Sausage Stuffings: A Turkey’s BFF
Stuffing is one of the centerpieces of the Thanksgiving meal, and there are endless regional variations. But one ingredient that seems to transcend geography is sausage. Whether crumbled or left in bite-sized pieces, sweet Italian sausage added to herbed bread imparts a meaty richness that’s impossible to achieve with anything else.
It also blends seamlessly into almost any recipe. You’re a cornbread stuffing fan? Great, sausage works beautifully. Prefer rye bread? No problem—sausage works there, too. Celery and onion only add to the party, and fresh herbs are the icing on the cake. Apples, raisins, cranberries—bring ‘em on. Basically, add sausage and your favorite stuffing recipe just got that much better. If you can find bulk sausage, that’s best, but you can also buy uncooked links and remove the casings to achieve the same result. And be careful to read the label: If you end up with “hot” sausage, your stuffing may have more bite than you bargained for.
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