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Wild mushrooms make an amazing, rich base for a stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner. This stuffing includes diced turkey liver, which gives it an intense, deep flavor. If you're not a liver lover or if you're serving vegetarians, you can omit it from the recipe. Recipe adapted from Alice Waters.

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2009

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total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
10

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Place bread in a large bowl and toss with milk. Let stand, tossing or stirring occasionally, until saturated.

  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven or large straight-sided skillet over medium heat. Add liver and cook, stirring once or twice, until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and butter to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots and cook, stirring often, until softened and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until the mushroom have softened and the liquid released has evaporated, 8 to 12 minutes. Add to the bowl with the liver.

  • Drain and squeeze the bread and add to the bowl with the mushroom mixture (discard any remaining milk). Add parsley, thyme, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Stir in eggs. Transfer the stuffing to the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake until heated through and golden on top, about 45 minutes.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 5, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Remove from the refrigerator about 20 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F until hot and golden, 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 10.9g; carbohydrates 30.3g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 7.2g; fat 11.1g; saturated fat 3.8g; cholesterol 81.7mg; vitamin a iu 2656.2IU; vitamin c 9.2mg; folate 162.6mcg; calcium 117.4mg; iron 3.2mg; magnesium 30.1mg; potassium 496.8mg; sodium 489mg; thiamin 0.3mg.
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