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Can stuffing be prepared the day before.

asked by theresa 12 months ago
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added 12 months ago

Yes, I did it last year. It was fine. You can either assemble it and finish baking on T-giving day or you can bake it the day before and warm it up before serving. It's a pleasure to have everything done and only the turkey to roast on Thanksgiving day.


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added 12 months ago

I agree with creamtea, I always make my dressing the day before and bake the day of. The ingredients have a chance to really get cozy and I think it actually tastes better.


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added 12 months ago

Oh, I hope you will! It will make your Turkey Day so much more pleasant with that dish out of the way.

added 12 months ago

Yes, as long as you're baking it in a dish, not stuffing it in the bird. Another approach - I do all the prep the day before - chop/sautee the vegetables, get the stock, toasted bread cubes, etc. ready - then it just takes a few minutes to toss it all together bake it on the actual day.

added 12 months ago

I prepared by stuffing/dressing in a dish the day before Thanksgiving and baked it on Thanksgiving Day. I did add a little extra broth to moisten it before baking. I also prepared a mashed potato casserole the day before and baked it on Thanksgiving. Both dishes baked while the turkey rested. It worked beautifully!


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added 12 months ago

Another tip, I find that covering my stuffing with buttered aluminum foil helps to keep it from sticking.