The Most Basic Homemade Dressing

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4 cups toasted bread
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh sage
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary
Pinch of red chili flakes (opt.)
1-1 1/2 cups warm chicken or turkey stock
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Salt and pepper


1) Toast bread cubes in a 325 degree oven until they are very dry, 10-15 minutes.

2) In a large skillet, add oil along with celery, onions, and garlic. Cook until veggies are soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add chopped herbs to the skillet and season mixture with salt and pepper.

3) Transfer celery mixture to a bowl and toss with dried bread. Add enough stock to wet the bread without making it super soggy.

4) Transfer dressing mix to an 8×8 baking dish and drizzle with melted butter.

5) Bake the dressing at 375 degrees F. for 35-40 minutes until the top and edges are crispy. Let cool briefly before serving.