With Christmas just around the corner, families have a few more weeks to plan what they will be serving for the night of 24th. Although the traditional food types are always welcome, this is the best time for moms to start experimenting on a new recipe to introduce to the family. For those who are currently considering the best stuffing for their Holiday confections, here are some homemade Christmas stuffing ideas you might find interesting!
BASIC BREAD STUFFING
What would be the holidays like without fresh bread from the oven? For some bread stuffing, try combining the following ingredients together:
• ¾ minced onion
• 1 cup of butter
• ½ teaspoon of grounded black pepper or more to taste.
• 2 teaspoons of salt or more depending to taste
• 9 cups of day-old white wheat bread cubes
• 1 ½ cups of chopped celery
• 1 ½ teaspoon of dried and crushed sage leaves
Start off by cooking the celery and onions in butter until they’re tender. Add in about1/3 of the bread cubes and stir. Once the combination becomes well-blended with smooth consistency, put them in a deep bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Put in turkey just before roasting.
BLUE CHEESE STUFFING
If you’re looking for something a little different from the usual, there’s the blue cheese stuffing recipe. Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir. This recipe is ideal for 6 to 8 pork chops.
• ½ cup walnuts
• ½ blue cheese, crumbled
• 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
If you’re trying to keep it healthy this year, here’s a tasty homemade Christmas stuffing recipe for vegetarians:
• 3 tablespoons of butter
• 1 diced yellow onion, large
• 1 cup diced celery
• 1 cup pre-cooked wild rice
• 2 tablespoon olive oil
• ¾ cup chopped cranberries
• 2 tablespoon minced sage, fresh
• 2 beaten eggs
• 16 ounce red kidney beans
• 2 tablespoon poultry seasoning
• ½ diced red onion
• 1 package of pre-toasted bread cubes
• 2 tablespoon minced thyme, fresh
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 4 cups vegetable broth, low sodium
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees while placing 2 tablespoons of butter and oil in a skillet. Add in the cranberries, celery and onions, cooking it on medium heat for fifteen minutes. Throw in the vegetable broth and allow it to boil.
In a separate bowl start combining the rice, herbs and eggs. Put in the still-hot cranberries mixture and throw in the poultry seasoning and beans. Use the salt and pepper to taste. Bake the complete mixture for 25 minutes in two 8-inch pans lined with butter. Once done, bake it again for 10 more minutes until the top is crisp.
Of course, it’s always possible for you to start experimenting on different homemade Christmas stuffing types depending on the preferences of the family. It’s a good idea to try out different recipes just before the holidays so you’d know exactly what to put on the table for the festivities!