Everything Bagel Stuffing
Serves 8 to 10
Butter, olive oil, or cooking spray
large day-old everything bagels, cut into rough 1-inch cubes (about 12 cups)
- 2 tablespoons
medium yellow onion, diced
celery stalks, diced
scallions, ends trimmed and chopped
- 2 1/2 cups
low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup
Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted
Lightly grease a 3-quart casserole dish or 9x13-inch baking dish with butter, olive oil, or cooking spray. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F.
Spread the bagel cubes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring halfway through, until the bread is dry and lightly toasted, about 20 minutes total. Remove from the oven and let cool. Increase the oven temperature to 400°F.
Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onions and celery and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are very soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in the scallions, then turn off the heat.
Whisk the broth, eggs, and cream together in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the bagel cubes and sautéed vegetables and stir until all the ingredients are evenly coated.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and drizzle the top with the melted butter. Cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil. Bake until a knife inserted in the center of the stuffing comes out warm, about 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until the top is crispy and golden-brown, 15 to 20 minutes more. Let cool briefly before serving.
- Make ahead: To make the stuffing ahead, bake and then cool completely. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, thaw overnight, then add a little extra broth and butter and reheat (covered) in the oven.
- Storage: Leftover stuffing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.