1/2loafCrusty Bread like a Baguettetorn or cut into cubes
1/2cupMargarine or Butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the bread cubes and the olive oil. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and add the cubed bread. Bake in the oven for 3 minutes, stir, and bake for another 3 minutes. Set aside.
In a skillet over medium heat, melt the margarine/butter. Add the celery and onion and sauté for a 5 minutes to soften. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, gently combine the bread with the salt, pepper, eggs, broth, celery, onion, and any margarine/butter still in the sauté pan. If making this ahead of time, skip down to "Make Ahead Instructions"
Transfer bread mix into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish and bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
Make Ahead Instructions
Transfer the mixture into a greased freezer safe baking dish or aluminum pan. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to make the stuffing, preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake the frozen stuffing (covered) for 1 hour. Uncover and bake for an added 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.