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STOVE TOP In-the-Bird Directions

Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
4
hr.
15
min.
Servings

3 cups stuffing or 6 servings, 1/2 cup each

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner might sound intimidating, but it won't be hard if you use this easy turkey recipe.

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Make It

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  • Bring water and margarine to boil in medium saucepan. Add stuffing mix; stir just until moistened.
  • Stuff turkey lightly with prepared stuffing.
  • Bake as directed on turkey wrapper. Meanwhile, place any remaining stuffing in baking dish; refrigerate until ready to add to oven for the last 30 min. of the turkey baking time.

Special Equipment Needed

Keeping it Safe

Do not stuff the turkey until you are ready to put it into the oven to roast it. Stuffing is done when meat thermometer inserted in center of stuffing reaches 165°F. Bake any extra stuffing in separate covered baking dish in oven with turkey for the last 30 min. of the turkey baking time.

Cooking Know-How

Use 1 pkg. (6 oz.) stuffing for a bird up to 8 lb., 2 pkg. (6 oz. each) stuffing for an 8- to 12-lb. bird, and 3 pkg. (6 oz. each) stuffing for a 12- to 20-lb. bird.

Special Extra

Add one or more of the following ingredients to the prepared stuffing before spooning into turkey: 1/2 cup of your favorite PLANTERS Nuts; fresh or dried fruit, such as 1 chopped apple or 1/2 cup dried cranberries; 6 oz. pork sausage, cooked and drained; 1/2 lb. chopped cooked chicken; 1 cup chopped bell peppers, cooked; 1 can (4 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained; 1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese.

Keeping it Safe

Do not stuff the turkey until you are ready to put it into the oven to roast it.

Keeping it Safe

Stuffing is done when meat thermometer inserted in center of stuffing reaches 165°F. Bake any extra stuffing in separate covered baking dish in oven with turkey for the last 30 min. of the turkey baking time.

Nut Additions

Add any of the following to the prepared stuffing before spooning into the turkey: 1/4 cup each chopped PLANTERS Nuts and raisins; 1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Slivered Almonds, Cashews, Pecans or Walnuts; 1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Dry Roasted Pistachios or peeled roasted chestnuts; 1/2 cup PLANTERS Sunflower Kernels.

Fruit Additions

Add any of the following to the prepared stuffing before spooning into the turkey: 1 apple or pear, chopped; 1 can (8-1/2 oz.) peach slices, drained and chopped; 1/2 cup chopped mixed dried fruit, such as apples, dates, raisins, apricots and prunes.

Meat Additions

Add any of the following to the prepared stuffing before spooning into the turkey: 6 oz. pork sausage, cooked and drained; 1/2 lb. cooked and drained ground beef, turkey, chicken or pork; 5 slices cooked and crumbled OSCAR MAYER Bacon; 1/2 lb. turkey giblets, cooked, drained and chopped; 1 can (8 oz.) oysters, drained.

Vegetable Additions

Add any of the following to the prepared stuffing before spooning into the turkey: 1 cup chopped bell peppers, cooked; 1/2 cup thin zucchini slices; 1/2 cup shredded carrots; 1 tomato, seeded and chopped, and 2 chopped green onions; 1 can (4 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained.

Cheese Additions

Add 1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese or 1/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese to the prepared stuffing before spooning into the turkey.

Servings

  • 3 cups stuffing or 6 servings, 1/2 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 3 cups stuffing or 6 servings, 1/2 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 180
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 490mg
Carbohydrate 21g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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