Revamped Thanksgiving Sides
In many families, Thanksgiving is as much about food as it is about family. Between the turkey, the mashed potatoes, the pumpkin pie, it’s all so delicious and comforting. But the star of many thanksgiving dinners has got to be the traditional turkey stuffing – hands down.
While it may seem a bit risky to change up a Thanksgiving tradition, our take on a vegetarian baked stuffing will appeal to all palettes, and we’re certain this quick and easy side dish will quickly become a new family fave around your Thanksgiving table.
In a large skillet, heat ¼ cup butter and oil over medium heat and sauté 1 large onion and 4 stalks of chopped celery until softened. Add chopped sage and 2 cloves of minced garlic and continue to sauté for two more minutes. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, combine onion mixture with 1 loaf of day old bread (cut in chunks) and mix well. Cover bread mixture with 1 cup of vegetable stock to combine. Add 200 g package of crumbled Organic Feta Cheese, ½ nuts (chestnuts or walnuts are our picks), and 2 tbsp of chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350f and grease a 13×9 casserole dish with butter. Bake stuffing mix in casserole dish uncovered for 45 minutes or until stuffing is hot and top is lightly golden brown.
Whether you’re hosting or attending a thanksgiving dinner this year, this perfectly savoury vegetarian baked feta stuffing packs a lot of punch and will surely be a staple for years to come.
HOSTESS TIP: You can prepare the stuffing ahead of time and refrigerate until your guests arrive, ensuring a hot stuffing to serve alongside your dinner.
For full recipe, visit krinos.ca/recipes/vegetarian-feta-baked-stuffing/