Apple Walnut Sausage Stuffing
Make your stuffing ahead of time! Itâ€™s easy, quick, and flavorful with crumbled sausage, fresh herbs, and apples! SO GOOD!!!
|10 cups||(1-inch) bread cubes*|
|1 tablespoon||olive oil|
|1 pound||mild ground pork sausage|
|6 tablespoons||unsalted butter|
|2 cloves||garlic, minced|
|1 1/2 cup||sliced celery|
|2||braeburn apples, chopped|
|2 tablespoons||finely chopped fresh sage|
|1 tablespoon||finely chopped fresh thyme leaves|
|1 cup||toasted walnuts|
|1/2 cup||finely chopped fresh parsley|
|kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste|
|2 1/2 cups||chicken stock|
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9 x 13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until crisp and golden, about 10-12 minutes; set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; set aside.
Melt butter in the skillet. Add garlic, onion and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in apples, sage and thyme until fragrant, about 1 minute.
In a large bowl, combine bread, sausage, apple mixture, walnuts and parsley; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in chicken stock until absorbed and well combined.*
Spread bread mixture into the prepared baking dish. Place into oven and bake until top is browned, about 45 minutes.