Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe | The Olive Crush

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving Stuffing
Without stuffing, Thanksgiving dinner is just a turkey meal. Try this deliciously flavored stuffing using our California Mission Olive Oil and Whole Spice Chicken Stuffing Seasoning, and some unique ingredients like pumpkin and pears!

Thanksgiving Stuffing
Serves 8
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Total Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1/4 cup California Mission Olive Oil
  2. 1/2 Loaf White Bread (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  3. 3 Garlic Cloves (peeled and cut in half)
  4. 3 Shallots (coarsely chopped)
  5. 1 medium Pumpkin (peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes; 5 cups)
  6. 2 Quinces or Pears (peeled; cored; cut into 1-inch cubes; 4 cups)
  7. 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  8. 2 tablespoons Whole Spice Chicken Stuffing Seasoning
  9. 1 cup Chicken Stock
  10. 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  11. 1 tablespoon Honey
  12. 2 teaspoon chopped Thyme
  13. 1 teaspoon Salt
  14. 1 tablespoon chopped Parsley
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the bread cubes and saute for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large Dutch oven or other large pot over medium heat.
  4. Add the garlic and shallots and saute until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the pumpkin, quinces/pears, cinnamon sticks, and Chicken Stuffing Seasoning and saute another 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in chicken stock, orange juice, and honey, reduce heat to low, and simmer until pumpkin is tender, about 15 minutes. Add the thyme, salt, and reserved bread cubes.
  6. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until heated through, about 15 minutes.
  7. Remove cinnamon sticks and stir in the parsley.
Adapted from Marcus Samuelsson's Thanksgiving Stuffing
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Products Used In This Recipe

  • Bred by early California missionaries, this first cold pressed Manzanillo is a limited production. This sweet and buttery late harvest mission oil comes to us from an award winning artisan producer in California. Mission is California’s most popular olive, producing light tasting oil known for delivering a mere hint of fruit and no spiciness.
    Tip: This easy to use oil will fit in almost anywhere and will be perfect with all of our balsamic or regular vinegars. If you are using dipping spices, this EVOO will let the flavors of your special blend stand out. Use Mission EVOO any time you want a light flavor. It can be used in baking as a substitute for butter or canola oil and can easily be used on toast with jams, tapenades and all bread toppers.

  • Ingredients: Sage, Rosemary, Oregano, thyme, Marjoram , Black Pepper, Ginger

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