Great Grandma's Famous Stuffing
This vegetarian recipe for Great Grandma's Famous Stuffing is amazing. It consists of onions, celery, unsalted butter, white sandwich bread, and more. This Thanksgiving stuffing recipe is perfect for your dinner table. Make sure to use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth if you want to keep it vegetarian. Top this classic stuffing with parsley for a gourmet look. This savory side dish will satisfy everyone's taste buds, making it a great sidekick to your turkey. With every bite, you'll travel back to a simpler time.
Sometimes stuffing feels like a uniquely American dish, especially around Thanksgiving. Every family has its own special or secret ingredient that makes their stuffing better than anyone else's.
With so much lore and tradition surrounding the Pilgrims, it might be hard to imagine stuffing as existing anywhere but North America. However, the first written record of stuffings occurs in a Roman cookbook called Apicius De Re Coquinaria published in the 4th or 5th centuries. It contains recipes for chicken, hare, and pig stuffed with nuts, vegetables, and grains, among other ingredients.
Regionally, though, Americans take their stuffing recipes pretty seriously. In the north, stuffing was traditionally made from rice and nuts. In the south, where stuffing is more commonly called dressing, it's a corn-based mixture. Cooks on both coasts added clams, muscles, and oysters to the dish. Today, all types of meats and vegetables, from chicken to peppers, are stuffed with a variety of ingredients like breadcrumbs, celery, herbs, fruit, and nuts. However you choose to make your stuffing or dressing, be sure to include it on your Thanksgiving table this year!
Cooking Time45 min