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Portuguese Sausage Dressing

In a spin on the familiar Thanksgiving sausage and bread dressing, this version uses linguiça (Portuguese sausage), a common ingredient in Hawaii. Prep and Cook Time: about 1 hour, plus 30 to 40 minutes baking time. Notes: You can assemble the dressing up to 1 day ahead; cover and chill.

Sunset NOVEMBER 2006

  • Yield: Makes 16 servings


  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 8 ounces linguiça (Portuguese sausage)
  • 16 cups 3/4-in. cubes coarse, crusty white bread
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley


1. In a small saucepan, bring giblets and marinade to a simmer over medium heat, cover. Cook giblets 20 minutes, or until cooked through. Let cool; finely chop. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

2. Preheat oven to 375°. Melt butter in a 10- to 12-in. skillet over medium-high heat. Add celery, onion, and chopped giblets and sauté, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Add 3/4 cup chicken broth, poultry seasoning, sage, and garlic. Lower heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until celery and onion are tender, 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cut linguiça in half lengthwise, then slice into 1/4-in.-thick half-moons.

3. Put bread cubes in a large bowl and stir in celery mixture, linguiça, and parsley. Stir in 1/2 cup giblet cooking liquid and remaining 1 cup chicken broth.

4. Spoon dressing into a 4- to 5-qt. baking dish and cover loosely with foil. Bake 25 minutes, uncover, and cook until browned on top, 10 to 20 minutes more. Serve hot.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 270
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Protein: 8.3g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 5.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 33g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sodium: 1243mg
  • Cholesterol: 25mg

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