You are here: Home » Recipes » Traditional Chestnut Stuffing Traditional Chestnut Stuffing Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 10 servings This traditional stuffing is a staple at the Thanksgiving table but delicious all year long. PrintEmail Ingredients 7 cups crushed saltines3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil4 cups diced onions2 cups diced celery2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms1 1/2 cups cooked, chopped and shelled chestnuts plus whole chestnuts for garnish1 tablespoon salt1/4 cup minced parsley1 teaspoon garlic powder2 teaspoons poultry seasoning1/2 teaspoon pepper1/2 cup chicken broth or bouillon -- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Crush saltines in a sealable plastic bag, breaking them into small pieces but not crumbs. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and saute onions, celery, mushrooms and chopped chestnuts for 7 to 10 minutes until vegetables are tender. Stir in salt, parsley, garlic powder, poultry seasoning, pepper and crackers and mix well. To cook in the turkey, stuff the mixture into a turkey and roast along with the turkey. To serve, remove from the turkey and add some pan drippings for additional flavor. To cook stuffing separately, add broth, mixing well. Spoon stuffing into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish and bake, covered, for 45 minutes. For extra color and interest, garnish with whole chestnuts and chopped parsley. Recipe reprinted with permission from Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy’s The Kosher Palette II(Livingston, New Jersey, 2006).