From RealSimple Magazine
The greatest thing since sliced bread; simple combos that turn boxed stuffing into a standout side dish. The following two recipes start with 1 12–16 ounce package stuffing mix, prepared according to the package directions (but not baked). November 2012/RealSimple.com.
Mushrooms, Chestnuts, and Swiss Chard:
In a large skillet,over mediuim heat, cook the 10 ounces of button mushrooms, sliced, with 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt and black pepper in 2 tablesponns canola oil until tender – 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the 1/4 cup coarsely chopped jarred chestunuts and 1 bunch Swiss chard (about 1 pound, steams discarded and leaves chopped) and cook until the chard is wilted, 3 to 3 minutes more. Fold into the stuffing mix and bake according to the package diretions. Serves 8.
Dried Apricots, Cherries, and Pecans:
Fold the 3/4 cups chopped dried apricots, 1/2 cup dried cherries, and 1/2 cup chopped peans, toasted, into the stuffing mix and bake according to the package directions. Serves 8.
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