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Apple, Sausage, and Mushroom Stuffing

A glorious side dish of stuffing filled with sausage, apples, mushrooms and lots of other goodness. Delicious addition to your Thanksgiving table!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time1 hr 50 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer

Ingredients

  • 8 cups sourdough bread, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups white onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, chopped (about 3 stalks)
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large Gala apples, chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 lb. sweet italian sausage
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 375 and butter a large baking dish (15x10x2). 
  • Toast bread on a baking sheet for 15 minutes, then remove. Toast pecans in oven for about 7 minutes.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine bread, parsley, dried thyme, rubbed sage, and salt and pepper. Add pecans and mix gently. 
  • Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat and add onions, celery, and mushrooms. Saute until slightly tender. Add sage, thyme and rosemary and cook for another minute.
  • Remove vegetables from skillet and place in bowl with bread. Stir gently to mix. 
  • Add sausage to skillet and cook until browned. Remove sausage with slotted spoon and stir into bread mixture.
  • Pour in chicken stock, one cup at a time, stirring until mixture is fairly wet. Start with 2 cups and add more if needed. Should be slightly wet but not soggy.
  • Chop apples and stir into bread mixture.
  • Spread stuffing in prepared baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered about 45 minutes, or until browned and toasty.