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A Show-Stopping Holiday Meal That Won't Break the Bank

Nov 8 2012 12:00AM


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MISSION, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 -- (Family Features) All hosts want to delight guests with delicious meals, especially during the holidays. The pressure often leads them to spend a fortune on ingredients or cater their gatherings. The experts at Campbell's Kitchen have created this traditional holiday menu, proving that it's possible to prepare a memorable, gourmet feast by combining affordable, quality ingredients.

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Roast Turkey with Mushroom Stuffing
Prep: 25 minutes
Roast: 3 hours 30 minutes
Stand: 10 minutes
Makes: 12 servings

3 1/2 cups Swanson Chicken Stock (Regular or Unsalted)3 tablespoons lemon juice1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)1 small onion, coarsely chopped (about 1/4 cup)1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (about 1 1/2 ounces)4 cups Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing1 turkey (12 to 14 pounds) Vegetable cooking spray

1. Stir 1 3/4 cups stock, lemon juice, basil, thyme and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl.

2. Heat remaining stock, remaining black pepper, celery, onion and mushrooms in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove saucepan from heat. Add stuffing to saucepan and mix lightly.

3. Remove package of giblets and neck from turkey cavity. Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Spoon stuffing lightly into neck and body cavities. Fold any loose skin over stuffing. Tie ends of drumsticks together.

4. Place turkey, breast side up, on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Spray turkey with cooking spray. Brush with stock mixture. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of meat, not touching bone.

5. Roast at 325 degrees F for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until thermometer reads 180 degrees F. Baste occasionally with stock mixture. Begin checking for doneness after 3 hours of roasting time. Let turkey stand for 10 minutes before slicing.


•Bake any remaining stuffing in a covered casserole with the turkey for 30 minutes or until the stuffing is hot. •Stuffing in the turkey should reach 165 degrees F.

Moist & Savory Stuffing
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Bake: 30 minutes
Makes: 10 servings (about 3/4 cup each)

2 1/2 cups Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken Broth Generous dash ground black pepper2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)1 large onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)1 package (14 ounces) Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing

1. Heat broth, black pepper, celery and onion in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring often. Remove saucepan from heat. Add stuffing and mix lightly.

2. Spoon stuffing mixture into greased 3-quart shallow baking dish. Cover baking dish.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until stuffing mixture is hot.

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Purée
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings (about 3/4 cup each)

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)4 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (about 2 cups)1/4 cup Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken Broth, heated2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons packed brown sugar1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives Additional fresh chives for garnish

1. Place potatoes and parsnips in 4-quart saucepan. Add water to cover. Heat over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain vegetables well in colander.

2. Place vegetables, broth and butter into food processor. Cover and process until mixture is smooth. Add brown sugar, black pepper and chopped chives. Cover and process until mixture is just combined. Garnish with additional chives.

Green Bean Casserole
Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: 30 minutes
Makes: 12 servings (about 3/4 cup each)

2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or Healthy Request)1 cup milk2 teaspoons soy sauce1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper8 cups cooked cut green beans2 2/3 cups French's French Fried Onions, divided

1. Stir soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 1 1/3 cups onions in 3-quart casserole.

2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir bean mixture. Sprinkle with remaining onions.

3. Bake for 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown.

Cornbread Turkey Pot Pie
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 servings (about 1 1/2 cups each)

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)1 can (about 8 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained2 cups cubed cooked turkey1 package (about 8 ounces) corn muffin mix3/4 cup milk1 egg1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Stir soup, corn and turkey in a 9-inch pie plate.

2. Stir muffin mix, milk and egg in medium bowl just until combined. Spread batter over chicken mixture.

3. Bake for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Sprinkle with cheese.

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