Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Homemade Stove Top Stuffing - No MSG!

My husband LOVES Stove Top Stuffing!  And there are some casseroles that are just so good with it on top!  But, I always feel so guilty as I open the box and pour all that MSG in the pot, and then plop it on their plates.  They don't have a clue what their eating, but I do!  So, shouldn't I do something about it?

That's when I found this recipe.  I tweaked it a bit and here's my final recipe.  {Although I don't really go by recipes, but this is the general idea!}  I'd love to know your thoughts on it!!

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All you need to do:

6 cups cubed bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread bread on baking pan.  Bake for 10 - 15 mins.  You will want to turn them to be sure they brown evenly.  After your cubes have cooled, put them in a bag or a large container with a lid.  Add the following to your bread cubes, put your lid on your container and shake until all is well coated:
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 3 tbsp chicken-bouillon powder
  • ¼ cup dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp sage
  • 1/3 tsp salt
You can store this Stuffing Mix as it is in the same container you used to mix it! 

When you're ready to cook, simply dice 1/4 cup {or to taste} fresh celery and saute with butter and bit of garlic powder.  And don't try to do without this step...it's soo much better with the celery!! 

Combine the sauteed celery with 2 cups of your stuffing mix, 3/4 cup of water or chicken stock and 2 Tablespoons of butter.  Stir and fluff with a fork until well mixed, but be careful not to over cook!

And now you have a super easy,  very convenient, yummy, no MSG recipe for Stove Top Stuffing!!  

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4 comments:

  1. Doesn't chicken bouillon powder have msg?

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    1. You can get it without MSG in health food stores...or you can do what I do and use chicken stock instead of water when cooking... But you can find chicken bouillon without MSG.

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  2. Just make sure the chicken boullion doesn't use one of the 50 different names of MSG..LIKE yeast extract for example.

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  3. What are some well known popular MSG-FREE chicken boullion powder or cube brands that you have used and not had a migraine afterward? (When I sat MSG, I of course also mean yeast extract, celery extract, certain proteins that cause migraines, hydrogenated oils, disodium isosinate, disodium guanylate, and the dozens of other similar ingredients)? I am afraid to try homemade soups, gravys etc because they usually include ingredients that cause me to have migraines.

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