Growing up, Thanksgiving wasn’t my favorite holiday. My family would make the same thing every year, and honestly, I only liked a few things. Turkey, mashed potatoes (no gravy), veggies, and rolls. I would be done eating in less than ten minutes, and go watch tv until dessert (which I also wasn’t a big fan of). It’s not that I’m picky, I’m just a very simple eater, and Thanksgiving foods always seemed “so complicated” to me.
As I got older and was allowed to start cooking my own foods for the holiday, I decided to have some fun and branch out a little. I went online in search of ideas, and came across something that is now a tradition in our home: White Castle Stuffing. I know at first it might seem odd or strange, but trust me….IT’S DELICIOUS! Whenever we have someone joining us for Thanksgiving for the first time, we always make them guess what the stuffing is made from, and they never guess White Castle. Once they realize what is it, they are shocked (and delighted)! So now I pass on my recipe to you (well, it’s from White Castle’s website, but still…). Try it out this year, have some fun, and make it a memorable and safe Thanksgiving!
10-12 White Castle Sliders, no pickles (you can buy frozen, but I strongly recommend making the trip to buy fresh from the restaurant)
1 1/2 cups Celery, diced
1 1/4 teaspoons Thyme, ground
1 1/2 teaspoons Sage, ground
3/4 teaspoon Black pepper, coarsely ground
1 or 1/4 cup Chicken broth
In a large mixing bowl, tear the Sliders into pieces and add diced celery and seasonings.
Add 1 cup chicken broth, toss well
Add ingredients to Casserole Dish and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Or to stuff the ingredients into the cavity of the turkey, prepare ingredients as noted above, but reduce chicken broth to 1/4 Cup, then cook as you normally would.
Makes about 9 cups (enough for a 10-to-12-pound turkey). Note: Allow 1 Slider for each pound of turkey, which will be equal to 3/4 cup of stuffing per pound.