The Holidays with Turkey are just not complete without the perfect stuffing!
Whether you Stuff your bird or cook the stuffing on the side... it has to be good!
#1... Quick & easy...
3-4 boxes of turkey or chicken Stove Top Stuffing
1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
1 lb fresh mushrooms... chopped
1 stalk celery... finely chopped
a quarter onion.. finely chopped
1 T butter
Poultry seasoning (to taste... about 1 Tblsp)
Fry sausage till done. remove sausage & in sausage grease, add butter... saute celery & onion till transparent. Add mushrooms & poultry seasoning & cook only a few min. (till cooked down).
In a pot.... cook stuffing as directed on box but add the veggies & sausage to water before adding the croutons in box. Mix all together & let sit till water is absorbed.
#2: Apple-Sourdough Bread Stuffing
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced (preferably Macintosh)
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon dried sage
2 teaspoons dried thyme
4 cups sourdough bread cubes
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, apples and celery and saute 5 minutes, until soft. Add parsley, sage, dried thyme, and remaining 2 teaspoons of oregano. Stir to coat apples and vegetables with herbs and spices. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add cubed bread and chicken broth. Toss to combine. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper. Transfer the stuffing mixture to a baking dish and bake in oven at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes.