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.