16ouncesstuffing mix- cubed and smaller pieces - I've made it using both sizes
¾cupdairy free butter- divided ¼ cup and ½ cup
2cupscremini mushrooms- coarsely chopped
2teaspoonsground sage- so important
Lightly oil a 8" x 11" casserole dish (9" x 13" is good too). Set aside.
Melt ¼ cup butter in skillet.
Add the onions and saute for 10 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and saute another 10 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Add sage, salt and pepper. Stir and saute 3 more minutes.
In a large bowl add the cubed bread stuffing mix.
To the large bowl pour in the ½ cup melted butter and the vegetable broth.
Pour the mushroom mixture from the pan into the large bowl with the bread mixture.
Mix well again and put into the prepared casserole dish.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired. Serve
IF FREEZING:Let cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and then slide into a freezer bag. If you want to put the stuffing into small containers then follow one of the directions as defined in my article Preparing Food for the FreezerTHE NIGHT OF SERVING:Remove from the freezer and put in the refrigerator to defrost from 4 to 6 hours.TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:Place the dressing in a microwavable safe bowl and heat on high for about 2 to 3 minutes stirring every minute. Ready to serve.