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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fresh Herb and Sausage Stuffing

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) "

Stuffing bread, chicken broth, butter, Italian sausage, celery, onion, water, parsley, sage, thyme, (3 eggs- two of my children were eager and holding an egg a piece waiting to crack them, haha)

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
3 eggs
cooking spray
pepper to season

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Fry sausage in a large pan, drain.
3. Chop onions and celery and sauté in same pan with ¼ cup butter.
4. Chop fresh herbs.
5. Place stuffing bread, sausage, sautéed onions and celery and herbs in a large bowl and mix.
6. In a medium sized bowl beat 3 eggs, 1 cup water and chicken broth- pour over stuffing mixture and mix well.
7. Prepare a 9x13 pan- spoon in stuffing, melt ¼ cup butter and pour over top-season with pepper.
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!!!

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I am participating in What's Cooking Wednesday, Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Dining With Debbie , Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Tuesdays at the Table recipe exchanges. I am also linked up to Raising Homemakers Weds. link up and Works For Me Wednesday! For more blogger recipes go to these links.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi janelle. we irish love stuffing we stuff everything.we love a roast (chicken beef lamb pork etc) on sundays with roasties (potatoes) and stuffing. the broth is a great idea as we tend to use a lot of butter (very bad) iknow,yours is healthier. it looks delicious.i have never fried the sausage first.its a meal in its hubby wants chicken kiev and this is a perfect partner.

god bless

November 17, 2010 at 3:15 AM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Mia, I love hearing about different countries/cultures...thank you! I also LOVE butter (lol)..the chicken broth works very well along with the egg to give it moisture. I hope you enjoy! Chicken Kiev...MMMMMMM! Bless you! Janelle

November 17, 2010 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I'm hosting the family Thanksgiving this year and I've been looking for a homemade stuffing recipe...this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

November 17, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Holly Vaughan said...

this reminds me of how my momma makes it with bob evans bulk sausage and stove top :-D

November 17, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Lisa Grace said...

Very close to how we make it; I love it!

November 17, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

THis looks delicious.

November 17, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger shopannies said...

sounds so good I love making my dressing at home as well. I have tried many different combinations this one looks delicious may have to try it as well

November 17, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Darlene Schacht said...

That one is almost like my recipe, and my family LOVES it!! I can't wait to make it for Christmas and have it with turkey gravy. Now I'm hungry!! You're awesome.

November 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger wacki04 said...

This looks like a great recipe! I may try this myself!

BTW, I LOVE butter too (from your earlier comment), lol!! My husband drives me for it too!

November 17, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Heather Lynne said...

This sounds awesome! What a great flavor combination.

November 17, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Julieann said...

I found your blog through Mrs. U's blog, and what a lovely blog you have:) Your a girl after my own heart!!

The stuffing looks delicious. Very close to my recipe too:) I will be sure to visit your friend's cooking blog too:) What wonderful information you share:)

Thank you,

November 17, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
OpenID living-the-balanced-life said...

I've never made stuffing, the in-laws usually do it! You make this look so good and easy, I may have to give it a try, lol!

November 17, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Dem said...

Yum, this looks really similar to the one I make! My husband doesn't like all the herbs and seasonings- what a party pooper!

November 17, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Tina said...

This looks great! I've bought dressing from SAMS for the past several years and they don't have it this year. I'm going to have to break down and make it!

November 17, 2010 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I make a sausage and wild rice dressing that we really like, but I'm making Paula Deen's Southern Cornbread Dressing this year. It's almost as good as my grandmother;s. Come link up with Crock Pot Wednesdays. There's a giveaway going on.

November 25, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I know you just sent it, but it has disappeared! Please email me your mailing address again so I can get your gift card to you. I have no idea why you vanished. Maybe it was..... oh well, just help me out here. Sorry. Debbie.

December 7, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

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