Farmer John Sausage and Herb Stuffing

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Stuff your holiday with a mouth-watering sausage and herb dish.

SERVINGS
16
PREP TIME
15
MIN
COOK TIME
55
MIN
TOTAL TIME
1
HR
10
MIN
DIFFICULTY
Easy
  • 1 ½ STICKS BUTTER, DIVIDED
  • 17 CUPS CUBED BREAD CUBES (CIABATTA, ITALIAN, WHOLE GRAIN)
  • 2 CUPS DICED SWEET ONION
  • 2 RIBS CELERY, DICED
  • 2 GRANNY SMITH OR GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLES, SKIN-ON, CORED AND CHOPPED
  • 2 TABLESPOONS CHOPPED FRESH SAGE
  • 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY
  • 1 TABLESPOON COURSE SEA SALT OR KOSHER SALT
  • 1 ½ TEASPOONS FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER
  • 1 PACKAGE FARMER JOHN® PREMIUM MILD PORK ROLL SAUSAGE
  • ½ CUP DRIED CRANBERRIES
  • 3 EGGS
  • 1 ¼ CUPS TURKEY, CHICKEN OR VEGETABLE STOCK
  1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 300° GREASE 9 X 13-INCH BAKING DISH WITH 1TABLESPOON BUTTER
  2. ARRANGE BREAD CUBES ON 2 BAKING SHEETS IN SINGLE LAYER AND BAKE 10 MINUTES; LET COOL. PLACE IN LARGE MIXING BOWL.
  3. INCREASE OVEN TO 375°
  4. MELT 4 TABLESPOONS BUTTER OVER MEDIUM HEAT IN LARGE NON-STICK SKILLET AND COOK ONIONS AND CELERY, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY, 10 MINUTES OR UNTIL SOFTENED. ADD APPLES, SAGE, PARSLEY, SALT AND PEPPER. COOK, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY, 5 TO 7 MINUTES OR UNTIL APPLES ARE SLIGHTLY BROWNED AND HERBS ARE FRAGRANT. ADD TO BOWL WITH BREAD CUBES.
  5. IN THE SAME SKILLET OVER MEDIUM HEAT, BROWN SAUSAGE STIRRING OCCASIONALLY 10 MINUTES, BREAKING UP SAUSAGE WITH A FORK AS IT COOKS. ADD BROWNED SAUSAGE TO BREAD. STIR IN CRANBERRIES AND TOSS TO COMBINE.
  6. IN MEDIUM BOWL, WHISK EGGS AND STOCK. POUR OVER BREAD MIXTURE AND TOSS. TURN INTO PREPARED BUTTERED DISH.
  7. MELT REMAINING BUTTER AND DRIZZLE OVER STUFFING.
  8. BAKE 30 TO 40 MINUTES OR UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN ON TOP AND HEATED THROUGH.
TWIST ON A CLASSIC: SUBSTITUTE CHOPPED DRIED FIGS OR CHERRIES FOR CRANBERRIES AND RIPE PEARS FOR APPLES. FOR A FESTIVE LOOK, GARNISH STUFFING WITH FRESH SAGE & PARSLEY SPRIGS.
COOKING TIP

Break up sausage with fork as it cooks for an even sautée.