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Artichoke Sausage Stuffing Recipe

I use spinach and artichoke dip to add creaminess and keep my stuffing from getting dry. Add to that sun-dried tomatoes and basil and this dish takes on a fresh Italian twist. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 cups cubed day-old Italian bread
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups spinach and artichoke dip
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Place bread cubes in a large bowl; set aside. Crumble sausage into a large skillet; cook over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. In the same skillet, cook the onion, tomatoes and garlic in butter for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add to bread mixture; stir in sausage.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the artichoke dip, chicken stock, eggs, parsley, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over bread mixture; toss to combine.
  • 4. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 15-20 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 13 cups.