Southern Cracker Stuffing Recipe


A different kind of dressing that goes well with any meal. I like the sweet and savory flavors, this has it all!

 Southern Cracker Stuffing Recipe


7 cups coarsely crushed butter flavored crackers (around 5 sleeves)  reserving 1/2 cup
5 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled reserving 3 tablespoons of bacon fat
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 finely chopped celery
1/2 cup dried cranberries or chopped dates
2 cups chicken broth
2 eggs beaten
optional: pinch of cayenne pepper or use 1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 tablespoons minced garlic in olive oil
2 cups shredded cheddar

Butter a 2 to 3 quart baking dish. Cook bacon setting aside 3 tablespoon fat. In that pan add the garlic cook for 45 seconds.  Add the bacon and garlic to the pan.  Add the rest of the ingredients except broth and eggs and toss together. Whisk in eggs and broth. Add that mixture to the butter baking dish. Sprinkle top with cheddar and additional cracker crumbs  Cover with oil sprayed foil and bake for 40 minutes until its hot in the center and crisp on top.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

What a clever idea. My French pork stuffing uses saltine crackers but your dish sounds wonderful.