I have never been one to cook stuffing inside of a turkey – it just seems like too much hassle! Not to mention, I couldn’t find a whole turkey here in Bogotá. I ended up getting a turkey breast and a couple of drumsticks. I decided to make this stuffing, which turned out quite lovely!
Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing
Makes about 10 servings
2 1/2 cups cubed whole wheat bread
3 cups cubed white bread
1 pound turkey sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon sage
1/2 tablespoon rosemary
1 teaspoon thyme
1 Golden Delicious apple, chopped
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
2 cups turkey broth
1/4 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degree C). Spread the white and whole wheat bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until evenly toasted. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.
In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onions over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until evenly browned. Add the celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to blend flavors.
In a deep 8 inch baking dish (or a 9×13 inch casserole dish) combine 3 cups mashed butternut squash, sugar, milk, vanilla , salt, flour, eggs and 1/4 cup melted butter.
Pour sausage mixture over bread in bowl. Mix in chopped apples, dried cranberries, and parsley. Drizzle with turkey stock and melted butter, and mix lightly.
Place in a casserole dish and return to the oven to bake for around 30 minutes.
Original recipe from AllRecipies.com