Cranberry Garlic Walnut Stuffing

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Cranberry Garlic Walnut Stuffing – Stuffing is a holiday staple, but rarely does it steal the show. That all changes this year: This savory version bursts with big flavors from walnuts, garlic and more. – garlic croutons ((set the extra 1/2 cup aside)), water ((or vegetable/chicken stock)), yellow onion (minced), garlic (minced), butter, olive oil (separated), dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. In a separate pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, then add the onion and garlic. Saute over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.; Once the water begins to boil, add the sauteed garlic and onion mixture, butter, and two more tablespoons of olive oil. (Note: I substituted olive oil for some of the butter. Feel free to experiment with more butter instead.); Add the croutons and continue to stir until all of the liquid is absorbed. (About 6-10 minutes.); Toss in the dried cranberries and chopped walnuts and stir for another 1-2 minutes or until the desired consistency is reached.; Add the extra 1/2 cup of croutons and stir again until everything is blended.; Garnish with more croutons if desired (this gives it a little bit of a crunchier texture) and serve.; – Optional: more garlic croutons for garnishing[/wpurp-searchable-recipe]