Artisan Bread Dressing with Cranberries, Squash and Pepitas

  • 1 tbsp. Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 ½ lb. butternut squash, peeled, halved, seeded, in 1" dice (about 3 cups)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, in 1" dice (1 ½ cups)
  • 16 oz. Kowalski's Artisan Croutons, any flavor (about 9 cups)*
  • 1/2 cup Kowalski's Dried Cranberries
  • 1/3 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds), toasted
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Kowalski's Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • *A note about gluten: When prepared with Rudi's Gluten Free Stuffing instead of Kowalski's Artisan Croutons called for above, this recipe is gluten free.


In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onion, celery, squash and apples; cook, stirring constantly, until onion softens (4-5 min.). Stir remaining ingredients into onion mixture. Scoop mixture into a 13x9" glass baking dish sprayed lightly with nonstick cooking spray; bake, uncovered, in an oven preheated to 350° until heated through (40- 45 min.).

Good to Know:

  • Find Kowalski's Croutons in the Bakery or Produce Departments.
  • Find Kowalski's Dried Cranberries in the Bulk Foods Section.

Good Foods For Good Health

Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Total Calories: 165
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 325 mg

Each serving is a good source of these heart nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, magnesium and copper.