How To Serve Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe With Sausage And Apples Simple

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Thanksgiving dinner just wouldn’t be the same without a delicious, fluffy stuffing. This recipe takes a classic dish and adds a delightful twist with savory sausage and sweet, crisp apples. It’s sure to become a new favorite at your Thanksgiving table!


Thanksgiving Stuffing with Sausage and Apples
Thanksgiving Stuffing with Sausage and Apples

1 pound bulk Italian sausage (mild or hot, depending on your preference)

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups dried cornbread (about 1 (10-ounce) box)
  • 4 cups crumbled stale bread (white, wheat, or a combination)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth (low-sodium)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Salt, to taste

  • Directions:

    1. Sauté the Veggies: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Drain off any excess grease.

    2. Add the Aromatics: Reduce heat to medium-low and add the onion, celery, and garlic to the pan with the sausage. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until softened and fragrant.

    3. Combine the Breads: In a large bowl, combine the dried cornbread and crumbled bread. Add the diced apples, walnuts (if using), and all the dried herbs: sage, thyme, and rosemary. Season with black pepper.

    4. Incorporate the Savory Mix: Add the cooked sausage and vegetable mixture to the dry ingredients in the bowl. Toss everything together to combine evenly.

    5. Moisten the Stuffing: In a separate bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, beaten eggs, and melted butter. Pour this wet mixture over the dry ingredients and toss gently to coat. Season the stuffing with salt to taste, starting with a 1/2 teaspoon and adding more to your preference.

    6. Bake or Stuff: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). You have two options:

    Bake in a casserole dish: Transfer the stuffing mixture to a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

  • Stuff the turkey cavity: If you prefer to stuff your turkey, loosely pack the stuffing mixture into the turkey cavity. Be sure not to overstuff, as the stuffing needs room to expand while cooking. Roast the turkey according to your preferred method and internal temperature goals.

  • 7. Let it Rest: Once cooked, remove the stuffing from the oven (or the turkey) and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld and the stuffing to set slightly.

    8. Serve and Enjoy! Spoon the warm stuffing onto plates alongside your roasted turkey and other Thanksgiving favorites.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    This recipe yields approximately 12 servings. Please note that these are just estimates, and the actual nutritional content may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

    Calories: 350

  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 450mg (depending on the sodium content of your chicken broth)
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 15g

  • Conclusion

    This Sausage and Apple Stuffing is a delicious and easy way to elevate your Thanksgiving feast. The savory sausage and sweet apples create a delightful flavor combination that everyone is sure to love. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover bread and apples!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use different types of sausage? Yes, you can! Feel free to experiment with different types of sausage, such as spicy Italian sausage, breakfast sausage, or chicken sausage. Just be sure to adjust the seasoning accordingly.
    2. Can I omit the nuts? Absolutely! If you have nut allergies or simply don’t like walnuts, you can leave them out of the recipe. The stuffing will still be delicious.