Hot Italian Sausage Stuffing

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PREP TIME

20 min

Makes

16 cups

* PLUS Cooking time: 13 minutes, Baking Time: 12 minutes
Hot Italian Sausage Stuffing

Italian sausage lends a touch of heat to traditional bread stuffing.


Ingredients

  • 2 675-g loaves sliced white bread , crusts removed
  • 3 Italian sausages , hot or mild
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 onions , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 apples , peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts , toasted (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Spread bread on 2 baking sheets. Bake until lightly toasted, 12 min. Cut into 1/2-in. cubes, about 15 cups. Place in a big bowl. Squeeze sausage meat from casings into a large frying pan set over medium heat. Using a fork to keep meat crumbly, cook until no longer pink, 3 min. Add butter, then onions, celery and seasonings. Stir often until onions are soft, 10 min. Add apples for last min of cooking. Remove from heat and add to bread along with nuts. Stir well, pressing hot mixture into bread. Cool before stuffing bird.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 308,
  • Protein
  • 10 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,

Make ahead: Prepare stuffing. Cover and refrigerate overnight.