this was the best thanksgiving stuffing that i've ever had, and all my guests raved about it. super good! i made some alterations including using rosemary bread and using a mixture of broth, butter and parmesean cheese instead of the cup of water (it's thanksgiving -- you gotta splurge!). next time, i would consider cutting the amount of sausage by 1/3 or so, but that's the only change i would make.
Sausage and Sourdough Bread Stuffing
68black Posted: 11/27/10
BreakofDay Posted: 11/30/10
This was really yummy; I made it for Thanksgiving, and mostly my family loved it. My husband thought it was too dry and would have preferred a moister stuffing. I made it as a side dish without stuffing the turkey. Not having any fresh herbs, I substituted dry (1 tsp. for 1 T.) but didn't put in quite the full amount of sage. Also, I couldn't find turkey sausage and I didn't want hot sausage, so I found a lean, mild Italian sausage and it was delish. I don't normally use unsalted butter and didn't for this recipe either. This dish turned out perfect; it'll definitely go into my recipe rotation.
olst0013 Posted: 11/23/10
Only change to recipe I made was to use dry herbs, but I searched online to find out how to substitute for fresh herbs and per the instructions use 1 tsp dried herbs for 1 Tbsp fresh. Was a little too much sage and thyme, I would cut back on that next time. Otherwise was delicious.
AnnaBird Posted: 11/12/10
Great! I made this for an early Thanksgiving dinner and my husband said it was his favorite dish of the meal! I pretty much just followed the recipe except used dry herbs and used sweet italian turkey sausage. Will definitely make this again!
sarahjones Posted: 11/15/10
This was great will make again for sure. I made it with porkchops and mashed potatoes what a hit my company all had seconds.
valhalla Posted: 11/26/10
I made this as a seaparate dish--not as a stuffing per se--and I'm glad I did because I think it retained the lightness that the croutons brings to the dish. REALLY, really good flavor. Excellent blend of spices made each bite interesting and flavorful. Honestly, this would be a great side dish to a meal anytime, not just TDay. I followed the recipe exactly and will do so next time.
SEROMEO Posted: 11/25/10
I made this for my first Thanksgiving attempt, since Im married now I figured that takeout is now a no no. My Iltalian husband loved the sausage even though it was the healthier verison! I will remove the foil earlier next time, didnt get brown enough. This is going to be a holiday staple in our household!
BuschLJ Posted: 04/17/11
This stuffing was a huge hit - the turkey sausage gave the stuffing incredible flavor.
JessicaLuu Posted: 09/20/11
I followed the recipe exactly, and the first time I made the breadcrumbs they burned, so I had to make them again with a much lower temperature. However despite that setback it was a huge hit at last year's Thanksgiving, and I will make it again this fall. I love stuffing, and I love turkey sausage.
jpumphrey Posted: 11/12/12
I loved the flavors in this dish. The spicy sausage was a nice addition to the recipe. I grew up on cornbread stuffing and much more prefer the firmer texture. I have decided i am going to make this recipe for Thanksgiving but replace the sourdough bread with cornbread stuffing because this recipe has just the right amount of herbed spices!
chefstephx12 Posted: 06/17/12
I made this for dinner and my whole family loved it. I don't usually like stuffing but I saw this recipe and thought it'd be interesting. I'm glad I tried it. I'm definitely making this next Thanksgiving.
kirk4717 Posted: 12/25/12
This dish did not come together for me. I made it ahead of time and when I got ready to cook it, it was just a mass of dry croutons and crumbled sausage--no cohesiveness. Who wants to eat a serving of dry bread spreading loosely across a plate? I made it exacty by the recipe and expected something more like bread pudding. I took it to the potluck anyway; what choice did I have... I was unimpressed and disappointed.