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Appetizer & Sides

Apple Cheddar Stuffing

Prep Time: 15 Min  |  Cook Time: 45 Min  |  Servings:  |  Calories:
stuffing v3
Prep Time
15 Min
Cook Time
45 Min

<p>Ciabatta bread cubes are toasted, then combined with butter, sauteed onion, celery and apple. A savory broth, apple cider, poultry seasoning and butter is added to the mix, along with a generous amount of Sargento® Sharp Cheddar. The mixture is baked in a 13’X9” pan, then topped with more cheese.</p>

  • 8 cups Ciabatta bread cubes, toasted
  • 5 Tbsp. Butter, melted, divided
  • 1 cup Onion, diced
  • 1 cup Celery, diced
  • 1 ea. Tart apple such as granny smith, cored & chopped (1 ½ cups)
  • 2 cups shredded Sargento® Sharp Cheddar
  • 2 cups Chicken stock
  • ½ cups Apple cider
  • 1 lg. Egg, beaten
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. Poultry seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Pre-heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan. Add onion, celery and apple. Saute for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Transfer to a large bowl. Add toasted ciabatta cubes and toss to combine.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large saucepan, combine chicken stock, apple cider, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring just to a simmer. Remove from heat, then pour over and fold into bread cube mixture. Gently fold in 1 ½ cups of cheese.
  3. Transfer mixture to a greased 13” X 9” baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove foil, and top stuffing with remaining cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve.