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Herbed Bread Stuffing with Mushrooms and Sausage

Herbed Bread Stuffing with Mushrooms and Sausage
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield

12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Making your own bread cubes is easy and yields delicious results. You can prepare the toasted bread cubes two to three days before Thanksgiving; store at room temperature in a zip-top plastic bag. If there's space in the oven, bake the stuffing while the turkey roasts. Otherwise, bake it in the morning, and reheat it while the turkey stands.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds peasant-style white bread
  • 4 (4-ounce) links sweet turkey Italian sausage
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped carrot
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

Nutrition Information

  • calories 208
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 6.2 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 13.6 g
  • carbohydrate 25.9 g
  • fiber 4.1 g
  • cholesterol 68 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 635 mg
  • calcium 46 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Trim crust from bread. Cut bread into 1 1/2-inch cubes. Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on 2 jelly-roll pans. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until toasted.

  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

  4. Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

  5. Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes. Combine bread cubes, sausage, and mushrooms in a large bowl.

  6. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, carrot, and celery; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add parsley, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper; sauté 1 minute. Add to bread mixture. Combine eggs and broth, stirring with a whisk. Add to bread mixture; toss to coat. Spoon into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until browned.