10ounceswhole wheat french bread(cut into small cubes)
2large stalks celery(minced)
8fresh sage leaves(minced)
1teaspoonBell's turkey seasoning
1/4teaspoonkosher salt and fresh pepper(to taste)
1 1/2cupschicken broth
For the stuffing crust:
Stale cubed bread works best here, you can cut the bread the night before and let it sit to harden.
If your bread is fresh, preheat the oven and bake the bread cubes on 2 baking sheets at 250°F for about 30 minutes, stirring half way until the bread is completely firm.
In a large, deep nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the butter; when melted add onions, celery, parsley, sage, Bell’s turkey seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and saute on medium low until soft, about 5-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool a few minutes then transfer to a large bowl and add the toasted bread. Combine egg and broth in a bowl and whisk, add to the stuffing and mix to combine.
For the filling:
Preheat oven to 425F.
Wipe the skillet and add oil over medium heat. Add the shallots, parsley, thyme and sage and cook until almost soft about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the celery and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the frozen mixed vegetables, turkey, 2 cups turkey broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper and bring to a boil. Stir and simmer over medium-low heat 10 minutes, stirring until the flavors meld.
Meanwhile combine 1 cup turkey broth with the corn starch and mix well to dissolve.
Add to the turkey and cook over medium-low heat, stirring until thickened, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to an oven safe, deep 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
Place the stuffing over the turkey filling. Bake 30 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is hot and bubbling.