Turkey with Vegetable Sausage Stuffing Recipe
- 2 pounds Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
- 6 cups chopped cabbage
- 3 medium carrots, shredded
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 3 cups stuffing mix
- 3 cups seasoned stuffing cubes
- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 6 tablespoons egg substitute
- 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
- 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 turkey (12 pounds)
- 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the sausage, cabbage, carrots, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the stuffing mix, stuffing cubes, broth, egg substitute, cream, poultry seasoning, pepper and salt.
- 2. Just before baking, loosely stuff turkey with 4 cups of stuffing. Place remaining stuffing in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; refrigerate until ready to bake. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thigh reads 180° for the turkey and 165° for the stuffing, basting occasionally with pan drippings. Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.
- 3. Cover and bake additional stuffing for 25-30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cover turkey and let stand for 20 minutes before removing stuffing and carving turkey. Yield: 24 servings (12 cups stuffing).
1 each: 317 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 568mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.
Reviews for Turkey with Vegetable Sausage Stuffing
"This receipe might me tempting to make if it did not have something like stove-top stuffing in it! GROSS!"
"If the reviews I read so far are not glowing, who rated it 5 stars? I also use sausage in my stuffing, but my family would not touch it with cabbage. I agree stuffing mix is too sticky. Thanks, however, for sharing- I personally might like it."
"Just reading this recipe, I know my family would not eat it. I can't image turkey stuffed with cabage and the packaged stuffing mixes are like goo. I make my own corn bread for stuffing and do it the old fashioned way. I pressure cook chicken parts and chop the meat and put in my stuffing. No sausage, that's for breakfast."
"I do put pork sausage in our favorite dressing but I question one ingredient on this recipe.......what is stuffing mix?"
"Each family has their own traditions and they are interesting to read, but I can guarantee this would not be a hit with my bunch. Guess we are more traditionalists, but each family develops their own holiday must -haves so thanks for sharing."