Stuffing/Dressing Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by OldGuy43, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Question:

    Can I mix up the stuffing for my turkey up the night before and stuff it just before I put it into the oven? I ask since I have to have the turkey in the oven no later than 5:30 am because OldGal has to be at work at 5:00 pm, so we have to eat early. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  2. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done it before. My stuffing recipe has nothing raw in it, so there won't be any issue.
    As long as you don't stuff the turkey until just before putting it in the oven, it works great. I zapped it in the microwave to warm it up a touch before stuffing the turkey because it turned into a solid chunk overnight in the fridge. I didn't heat it too hot, just a little bit, then stirred it up.
     
  3. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm trying giblet stuffing this year, but they'll be cooked before their mixed in. Should be okay, huh? [​IMG]
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I would keep the broth separate and add it just as the stuffing is going into the bird. All the chopped veggies, spices, and bread should beO K if mixed together the night before. The broth can be made and just refrigerated separately until the last minute.
     
  5. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, waiting till morning to add the broth would probably help stop it from becoming a brick in the fridge. Not too hard to just stir in the broth and then stuff the turkey. DH reminded me that the stuffing was pretty heavy and dense that year.
     
  6. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Seems reasonable. Okay, that's what I'll do.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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