Tuesday, November 26, 2013

At Home: Sausage Stuffing

Since I was preparing a side dish from my grandmother for our Thanksgiving dinner, Keith decided to make his grandmother's rendition of stuffing.  In past years, I have always eaten a vegetarian version that is mostly breadcrumbs loaded with celery, mushrooms, and dried cranberries.  The stuffing Keith made is very different and perfect for meat lovers.  It is packed thick and can be cut in squares like a brownie.  Try Grandma Olga's Sausage Stuffing as featured here on What Micky Eats...At Home.

Grandma Olga's Sausage Stuffing
  • 2 Jimmy Dean sausage rolls
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teasp parsley
  • 1 teasp pepper
  • ½ teasp garlic powder
  • 3 cups breadcrumbs

- Preheat oven to 380 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix sausage, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, parsley, and pepper. Set aside.
- Sauté lightly the onions, garlic, celery.
- Add vegetables into the meat mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Pour mixture into a glass baking dish.
- Bake for about 40-60 minutes.
- Check the center with a toothpick to make sure it’s cooked through.  The center should be firm.


You don't need to cover it while baking, but if it's browning on top too fast and/or the edges and it's still soft in the center, use foil to cover it BUT not until close to the end or it will steam itself.  This sausage stuffing has much  more meat to breadcrumb ratio than other stuffing recipes.  But I find that to be a nice compliment for a Thanksgiving meal that already is loaded with potatoes and bread.  How do you like your stuffing - with more meat or more breadcrumbs?

2 comments:

  1. So late posting!! But i love stuffing with sausage!!! This year my mother in law made the stuffing with dried cherries. It was excellent. I will have to find out her recipe and share!

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    1. I think I prefer more bread in my stuffing, but Keith is a meat lover! I usually always add dried cranberries, but dried cherries sound just as great!

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