Apple and Sausage Stuffing

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This savory stuffing recipe makes enough to fill a 14- to 16-pound bird and is always a hit, even with kids. And when made with low-fat turkey sausage, this is a healthy and complete meal in itself.

What you'll need

  • 1 lb. sweet Italian turkey or pork sausage, casing removed
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 Granny Smith or delicious apples, cored and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 to 3 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 12 cups cubed country-style stuffing mix or 12 cups multigrain bread (24-oz. loaf), cubed and dried in an uncovered bowl overnight
  • 2 cups (or more) low-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it

  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Brown the sausage until cooked through. Remove from heat, transfer to a large mixing bowl, and crumble sausage.

  2. Melt the butter in the skillet and simmer the onion for 2 to 3 minutes, or until translucent. Add the celery, apples, garlic, and poultry seasoning, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often.

  3. Add the apple-vegetable mixture to the bowl of sausage, along with the stuffing mix or bread; mix well. Moisten with the chicken broth and season with salt and pepper. Cool completely before stuffing the turkey. Makes 20 cups.

  4. Tester's tip: Stuffing can be cooked separately in a large glass casserole dish, but more stock may be needed to replace the moisture that usually comes from the turkey cavity.

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