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Can anyone recommend a brand of kosher stuffing mix for Thanksgiving?

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  1. Why a mix? Why not make from scratch - I have used this one http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa... substituting margarine/olive oil for the butter and buying pareve cormbread from a local bakery

    1. I always make my own stuffing - my husband loves my "tam tam" version!

      1. I have never bought stuffing mix (do they even sell kosher stuffing mixes?), so excuse my ignorance, but isn't stuffing mix essentially just dried bread and some herbs/spices? It seems a waste to buy that; you can just as easily buy a loaf of bread and dry it out yourself. You're still going to have to add all the other stuff yourself anyway.

        1. I don't remember if it's Arnold brand or Peppridge Farm, but one if the two, makes several varieties of stuffing mix - kosher and pareve. I remember them having a cornbread, an herb, and a plain stuffing mix.

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          1. re: Bzdhkap

            I bought Manishewiitz stuffing which I will use for Rosh Hashonah. Let you know if it is good.

            1. re: classylady

              If it's the mix that is made from matzah, I've used it. Not a fan. Had to doctor it up.

          2. That's one of those things that I buy on sale only. The 2 brands I've bought in the past were Kelloggs and I think Arrowhead Mills (it's usually in the overpriced "health" section). I find both are somewhat salty and I add some of my own dried out bread. Stuffing is pretty easy to make from scratch as everybody has said, but I understand your desire for convenience.

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            1. re: sharonfl

              Thanks for the replies. Admittedly, it is relatively easy to make kosher parve cornbread to use for stuffing. And we do much of our cooking from scratch. But with all the hassles of Thanksgiving (and yes, I know, those hassles are nothing when compared to Pesach), any shortcuts will help. To clarify my question, and I think the last two replies addressed that, I was only thinking of the prepacked bread stuff, not complete mixes like what Manischewitz makes for Pesach. I don't think Pepperidge Farm is kosher (some of their products are, but not the stuffing mix), but I will look for one of the others...or as some suggested, just make cornbread from scratch and use that.

              Once again, thanks for all the replies.

              1. re: runtexas

                You can always make stuffing with bread other than cornbread. Like the challah you probably have leftover/sitting in your freezer. It won't be "cornbread stuffing", but it'll still be stuffing.

                1. re: avitrek

                  We love challah stuffing. I cut the leftover challah into 1 inch cubes and lay them on a cookie tray to dry out in a 325 degree oven, just until they start to brown along the edges. Once they're cooled I soak them them in water, and squeeze out well. Add sauteed onions, carrots, celery, sometimes mushrooms, an egg or 2, salt and pepper.
                  I stuff the turkey, and bake what's left over. To be extra delicious I add broken up Tam Tams when soaking the challah.

                  1. re: avitrek

                    Excellent! Thanks! We always have leftover challah in the kitchen.

                    1. re: runtexas

                      I recently served stuffed roast chicken for Shabbat mainly to use up some of my leftover challah. Added a grated apple for flavor & moistness, along with sauteed onions, garlic, celery & mushrooms, plus lots of sage.

                      1. re: runtexas

                        Just to clarify, the carrots and celery (and mushrooms) are also sauteed.

                    2. re: runtexas

                      The Arnold brand is definitely kosher. I've bought it in the past, and it's very salty. Pepperidge farm is not kosher.

                      Last year I bought a multigrain loaf from Trader joes and dried out the bread cubes from a few days earlier.

                      1. re: cheesecake17

                        Arnold's is kosher on the east coast of the US but not the west.

                        1. re: SoCal Mother

                          I believe they go by a different name on the west coast and in the Midwest.

                          1. re: cheesecake17

                            It's Oroweat on the west coast and I think some products are kosher, some not. If I remember from visits with my grandmother, it's Brownberry in the Midwest.

                  2. As a follow up to my question I asked back in September, we found a kosher brand of stuffing mix here in Houston. Gefen brand, and it is OU certified.

                    But thanks to all who made suggestions!

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                    1. re: runtexas

                      Unless you've tried it already and liked it, I'd keep searching. I had it and it was awful. There were a few flavor options so maybe I got a bad one but it was terrible and a strange orange color.

                    2. Leftover challah is perfect for stuffing!

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                      1. re: superdanni

                        +1. Couldn't agree more. I cut up challah which I've saved for just this purpose (and for croutons), put it in the oven till it starts to color a bitm and it couldn't be tastier.

                      2. I saw arrowhead mills brand in the health food store today. Ksa supervision

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                        1. re: cheesecake17

                          We also found the arrowhead mills one. If the Gefen is that bad, we will try the Arrowhead Mills.

                          1. re: runtexas

                            Well, my girlfriend just opened the Gefen and said, "YUK" and opened the Arrowhead Mills and said, "this looks much better, happy I got it." So, to CloggieGirl, looks like you were right!

                            1. re: runtexas

                              How was the arrowhead mills? I bought it a few years ago and we liked it

                              1. re: cheesecake17

                                It came out really good!!! The Arrowhead Mills is a keeper!