My mom started making this many years ago when I was a child and it is one of the three things I still look forward to at Thanksgiving. (The other two are pumpkin pie with real whipped cream and pecan pie.)
For a couple of years my mom made some other stuffing recipes and it just was not Thanksgiving for me. Thankfully we’re back to this one every year!
This will also help make exceptionally tasty gravy because the flavoring from the ingredients will mix with your pan drippings for the gravy.
(Updated note: Caroline loves this too! LOL!)
Midwest Sausage Stuffing
- 1 pound bulk pork sausage, crumbled
- 3/4 cup minced onion
- butter, melted (amount will vary – see directions)
- 1 & 1/2 cups chopped celery (stalks and leaves)
- 8 cups soft bread crumbs
- 1 & 1/2 tsp crushed leaf sage
- 1 tsp thyme leaves
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- In a large skillet, cook and stir sausage, onion, and celery until meat is brown and onion is tender.
- Drain off fat; add enough melted butter to sausage fat to measure one cup.
- Stir butter mixture and about 1/3 of the bread cubes into meat mixture. Turn into deep bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and toss.
- Makes 9 cups (enough for a 12 pound turkey)
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About Sallie’s Favorite Comfort Food Recipes
These are recipes I have enjoyed throughout my life – as a child, as a young woman, and now as a wife and mom. I am sharing them because they taste good and are relatively easy to make. They only require basic ingredients that most women will be able to easily find and afford. I encourage you to use the best ingredients your can afford for the best results. It really does make a tremendous difference in the quality of the final product.
For example, I only use King Arthur Unbleached Flour for regular baking. After some inexplicable failed results at long-time favorites, I no longer use store brand butter for any baking. I only use Land O’Lakes. The difference is substantial and can mean the difference between a high quality end product and a mess.
And, please, if you do try one of my recipes and like it, come back and let me know in a comment. I truly do appreciate it when people do so!
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