This recipe for sausage stuffing comes courtesy of the Food Network, back in the day when Sara Moulton was the star. This particular recipe is from Sara’s classic show, Cooking Live. I’ve been making this stuffing for years to rave reviews and highly recommend if you’re looking for a new twist on something old.
1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
3 cups onion, chopped
2 cups mushrooms, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
6 cups croutons
2 cups chicken stock, plus extra as needed
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
Salt and pepper
Saute sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, crumbling sausage with the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Transfer sausage with a slotted spoon to a large bowl. Discard sausage fat in pan. Add butter, onions, and mushrooms to skillet and saute until tender, about 10 to15 minutes. Add to sausage, along with herbs and croutons, mix to combine.
In a medium bowl, mix chicken stock to crouton mixture. The mixture should be moist, but not soggy. Add more chicken stock, if necessary. Transfer stuffing to a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour. Uncover and bake for another 20 minutes, or until the top is golden.