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Traditional Italian Sausage Stuffing

 Traditional Italian Sausage Stuffing
Brought to you by Johnsonville® Sausage
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage (ground or links with casings removed)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, separated
  • 2 loaves focaccia bread (12 oz. each), cut into 1-in. cubes
  • 1 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
  • 5 large leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups water or white wine
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook and crumble sausage in 1 tbsp. olive oil until no
  • longer pink; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine bread cubes and the remaining oil. Sprinkle
  • with pepper; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in.
  • baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until crisp and a
  • lightly browned, stirring once. Remove pan to a wire rack to cool
  • slightly.
  • In a very large bowl, combine the bread cubes, reserved sausage,

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Traditional Italian Sausage Stuffing (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Parmesan cheese, green pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and garlic.
  • Combine eggs and water; pour over bread mixture and toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a buttered 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Dot with butter.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or until hot.