soft. Add the squash, kale, bread chunks, and cheese and toss. Season with the dried herbs and add salt and pepper. Add the stock until it reaches the top of the bread (remember, the ingredients will soak up the stock as it cooks).
Cover and bake for 40 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from the oven and let sit for at least a half hour.