Hi there. If you’re like me and you’re making a big meal for a holiday or any special occasions, you prefer eating the appetizers, sides and desserts rather than the main meal. The picture doesn’t do this dish justice and quite honestly I don’t know how to make it better. I don’t like gravy on my stuffing but you could always add it if you like.
The last few gathering I’ve had this Sausage Stuffing as a wonderful side dish. My sister-in-law has been making this recipe for longer than I’ve known her (at the risk of dating myself, I won’t go into how long that’s been). She gladly gave it to me and now I’m sharing it with you. The recipe uses a store bought stuffing mix but you can substitute a homemade stuffing also. This stuffing recipe is so good you’ll be going back for seconds and thirds.
Yield: 12 servings Cook Time: 45 minutes
- 1 1/2 to 2 pounds removed from casing and crumbled
- 1 pound of your favorite stuffing package (it’s difficult to find a full 1 pound package, so a 14 ounce one will work)
- 20 to 30 ounces chicken canned broth (I generally start with 2 15 ounce cans and add a couple of ounces of water if I need it)
- 1 small or 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
- 2 minced garlic cloves (optional – I skip this ingredient)
- 2 tablespoons butter, sliced in to 8 thin pats
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon oil (optional)
Step 1: Brown sausage with oil, if using, in a large sauce pan. The last time I made this I used the broiler to brown the sausage. Turn the sausage crumbles so the pieces brown on all sides.
Step 2: Add the onion, celery and garlic, if using, and saute a bit longer. Remove the mixture from the heat and let cool a bit.
Step 3: In a half size steam tray pan or a lasagna pan, add the stuffing mix and sausage. Mix to distribute sausage throughout the stuffing mix. Add chicken broth and mix to moisten throughout. If you need a little more liquid, add an ounce or two of water. Spread mixture evenly in the pan and place the butter pats on top of the mixture. Cover with aluminum and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. About halfway through cooking, remove the aluminum covering to allow the stuffing to brown on top. Serve warm.
Tips: This stuffing is delicious cold out of the fridge or as warmed leftovers. Also, you can prepare the stuffing the day before up to covering with aluminum foil and then store in the fridge until you’re ready to bake for the special meal.
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Always in love with stuffing, big yum!
So glad you liked it.
This recipe reminds me of my MIL’s recipe…so yummy!!
Sausage stuffing is a must in our household. Stopping by from Best of the Weekend to say Hi!
Isn’t it so addicting?!
I love stuffing, so I’ll definitely be trying this. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.
Your Sausage Stuffing looks delicious, full of flavor. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Wow this looks great, thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Thanks. Hope you had a great one too.
It is always good to have a plate of sausage stuffing. Thanks for joining 4 seasons blog hop and pinning to share with other party goers. cheers
What a treat for after the holidays! Great idea 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Twirl and Take a Bow! ox
Glad you liked it.
I believe you about coming back for my, I know for a fact my husband would be there until the bowl was empty. 🙂 Thank you for sharing, and for linking to Super Sunday Sync!
Oh my goodness this looks good! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/01/try-new-recipe-tuesday-january-28.html Buona Giornata! 🙂
Sausage stuffing is always popular at our celebration meals and your recipe sounds delicious! I like the spices you have used.
I love sausage stuffing… nice version. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.
I love stuffing! Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday!
You would love this version.
I love sausage!! I want to try this. I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)
I shared it on last week’s party. I think sharing it again this week would be too much.
My family loves stuffing and sausage will just make it that much better. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
Sausage ranks up there with bacon in my book.
This sounds yummy!
Thanks for sharing at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I can’t wait to see what you share next week!
Thanks. I love sharing.
Most definitely can’t forget the stuffing! There’s just something about it that’s so comforting. Thank you for sharing…and thanks to your sister in law too!
Glad you liked it.
Hi Annamaria – this sounds so delicious! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinned! Hope you have a happy Friday!
So glad you liked it. Thanks.
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Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sunday, I’m the new co-host and would love for you to link up this weekend. I love stuffing especially at Christmas time.
Thanks for the invite. So glad you liked the stuffing. It’s really quite delicious.
This sounds so good….thank you for sharing
I’ve only had good reviews.