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“I got this from a coworker about 8 or 9 years ago, and my family will not let me make anything else now! We all love it. It makes a huge amount - I freeze part of it so we can enjoy it a couple weeks later.”
1hr 30mins
16 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 lbs challah or 1 14 lbs other egg bread, crusts trimmed & cut into 1/2 " cubes
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage link, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 12 cup water chestnut, drained and quartered
  • 12 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons sage, chopped
  • 14 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Spread the bread cubes in a single layer on 2 large cookie sheets.
  3. Bake until lightly browned and crisp, about 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  5. Crumble the sausage meat into a large skillet and brown over medium heat until cooked through.
  6. Add to the bread cubes using a slotted spoon.
  7. In the same skillet, cook the onion and celery until transparent.
  8. Add to the bread cubes, again with a slotted spoon.
  9. Mix in the water chestnuts, pecans, parsley and sage.
  10. Add the stock and the butter and toss until fully mixed.
  11. The mixture will look kind of dry.
  12. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. You could stuff a bird with this, but I just put it into a big pan and bake after the turkey is done for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

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