Artisan Bread Dressing with Cranberries, Squash and Pepitas

Serves 12

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, covered, 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.