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Parmesan Cheese and Italian Sausage Stuffing

Parmesan Cheese and Italian Sausage Stuffing

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Bake 40 mins

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Take a break from ordinary stuffing and try this spicy Italian version. It's great with turkey or most any meat.


  • 6 cups ciabatta bread torn into bite-size pieces
  • 12 ounces bulk mild Italian sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2-3/4 cup chicken broth
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 2-quart shallow baking dish; set aside. Spread bread pieces evenly in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bread is dry, stirring once. Transfer to a very large bowl; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until brown. Drain off fat. Transfer sausage to the bowl.
  3. In the same skillet, cook onion, celery, thyme, sage, and rosemary in hot oil over medium-high heat until onion and celery are tender. Transfer onion mixture to the bowl. Stir in egg, the 1/2 cup cheese, the currants, parsley, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with enough of the broth to moisten, tossing gently to combine.
  4. Transfer bread mixture to the prepared baking dish.* Cover and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through. If desired, sprinkle with additional cheese. Makes 8 servings.


  • * Or use the bread mixture to stuff a 10- to 12-pound turkey before roasting.

Nutrition Facts

(Parmesan Cheese and Italian Sausage Stuffing)

Servings Per Recipe 8, Monounsaturated fat (g) 10, sodium (mg) 875, sugar (g) 5, fiber (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, Fat, total (g) 21, carb. (g) 34, pro. (g) 14, cal. (kcal) 384, sat. fat (g) 7, chol. (mg) 63

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