Have you friends with blood sugar issues? Sourdough bread often has zero sugar. Certainly the carbs in it will matter BUT it certainly helps. A tweak I prefer is to half the celery and add red cabbage for both color and depth of flavor. My only other added quip is to NOT use turkey sausage as it will both dry out your stuffing and effect it's mouth feel; Re richness / depth of flavor aka "porkiness".
I have made this now 3 years a row at Thanksgiving. I do add a little diced carrot and a little extra broth - can be dry if you don't. I also use Polish sausage instead of Italian. Andouille would also work nicely!
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.
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!
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.
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.
This stuffing was a huge hit - the turkey sausage gave the stuffing incredible flavor.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This was great will make again for sure. I made it with porkchops and mashed potatoes what a hit my company all had seconds.
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!