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A recipe for Sausage and Sage Stuffing with dried cranberries and hazelnuts.

Sausage and Sage Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Hazelnuts

Teri & Jenny
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 12
Calories 353 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ¼ to 2 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ pound sweet Italian sausage, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 ½ tablespoons sage, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chives, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, minced
  • 2 sourdough baguettes (completely stale), cut into 1 inch cubes
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Pour broth into a small saucepan and simmer over low heat. Cover and set aside.
  • Pour oil in a sauté pan and place over medium high heat.
  • Add sausage to pan and brown for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove sausage from pan and place in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Drain fat from pan. Add 2 tablespoons butter to the pan and sauté onions and carrots for 3 minutes.
  • Add sage, chives and thyme and sauté for another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour onion mixture over browned sausage and gently toss together.
  • Add baguette cubes, dried cranberries and hazelnuts to the bowl and fold together.
  • Pour hot broth over bread mixture and stir together until fully incorporated and well combined.
  • Generously grease a baking dish with 2 tablespoons of butter and fill with the stuffing mixture.
  • Cover with foil and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and uncover. Dot the top with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and place back in the oven for 15 minutes, uncovered.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • *Makes 1 9”x 12” baking dish

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 10gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 485mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1961IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 2mg
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