I am just way too excited about the holidays. We were supposed to go to a pot luck this week that was themed Favorite Fall Treats, and while I’m sure everyone else thought pumpkin pie and pumpkin cookies and everything else pumpkin, the first thing that came to my mind was stuffing. I guess this is technically a dressing because it hasn’t been stuffed into a bird, but my family never stuffed the bird, not that I can remember, and we always just called it stuffing anyway. So, for the purposes of this post, that’s what we’ll call it.
This is based off the recipe that I grew up eating every Thanksgiving. My mom’s mom’s recipe for mushroom stuffing. I changed it slightly, though, by adding garlic and sage, and I didn’t prepare the bread in the same way. My grandma would wet the bread and then squeeze out the excess water, apparently. And she put egg in it, too. Even though my mom doesn’t do the wet and squeeze thing with the bread anymore, the family recipe still gives a much wetter result than I got, but I like it more crispy and crumbly.
Below, before and after cooking.
It’s a very simple recipe and flavor profile but, as always, you could jazz it up with your own favorite flavors. Hazelnuts…pancetta… whatever you like. Do you have a traditional stuffing/dressing recipe that you love to eat every year? I’d love to hear about it!