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Video:Make-Ahead Stuffing Mix

with Rachel Edelman

Make-ahead stuffing is a great side dish that you can prepare easily whenever you desire. This stuffing mix can be saved for months and used in a variety of recipes.See Transcript

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Transcript:Make-Ahead Stuffing Mix

Hi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make a homemade stuffing mix. This can be saved for months and used in a variety of recipes.

Toast the Stuffing Bread

First preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Cut slices of bread into half inch cubes. You can use almost any kind of bread to make the stuffing mix. I'm using whole wheat bread.

Arrange the bread into a single layer on a baking sheet. Use your hands to separate any cubes that have stuck together. The recipe I'm using calls for 30 slices of bread, but you can adjust it to make however much want. Remember that the bread will shrink down as it bakes.

Put the pans into the oven for about 45 minutes. Every 15 minutes, check on the cubes and mix them around, so that all sides get toasted. When they are done, take them out of the oven and let them slightly cool.

Prepare the Stuffing Seasoning

While the bread is cooking you can make the seasoning. Start by peeling a small onion. Mince half of the onion. Put 3 tablespoons into a bowl. Now add 2 teaspoons of garlic salt, a little pepper, 1/2 a cup of vegetable oil, 3 tablespoons of dried parsley flakes, and 3/4 of a teaspoon of ground sage.

Mix everything until the ingredients are well combined.

Season the Stuffing Bread

Take the cooled bread cubes and pour them into the bowl. Pour the mixture on top of the cubes. Toss the cubes so that they are evenly coated.

Store or Use the Stuffing

Place the stuffing mix in an airtight container and label it with the date. Store it in a cool, dry place and use it within 3 months.

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