Someone gave me a big box of twelve packages of Stovetop Stuffing. I really don't like it as a stuffing. Is there anything else you can make with it? I can't give it to a foodbank/charity because the individual packages are generic with no instructions printed on them. The foodbanks here will not take anything like that. I also can't find anyone who wants it.
By joan pecsek from South Norfolk , VA
Use it when making a meatloaf. Instead of bread crumbs or oatmeal, crunch it some and put in your meatloaf with your other ingredients. Delicious.
I use it to stuff zucchini. After hollowing them out, I chop the inside flesh of the zucchini, fry up mince or sausage, shredded carrots and then add the stuffing mix. you may need to add a bit of water but I find that the moisture from the zucchini flesh is enough. Fill the zucchini, sprinkle with some grated cheese on top and bake in the oven for about 1 hour. They are really good.
I make a good chicken casserole.
Put a layer of cut up cooked chicken in bottom of 9X13 pan.
Add a layer of prepared stuffing.
Cover with left over chicken gravy, mixed with on can of cr of mushroom soup.
Just pop it into a food processor or blender and turn it into "seasoned bread crumbs". Use it for any recipe that uses bread crumbs.
Or, before you do that, remove the larger pieces and use them for "croutons".
I buy 1lb. of oven roasted turkey breast sliced a little thicker than for a sandwich. Make Stovetop, lay out turkey, and roll Stovetop in turkey slices.
I make a turkey quiche after Thanksgiving that uses stovetop stuffing for the crust instead of pie crust. Works great. Just make as usual, put in pie plate & bake for few minutes till firm. THen put filling in and bake till done.
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Mix contents of vegetable/seasoning packet, hot water and butter in large bowl until butter is melted. Stir in stuffing crumbs just to moisten. Let stand 5 minutes.
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