How To produce The most beneficial Thanksgiving Sage Sausage and Apple Stuffing

The Finest Sage Sausage and Apple Stuffing For Thanksgiving

Although it is a "stuffing" recipe, I don not advise in fact cooking inside of a turkey. For those who read about how to cook a turkey in my hub about The Great Roast Turkey, then you are aware that stuffing a brined turkey is never a good idea!

But even if you you should not brine your turkey ahead of cooking it, including stuffing to your cavity with the hen just can make the turkey take more time to cook dinner. Not simply that, but it sucks up all all those delectable juices within the bird and would make the ultimate consequence drier than it must be. Moreover there is usually the danger of salmonella – through the time the stuffing is extensively cooked throughout, the turkey meat will be more than cooked. And when you don’t bother about cooking the stuffing all the best way by means of, any salmonella germs that might are actually contained in the turkey will still be during the stuffing!

So briefly, do not waste products your time and effort cooking the "stuffing" in the turkey! This stuffing recipe is so moist by now that there’s no ought to consider juices absent through the fowl to be sure a moist stuffing. It may make a fantastic addition to any Thanksgiving evening meal menu!

I love to use Un-Sliced Bread to make my own bread cubes for stuffing, but if you decide to choose pre-made bread cubes, seem for ones that are about 1-inch across. Even be conscious that in the event the bread cubes are pre-seasoned it’s possible you’ll want to decrease the quantity of seasoning applied with this recipe.


  • Jelly Roll Pans or any other Baking Sheets
  • 12 inch Non-Stick Skillet
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Large Casserole Dish (3 to 4 Quarts)


  • Cooking Spray
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 16 Loaf Unsliced Bread
  • 6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 pound Sage Sausage
  • 1 Medium Onion, coarsely diced
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled, cored and diced in huge pieces
  • 1 Golden Delightful or Fiji Apple, peeled, cored and diced in substantial pieces
  • 3 Ribs Celery, diced in substantial pieces
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock or Homemade Vegetable Stock, or even a mixture of the two
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)


A working day or two in advance

  1. A working day or two prior to the significant meal, slice the Bread into large cubes, about 1-inch sq..
  2. Turn the oven to minimal, about a hundred and fifty levels.
  3. Arrange the Bread Cubes right into a single layer on a jelly roll pan and other baking sheet – you’ll almost certainly want quite a few sheets to accommodate all the Bread Cubes.
  4. Spray the Cubes with Cooking Spray and year with Salt and Pepper.
  5. Place the Cubes in the oven and let them cook dinner right until dry and crispy – about an hour.
  6. Remove the Bread Cubes in the oven and allow interesting totally.
  7. Store the cooled Bread Cubes during the casserole dish and let them sit, uncovered, till the day on the major food.

On the day

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the Bread Cubes right into a massive mixing bowl.
  3. Remove the Sage Sausage from its casing and break it into compact chunks.
  4. Melt two tablespoons of Butter inside of a 12-inch non-stick skillet about Medium-High heat.
  5. Add the Sausage on the skillet and cook dinner just till it’s not pink, about five minutes.
  6. Add the Sausage and its drippings towards the Bread Cubes and gently toss.
  7. Add the remaining Butter into the sizzling skillet.
  8. Once melted, incorporate the Onion, Apples, Celery and a dash of Salt to the skillet about Medium-High warmth.
  9. Cook about five minutes until finally the greens get smooth.
  10. Add the Inventory and Parsley and bring to a boil.
  11. Remove from warmth and enable sit for five minutes.
  12. Pour the vegetable mixture more than the Bread and Sausage combination.
  13. Add the Walnuts if you are employing them and toss until almost everything is evenly moistened.
  14. Spray the casserole with Preparing Spray and loosely pack the Stuffing in the dish.
  15. Cook uncovered about 45 minutes until a pleasant crust commences to type.
  16. Drizzle a handful of tablespoons of Turkey Drippings or Melted Butter around the top and return towards the oven.
  17. Cook a further twenty minutes till the highest is golden brown and crusty.


I like to do every one of the vegetable peeling and chopping the evening prior to to save time within the Massive Working day! Just put every little thing within a zip-top bag in the fridge.

If you can be subsequent my recipe for The Great Roast Turkey, it is possible to set the Stuffing within the oven for the duration of the last half-hour of cooking the Turkey. Whilst the Turkey is resting, the Stuffing will likely be finishing up while in the oven and each might be completely ready at the same time!

Mashed Potatoes, Everyone?

Why not increase another good aspect dish towards the Thanksgiving dinner menu with some Delicious Garlic Mashed Potatoes.


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour the loaf pans.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, blend the Flour, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Salt.
  4. In a considerable mixing bowl, beat the Eggs until finally fluffy. Combine within the Oil, Applesauce and Brown Sugar.
  5. Stir in the grated Zucchini, Walnuts and Vanilla Extract.
  6. Add the Flour mixture into the soaked elements within the significant mixing bowl and stir to incorporate.
  7. Divide the batter evenly involving the 2 loaf pans.
  8. Bake for sixty minutes. The Bread is completed every time a toothpick or sharp knife inserted during the heart comes out clear.

Zucchini Bread Recipe


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • 2 8×4 inch Loaf Pans


  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Zucchinis, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

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