This post brought to you by Natures Pride Bread. All opinions are 100% mine.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, you might be thinking about ways to add a healthy spin to traditional dishes without sacrificing taste. This easy whole wheat bread, onion and celery stuffing recipe doesn’t taste like there’s whole wheat bread in it. It’s so good that it easily be made year-round.
The ingredients are easy.
So is the prep. Dry the bread for a few days or in the oven and cube it.
Saute the chopped veggies in butter and poultry seasoning. Mix in bread cubes and put in the pan. Pour on chicken broth. Bake and you’re done.
It’s that easy.
See also: Easy Bread and Celery Stuffing Recipe
- 1 1lb loaf of sliced whole wheat bread, such as Nature's Pride
- 3/4 cup of butter
- 4 stalks of celery, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Poultry Seasoning
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1. Let the bread slices dry until rough on the outside. If you don't have time to dry the bread, turn your oven to 200 degrees, spread the bread slices on a cookie sheet and bake for a few minutes until the side up is dry. Flip the bread over and bake the other side until dry. Whole wheat bread takes a little bit longer to dry out than white bread, in my experience.
- 2. Cut bread into 1-2 inch cubes.
- 3. Melt the butter in a stock pot or dutch oven. Cook the onion and celery in the butter until barely soft. Season the mixture with Poultry Seasoning, salt and pepper.
- 4. Stir in bread crumbs until coated. Pour in chicken broth.
- 5. Chill and then stuff turkey or bake in a casserole pan at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Serve with gravy and that’s it! Our favorite family Thanksgiving tradition includes making about twice as much stuffing as necessary (the younger generation loves it) and perhaps adding a bit too much-powdered sugar into the fresh whipped cream (for pumpkin and pecan pie), to the dismay of the older generation. What makes the day so special is it’s one of the few times per year that our extended family gets together.
Happy Thanksgiving! Ironically, this was posted on the exact day Hostess announced liquidation of its brands, including Nature’s Pride. Visit Nature’s Pride on Facebook for details. However, any loaf of whole wheat bread will do!