Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing Dressing Casserole with Thyme and Sage
A Baking Sheet Will Take Your Thanksgiving Stuffing To The Next Level
By Elaina Friedman
Accomplishing everything on your list before Thanksgiving dinner might require 86'ing a dish or two; however, one dish that's far too dear to be sacrificed is the stuffing. Fortunately, there’s a way to take it up a notch by swapping your casserole dish for a sheet pan.
A Yahoo! News hack inspired by a Julia Turshen’s recipe in her cookbook "Now and Again" suggests mixing your stuffing ingredients, spreading the mixture into an even layer onto your sheet tray, and topping it with melted butter. This approach yields a faster cooking time and makes your entire batch of stuffing as crunchy as the top layer of your standard casserole version.
Bonnie S. Benwick also draws from Turshen's method in her vegetarian "Sheet Pan Stuffing with Chestnuts" recipe, including, celery, pears, chestnuts, dried cranberries, dried challah, and cornbread. For the starchy ingredients, she incorporates the sheet pan and spreads them to dry out overnight in a recently-used oven so that they're ready to soak up all the flavors of the recipe when they roast.