Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe | The Olive Crush

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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