Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Twist on Tradition: Spinach Stuffing!

Pssst! Don’t freak out on me, but.... it’s already DECEMBER. You’ve probably already been wracking your brains for Christmas gift ideas, but have you thought about this year’s menu yet? If you’re like me, you’ve likely worn out some of your traditional recipes over the last few rounds of holidays and are on the prowl for a new twist. Sometimes I just want something new! And if that something new happens to be something easy and inexpensive, then I’ll be a happy little elf.
I don't have a pic of my recipe, so here's a funny. 

With that goal in mind, here is a quickie that I’ve perfected over the years that gives a new twist to a standard holiday classic – Stuffing! Love it or hate it, this is one dish that will always be a holiday staple, so why not give it a new look?

Spinach Stuffing

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 Can well drained spinach (or Italian cut green beans if it takes straps and crowbars to get your fam to eat spinach)
  • 3/4 Cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 3 Cups unseasoned stuffing mix
  • 2-3 Cloves Chopped Garlic (fine) (I add 4 cloves to mine, but I have a pathological fear of vampires)
  • 1/8 – 1/4 Cup Chopped Onion (fine)
  • 2 Tsp Italian Seasonings

Here’s how to make it:
In a medium sauce pan, dissolve the bouillon cube in the ½ cup of water, then add melted butter. Stir in drained spinach and all seasonings. Bring the mixture to a boil, then immediately remove from heat. Stir in stuffing mix (gently) and cover for 5 minutes)

And Voila! Now you’ve got an original easy-peasy Christmas dish that goes especially great with ham. One note on this one, though – it’s definitely not a recipe to use for stuffing a turkey. The greens in this recipe would turn bitter in the bird, not to mention come out looking like Yoda turds.

What twists on tradition have you made in the past?


  1. That's so easy! Thanks for sharing. I'm on top of things. I have all my shopping done. The only twist I've tried is when I was a vegetarian years ago, I made a tofurkey. Yuck! It did not turn out well.

    1. You are way better than I am! I'm still trying to figure out where to BEGIN my Christmas shopping. I'm still curious about a TurDuckEn. Maybe next year!

  2. yoda turds! ha!

    I love spinach in stuff so in stuffing would be good!

    1. Not that I've SEEN Yoda turds, but that's just how I picture them ;-)

  3. I love spinach in my stuffing. I like to smoosh them into balls and bake it too. It's delicious.


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