This sausage stuffing is a savory blend of Italian sausage, bread, vegetables and herbs, all baked to golden brown perfection. The perfect hearty side dish for your holiday meal.
- 1 pound mild Italian sausage casings removed
- 1/2 cup butter divided use
- 1 cup onion finely diced
- 1 cup celery sliced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 8 cups stale bread cubes can use store bought unseasoned stuffing cubes, or bread you cut yourself
- 2 3/4 cups chicken broth
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves minced
- 1/4 cup parsley leaves minced, plus more for garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9" x 13" pan with cooking spray.
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook for 5-6 minutes or until done, breaking up the meat with a spatula.
Add the remaining 7 tablespoons of butter, onion and celery to the pan. Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Place the bread cubes in a large bowl. Add the sausage mixture, chicken broth, eggs, sage, parsley and salt and pepper to the bowl.
Gently stir until everything is well combined. Pour the stuffing into the prepared pan.
Bake for 60 minutes. If the top starts to get overly browned before the cooking time is over, then cover the pan with foil.
Remove from the oven. Sprinkle with additional parsley, then serve.
Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2.2mg