Ingredients

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.
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  • desertgal 5 years ago
    Yum!
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    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    I make a dressing similar to this, but I use wild rice 50/50 with bread. My kids ask me to make it every Christmas when I go down to stay with them. Maybe I can do something a little different this next time. ^5. Hugs Cheryl
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    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    great recipe...hi5 friend.....
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    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    Well Vickie, Dear ........ I thought I knew what kind of stuffing I was going to make for my family's Thanksgiving... Not anymore!! I am definitely making this recipe. I like everything about it. The cheeses, the cream, the Chiles... I can almost smell it baking.. I am like GG. Turkey is WAY overrated. Give me a pile of this on my plate. I will be a happy camper. Great post. Thanks for sharing it. High 5555
    Jim
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  • binky67 6 years ago
    Yep, this does sound quite dreamy!
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    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    oooooh Miss Vickie, that sounds perfect for a "stuffing hog" like me! It's my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. High 5
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    minitindel ate it and said...
    I like the 50/50 sausage i like spicy hahaha this sounds very good miss vickie .wonderful as always , im with juels awesome recipe
    five

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    kimmer ate it and said...
    Hey neighbor...wonderful recipe. Got my 5!
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    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Outstanding...:)
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    lanacountry ate it and said...
    wonderful recipe, Vickie!! 555555! :)
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  • ttaaccoo 6 years ago
    Thanks to Lunasea!! this has helped me to formulate in my head what we will have. I usu. make oyster stuffing. no one else likes. This sounds like a delish us creation!! you go girl!!
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    Thanks so much all - and Julia...I love your walnut and apple add. Great suggestions - thanks! :) Vickie
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    trigger ate it and said...
    The sweet Italian sausage has more fennel and the hot Italian speaks for itself.The double cheese blend is wonderful.
    Big five for Vickie
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    cookingforfun ate it and said...
    Hey, that's great. 5 from me
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    juels ate it and said...
    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 anything else!
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