Thanksgiving shortcuts are hard to pull off here in Germany. So when I go on about making my own dressing from scratch and you just want to hurl, remember that I can’t get things like Stove Top Dressing Mix here in Germany. If I could, I might very well use it. Or I could use a copycat recipe for Stovetop. But I also find this dressing recipe a great way to use up old baguettes and rolls that I’ve had in the freezer for a bit – and it’s really not that much more effort.
If you want to spice up a regular box of dressing mix, take 2 boxes store bought Dressing Mix. Brown one chopped onion, 2 stalks celery & 1 bell pepper in 4 tablespoons of butter. Add broth instead of water with the package seasoning; bring to a boil. Add one chopped apple. Remove from heat. Add dried bread package and stir until bread absorbs liquid. Grease a casserole dish with butter. Add dressing and bake in 350 oven for about 20 minutes until top is crusty.
For those taking a more traditional approach, use this fantastic recipe.