Everyone associates the Thanksgiving holiday feast with turkey, but we all know that the real star of the show (taste-wise) is the stuffing. No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without it, and there should always be enough to ensure that the dinner is well-complemented.
While stuffing is undoubtedly delicious, it's admittedly not the most attractive food served at a Thanksgiving feast - that award is normally reserved for a large roasted turkey or a gorgeous pumpkin pie! However, I'm about to show you a simple and effective way to make your stuffing stand out from the crowd.
Here's what you need to do:
• 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
• 3 stalks celery, chopped fine
• 2 medium onions, chopped fine
• 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
• 2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 2 cups turkey or chicken stock
• 4 eggs
• 1 cup parsley, minced
• 2 large loaves whole wheat bread, cut into cubes and left to dry out overnight (or baked in 200°F over for 40 minutes)
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a bundt pan with non stick spray.
2. Put the vegetable oil into a large skillet and place on a medium heat. Add the celery and onions and cook for 5 minutes until they become soft. Add the bacon, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook for another minute.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the stock, eggs and minced parsley. Add the cubed bread and mix well. Add in the cooked vegetables and mix once more. Transfer this mixture into the bundt pan.
4. Place in the oven for 45-55 minutes, turning over once halfway through, or when the top of the stuffing has expanded and turned golden brown. Allow your stuffing to cool for half an hour before serving.