Italian Sausage And Bread StuffingFrom lunasea 7 years ago
- 1 (3/4- to 1-pound) Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (8 cups) - use your favorite. I love ciabatta here - delish! shopping list
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided shopping list
- 2 pounds sweet Italian sausage, casings removed, divided (or mix 50-50 with spicy Italian sausage for a great flavor combination) shopping list
- 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces shopping list
- 3 medium onions, chopped shopping list
- 4 large celery ribs, chopped shopping list
- 5 garlic cloves, minced shopping list
- 3-4 poblano peppers, roasted and peeled and seeded - cut into chunks shopping list
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten shopping list
- 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided shopping list
- 1/2 cup homemade turkey giblet stock or reduced-sodium chicken broth shopping list
- 1 cup grated parmigiano-Reggiano (2 ounces) shopping list
- 1 cup grated asiago cheese (2 ounces) shopping list
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh sage shopping list
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley shopping list
How to make it
- Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Generously butter 6-qt, ceramic or glass baking dish.
- Put bread in 2 shallow baking pans and bake, switching position of pans halfway through baking, until just dried out, about 10 minutes.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers, then cook half of sausage, stirring and breaking it into small pieces, until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl. Brown remaining sausage in remaining tablespoon oil, transferring to bowl.
- Pour off fat from skillet and wipe clean. Heat butter over medium heat until foam subsides, then cook onions, celery, garlic, poblanos and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Add vegetables and bread to sausage.
- Whisk together eggs, 1/2 cup cream, turkey stock, cheeses, sage and parsley, then stir into stuffing and cool completely, about 30 minutes. Reserve 5 cups stuffing to stuff turkey (if desired*) and spoon remainder into baking dish, then drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup cream. Cover stuffing and chill.
- About 1 hour before stuffed* turkey is finished roasting, bring dish of stuffing to room temperature. When turkey is done, increase oven temperature to 425°F and bake stuffing, covered tightly with foil, until hot throughout, about 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake until top is golden and crisp, about 15 minutes more.
- * If you are using 5 cups for stuffing your turkey, you can downsize your baking dish to a 4-qt size.
- ~ Bread can be toasted 3 days ahead and kept (once cool) in a sealed bag at room temperature.
- ~ Stuffing can be prepared (but not baked) 4 hours before roasting turkey.
People Who Like This Dish 10
The Cooklunasea Orlando, FL
The Rating12 people
Fantastic recipe! I love everything about it - the cream, the poblanos, the sausage, the cheeses... I make something similar, I actually add some walnuts and apples to mine. This stuffing tastes so good, you can just eat it on its own, without anythi...morejuels in Clayton loved it
Hey, that's great. 5 from mecookingforfun in Marblehead loved it
The sweet Italian sausage has more fennel and the hot Italian speaks for itself.The double cheese blend is wonderful.
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