Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing

Amount

 Measure

 Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1/2

 cup

 unsalted butter

1

 large

 onion -- diced

1

 cup

 celery -- diced

1

 cup

 mushroom caps -- sliced

8

 ounces

 water chestnuts -- diced

1/2

 teaspoon

 ground sage

1/2

 teaspoon

 dried thyme

1/2

 teaspoon

 dried marjoram

1/2

 teaspoon

 dried thyme

1/4

 teaspoon

 ground nutmeg

1/4

 teaspoon

 black pepper -- dried

10

 cups

 bread cubes

1

 cup

 low sodium chicken broth


Heat oven to 325F.

Melt butter in large frying pan. Add onions, celery, and mushrooms. Cook until golden about 15 minutes.

Add sage, pepper, thyme, marjoram, and nutmeg. Mix well.

Put bread crumbs in large bowl. Add onion mixture, water chestnuts, and enough chicken stock to moisten.

Put in 2 quart casserole dish.

Cover and bake for 30 to 45 minutes.

Notes: To dry bread cubes heat oven to 300F. Cut bread into 1/2 inch cubes and place in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes stirring half way through.

Makes 12 servings

Per Serving:
196 Calories; 9g Fat (41.3% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 21mg Cholesterol; 272mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Fat.

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