Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing

Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing

Stuffing or dressing?  I don’t stuff the turkey with it, but I usually call it stuffing out of habit.  Other times I say dressing.  I’ve been making this stuffing/dressing for Thanksgiving for the last 6 years on and off.  It’s still my favorite…and John’s.  I was inspired by a stuffing I saw Giada de Laurentiis make with artichokes in it.  I added my own flair with the sausage and cornbread.

Start with a package of italian sausage.  Remove the casings and cook on medium heat in a skillet.

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Break apart the sausage as it cooks.

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Dice up half an onion.

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Dice up 3 garlic cloves.

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Add both to the skillet and sauté until onions are tender and translucent.

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Gather some herbs – sage, rosemary and thyme.

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Chop it all finely.

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Add 1/4 cup to the skillet and stir until fully incorporated.

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Chop 4-5 ciabatta rolls.

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Place in a large mixing bowl and add 2 cups of cornbread stuffing cubes.

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Chop one jar of artichokes.

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Grate 1/4-1/2 cup of parmesan cheese.

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Add sausage mixture to the bread.

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Add 3 cups of chicken broth depending on how moist you like your stuffing.

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Add the artichokes.

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Add the cheese and toss well.

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Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish and bake on 350 degrees for 20-30 min or until bread browns on top.

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Serve it up for your friends and family.

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Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing
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Recipe type: Side DIsh
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
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Serves: 10-12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg italian sausage, casings removed
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • ¼ cup sage, rosemary and thyme, chopped finely
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 5 ciabatta rolls, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups cornbread stuffing cubes
  • 1 jar artichokes
  • ¼ - ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Saute the sausage on med heat in a skillet. Strain grease.
  2. When mostly cooked, add onion and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent.
  3. Stir in the herbs.
  4. Mix bread cubes in a larger mixing bowl.
  5. Add sausage and mix well.
  6. Stir in 3 cups of broth.
  7. Add artichokes and parmesan cheese and mix well.
  8. Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until top browns.

 

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I hope you are inspired to add something non-traditional to your Thanksgiving repertoire!

JulieBird

 

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