It’s that time of the year again—when the air smells of pumpkin spice and your kitchen becomes a hub of culinary experiments. But before you start dreaming of jingle bells and Christmas carols, let’s talk turkey… and stuffing!
And not just any stuffing, we’re diving into the delectable world of White Castle’s legendary stuffing recipes, perfect for giving your Thanksgiving meal a slider-tastic twist!
The WCS Tradition
WCS, or “White Castle Stuffing” season, is upon us, and it’s time to spice up your Thanksgiving table. This family-owned icon, renowned for their square sliders in a white to-go sack, is reminding us all that there’s more to Thanksgiving than just the bird. It’s about innovation in the kitchen, and White Castle’s Original Slider Stuffing is the talk of the town!
Plus, who couldn’t use a little help getting that special dinner on the table faster??
The Original Game-Changer
Imagine this: It’s 1991, and a creative White Castle team member decides to mix things up by adding a sack of Sliders to her grandmother’s family stuffing recipe. The result? A stuffing revolution! Jamie Richardson, VP at White Castle, puts it perfectly: “Food, fellowship, and memorable moments mark a great Thanksgiving, and our Slider Stuffing recipes are designed for both kitchen veterans and novices to add that heap of flavor to the festive table.”
The New Kids on the Block
But wait, there’s more! In 2022, White Castle’s culinary team introduced the Kickin’ Southwest Stuffin Muffins. Think corn, green onions, a medley of peppers, and Jalapeño Cheese Sliders. Small in size but huge in taste. And for those looking for variety, there’s the Impossible Slider Stuffing for plant-based palates, Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Slider Stuffing for meat lovers, and Southwestern Jalapeño Cheese Slider Stuffing for those who like it hot!
A Celebrity Twist
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, enter Fat Joe, the Craver Hall of Famer. He’s added his personal touch, creating Fat Joe’s Jalapeño Cheese Slider Stuffing. It’s a melody of sautéed celery, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, shredded pepper jack cheese, and a special guest—Sazón, a staple in Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Mexican cuisines.
Easy to Make, Hard to Resist
The best part? You can prepare all these recipes with Sliders fresh from White Castle restaurants or the frozen ones from retail stores across the U.S. Jamie Richardson sums it up: “The bird may get the headlines, but it’s the stuffing doing the heavy lifting.”
Prep time: 5 to 10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Servings: about 9 cups of stuffing (enough for a 10- to 12-pound turkey)
- 10 to 12 White Castle Original Sliders, no pickles (from a Castle restaurant or a local retailer)
- 1½ cups diced celery
- 1¼ teaspoons ground thyme
- 1½ teaspoons ground sage
- ¾ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- ¼ cup chicken broth (or 1 cup for casserole version)
- Tear the Sliders into bite-sized pieces and put into a large mixing bowl.
- Add diced celery and seasonings.
- Add ¼ cup of chicken broth and toss well.
- Put stuffing into cavity of the turkey and cook as you normally would.
- If cooking stuffing as a casserole, add an additional ¾ cup of chicken broth and toss well.
- Spray or oil a 2-quart casserole dish.
- Transfer stuffing to a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
The bottom line
So, dear readers, as we gear up for holiday eatin’, let’s remember: it’s not just about following traditions, it’s about making them too!