1/2 cup Temecula Olive Oil Company’s Olive Oil of choice
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 celery stalks, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).
Prepare the Focaccia:
Cut the Temecula Olive Oil Company’s Artisan Herb Focaccia into 1-inch cubes. Spread the cubes on a baking sheet and toast them in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until they are slightly crispy on the outside.
In a large skillet, heat Classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion, diced celery, and minced garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
Stir in dried sage, thyme, crushed rosemary, salt, and black pepper. Allow the herbs to infuse into the mixture for an additional 2-3 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the toasted focaccia cubes with the sautéed vegetable mixture. Toss to distribute the flavors evenly.
Moisten with Broth:
Pour vegetable or chicken broth over the bread mixture, stirring gently to ensure even moisture absorption. Adjust the amount of broth to achieve your desired stuffing consistency.
Add Cranberries and Pecans:
Fold in dried cranberries and toasted chopped pecans, distributing them evenly throughout the stuffing.
Bake to Perfection:
Transfer the stuffing mixture to a greased baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden and crispy.
Garnish and Serve:
Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley before serving. Your Temecula Olive Oil Company’s Herbed Focaccia Stuffing is ready to grace your Thanksgiving table!
Enjoy the rich flavors of Temecula Olive Oil Company’s Classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Artisan Herb Focaccia in this savory and aromatic stuffing that will complement your Thanksgiving feast.