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Homemade Sage and Onion Stuffing Is The Best!
Have you ever made your own homemade Sage and Onion Stuffing? If not I strongly urge you to do so because:
- Homemade stuffing is absolutely delicious!
- The aromas while baking this stuffing are amazing and will get you salivating!
- It's super satisfying, easy, and fun to make!
This stuffing will complement your holiday roasts or any of your delicious roasts throughout the year!
So, let's make some homemade Sage and Onion Stuffing!
What Ingredients Will I Need For This Sage and Onion Stuffing?
Here is what you will need to make your scrumptious homemade stuffing:
- Rustic sourdough bread (or other rustic bread)
- Fresh sage
- Fresh thyme
- Turkey or chicken broth
- Cayenne (just a pinch or more if you dare!)
There is so much herby goodness here with the sage as well as thyme! I prefer using fresh sage and thyme, however, you could substitute dried if you wish.
Now that we know what ingredients are needed, let's move on to see the easy method to make this homemade sage and onion stuffing.
The Method To Make This Perfect Accompaniment To A Roast!
We must sort out the bread to begin with. First you will cut the bread into small cubes. Then you can leave them out to air dry overnight, or you can toast them in a 250F oven for an hour or so until they are dried out.
Next we will sauté minced garlic, onion, and celery in butter until softened. Then we will add the thyme leaves and minced sage and stir until fragrant, then season with salt, pepper, and cayenne.
Now add the sage and onion mixture to the bread cubes in a large bowl. Whisk together the egg and broth, and then pour into the herb and vegetable mixture.
The final step before baking is to drizzle a generous amount of melted butter! Be generous, it's ok. 😊If the mixture seems too dry, you can add in a bit more broth prior to baking. You don't want the stuffing to be gummy, but you also don't want it too dry.
Now it's time to bake! Place the mixture into an 8"x8" baking pan which has been greased or lined with foil. Bake covered with foil at 350F for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, then bake for another 10 minutes or so until the top bread cubes are nice and toasty!
Be sure to enjoy the delicious herby aromas wafting through your kitchen as the stuffing bakes!
What To Serve Alongside Your Sage and Onion Stuffing
This stuffing is absolutely perfect to serve alongside your favorite roast! Here I show it served with a roasted goose which we enjoyed for Christmas dinner.
Honestly I love this stuffing so much that I could just eat gobs and gobs of it on its own!
I do hope you will treat yourself to some delicious homemade Sage and Onion Stuffing with your next roast! It's not just for the holidays. 😉
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How To Make Delicious Sage and Onion Stuffing!
- 1 8"x8" baking pan for baking the stuffing
- 1 Skillet or cast iron pan
- 1 baking sheet for toasting bread cubes
- ½ lb rustic bread cut into small bite sized cubes; I used sourdough
- 1 onion diced
- 1 small handful fresh sage leaves can also sub 1 tablespoon dried
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme can also sub 1.5 ts dried
- 1 celery stalk diced
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 1.25-1.5 cups turkey or chicken broth may need a little more or less depending on how dry your bread cubes are
- 1 egg
- ½ ts salt or to taste
- ½ ts pepper or to taste
- pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
- 5 tablespoon butter split (2 tablespoon for sautéing and 3 tablespoon for drizzling)
- First you will cut the bread into small cubes. Then you can leave them out to air dry overnight, or you can toast them in a 250F oven for an hour or so until they are dried out. To toast the bread cubes, place them on a large baking sheet so that they don't crowd one another. Stir around every 20 minutes or so until they are toasted. Then increase your oven temperature to 350F for baking the stuffing.
- Next we will sauté minced garlic, onion, and celery in 2 tablespoon butter on a medium heat until softened for around 10 minutes. Then we will add the thyme leaves and minced sage and stir until fragrant (around 1-2 minutes), then season with salt, pepper, and cayenne.
- Now add the sage and onion mixture to the bread cubes in a large bowl.
- Whisk together the egg and broth, and then pour into the herb and vegetable mixture and combine.
- Drizzle 3 tablespoon of melted butter over the mixture and stir. At this point if the mixture seems too dry, you can add more broth a little at a time. We don't want the stuffing to be gummy, but we don't want it too dry either, so use your best judgement here.
- Place the mixture into an 8"x8" baking pan which has been greased or lined with foil. Bake covered with foil at 350F for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, then bake for another 10 minutes or so until the top bread cubes are nice and toasty! Taste and adjust for seasoning at this time.
- Your delicious Sage and Onion Stuffing is now ready to serve!