How to Make Potato
Stuffing for Turkey in 7 Easy Steps
stuffing for turkey is
easy as cake. Well, it isn't cake, but you can bet it is as
delicious. You may be wondering if is worth the time and effort. I
can answer that in three words: yes it is. Most people think that to
make a yummy stuffing, you need an endless list of ingredients or
such a lengthy procedure that you might fall asleep before finishing.
In only 7 easy-to-follow steps, you can make stuffing
for your turkey
in Thanksgiving or a side dish for any other occasion. You don't have
to settle for the packaged version, and certainly, you don't need to
spend hours in the kitchen to make something your family will
Stuffing in 7 Steps
The recipe for the
you are going to see doesn't require fancy or hard-to-get
ingredients. It has been made simple for everybody (from the amateur
to the expert cook) to enjoy and who knows, maybe impress your
guests. With all that said, let's begin.
5 to 7
- 4 medium Russet potatoes,
ideal for mashing
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 2 celery stalks
- 4 slices of bread (any bread: white, gluten free,
whole grain, etc.)
- 4 tablespoons of butter (any type)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup apple (chopped, optional)
- 1 tbsp raisins (optional)
The first thing we have to do is to prepare the
mashed potatoes. Peel the potatoes, cut them into quarters, and toss
into a large pot filled with water. Add salt to taste and cover.
Turn on the stove and use high heat.
As soon as it boils, turn the heat down to low and
simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the cover, pierce the potatoes with a
fork to ensure they are well-cooked. If they can be pierced easily,
drain the water, wait for them to steam-dry for a minute and proceed to
mash them. Otherwise, hang in there until they ready.
Now comes the fun part. Add the butter to a large
skillet, heat on medium, and wait until it melts. Take the celery and
onion, place them in the skillet, stir for 5 to 8 minutes.
onion gets a slight brown color and the celery becomes soft, remove
from heat and wait for the mix to cool down a bit.
Toast the slices of bread slightly and cut them into
croutons-like pieces. Then break the pieces with your hands as much as
posible. Place the mashed potatoes, bread, thyme,
seasoning, optional apple and raisins in the skillet with the buttered
celery and onion. You can add salt and/or pepper if you wish. Stir and
I didn't add the additional salt or any pepper
and it tasted just fine.
After you are done stirring, store the stuffing in
the fridge until you are ready to use it.
Once the big day arrives, just before placing the
turkey in the oven, add some butter to the bird's cavity and season
with salt and pepper. Toss the stuffing inside the turkey and roast
You can also cook it in the oven by itself on 350 °F
(177 °C) for about 45 minutes or until golden.
Prepare to bewilder your guests with one good yet
simple stuffing. Give it a try. You are going to like it!
Now you know the
process of making
mashed potato stuffing for turkey. It is probably easier than what
you imagined. With this recipe, your Thanksgiving feast won't be
same, and I'm sure your guests will be wondering what chef you hired
to cook the dinner. If you wish to do so, you can also toss extra
ingredients into the pan to create a unique flavor and add a twist.
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