Yield
8 to 10 servings

Dried fruits add sweetness and color to this dressing that's equally at home with turkey, chicken, or pork.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare rice mix according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl, and fluff with a fork. Set aside.

Step 2

Place bread cubes on a large-rimmed pan and toast at 325° for 20 minutes or until dry. Set aside.

Step 3

Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until it crumbles and is well browned; drain.

Step 4

Sauté onion and celery in butter in a large skillet over medium heat until tender.

Step 5

Combine rice, bread, sausage, sautéed vegetables, dried fruit, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; toss well. Drizzle broth evenly over dressing. Toss well. Transfer dressing to a lightly greased 3-quart baking dish.

Step 6

Bake, covered, at 375º for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 25 to 30 more minutes or until browned.

Christmas with Southern Living 2004

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