Cranberry, Apple, Turkey Sausage Stuffing

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We had a Thanksgiving potluck at work so I wanted to try out a few side dishes. They all turned out great! You can use this stuffing to actually stuff a turkey or bake it on its own. It’s extremely flavorful and delicious! I will for sure be making this again next year. You can mix and match different kinds of bread.

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Ingredients:

  • 8 cups cubed bread (white or wheat or sourdough)
  • 1.2 lbs ground turkey sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 6 large fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 large sprig fresh rosemary, leaves stripped from stem
  • 5 springs fresh thyme, leave stripped from stem
  • 2 apples, chopped 1/2″ or smaller chunks (I used granny smith)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 tbs melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spread cubed bread on large baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes until toasted. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Cook sausage and onions over medium heat in a skillet, stirring until onions are browned and sausage is cooked through.
  • Add celery and fresh herbs to skillet with onions and sausage and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Pour sausage mixture over the bread. Mix in the apples and dried cranberries. Drizzle the melted butter and chicken stock over the bread mixture and stir to mix everything.
  • Pour mixture into a 9″x13″ pan and bake for 30 minutes until heated through and top layer starts to brown.

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