I made this recipe over 45 years ago for the first pheasant I ever roasted—it was a special dinner I prepared to thank a wonderful sister and brother-in-law for all of their help when we bought our first home. To this day, it's a favorite with our friends and family when they come to visit.
- 1 pound mild or hot bulk pork sausage
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
- 2 cups soft bread crumbs
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 to 3 tablespoons sage
- 5 cups crumbled yellow corn bread
- In a frying pan, cook the sausage until done. Remove sausage and set aside; drain any fat. Melt butter; saute onion and celery until crisp-tender. Combine vegetables with bread crumbs, eggs, seasonings, corn bread and sausage. Stuff into a turkey or Cornish game hens; roast according to your favorite recipe. Yield: Stuffing is enough for a 12-16 pound turkey or 8-10 (1-1/2 pounds each) Cornish game hens.
Originally published as Corn Bread Sausage Stuffing in Reminisce November/December 1991, p37
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