Midwest Living Holiday Cookbook 2009
Mix and Match Bread Dressing
Whether you're looking to tweak your favorite dressing or create a new tradition, Mix and Match Bread Dressing meets the challenge. Start with the basic recipe, then try one of the blends shown at left or craft a custom version.
-- Top right: Whole wheat bread anchors a mix of sweet potato, celery, almonds, apricots and sage.
-- Left: Wild rice stands in for bread in this dressing studded with button mushrooms, celery, bacon, pecans, golden raisins and thyme.
-- Bottom right: Sourdough bread cubes blend with cooked bulk Italian sausage, celery, dried cranberries, pine nuts and rosemary.
More holiday side dishes: Minnesota wild rice and pecans fill Wild Rice, Barley and Dried Cherry Pilaf with crunchy texture as it pops with fruit flavor. A blend of chile peppers and spices give Aunt Maude's Southwestern Turkey Chili a smoky flavor and kick of hotness.