This Italian Ciabatta Dressing Recipe is about to become your new go-to for Thanksgiving. Whether you serve it on it's own or use it as a stuffing for your turkey, this easy dressing adds a flavorful twist to a traditional holiday dressing!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment.
Spread bread chunks onto pan in a single layer (use multiple pans if you need to) and toast in oven for 10 minutes.
While the bread toasts, melt butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onions and celery and saute for around 4-5 minutes, stirring often to soften.
Add garlic and saute a minute more until fragrant.
Season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and deglaze the pan with wine.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer wine for 2 minutes.
Add bread, raisin and broth to the pan and stir well to combine until the bread has absorbed most of the liquid.. As you stir, the bread break down, this is good. You can leave some chunky or stir until it's fully broken down, depending on your texture preference (I like to leave some chunks for a little texture).
Pour the mixture into a greased 9" x 13" pan and spread into an even layer.
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Check it half way through and if it browns too quickly, cover it in foil until the last couple minutes.
Instead of pouring into a 9" x 13" pan, you can also stuff it into the carcass of your turkey just before baking, just be sure you don't over-stuff it.