Photo credit: Williams-Sonoma
The newest recipe to add to my recipe box is this yummy, yummy stuffing/dressing that my daughter, Lauren and her husband, Dawson prepared last year when we visited them for Thanksgiving. It is different than any other stuffing/dressing recipe that I’ve ever made because it calls for biscuits! It is adapted from a recipe once posted on the Williams-Sonoma web-site. If you haven’t already seen it, here it is for you. Lauren is turning into quite the gourmand, trying many new recipes, including this stuffing/dressing side dish for the holidays. I highly recommend this dish!
- Twelve 4-inch cream biscuits, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 lb. sliced smoky bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 thinly sliced prosciutto, minced into small pieces (our addition)
- 2 yellow onions, diced
- 5 celery stalks, diced
- 8 oz. white button mushrooms, brushed clean and sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced (our addition)
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 5 cups chicken stock
- Position a rack in the lower third of an oven and preheat to 350°F.
- Spread the biscuits out on a baking sheet.
- Toast in the oven until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Set aside.
- Increase the oven temperature to 375°F.
- In a deep sauté pan over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 7 to 9 minutes.
- Add the minced prosciutto and cook for one more minute or so.
- Transfer to paper towels to drain.
- Pour off all but 3 Tbs. of the fat from the pan.
- Set the pan over medium heat and add the onions.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
- Add the celery, mushrooms, parsley, sage and thyme and cook until the celery is soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes
- Transfer the onion mixture to a large bowl.
- Add the bacon to the bowl and season with salt and pepper.
- Add the biscuits and stock and stir to combine.
- Transfer the dressing to a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake until the dressing is lightly browned, about 20 minutes more.
Thanks to Lauren and Dawson for this recipe and a delicious and wonderful Thanksgiving!