This week I've seen a lot of people in the blogosphere asking about "go-to" Thanksgiving recipes. Today I want to share mine: my Nonni's (grandmother's) Italian Stuffing.
If you're looking for an alternative to your typical bread & celery or cornbread stuffing, this might be the one for you. (But only if you like cheese--lots and lots of cheese.)
To make it you'll need:
- a loaf of white bread
- four eggs
- 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley
- 1/4 lb each of diced sharp cheddar, diced sharp provolone & diced fresh mozzarella
- 4 to 8 oz. grated parmesan
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
Take your loaf of white bread (I use this one)...
Wet the bread under the faucet and squeeze out the excess water.
Then tear up the bread into bits and place in a bowl.
Take your eggs...
...add them to the bread mixture and mix with your hands.
Next take the Italian Parsley...
Chop up about 1/4 cup's worth...
...and add to the egg and bread mixture. (I know that's just a tablespoon pictured below but I ultimately went with a 1/4 cup.) At this point you should also add your salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Now it's time for the cheese. I know. This looks a little ridiculous. (Okay, it's totally ridiculous.)
Dice up the mozzarella.
And the cheddar and provolone (make sure they're both sharp, not mild).
This should make enough for a 14 lb turkey. I usually have additional stuffing that I bake in a pan.
I'm going to go ahead and publish this recipe tonight but I'll add pictures of the cooked stuffing tomorrow.
In the meanwhile, have a happy, happy Thanksgiving!
Update: Did I remember to take a picture of the finished product? No. No I didn't. Too busy eating. Oh well, there's always next year!