The Best Holiday Stuffing

With Thanksgiving just ending, and Christmas creeping up, I’m sure most of you are dreading that massive family dinner! All the work and time put in to creating that perfect holiday feast can truly be exhausting.. But the classic Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner simply must have stuffing!

There are so many different kinds of stuffing, you can even tailor it to your own taste palette! I came across this recipe and made some of my own tweaks, and today I will be sharing it for the most delicious stuffing to complete your holiday feast! This stuffing is aromatic, has a great balance of flavours, textures and pairs perfectly with your turkey or chicken!

The key to a perfect stuffing is ratio. When adding fruits or vegetables, ensure you have cut up your produce in equal amounts, this will make for even cooking and taste of flavours! You also need to make sure your stuffing is moist! No one enjoys dry stuffing that they have to coat in gravy just to eat.. with this recipe you will have perfectly moist and delicious stuffing that the whole family will love!

Ingredients

  • 4-5 stalks of celery, finely diced.
  • 1 medium or large onion, finely chopped.
  • 2-3 tbs poultry seasoning.
  • 2-3 tbs fresh rosemary, minced.
  • 2 tbs fresh thyme, minced.
  • 1-2 tbs fresh sage, minced.
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper.
  • 1/2 tsp of salt.
  • 2 375 g packs Johnsonville original breakfast sausages.
  • 1 loaf Villaggio original thick sliced Italian white bread.
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of water (add in gradually while mixing until desired consistency is reached)

Instructions

    1. Fill large pot half way with water, bring to a boil. Add breakfast sausages and continue boiling for 20 minutes.
    2. Remove from heat and strain with a metal strainer. Run cold water over sausages until cool.
    3. Once cooled, peel and remove excess skin. Place aside.
    4. Combine celery, onion, poultry seasoning, rosemary, thyme, sage, salt and pepper into a large bowl.
    5. Add bread and breakfast sausages (ripped)
    6. Using hands mash and mix all ingredients until fully combined. While mixing gradually add in water.
    7. Grease a medium-large metal or glass baking dish and add stuffing.
    8. Preheat oven to 350° and place dish in the oven.
    9. Cook for 35-45 minutes.
    10. Let cool for 15-20 minutes and serve

 

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