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Sausage Stuffing

Sausage Stuffing

This sausage stuffing is a family favorite. It’s really easy to make and uses simple ingredients. In this recipe, flavorful sausage, toasted almonds, vegetables and bread are combined to make the best stuffing. Now, we don’t actually stuff the turkey, instead we make the stuffing in a casserole dish and serve it as a side dish. My family really loves this sausage stuffing, I hope yours does too. And if you need more classic side dishes, try these perfect mashed potatoes, a creamy broccoli and cheese casserole, or these green beans & bacon. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

6 Slices of White Bread, cut into cubes and lightly toasted

½ cup Sliced Almonds, toasted

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Small Onion, finely diced

2 Celery Ribs, diced

2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced

16 oz. Pork Sausage, casings removed, or use bulk

1 Large Egg, slightly beaten

1¼ cup Chicken Broth, more or less as needed

Pinch of Salt

Cooking Spray

 

Prep Work

Preheat oven to 350°F

 

Cut the bread into roughly 1 inch cubes. Arrange them on a large baking sheet. Bake the bread for 7-8 minutes until it’s lightly toasted.

Toasted Bread for Sausage Stuffing arranged on a sheet pan

 

Place the almonds in a non-stick skillet over medium heat; cook gently for about 5-6 minutes until they’re golden. Shake the skillet often and keep an eye on the sliced almonds so they don’t burn. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Toasted Almonds for Sausage Stuffing

 

If you’re using sausage links, remove the casings. Tear the sausage into small pieces. This will make it much easier to break up the sausage once it hits the skillet.

Ingredients for Sausage Stuffing arranged on a wood cutting board

 

Cook the sausage

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add the onions and celery. Cook gently for 5 minutes until the onions are translucent, stirring frequently.

 

Add the garlic, cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the sausage. Cook, about 5 minutes to brown the sausage, stirring frequently and breaking up any large pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the sliced almonds, stir to combine. Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes while stirring.

 

Remove the sausage mixture from the heat. You will need to handle it with your hands, so let it cool down. Stir the sausage once in a while to allow the steam to escape, it will cool quicker.

 

Make the sausage stuffing

Preheat oven to 350°F

 

To a large bowl, add the sausage mixture, toasted bread cubes, a slightly beaten egg and a pinch of salt. Slowly add in the chicken broth while combining using your hands. Continue to add chicken broth until the bread crumbs are moist all the way through. Continue mixing until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.

 

Spray a medium casserole dish lightly with cooking spray. Add the stuffing to the dish.

 

Bake the sausage stuffing for approximately 30-40 minutes until the top is a nice golden brown color, and the internal temperature reaches 165°F. The cooking time will depend on the size of the casserole dish; the thicker the layer of stuffing, the longer the cooking time will be. If you’re using a large casserole dish, cut the cooking time – check it after 20-25 minutes and gauge the remaining cooking time from there.

 

Serves 6

Serving Sausage Stuffing

 

Sausage Stuffing
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 
This sausage stuffing is a family favorite. It’s really easy to make and uses simple ingredients.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holidays, Thanksgiving
Servings: 6
Calories: 390 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 Slices of White Bread cut into cubes and lightly toasted
  • ½ cup Sliced Almonds toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion finely diced
  • 2 Celery Ribs diced
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 16 oz. Pork Sausage casings removed, or use bulk
  • 1 Large Egg slightly beaten
  • cup Chicken Broth more or less as needed
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Cooking Spray
Instructions
Prep Work
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Cut the bread into roughly 1 inch cubes. Arrange them on a large baking sheet. Bake the bread for 7-8 minutes until it’s lightly toasted.
  3. Place the almonds in a non-stick skillet over medium heat; cook gently for about 5-6 minutes until they’re golden. Shake the skillet often and keep an eye on the sliced almonds so they don’t burn. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  4. If you’re using sausage links, remove the casings. Tear the sausage into small pieces. This will make it much easier to break up the sausage once it hits the skillet.
Cook the sausage
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add the onions and celery. Cook gently for 5 minutes until the onions are translucent, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the garlic, cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

  3. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the sausage. Cook, about 5 minutes to brown the sausage, stirring frequently and breaking up any large pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula.

  4. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the sliced almonds, stir to combine. Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes while stirring.

  5. Remove the sausage mixture from the heat,allow it to cool.

Make the sausage stuffing
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. To a large bowl, add the sausage mixture, toasted bread cubes, a slightly beaten egg and a pinch of salt. Slowly add in the chicken broth while combining using your hands. Continue to add chicken broth until the bread crumbs are moist all the way through. Continue mixing until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Spray a medium casserole dish lightly with cooking spray. Add the stuffing to the dish.

  4. Bake the sausage stuffing for approximately 30-40 minutes until the top is a nice golden brown color, and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

  5. The cooking time will depend on the size of the casserole dish; the thicker the layer of stuffing, the longer the cooking time will be. If you’re using a large casserole dish, cut the cooking time – check it after 20-25 minutes and gauge the remaining cooking time from there.

Nutrition Facts
Sausage Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 794mg 33%
Potassium 355mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 6.8%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

This sausage stuffing is a family favorite. It’s really easy to make and uses simple ingredients. In this recipe, flavorful sausage, toasted almonds, vegetables and bread are combined to make the best stuffing. Now, we don’t actually stuff the turkey, instead we make the stuffing in a casserole dish and serve it as a side dish. My family really loves this sausage stuffing, I hope yours does too. #sausagestuffing #Thanksgiving #holidaysides

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