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Savory Stuffing Seasoning Mix Recipe: Elevate Your Dishes with Homemade Flavors

Welcome to our kitchen, where budget-friendly and mouthwatering recipes are our specialty. In this blog post, we’re about to embark on a culinary adventure that will transform your meals – a delightful stuffing seasoning mix you can make at home.

Whether it’s Thanksgiving dinner, a Sunday roast, or a cozy family meal, this homemade seasoning mix will become your culinary secret. So, let’s dive in and discover how you can effortlessly elevate your dishes with this savory stuffing seasoning blend.

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The Essential Ingredients

Let’s start with the heart of our recipe – the ingredients you’ll need to create this delightful seasoning mix:

  • Dried Herbs: A harmonious blend of sage, thyme, and rosemary.
  • Spices: Ground black pepper for depth, and a touch of cayenne for a subtle kick.
  • Salt: Enhance the flavors with regular table salt or sea salt.
  • Onion and Garlic Powder: For an aromatic and savory twist.
  • Paprika: Adds a smoky dimension to the blend.
  • Nutmeg: Just a pinch for a warm, nutty undertone.
  • Brown Sugar: A dash of sweetness to balance the flavors.

Crafting Your Homemade Seasoning Blend

Creating your own seasoning mix is a breeze. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Gather Your Ingredients: Measure out a teaspoon of dried sage, thyme, and rosemary. Add half a teaspoon of black pepper, a pinch of cayenne, a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon each of onion and garlic powder, half a teaspoon of paprika, a pinch of nutmeg, and a tablespoon of brown sugar.
  2. Mix Thoroughly: In a small bowl, combine all these ingredients. Ensure they are mixed evenly to guarantee a consistent blend of flavors.
  3. Store for Later: If you’re not using the seasoning mix immediately, transfer it to an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dry place.

Application of Your Seasoning Mix

The versatility of this seasoning mix is one of its key attractions. Here are a few ways to use it in your cooking:

  • Stuffing: As the name implies, it’s a fantastic addition to your stuffing, elevating it to a new level of deliciousness.
  • Roasted Chicken: Rub this mix onto your chicken before roasting, resulting in a mouthwatering flavor profile.
  • Pork Chops: Season your pork chops with this blend for a savory, comforting meal.
  • Vegetables: Sprinkle this mix over your roasted or sautéed vegetables to give them an extra burst of flavor.

savory stuffing seasoning mix recipe

Why Choose Homemade Seasoning Mix

Here’s why crafting your own seasoning mix is a wise choice:

  • Cost-Effective: Making your seasoning mix at home is more budget-friendly compared to buying pre-packaged versions.
  • Customization: You have the flexibility to tweak the ingredients to match your taste preferences.
  • No Artificial Additives: Homemade seasoning mixes are free from artificial preservatives and additives.
  • Freshness: The flavors are more vibrant because you control the freshness of the ingredients.

How to Make Delicious Stuffing Using Homemade Stuffing Seasoning Mix

Here’s a simple guide on how to make stuffing using the seasoning mix:

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups of stale bread cubes (white or whole wheat)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
  • 1 cup of diced onions
  • 1 cup of diced celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of the homemade stuffing seasoning mix
  • 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

homemade stuffing seasoning ingredients

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Bread Cubes:
    • If you don’t have stale bread, you can cut fresh bread into cubes and let them sit out for a few hours to dry. You want the bread to be slightly dried out to absorb the flavors of the stuffing.
  2. Saute the Vegetables:
    • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Add the diced onions and celery and sauté until they become soft and translucent, which usually takes about 5-7 minutes.
    • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Add the Seasoning:
    • Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the homemade stuffing seasoning mix over the sautéed vegetables. Adjust the amount to your taste preferences, and you can always add more later if needed.
  4. Combine with Bread Cubes:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sautéed vegetable mixture with the stale bread cubes.
    • homemade stuffing seasoning ingredients in a bowl

  5. Moisten with Broth:
    • Pour 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth over the mixture. The amount of broth can vary depending on how moist you like your stuffing. Start with 2 cups and add more if needed. The bread should be moist but not soggy.
  6. Season with Salt and Pepper:
    • Taste the stuffing and season with salt and pepper according to your preference. Remember that the homemade seasoning mix already contains some salt, so be mindful not to over-salt.
  7. Bake or Stuff:
    • You can use the seasoned stuffing as a side dish or stuff it inside your turkey or chicken, depending on your preference.
  8. Baking Option:
    • If you choose to bake the stuffing separately, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Place the stuffing mixture in a greased baking dish, cover it with foil, and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until it’s heated through and slightly crispy on top. You can remove the foil for the last 10-15 minutes to achieve a golden, crispy crust.

And there you have it! Your stuffing is ready to be served alongside your main dish, whether it’s for a special holiday meal or a comforting family dinner. The homemade stuffing seasoning mix will infuse your stuffing with delicious flavors, making it a standout side dish on your table.

Conclusion: Elevate Your Dishes with Homemade Flavors

In conclusion, this savory stuffing seasoning mix recipe is your ticket to culinary greatness on a budget. It’s a straightforward, cost-effective, and versatile solution for adding an extra layer of flavor to your meals.

Say goodbye to overpriced store-bought seasonings and say hello to the affordable, customizable, and delectable flavors you can create in your own kitchen. So, get mixing, start cooking, and prepare to amaze your taste buds with this incredible seasoning blend. Your palate will thank you, and so will your wallet!
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Savory Stuffing Seasoning Mix Recipe

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Elevate your culinary creations with our homemade Savory Stuffing Seasoning Mix Recipe. This budget-friendly blend of dried herbs, spices, and a hint of sweetness will transform your meals into flavorful masterpieces.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Homemade Mixes, MYO, seasoning mixes, Side Dish, spice mixes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 0.3 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Mix Thoroughly: In a small bowl, combine all these ingredients. Ensure they are mixed evenly to guarantee a consistent blend of flavors.
    1 teaspoon dried sage
    1 teaspoon thyme
    1 teaspoon rosemary.
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    pinch cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    pinch nutmeg
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Store for Later: If you're not using the seasoning mix immediately, transfer it to an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dry place.
  • See Notes for Recipe for Stuffing/Dressing

Notes

 

Homemade Stuffing or Dressing

8 cups of stale bread cubes (white or whole wheat)
1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
1 cup of diced onions
1 cup of diced celery
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 teaspoons of the homemade stuffing seasoning mix
2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Prepare the Bread Cubes:

If you don't have stale bread, you can cut fresh bread into cubes and let
them sit out for a few hours to dry. You want the bread to be slightly dried out
to absorb the flavors of the stuffing.
Saute the Vegetables:
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the diced onions and celery and sauté until they become soft and
translucent, which usually takes about 5-7 minutes.
Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Add the Seasoning:
Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the homemade stuffing seasoning mix over the sautéed
vegetables. Adjust the amount to your taste preferences, and you can always add
more later if needed.
Combine with Bread Cubes:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sautéed vegetable mixture with the stale
bread cubes.
Moisten with Broth:
Pour 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth over the mixture. The amount of broth
can vary depending on how moist you like your stuffing. Start with 2 cups and
add more if needed. The bread should be moist but not soggy.
Season with Salt and Pepper:
Taste the stuffing and season with salt and pepper according to your preference.
Remember that the homemade seasoning mix already contains some salt, so be
mindful not to over-salt.
Bake or Stuff:
You can use the seasoned stuffing as a side dish or stuff it inside your turkey
or chicken, depending on your preference.
Baking Option:
If you choose to bake the stuffing separately, preheat your oven to 350°F
(175°C).
Place the stuffing mixture in a greased baking dish, cover it with foil, and
bake for about 30-40 minutes or until it's heated through and slightly crispy on
top.
You can remove the foil for the last 10-15 minutes to achieve a golden, crispy
crust.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1TablespoonCalories: 0.3kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 0.01gFat: 0.01gSaturated Fat: 0.003gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.001gSodium: 0.02mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 0.04gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.05mg
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1 thought on “Stuffing Seasoning Mix”

  1. This stuffing is a crave-worthy alternative to its stovetop counterpart. It tastes just like the real deal and it’s easy enough so you can whip up an batch in no time at all!

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