Instant Stuffing in a Jar
This recipe fills one quart glass jar.
You can't go wrong having extra stuffing on hand. And this stuffing in a jar recipe is perfect for giving to a shut-in or someone with a busy life!
Pack the seasonings in a small half size "snack" ziplock bag (available at the dollar store) or use a large resealable plastic jewelry bag that you can find at hobby stores.
Stuffing in a Jar
You can even use wheat bread for your bread cubes to make the stuffing extra healthy.
It takes about 1/2 of a large French bread loaf to fill one quart jar.
To toast the bread cubes:
- Cut a loaf of bread into 1/2 inch strips with a serrated knife.
- Then cut the strips into 1/2 inch cubes.
- Layer the bread in a single layer on a baking pan.
- Bake cubes at 300 degrees F. for 10 to 15 minutes or just before they start to brown, stirring occasionally.
|3 1/2 cups unseasoned, toasted bread cubes (see left menu bar for toasting bread cubes. Toast 4 1/2 cups of bread cubes to have 3 1/2 cups after toasting - they shrink.)
3 tablespoons dried celery flakes
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons dried minced onions
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
Place the toasted bread cubes in a quart jar. In a small bowl, mix together celery flakes, parsley flakes, onions, bouillon granules, sage and poultry seasoning. Put the seasonings in a small resealable plastic bag. Put seasonings bag at the top of the jar or attach to the outside. Seal jar.
1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water, butter or margarine and contents of seasoning bag to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat; add bread cubes and gently stir. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.