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Instant Stuffing Mix Recipe

"I assemble this mix when I want to save bread that's starting to get stale," comments Darlene Markel from her home in Sublimity, Oregon. "This nicely seasoned stuffing is great with any type of poultry and costs a fraction of the store-bought version."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon dried celery flakes
  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 10-1/2 cups dried bread cubes (about 24 slices) or unseasoned croutons
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • 1. In a small resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients; mix well. Place the bread cubes in a large resealable plastic bag; add the small seasoning bag. Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 3 batches.
  • 2. To prepare stuffing: In a large saucepan, combine water, butter and 1/3 cup seasoning mix. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add 3-1/2 cups bread cubes; stir just to moisten. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 2-4 servings per batch.

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium bouillon and reduced-fat margarine) equals 188 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 427 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.