Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing Recipe
Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing Recipe

Publisher Photo
Ever since I first tried this, I've never made another stuffing. The sausage and pecans really give it a different flavor. Our home is on 20 acres where we have hay and horses—my husband, our two children, (8 and 6) and I ride a lot.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 9 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 unpeeled tart apples, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • Chicken broth
  • 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 849 calories, 44 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 294 mg cholesterol, 558 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 86 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place bread crumbs in a large bowl; set aside. In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion in butter until sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender; do not drain. Add to bread crumbs. Stir in apples, pecans, parsley, thyme, sage, salt and pepper; stir in apple juice and enough broth to moisten.
  2. Just before baking, stuff the turkey. Skewer openings; tie drumsticks together. Place on rack in a roasting pan. Bake at 325° for 5 to 5-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 185°. When the turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with a tent of aluminum foil and baste if needed. Remove all stuffing. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Editor's Note: Stuffing may be baked in a greased 3-qt. covered baking dish at 325° for 70 minutes (uncover for the last 10 minutes). Stuffing yields about 12 cups.
Originally published as Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing in Country Woman November/December 1994, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 849 calories, 44 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 294 mg cholesterol, 558 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 86 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

Reviews for Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing

AVERAGE RATING
   (1)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (1)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT