Users' questions

What is the difference between croutons and stuffing?

What is the difference between croutons and stuffing?

Both were originally ways to use up stale bread IIRC, so it makes sense.

Is stuffing made from croutons?

This easy homemade stuffing recipe is made from scratch with croutons and loaded with flavor. It’s baked in the oven and can be made in advance, so it’s perfect for Thanksgiving.

Can I use stuffing instead of croutons?

Toss cubes in a bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil. Spread stuffing out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then stir and bake for an additional 10-20 minutes. Check the croutons every 5 minutes for doneness.

Do you put egg in stuffing?

The most important ingredient of stuffing may be the binder, for it keeps all the other elements in place. For a fluffy texture, use eggs.

Are bread crumbs and croutons the same thing?

I treat both croutons and breadcrumbs essentially the same way: croutons are larger pieces of toasted bread with herbs, butter, and olive oil, while breadcrumbs are those same croutons rolled out and crushed (or processed in a food processor) until fine pieces remain.

Are croutons and bread cubes the same thing?

Croutons, seasoned or plain, store-bought or homemade, are an excellent substitute for breadcrumbs, as are the bread cubes sold as boxed stuffing or dressing. They are essentially the same thing — dried pieces of bread — just larger.

What is unseasoned stuffing mix?

Unseasoned stuffing mix can often be found in the bakery department of most stores. This type of stuffing mix is generally unseasoned and can be found made from different varieties of bread. Stuffing mix is also available made from cornbread.

Can I eat uncooked stuffing?

If the premixed stuffing is uncooked, it is not safe and consumers should not buy the stuffing. If the premixed stuffing is cooked and refrigerated, the stuffing would be safe to buy. At home, reheat it to 165 ºF before serving.

Can I substitute croutons for panko?

They can be used as a breading, binder, casserole topping, or filler. Since croutons usually come seasoned, consider whether the seasonings will work with the rest of your ingredients before using them. Use this substitute in the same amount as you would some panko bread crumbs.