Recipe courtesy of Treva Chadwell

Better Than the Box Stuffing

Packaged stuffing mix can become a special standout with some added texture and fresh herbs.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

One 15-ounce bag seasoned stuffing mix

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter

4 stalks celery, diced (about 2 cups)

2 medium leeks, white parts sliced into half-moons, rinsed and drained

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Juice of 2 lemons (about 1/3 cup)

1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped

1/2 cup pecan pieces

1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, finely chopped

2 eggs, lightly beaten

4 cups chicken or vegetable stock, warmed

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Pour the stuffing mix into a large bowl and set aside. 
  2. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and leeks, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until very soft, 10 minutes. Stir in the mustard and lemon juice and cook until the liquid is absorbed, 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. 
  3. Add the leek and celery mixture, cranberries, pecans, parsley, sage and eggs to the stuffing mix. Pour the warmed stock over, toss to combine and then spoon into the baking dish. Dot the top with the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and bake until lightly browned on top, 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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