Janelle is back with the perfect recipe for us!!!
She says “Thanksgiving is right around the corner, my friends! What better recipe to share than one of my all time beloved side dishes…STUFFING! This sought-after side dish can be prepared in many different ways…I’d like to share my favorite way of preparation! Feel free to omit the sausage if you prefer a “meat-less” stuffing!
And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. (Mark 14:22) ”
Dice onion and celery
Fry sausage and drain after fully cooked
In the same pan, add 1/4 cup of butter and saute onions and celery
Meanwhile, start “prepping” the fresh herbs. Take the Thyme leaves off of the stems by gliding your knife down the stem like so.
Gather Sage and Parsley in a bunch and chop with knife, keep gathering and chopping until pieces are small (if you have never chopped fresh herbs, it may seem awkward, but it really is that simple)
Combine broth, 3 eggs, and water in a medium-sized bowl
In a large bowl, combine stuffing bread, herbs, sausage, and sautéed onions and celery. Add the egg mixture and stir well.
Place all ingredients into a prepared 9x 13 pan . Melt 1/4 cup of butter and pour over top of stuffing and sprinkle with pepper. Cover with foil and bake in a 350 oven for 25 mins, uncover and bake another 25 mins until lightly browned and cooked through.
And here you have homemade fresh herb and sausage stuffing! YUM!!!!
Serve all the fixins! (In this photo the stuffing is topped with gravy). ENJOY!
SHORT CUT: if you do not have the time or do not like the robust flavor of fresh herbs, you may omit the herbs and purchase herb seasoned stuffing. Continue on with the rest of the recipe as instructed.
Fresh Herb and Sausage Stuffing
10 cups cubed stuffing bread (near deli)
½ cup butter ( ¼ for sautéing and ¼ to melt over top)
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 roll of Italian Sausage
2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
pepper to season
1. Preheat oven to 350
8. Cover with foil and bake for 25 mins, uncover and bake an additional 25 mins until lightly golden in color.
Thank you Janelle for this recipe. I am serving 20+ for Thanksgiving at our house and I will be making the turkey and this stuffing! I’ll let you know how it turns out!!!