The best stuffing starts with bread cubed and dried in your oven!
bread, bread cubes, sausage stuffing
Loaf of Artisan or French Bread or any other type of leftover bread or rolls
sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Cube the bread, spread out onto a large cookie or baking sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Bake in 250 degree oven until bread is lightly toasted and completely dried out.
About 1-1 1/2 hours, depending on density of bread and oven.
Cool completely, bag until ready to use.
Also delicious as croutons. If you are making croutons, drizzle about 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in a non stick pan. Place the bread cubes in the pan and cook over medium to medium high heat, tossing as the bread cubes are cooking. Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. This can also be cooked in the oven at 325-350 until bread is toasted.
Save the crumbs as well to use in dressing.
If you are in a hurry, increase the oven temperature to 300 and bake for about 30-40 minutes.
Olive oil is not necessary, but adds flavor to the bread cubes. I usually drizzle olive oil on one loaf of french bread, but not on the other loaves.