“A recipe developed on the fly for Thanksgiving 2008 when there was a disagreement about how the stuffing should be prepared; I wanted savory, everyone else wanted sweet. At the end of the day, there was less of mine to put away. The rich earthiness of this dish is a nice counterpart to sweeter aspects of a Thanksgiving meal as well as a pleasant support for the meat, be it ham or turkey, or even tofurkey or turducken. Adjust the spiciness of the sausage to your liking.”
1hr 5mins
6-8 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If the sausage is link and not bulk, remove the casings and mince. In a large skillet, brown the sausage and drain away the fat.
  2. Return the meat to the pan, and add the butter, mushrooms, celery and onion; saute for 2-3 minutes or until onion is tender.
  3. Stir in the spices.
  4. Do NOT drain away the butter and sweat from the vegetables. Put the croutons in a large bowl and fold the contents of the pan in, giving the croutons some moisture.
  5. Add the broth about a quarter cup at a time, otherwise the stuffing will turn to mush. Taste the mixture from time to time; if the consistency and flavor seem right to you, stop adding the broth.
  6. Place the mixture in a 2-quart baking dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
  7. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes more.

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