City Market's Sausage & Sage Stuffing

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceCity Market Prepared Foods
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time50 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

We call this a stuffing, but please note that we don’t recommend cooking it inside a turkey.

Ingredients

8 tablespoons
butter, unsalted
4  
celery (ribs, diced small)
2  
onion, yellow (diced small)
1 1/2 pound
sausage (City Market Holiday variety, casing removed)
3 tablespoons
sage, fresh (leaves, chiffonade)
1 tablespoon
thyme, fresh (leaves, chopped)
11 ounces
stuffing (mix, like City Market's housemade mix)
1 1/2 cup
stock, turkey (or chicken. or as needed to soften the bread)
1/4 cup
heavy cream
   
salt (to taste)
   
black pepper, ground (to taste)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Butter a 9 by 11 inch baking dish and set aside. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Add the celery and onions, cook until almost translucent. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add sausage, stirring frequently to brown on all sides about 6 minutes. Stir in the sage thyme and cubed bread. Combine the stock and heavy cream. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Add the liquid, ½ cup at a time, stirring gently to combine. You may need to add a bit more stock depending on the bread that you use, to achieve the desired consistency.

Arrange the stuffing in the baking dish, cut the remaining butter into small pieces and put on top of the dressing. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. If the top starts to brown, cover with aluminum foil.