With Thanksgiving around the corner I thought it might be appropriate to do a recipe that all with taste-buds will love! I have made this stuffing for 25 years and it is always a hit. Although, I do not have any pictures since I won't be mixing it up until thanksgiving morning, I am sure you will be able to follow the directions with ease, and if you give it a try, you will love it! One more thing, it is not a recipe for dieters, but I don't think it is over the top in fat content.
1 package of Pepperidge Farm Country style cubed stuffing 12oz
1 roll of Bob Evans sausage 16oz
2 or 3 celery stalks
2 red apples
1/2 medium yellow or white onion
4 tbls. of butter or margarine
Make the stuffing according to the directions on the bag and set aside. Take a good sized skillet and brown the sausage, breaking it up as if you were cooking hamburger. After stuffing has absorbed all the water, switch it to a good sized mixing bowl and add browned sausage. Cut up the celery, apples, and onions in about 1/2 inch pieces.
Wash out skillet then add 4 tablespoons of butter of margarine to pan and melt until starting to sizzle then add the celery, onion and apples together in the skillet and saute until they are soft. You should be able to cut them with ease. After the saute is done, mix it into the stuffing mix, tossing lightly so as not to turn it to mush.
After the stuffing is complete, put it into the refrigerator over night so it will be the same temperature as the Turkey. The next morning after you have prepared your Turkey for the oven (I cook mine upside down. The white meat is more juicy) you stuff the neck and butt of the bird, wrap it up in an oven bag and slit the bag. Cook according to the directions on the oven bag box.
The left over stuffing put in a casserole dish and brown in the oven after you pull out the Turkey, for about 15 or 20 minutes. Keep an eye on it so you don't over brown.
That's it! Now you have stuffing for those who like it inside the bird and for those who like it cooked on the side, either way, it is delicious!!
I hope you try my recipe, I am certain your family will love it! Let me know if you do and if you enjoyed it!