Italian Sausage Dressing

Author: Canadian Living

Look for lean sausage with lots of taste. If your sausage has fennel seeds, reduce or omit them from the dressing.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2003

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cubed Italian bread
  • 4 Italian sausages
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds lightly crushed
  • 4 cups halved cremini mushrooms
  • 4 cups halved white mushrooms
  • 1 turkey liver finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 jar roasted sweet red pepper drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup turkey stock
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup turkey stock
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 egg

Method

Spread bread on rimmed baking sheet; toast in 450°F (230°C) oven, tossing once, until golden, about 8 minutes. Set aside in large bowl.

With fork, pierce each sausage a few times. Place in skillet and pour in enough water to come œ inch (5 mm) up side of pan; cover and bring to boil over medium heat. Boil until no water remains, about 7 minutes. Uncover and brown all over. Remove from pan; let cool. Slice very thinly; add to bread.

Pour off fat in pan. Add oil, onion, celery, garlic and fennel seeds; fry, stirring often, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, and liver (if using); cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are softened, about 7 minutes. Add to bread cubes along with red peppers, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Let cool; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In bowl, whisk together stock, wine and egg; stir into dressing. Place in greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish or casserole; cover with foil. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until top is crusty, about 10 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 688 mg
  • Protein 12 g
  • Calories 208.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 38 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 12.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 58.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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