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Italian Sausage Stuffing

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield

Serves 14

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (19 oz.) Johnsonville® Italian Mild Sausage Links, casings removed or 1 pkg. (16 oz.) Johnsonville® Italian All Natural Mild Ground Sausage
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 cups unseasoned bread stuffing, cubed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 can (2.25 oz.) black olives, sliced & drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, minced
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten

How to Make It

  1. In large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.

  2. Remove from skillet; set aside. In the same skillet, melt butter.

  3. Add the celery, onion, green pepper and garlic; sauté until tender.

  4. In a very large bowl, combine the cubed stuffing, sausage, celery mixture, cheese, olives and seasonings.

  5. Add broth and eggs; toss to combine.

  6. Spoon into a buttered 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325°F for 1 hour.

  7. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned and a meat thermometer reads 160°F.