Italian Stuffing or Dressing Recipe

Italian Stuffing or Dressing Recipe

This wonderful dish can be cooked inside your turkey as stuffing or prepared outside as dressing

The flavor of sweet Italian sausage makes this a fantastic Thanksgiving dish

Italian Stuffing


4.5 pounds of bread cubes. Left over Italian bread is best.
5 unpeeled Fuji or Gala apples, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 pound of sweet Italian sausage, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 large onions, diced (Vidalia onions add a nice flavor)
1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons of rosemary
2 tablespoons of dried oregano
4 tablespoons of dried sage
grated peel of one lemon
1/2 cup of raisins
1 quart of chicken broth
6 eggs
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
extra virgin olive oil


In a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat. With a slotted spoon, remove sausage into a large bowl, but retain the fat from the sausage. Stir bread, apples, seasonings, and raisins into the sausage.

Place a little olive oil in the skillet with the drippings and heat. Add onions and celery; cook vegetables until they are tender and golden. Add vegetables to the stuffing.

Crack eggs into a bowl and beat. Stir into the stuffing mixture. Stir in chicken broth a cup at a time. Use extra virgin olive oil to add moisture if needed. Do not make too soggy.

If making dressing, stuffing mixture in a greased baking pan; cover with foil and bake at 325F for 40 minutes, until heated through.

Serves ten.

Recipe Suggestion
Try this Turkey With Apricot Glaze recipe as a way to revive the standard turkey recipe. It's familiar and at the same time fresh and new.

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