Prep: 45 minutes; Cook: 50 minutes.Porcini and wild mushrooms add depth of flavor, and hazelnuts bring some texture and crunch to this tasty take on stuffing.

Melissa Roberts

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John Kernick; Stylist: Amy Wilson

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 14 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400° with racks in upper and lower thirds. Spray 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Put dried porcinis in a heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over them. Let steep 30 minutes. Pour mushrooms with liquid through a paper towel-lined sieve into a bowl, pressing to extract liquid. Reserve 1 cup mushroom water. Transfer porcinis to a cutting board and chop.

  • Arrange bread in one layer in 2 large, shallow baking pans and toast, switching position of pans halfway through baking, until golden and dry (10-15 minutes). Cool; transfer to large bowl.

  • Toast hazelnuts on a baking pan in oven until fragrant (6-8 minutes). Transfer to a kitchen towel and rub off loose skins. Let cool and coarsely chop.

  • Meanwhile, cook shallots in butter and oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden (about 6 minutes). Add porcinis and wild mushrooms, celery, sage, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid from mushrooms has evaporated (20-30 minutes). Add sherry and deglaze skillet by boiling, stirring, and scraping up any brown bits, until sherry is reduced by half (about 2 minutes). Add vegetable mixture to bread in bowl. Add hazelnuts and parsley and toss.

  • Whisk together chicken broth and reserved mushroom water, eggs, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; stir into bread mixture. Transfer to baking dish. Bake, loosely covered with a sheet of foil, in lower third of oven (30 minutes). Remove foil and bake until top is browned (about 20 minutes more).

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 2.8g; mono fat 5.7g; poly fat 1.9g; protein 8g; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 46mg; iron 2mg; sodium 308mg; calcium 49mg.