Spicy Crispy Yule Stuffing
This is my favorite stuffing recipe that my mom taught me to make years ago. It’s just something she did one day and it was amazing. I changed it up a bit to make it spicier but if you don’t like spicy foods just don’t add the pepper. Most stuffings are soft and soggy but this one is nice and crispy. My friends and family always ask me to make it during holiday dinners. So now its time to share it with you and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do. Its also vegan friendly just change the butter into the cooking oil of your choice.
1 loaf of white bread
1 large or 2 small green bell peppers
2 small red or orange bell peppers
1/2 of a large white onion
3 stalks of celery
2 Tbsp. of butter or oil
1 1/2 to 2 1/2 Tsp. of ground black pepper
1/2 to 1 Tsp. of salt
1 1/2 Tsp of paprika and more to sprinkle with
1 1/2 cups water, splash more if needed
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Place bread in a single layer on the cookie sheet and bake 2 mins, flip it over and bake another 1-2 mins till its toasted. You can use 2 cookie sheets at once it it fits in your oven. Continue to do till you have toasted all your bread.
I use a 11″x18″ baking pan that my mom use to make it in before she passed away but if you don’t have that size you can use a 9″x13″. You may have a bit left over so either toss it out ( did I really just say that?) or put the rest in a small baking dish.
Now rip up all the toasted bread into 1-2″ pieces. Just tear it up, it doesn’t have to be even or look good just tear away. Its faster to do several pieces together. Just toss it in the baking dish.
Lower the oven temp now to 425
Time to chop of the veggies
Chop up your green bell peppers nice and small.
Now chop up the red bell peppers.
Now time to shed some tears lets chop up the onion.
Now the celery
Place your veggies in a frying pan and add the butter or oil.
Now add your salt, pepper and paprika.
Mix really well and saute till its all nice and tender on med-high. It takes about 5-8 mins. Keep mixing as you saute it.
Once its nice and tender pour in your water. Stir it all in nicely.
Now pour your veggie mix right on top of your toasted bread.
Next mix it all up. Make sure you coat every piece of toasted bread. You may add a splash more water if needed. Now press it down with a spatula.
Sprinkle with paprika. I like to add a lot.
Bake for 18-20 mins. Depending on your oven start checking it about 15 mins. into baking. Bake till its all nice and crispy, I use my finger and just touch a few areas, if its still soft give it a min or 2 more.
Serve hot with your favorite dishes. It goes great with turkey, chicken and ham. I just made it with a ham, side of mash potatoes and a dinner roll.
Try this recipe at your next Yule dinner and tell me what you think of it.
Now a little about Yule and keep reading for a Yule oil blend recipe that you just have to make.
Yule is a festival historically observed by the Germanic people. The original celebration is connected to the Wild Hunt the God Odin and Pagan Anglo-Saxon Modraniht. It’s celebrated on Winter Solstice which is on December 21st. The rebirth of the Sun God. It’s also the longest night of the year. In our house and many other Pagan homes we turn off all the lights that night to reflect on peace and renewal. We use candles and light up our decorated Yule tree.
Traditional colors for Yule are red for the Holly King, green for the Oak King, white for Purity, silver for the Moon and gold for the Sun.
Traditional scents for Yule are Myrrh for death or afterlife, Frankincense for the Sun, other scents are cinnamon, orange, cloves, pine, cedar and juniper berry.
Here is a great oil blend recipe you can use in an oil diffuser, wear it on your skin but if you wear it please add a carrier oil to it so it doesn’t burn your skin. It also makes a great room spray just add it to a spray bottle and add water. Id double up the oils though to make it stronger. It has such a magickal scent.
4 drops of Cinnamon oil
4 drops of Clove oil
2 drops of Orange oil
2 drops of Pine oil
4 drops of Frankincense oil
4 drops of Myrrh oil
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See you all next month for another great recipe.
Sarah Mascorro Aka Pixie Witch
About the Author:
Sarah Mascorro AKA Pixie Witch. I’m 45 years young and have been married to my soul mate for 28 plus year. We have 2 boys and live in good ole California. I was actually born in England but came to the states when I was 5.
I’m Pagan/Wiccan and have been practicing over 10 years now. I always knew I was different but didn’t figure it out till 2008, that’s when I came out of the broom closet. I’m a Witch and I’m proud of it. When I say different I mean I just didn’t fit in with what others did or believed in. I’m sure you all totally understand that feeling. Now I know though I’m not different, I’m me and there are so many others like me.
I hold rituals at my house with my circle for each Sabbat and we do a lot of witch crafts together. I love to do all types of crafts not just witchy like I make dream catchers, wood burn, make soaps and bath salts. I love to cross stitch and make latch hook rugs. I have a small page on Facebook that I sell my goodies. You can FIND THEM HERE at Pixiewitchcorner.
I love to cook and bake. My mother was a great cook & I picked up her talent. I love to make my own fun recipes and add some magick to them. I mean cooking is magickal right so why not add a little extra to it. I started a Kitchen Witch Group on Facebook over 4 years ago. If your on FB come check it out.
I love to spend my time with my hubby & boys. We love to be out in nature especially the beach & the forest. I belong in the forest, I guess all pixie’s do hee hee. My friends call me Pixie due to my size I’m 5’1 and barely 100 pounds with really long red and silver hair hee hee.
I collect stones like hag stones, labradorite, amethysts, quartz etc… I also collect witch statues, Goddess statues, owls, crows and the Moon. Oh & sea glass I cant forget that. Do tattoos count? If so I have over a 100 of them I’m about 80% covered.
Another hobby is photography. I love taking pictures of nature such as flowers, animals, trees, mountains, the ocean and my favorite of all the Moon.
I love to unwind two ways one is with a great book, usually witchy or paranormal ones catch my attention the most. I do read & research a lot about the human body and diseases due to my families rare health issues. The other is going outside under the stars and Moon. What a great way to end the day looking up at the dark beautiful sky.
That’s pretty much it, you see what you get hee hee. You either love me or hate me. Hopefully you all will love me haha.