Sweet Italian Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of Antibiotic Pork Sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 3 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 6 cups croutons
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups dried cherries
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock, plus extra as needed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Method of Preparation

Sauté 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 celery 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, combine allspice, maple syrup, cherries, pecans, and chicken stock. Add 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.

About The Chef: Cynthia Beretta

Cynthia Beretta, Co-Founder of Beretta Farms and founder of Beretta Kitchen, is no stranger to food. A gifted entrepreneur, mother of three, organic cattle rancher and self-proclaimed ‘foodie’, Cynthia has over twenty-five years of experience in the food industry. Born on the original Earth Day in the 1970s, Cynthia jokes she was destined for sustainable and organic greatness. In 1993, fresh out of school with no farming experience to speak of Cynthia and her husband Michael embarked on an unconventional path and founded Beretta Farms. Since then the couple has expanded their network of like-minded farmers across the country, partnering with those that share the core value of raising animals humanely with love and respect As both businesses continue to grow and thrive, Cynthia never forgets to carve time out of her busy schedule to share a hearty home cooked meal with her family.


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